For the 2020-2021 school year, we will be using Microsoft Teams as our online learning platform. This is also be the platform used in the event of an emergency shutdown due to COVID and can be helpful if any student must be quarantined for an extended amount of time.
Microsoft Teams is a self-contained, all in one platform to facilitate online education. A Team is generally a class (like 1st period Geometry). Within each Team there are multiple channels which teachers determine that will divide important instruction, information, resources, and assignments. If a teacher utilizes the feature, then there is also a virtual binder called a Class Notebook within each team. This is a place that the teacher can distribute notes, handouts, and assignments in one succinct place.
All of my classes will have a dedicated Team and I encourage every student to download the Teams app so that they have that tool available to them. Students who are attending school in person, however, are not required to access Teams from home unless we enter into another period of distance learning. We will explore the Teams platform in class but the best way to learn it, is to practice with it on your own.
Students who are enrolled via the virtual option are REQUIRED to access instruction and content via Microsoft Teams. Students can access their Teams through their student portal.
1. Go to the Student Desktop and log in.
2. Click on Office 365
3. Select the Teams app
Students should try to access Teams BEFORE the first day of school to practice how to get on and log in. Students who experience technical issues are encouraged to reach out to their teacher ASAP. Ms. Filmon can be reached via email at email@example.com or by phone/text at 352-535-0785. If you call, be sure to leave a message as all calls are screened.
Disclaimer: Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.). These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms. If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.