Spotlight on Digital Tools to Support Hybrid Learning

As we transition to hybrid learning in BCPS, we can continue to leverage the digital tools used throughout remote learning. These tools will continue to build critical skills for students to engage in whole group and small group learning opportunities. It is also important to find ways to pair in-person students with virtual students to build community. Below are a few spotlighted tools that can continue to support you and your students with teaching and learning.

You can access the Digital Resource Toolbox to explore the complete list of BCPS approved digital content and instructional tools. For more instructional considerations, please visit Preparing a Hybrid Classroom and Hybrid Learning Support Resources.

Google Meet Logo

Google Meet is a video conferencing tool from Google that is available for all BCPS teachers and students for synchronous instruction. This digital tool supports:

  • Breakout Rooms - Small groups & partner work between in-person and virtual students

  • Q&A, Polling - Formative assessment, communication

  • Chat - Online discussion, student participation, resource sharing, communication

  • Closed Captioning- Accessibility

For more information, visit our Google Meet Support Page!

Schoology Logo

Schoology (skoo-luh-jee) is BCPS' online Learning Management System which provides teachers with tools to create engaging content, design lessons, and assess student understanding. This digital tool supports:

  • Updates- Communication

  • Grading Groups, Individually Assign - Small groups & partner work for in-person and virtual students, customized content delivery

  • Assessments/Assignments - Formative assessment, student artifacts, responsive feedback, accessibility, independent work

  • Discussions - Formative assessment, student participation, independent work, communication

  • Course Design - Designing a space that meets your student's needs!

  • Text, Video, and Audio Options - Provide student choice in demonstrating learning

For more information, visit our Schoology Support Page!

Google Suite Logo

Google Suite provides access to tools such as Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, and more! This digital tool supports:

  • Resource Sharing - Independent work, small group & partner work for in-person and virtual students, customized content delivery

  • Collaboration- Live edits and feedback on shared resources

  • Content Curation- Develop and curate resources to best support teaching and learning

  • Monitor Live Student Progress - Collect data using student submissions (Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms)

For more information, visit our Google Suite Support Page!

Microsoft Office Logo

Microsoft Office products are available for all BCPS teachers and students. Microsoft Office has a suite of programs that support productivity tasks, which includes OneDrive, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, Forms, Teams, and more! This digital tool supports:

  • Resource Sharing - Independent work, small group & partner work for in-person and virtual students, customized content delivery

  • Collaboration- Live edits and feedback on shared resources

  • Content Curation- Develop and curate resources to best support teaching and learning

  • Monitor Live Student Progress - Collect data using student submissions (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Forms)

For more information, visit our Microsoft Online Support Page!

Google Jamboard Logo

Google Jamboard is an interactive whiteboard that supports educators with engaging all students in the learning process, whether working together in a traditional classroom, a group setting, or through distance learning. This digital tool supports:

  • Direct Instruction - Interactive whiteboard to demonstrate new learning

  • Anticipatory Set - Engage students in whole and small groups

  • Collaboration- Live edits and feedback on shared resources

  • Resource Sharing - Independent work, small groups, partner work, customized content delivery

  • Monitor Live Student Progress - Collect data using student submissions

For more information, visit our Google Jamboard Support Page!

Wixie Logo

Wixie is web-based creation software that is available for BCPS teachers and students in grades K-8. This digital tool supports:

  • Annotate PDFs - Various art tools available to annotate shared or created documents

  • Text, Video, and Audio Options- Provide student choice in demonstrating learning

  • Collaboration- Live edits and feedback

  • Team Sharing - Small groups, partner work

  • Monitor Live Student Progress - Collect data viewing student submissions for independent or group work

  • Text-to-Speech- Accessibility

For more information, visit our Wixie Support Page!

ActivInpsire Logo

ActivInspire is Promethean’s downloadable instructional delivery system that provides a vast suite of tools to create and deliver dynamic lessons. This digital tool supports:

  • Direct Instruction - Interactive whiteboard to demonstrate new learning

  • Anticipatory Set - Engage students in whole and small groups

For more information, visit our ActivInspire Support Page! If interested in learning more about how ActivInspire can be used with ClassFlow, visit our ClassFlow Support Page!

**NOTE: Windows extended desktop mode does not support ActivInspire interactivity when using ActivBoards. The interactive pen and tools in ActivInspire will only work interactively if the display mode is set to Duplicate. (See this resource on setting up multiple displays.) Interactivity in ActivInspire is also fully supported when using an ActivPanel with touch interface. https://support.prometheanworld.com/article/1803/