Allison Starks, HCCHS

For Allison Starks, math teacher at HopkinsAllison Starks displays her Google Classroom County Central High School, communication with students is key. During a recent faculty Zoom meeting, she received three phone calls, five Google Classroom messages, and two Remind messages from students.

“I am doing instructional videos,” Starks said, displaying a doc in her Google Classroom. “This is their assignments for the week. These are the expectations. It has our week at a glance. I create a video tutorial and then there’s an assignment that goes with it. This way, you can work on it when you have time. Also, if you’re coming to a wifi hotspot, you can do all that in one setting.”

“In the spring, a student sent me a message, ‘I’m doing these wrong. I keep messing up. Can you please help?’” she said. “So I went in and recorded an individual video just for her. That provided her with individual instruction in a distanced format.”