Parent Support Program
The Education Unleashed Parent Support Program was designed to empower parents of virtual learners by providing training sessions on essential topics and skills.
Our goal is to provide an inclusive environment that will allow parents to discover and grow skills that can help their children with distance learning. Training sessions through the Education Unleashed Parent Support Program will help parents gain confidence and acquire new skills.
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Google Chrome Basics
The Google Chrome Browser is an amazing tool for research, organization, schoolwork, and fun. With the Chrome Browser are tools and settings that allow you to customize your experience. In this session we will cover themes, bookmarks, pin tabs, mute tabs, incognito windows and much more.
Google File Sharing & Organization
Since Google Drive houses your files in the cloud, you can access your files from any computer, table or mobile phone. With easy access, Google Drive will be your go-to for creating and storing homework, PDFs, spreadsheets, and presentation slides. In this session we will cover the basics of Google Drive, including how to easily organize files within files, and how to share your resources with others.
Helpful Google Extensions
Google Extensions are a fun and easy way to customize the way you use your Chrome Browser. Extensions are small programs that add new features to Google Chrome. There are hundreds of these extensions, but we will cover the ones that will help your student be more efficient, productive, and stay on task.
Optimizing Your Broadband
Are you and your students struggling with slow downloads? Are you having trouble connecting to virtual meetings or streaming video? Optimizing your broadband can help! Broadband is your high-speed internet access. Optimizing your broadband can make a world of difference in the quality and speed of your internet connection. Hear from the experts on router placement and security, bandwidth, and hardwire vs WiFi.
In this virtual world, internet safety is even more important for our students. When browsing the web, it is so important to safeguard them from malware, scams, and identify theft. We will cover password safety, types of scams, malicious software, and general best practices for protecting your child's private information.
Purchasing a PC: Advice from the Experts
Choosing which PC to purchase can be overwhelming. Desktop or laptop? Ram, power supply, optical drive, and network adapters are just a few of the many things to consider. Let our tech specialists give you their expert advice on how to choose the computer that is right for you.
Computer Troubleshooting & Repairs
Don't do technology? That's okay, we will de-mystify some of the common issues that occur, look at how to sniff out the actual problem, and then look at potential solutions. We will cover basic components of a computer, their relationship and function. So the next time there is an error, or lag, or you just want to make a good purchasing decision, this will help remedy some of those fears. Hey, maybe you can be the one the family calls on for tech help!
Modem, Router, Switch, Lan/Wan, Mesh, Meh - What? And who is SID? Let's take a look at the mesmerizing concept of networking. You'll see that it is not so scary in the end. We will visit the various components in a typical home setup, how to setup, maintain, and troubleshoot typical issues. BONUS: We will even take a glimpse at when and what to upgrade!
Virtual Platform Basics
Schoology is an online system used by many schools to communicate with students, share assignments, interact, and collaborate. In this session we will cover the basics of how to access your students assignments and interact with the platform. You'll get just what you need to support your students.
Zoom has become synonymous with virtual meetings. It is has become the go-to platform for video conferencing. Many schools are businesses are relying on Zoom to interact and collaborate. In this session we will introduce you to the platform, show you how to interact, and review the tools and tips that make Zoom so fun and easy.
Canvas is a web-based system, used by schools to manage assignments, grades, and communication. Like other learning platforms, Canvas allows the teacher to share content, assignments, and assessments. If your student is using Canvas, this session is for you. We will introduce you to the platform, cover the basics, and give you some tips to help you support your students.
Google Classroom for Parents
Google Classroom is an amazing tool used by teachers to create assignments, communicate with students, receive homework, provide feedback, and gather information. If your student is using Google Classroom, this is the session for you! We'll cover the basics of the platform and how it is used for classroom instruction. You'll hear from a real live teacher on what you should know, as a parent or guardian, and how you can help your kiddos.
Research with Reliable Resources
Your kids are doing research for school. You've heard that you can't believe everything you read on the internet. So how do you know which resources are real and which sites you should pass on by? Should I click on that link? Should I cite that as a source? We'll give you some tried and true tips and tools on how to gather those reliable and vetted resources, while steering your students in the right direction.
Google Search Tips
Google's search engine is an amazing tool for you and your student. We'll show you some tricks for refining your searches and getting more accurate results. In addition to being a cool search engine, we'll show you how to use Google as a timer, calculator, image identifier, metric converter, and so much more.