This is the go to document for distance learning.

Limit the Links: The Manaiakalani Programme response to Social Distancing

Click on this icon to go to our Hangout. Phil will be there ten minutes before these start times to support in the following areas:

  • Tue 14th - 10am - Google Hangouts / Meet
  • Tue 14th - 11am - Screencastify
  • Tue 14th - 2pm - General Q + A
Hangout Recordings

Use these slides to watch recordings of any Hangouts that you weren't able to attend.

Things to think about...

Keep things simple. Think about what your priorities are and do them well. Remember, Hangouts are to connect with your students, not to teach all your content.

How do you plan to encourage collaboration so that students are staying connected with each other?

Make sure lessons are robust enough, with clear instructions so that they can be completed independently. Screencastify can be used for longer instructions.

Are learners motivated and will they stay engaged? Commenting on student blogs is one way to keep engagement up.

How will you check in on students' wellbeing? Some blog posts are showing that students are worried.

Give lots of opportunities to create rather than just consume. Remember that not everything has to be online. This is a great opportunity to think outside the box!

Have fun and remember that you are the most important resource for our tamariki.

Google Hangouts / Meet

These slides will explain everything you need to know about using Google Hangouts / Meet.

Top Tips:

-Remember to use one hangout link with your class for everything.

-Ctrl + d will mute / unmute your mic.

-Make sure you record the sessions and that you're the last one to leave.

-Make sure students have their back to a wall.

Manaiakalani Using Google Hangout Meet


Here are some examples of how class sites could look during distance learning.

Top Tip: Have you checked your class site, by going incognito, to see if all your docs etc are visible (no 'you need permission' pages)?

Teacher Dashboard

Top Tip:

-If students haven't filed work you can see it through > sharing > display unshared files

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