**Note: My room is not 1:1, but our school has Chromebook carts available for use on a daily basis.**
The Platform: Google Classroom
**Note: If your students are more familiar with Edmodo or another hosting platform, this process will likely work with those as well.**
Communication: Google Hangouts
I use Google Hangouts as a way for my students to contact me whenever I am out. I provide my students with a link to our Hangout at the top of the assignment they are working on. This allows them the opportunity to send me text messages with questions or issues they may be having with the work. I can then respond back with a text, image, photo, or (in extreme cases) video chat with them one-on-one (when I am available) to work through anything they need help with. This tool has proven extremely valuable and lets my students know I am there for them, even when not physically in the classroom.
Content - Part 1: HyperDocs
When it comes to guest teacher plans, these are a lifesaver. With students in control of their learning and materials at their fingertips, the guest teacher can focus solely on classroom management.
Content - Part 2: EdPuzzle
EdPuzzle allows you to search YouTube within the site and allows you to upload your own content. That means if you have time to prepare, you can film yourself or your screencast, upload it to the site, and provided individualized content to your students without being in the classroom.
Content - Part 3: Quizizz
There are two great features Quizizz has that makes it my go to game-based assessment tool. First, Quizizz allows teachers to upload their game code directly to Google Classroom, Edmodo, or Remind. Secondly, the Quizizz platform also has a feature that allows you to assign a Quizizz as homework with a due date. This means, you start the game when you are ready, and you wait for the results to come in. Students do not need to wait for a class code and sit while others enter their information. They can get started right away.