Student Center Coronavirus Update:
Over the past few days, the impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19 has become more evident than ever. Many schools across the country, including my own, are closed for multiple weeks to stop the spread of the virus. While this is an important step to stop the spread of the coronavirus, it’s a challenging time for students, teachers, and administrators that face so many unknowns.
First and foremost, I want to extend my personal assistance to anyone associated with a school that is struggling with technology during coronavirus closings. Feel free to reach out to me through email ([email protected]) for assistance getting lessons online and creating an online learning environment for the next few weeks. I will do my best to point you in the right direction and provide as much support and insight as I can. To start, if your school uses Office 365, I have some instructions on setting up your class on Microsoft Teams available at tylertech.tk/coronavirus.
In addition, I will be spending the next two weeks completely overhauling Student Center and working to make it entirely web-based to allow for a seamless integration experience for schools. As schools start back up, staying healthy and keeping the spread of germs down should be a priority. Student Center is a step schools can take as it eliminates the need for a physical hallpass that touches bathroom floors, unwashed hands, and other unclean surfaces. To ease the burden for schools, I am making Student Center available at no cost through June 30, 2020. Contact me through email ([email protected]) for information on implementing Student Center in your district.
To close, I wanted to share this wisdom from my church’s coronavirus update:
“For many, the spread of this virus has caused fear and anxiety. Yet we are grateful that the Bible tells us, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). We pray that you would sense God’s peace in the midst of these difficult circumstances. This does not mean we should be careless, but rather walk in wisdom as we serve the Lord and our community in a way that demonstrates our trust in God and our love for people.”
CEO, Tyler Tech LLC
With the Coronavirus shutting down schools and colleges across the United States, all educational institutions should have a plan in place for e-learning. Even if your e-learning plan isn’t needed during the Coronavirus outbreak, it can easily be transformed into a snow day learning plan to use later. In my opinion, with the technology available, there is no excuse for missing learning days and making them up later. Below are some of my recommendations for a quick (and hopefully short term) transition from a traditional classroom to an e-learning environment.