How to Connect with Others Online
Many of our tutors and our staff are eager to keep in contact with you during this pandemic emergency. Here are some ways:
WhatsApp - This free app makes texting, conversation, and two-way video easy to do. It connects to the Internet by wifi. You can download it from the Android Google Play Store or the iPhone App Store. You can find your tutor or friends by their names or phone numbers.
More information: https://faq.whatsapp.com/en/general/26000019/
Zoom - This is a videoconferencing service. Up to100 people can meet online through Zoom. The free basic service allows a meeting up to 40 minutes, but they may expand that during this crisis.
More information: https://zoom.us/home
Google Meet - This is also a video conferencing service. Lincoln Literacy has an account. We can organize free online meetings for classes or social interaction. Just send us a request.
More information: https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9300131?hl=en
Facetime - For Apple users, this online conferencing tool can be useful. At least one Lincoln Literacy class is meeting this way.
More information: https://computer.howstuffworks.com/what-is-facetime.htm
Questions? Other suggestions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Online Classes and Learning
We are trying to arrange Lincoln Literacy online classes, conversation groups, and meetings as quickly as possible. Please check back every day to see what's new.
Meantime, you may want to try out some of these online learning opportunities:
One of our staff, Summayia Khan, has made some short YouTube videos for learners in her classes. She's happy to share them with you. Check them out at:
Another staff member, former schoolteacher Shari McCright, has found some online education sites that are making free services available during the pandemic crisis:
They are giving free basic access right now. Teacher adds students and gives them a code to join. Teachers give assignments and can see progress. Lessons focus on phonic skills, reading, writing, and math.
Thousands of Free books for students to read or listen to online. Videos and articles are included on many topics. The teacher can join, then share a code and add students to a classroom roster.
Free online lessons. More appropriate for higher level readers, and those students interested in math or other academic subjects.
Free The teacher adds students to his/her class and can give students assignments. Students can video tape presentations and share with the teacher.
Free Lively music and actions for all ages! You can choose a curricular concept to work on such as the song and vocabulary activity, “Word Off.”
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