More Resources & Tips to assist to work remotely

A group of members chatted last week on Jenn’s Zoom office hour and talked about resources and helpful tips to allow us to work remotely.

Here are some tips from member Donald Strickland

“– Using social networking to retain students. One of my evening students is helping me to contact others who tend to be hard to reach so they can be included in Zoom classes. He is helpful because he shares a language, social and work circles, and culture with others.
— Use of Oxford Online English as a video resource in assignments. It’s handy for teaching phrases for different situations, idioms, social concepts, and in understanding multiple accents in English. Also FREE!
— Other video sources as needed. Some good ones have turned up giving tips both to the students and teachers on specific skills and concepts: handling money, overcoming pronunciation issues, idioms. BTW I found sometimes it’s useful to ask a specific question like how to address the Japanese students’ difficulty saying L instead of R (It worked).
–Also, websites that showed equivalents in both the students’ languages and English for informal talks such as idioms and slang.

I hope this helps.”

We also received reminder from Deborah Graves who reminded us about the Remind App to be able to text a group.


Then in addition, I had two members reach out to offer assistance,

Sheila Butler offered for any member to join her Google Classroom as a teacher. “They must send me a personal not school gmail account and I will add them. They can email me at”

Jay Synder sent a reminder on his website, here is a link to a summary page as well,  Google Doc.

INDOT announces Virtual Job Fair: More than 1,000 Construction and Related Positions Available

The virtual job fair is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 16, and will last approximately one hour.

To register for the INDOT Virtual Job Fair, go to All registrants will receive a link to the recording of the virtual job fair whether they are able to participate live or not.

And last but not least as tip from me Skitch, Skitch is a free app that helps you communicate visually with friends, co-workers, and the world. Annotate images with arrows, shapes, and text. Use Skitch to sketch something new, mark up maps, screen captures, or even a photo. Then save or share your Skitch annotation to help others see and understand your ideas. Check it out!

Have a question for Jenn? Need help with something?  Or zoom in to say hi!

Thursday, April 9th 10:30 am EDT/9:30 am CDT

Jenn’s Open Topic Zoom Chat

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Webinars Coming Up:

Develop an Asynchronous Remote-First Infrastructure for Your Class, April 9, 11:00 a.m. EDT

Safe, Familiar, and Student-Centric: An Emergency Guide to Remote Teaching for Novices, April 13, 11:00 am EDT

Be Prepared: Understanding What the New Immigration Public Charge Rule Means for Adult Educators, April 14, 1:00 p.m. EST

AE Statewide call Wed, Apr 15, 9:00 am EDT Check your Email for a registration link

Webinar: ProLiteracy’s Adult Literacy Management and Leadership Training, Wednesday, April 15, 2:00 p.m. EDT

Bridging Access to COVID-19 Information Among Adult Learners, Thursday, April 16, 2:00 p.m. EST

Closing the Digital Literacy Gap with Northstar Assessments, Curricula, and Online Learning, Wednesday, April 22, 2:00 p.m. EDT

Internet Basics and You – Digital Skill Development for the Beginner, Wednesday, April 29, 2:00 p.m. EST

From I-BEST to Early I-BEST: Designing IETs That Start Students on Career Pathways at Earlier Levels, Wednesday April 29, 2:00 pm EST

Also check out Webinar Archives on the COABE site at

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