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Google Classroom reaching more students in Acadiana

Free virtual classes for students
Posted at 10:11 PM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 23:13:25-04

With students in Acadiana still at home and away from their classrooms, it's starting to take a toll on teachers who miss daily interactions with their students.

"This time away from school has definitely showed parents that we do a lot. We invest whole-heartedly into their students Monday through Friday and even on the weekends," said Brandi Clay.

The doors are closed, but two teachers are even more dedicated to making sure students aren't letting this time apart take away from their studies. It was a mutual feeling between teachers that something had to be done, creating a partnership.

"When she put her open letter out there, it resonated with me, and I totally related to her. We actually had the same thought at the same time to do something for our students and the students in our community to continue learning," said Karen Dugas.

The two educators are making it easy for parents and students to log in and take advantage of the activities and lessons.

"This absolutely free. All you need is a google email address if you follow the steps that we've created in our direction sheet. We've also created a google tutorial video," said Clay.

The lessons are designed for students of all stages of learning.

"The google classroom has weekly assignments that we've been posting for every grade level k-12th. It also includes different resources, which means you have the opportunity to click on the website and be able to create an account to play games or to practice typing," said Clay.

Being that Clay and Dugas both work with high school students, they had a mutual concern for their seniors.

"We wanted our seniors to know this is a great time to still complete college applications and find scholarships. Juniors can write their college essays and study for the ACT AND SAT's," said Dugas.

The google classroom will be available to students for as long as the teachers remain out of their routine.