10 tips for getting the most out of a virtual PD event

Note: This article was originally published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) on October 20, 2020. It has been republished here with their permission, and the permission of the author.

I miss attending conferences in person. Face-to-face learning, the opportunity to travel and get a change of scenery, meeting old friends and new, the energy and excitement that you see in everyone sharing the same space all make attending conferences an invigorating experience. But times are different, and virtual conferences are the only safe option right now. 

I think it’s safe to assume that virtual conferences won’t go away after the pandemic ends. With this new style of professional development, there is sure to be a learning curve. Here are my top 10 tips to help you make the most of your next virtual conference.

1. Clear your calendar.

Act as if you were out of town attending an in-person conference. Close your email, turn off notifications and move your phone out of reach. If possible, put a vacation responder notification on email and an out-of-office message on your shared calendar. Most folks don’t think to do this for a virtual event but do it instinctively when they are attending in-person. Remember, your email will be there when you return!

2. Attend live sessions if you can.

We all (me included) bookmark and save content telling ourselves we’ll revisit it later, and we almost never do, in part because the next day there’s even more shiny new websites, resources and emails to distract us! If you don’t attend live you might never view the presentation recordings and miss the opportunity to ask questions or potentially gain a new idea to use with your students.

3. Be mindful of your background.

If your video is on — even briefly — make sure your background is free of distracting (or embarrassing) scenes. Turn your video on before you go live to make sure that what’s behind you is appropriate and professional. Is your camera facing the kitchen where someone might get a snack? A bedroom door where someone might be changing? Along those same lines, don’t walk around with your device, either!

4. Connect with others via chat.

If you were face-to-face, you would say hello to those sitting around you and might strike up casual conversations. You can do the same in the chat during a session: Ask a question, share a resource, give the presenter a shout-out when you agree with something. Remember, a large part of what we learn comes from casual conversations with those in our PLNs.

5. Unless you are paying close attention, turn off your video.

As a presenter, it’s distracting to see people eat, interact with spouses or get up to do something else. Just as you would mind your manners if someone were speaking right in front of you, try to extend the same courtesy virtually.

6. Follow the conference hashtag and tweet, retweet, engage!

This is not only a great way to gather additional resources but also to enhance your professional learning network. There is an amazing energy that comes from interacting with other participants this way. Positive energy will help you stay engaged and interested in the event, even if you are attending from your kitchen table.

7. Take notes and save links during sessions.

As much as I love technology, I also sometimes write out notes on a good old-fashioned piece of paper. Often I’ll hear an idea during a presentation and it’ll lead me to my own ideas. If I don’t write them down, I’ll forget the thought as quickly as it came into my head. Do you have colleagues attending the same virtual event? I know several people who will also swap notes with each other after the event. Doing this helps me stay even more engaged in the moment knowing that others may ask about the notes I took.

8. Have a fidget toy handy!

I have a tendency to multitask (not successfully) when watching an online presentation, but I find if I have a fidget toy in my hands I can focus just a bit longer and not use my hands to type or navigate away to my second screen.

9. Offer feedback.

Presenters work hard to prepare and still get nervous to present. If they ask for audience participation and you are able to participate, do so. After all, if you were face to face in a session and the presenter asked everyone to stand would you be the only one to sit?

10. Give presenters grace.

These are bizarre times for all of us, and many people are learning to adapt to situations as they go. Not all folks are comfortable presenting online. If a presenter tries something new and it doesn’t work, it’s OK. Cut them some slack. Remember, we are all in this together for the same reasons — to increase our capacity, improve our practice and learn new ways to enhance the success of our students.

Save Time on Instruction with free Google Chrome extensions

We’ve heard it repeatedly: this school year will be nothing like we’ve ever experienced. Districts and teachers are creatively finding solutions to the barriers they encounter to distance learning, blended schedules, and virtual student engagement. These twelve Google extensions will help educators save time, deliver their lessons, and ensure students learn no matter where their classrooms are or how they’re instructing this year.


1. Screencastify

What is it?

Screencastify can record your screen, face, and voice. A user can use select tool functions while recording and editing videos. Users can record a single tab in a web browser, capture all screen activity, or use the webcam to record or insert a video.

What role can it play in instruction?

Teachers are using Screencastify to record instructional videos and post to their instructional platform for asynchronous teaching. If you’re using a flipped classroom model, students will watch your instructional video before attending class, which is where they will receive support, intervention, and enrichment from you, their teacher. Not only does Screencastify allow you to record your screen, but it also allows you to mark up the screen with a whiteboard feature. You can use this feature to model problem-solving in math, writing in ELA, and drawing in art, among other things. Because you can record your face and voice with Screencastify, you can connect with your students and establish a classroom community a little more quickly if you’re in virtual settings.


2. Tab Resize

What is it?

Tab Resize allows you to split/ divide tabs into multiple windows. This extension works very well on larger screens and also provides the options for a number of different present layouts.

What role can it play in instruction?

This extension allows kids and teachers to work from multiple applications simultaneously. For example, they can instantaneously split their screen between Google Meet and their homework assignment. Teachers can split their screen among a list of directions, an example, and a working model to share with students during a Google Meet.


3. Google Calendar

What is it?

Google Calendar extension displays an icon, if pinned, of your calendar in your web browser. It will show the time left until your next meeting on the extension icon and you will be able to click the icon for a quick summary of your calendar. You must open Google Calendar and be logged in before using the extension.

What role can it play in instruction?

Keeping yourself organized is vital this year. You can track schedules for your remote learners and your classroom students. Post your Zoom or Google Meet links in your plan to streamline the virtual meeting process. Share your calendar with students, show them your office hours, and schedule blocks of time for one-on-one meetings.


4. Save to Drive

What is it?

Save to Drive extension allows you to capture content from anywhere on the web and store it in Drive without having to open Google Drive. You will be able to save an entire page’s image or a single image on a page.

What role can it play in instruction?

Avoid printing a page to a PDF, save to your desktop, and move it to Drive. This extension will shortcut the process for sharing resources you find online with your students.


5. Web Paint

What is it?

Web Paint is a drawing tool which you can draw lines, add text boxes, shapes to a live web page. You also have the ability to take a screenshot of the web page to use for later use.

What role can it play in instruction?

If you’re looking for an interactive whiteboard, this is one option. Not only can you annotate on any web page or screenshot, but your students can also, too! If you want them to annotate an advertisement they find online for rhetorical devices; they can take a screenshot and write directly on the screen. They save it and upload it to the instructional platform to share it with you. This extension works well with screencasting and video conferencing apps and extensions, too. You can share your screen in Google Meet and annotate directly on your web page with Web Paint.


6. Vocaroo

What is it?

Vocaroo is a tool for recording audio in a browser. You can record using the featured buttons and/or add the recorded audio into your learning management system.

What role can it play in instruction?

Vocaroo is particularly powerful for younger students, students learning to read and write, and English Language Learners. This simple app allows kids to provide a voice memo response with the click of a button. They can upload their audio response to Classroom without having to type. They can verbally share their response to a story, walk you through a math problem, or describe their observations of nature. This is just one possible way Vocaroo expands accessibility to students.


7. EquatIO

What is it?

EquatIO is a tool that allow yous to create mathematical equations and formulas. It can be used in Google Sheets, Forms, Slides, and Drawings.

What role can it play in instruction?

Writing mathematical equations and expressions online is tricky without using code. This extension translates handwritten mathematical language into the proper mathematical format. Students can show their work in a digital form. Not only will you not receive sloppy handwritten work anymore, but you can streamline the grading process by pairing this extension with an app like Google Forms. For example, kids write their answer in proper form using Equati0 and insert it as their answer in a Form. You can use the Quiz feature on Forms to automatically grade and provide feedback to students’ math work.


8. Google Translate

What is it?

Google Translate can translate web text and google docs.. There are over 100 languages to choose from. Easy accessibility allows you to translate a live web page.

What role can it play in instruction?

This app is a no-brainer for students learning a second (or third or fourth) language. Suppose you’re sending written instructions or texts to English Language Learners students, and you do not have access to a translator. In that case, Google Translate is a great place to make documents accessible to students and their families in their native languages.


9. LightShot

What is it?

Lightshot is a tool that allows you to take screenshots of a whole page or just a selected area. The image will be downloaded for you to use in your learning management system.

What role can it play in instruction?

Show your students a process by taking a screenshot. Pair each screenshot with text to create a set of visual instructions to print or post. Then, students have access to tutorials without needing wi-fi or technology. This is particularly useful for showing kids how to do hands-on projects like graphic design or art or how to navigate a computer program.


10. Quick QR Code Generator

What is it?

Quick QR Code Generator converts your web page or link into a QR code which allies another person to be able to scan with their device camera for accessibility. By using a QR code, another person does not have to type in a URL and saves time or mistyping error.

What role can it play in instruction?

We know students will use technology to access instructional materials more than ever this school year. Link instructional materials, useful websites, and recorded videos to a QR code for easy access. Any student or family with a smartphone can take a picture of the QR code with their phone’s camera or a QR code reader and instantly access the resource without having to type a long URL.


11. Bitly

What is it?

Bitly is a URL shortener. A user can customize a URL link to add personalization.

What role can it play in instruction?

Pair a shortened URL from Bitly with a QR code and ensure that your students and families have access to important information and resources. You won’t risk a mistyped URL or case-sensitive addresses.


12. Kami

What is it?

Kami a tool that allows you to markup a document and allow annotation. You are able to underline, highlight, add images and shapes as well to a document. Kami works with Google Drive and integrates into the assignments tab in Google Classroom. In order for a student to use Kami, they, in addition to their teacher, need this extension.

What role can it play in instruction?

Your students can write directly on a document using Kami. They can mark up text with questions, big ideas, connections, etc. They can even complete practice problems or write explanations on it using Kami. Because students can write directly on the document or use text boxes, the app increases accessibility and possibilities for students.


How to add extensions in Chrome

Closing Summary

We’re in no short supply of tech tools, applications, and extensions to use this school year. The twelve above are just a small sampling that will save you and your students time. No matter which tools you choose to prioritize and use, always ask yourself How will this affect student learning? This important question keeps our purpose in the forefront of our mind as we plan lessons to reach our learning targets and choose extensions to increase accessibility for our students.

New Online Courses: Meet & Docs

Are you looking to learn new ways to engage with your students? Check out LTC’s Online Courses for ideas and practical applications in your classroom! We’ve just added two new free online courses that will help you connect and engage with students.

Meet the New Google Meet (1.0 PD Credit)

This course starts with the basics of joining and hosting a Google Meet video meeting, then helps you understand how to manage the meeting and participants. The course wraps up with some resources to help you integrate Google Meet into your classroom activities. Each module includes resources to help you take your Google Meet game to the next level, too!

ENROLL NOW

Let’s Get Going with Google Docs (2.0 PD Credits)

This course will help you develop a basic understanding of Google Docs and how to integrate it into your in-person and remote learning activities. You’ll learn how to create and format documents, insert media into a Doc, and collaborate with students and colleagues within a document. Learn how to leverage the power of creation and collaboration with this fun online course!

ENROLL NOW

These courses are great additions to our current online course catalog:

  • Pages for Mac and iPad (1.0 PD Credit)
  • Keynote for Mac (2.0 PD Credits)
  • Get to Know Microsoft Teams (1.5 PD Credits)
  • Stay Organized with Google Calendar (1.0 PD Credit)
  • GMail Essentials (1.5 PD Credits)
  • Google Drive Basics (1.5 PD Credits)
  • Move Your Class Online with Google Classroom (1.5 PD Credits)
  • Creating Digital Assessments with Google Forms (1.0 PD Credit)

All of these courses are completely FREE! More courses will be added throughout the Fall semester. Registration for these courses will close December 7, 2020, and you can register any time until then. All coursework must be completed by December 14, 2020.

Register for our free Online Courses today, complete them on your own schedule and earn free PD Credits while you develop your technology integration skills. Check back frequently for new courses.

Fall Online Courses Are Open!

We are expanding our popular online course catalog to include new interactive self-paced video-based lessons that you can complete on your own schedule. Online professional learning has become more important than ever before, and these FREE courses will help you meet your personal learning goals this fall.

Our fall courses include:

  • Pages for Mac and iPad (1 hour)
  • Keynote for Mac (2 hours)
  • Get to Know Microsoft Teams (1.5 hours)
  • NEW! Stay Organized with Google Calendar (1 hour)
  • GMail Essentials (1.5 hours)
  • New! Google Drive Basics (1.5 hours)
  • New! Move Your Class Online with Google Classroom (1.5 hours)
  • New! Creating Digital Assessments with Google Forms (1 hour)

We plan to release additional courses throughout the Fall Semester. Other courses currently under construction include:

  • Google Docs
  • Google Meet
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Forms
  • …and more!

Visit our Online Learning Courses page to register. Registration for Fall Online Courses closes December 7, 2020, and all courses close December 14, 2020.

Back to School on a Budget

This post is part of the LTC SPARK Initiative, providing quality parent-focused resources and support for remote learning.

Are your kids ready for remote learning, but your house is not?

Are you dreading shelling out too much money for yet another piece of furniture (let alone where it is going to fit in your house!)?

Check out these creative workspace solutions for the at-home, remote learners in your life. Most importantly, each solution comes in at under $40.00 (including optional supplies)!

*designates an optional, but suggested supply.

Option One

Source: Diana Elisa Falcon

A simple TV tray table, supply cart, and lamp can fit just about anywhere in your house! The tray table can easily fit most computers and can be folded and stored away when the school day is done. The supply cart is a great addition, especially if it is on wheels since it can travel around the house with your student (or be easily moved to a closet when cleaning the house).

Folding Tray Table (Walmart): $8.94
Supply cart (Walmart): $15.88
Lamp* (Walmart): $6.88

Supply caddy* (Dollar Tree): $1.00
Writing supplies* (Dollar Tree): $5.00

Option Two

Source: Angelina Harper

Maybe you already have a great, centralized location for at home learning, such as a dining room or kitchen table. The table is big enough to fit all your children – however you can already anticipate the bickering and distractions that may occur. If that is the case, this solution is for you!

A tri-fold board (yes, like what you use for the science fair!), trimmed down and jazzed up can make a great divider and give each of your students their own personal remote learning nook, free of sibling distractions.

Tri-fold board (Walmart): $2.77
Clip on light (Dollar Tree): $1.00
Supply holder* (Dollar Tree): $1.00

Headphone hook* (Dollar Tree): $1.00
Writing supplies* (Dollar Tree): $5.00

Option Three

This option is specifically for your littlest remote learner. A small end table, paired with a child’s chair is the Goldilocks of workspaces for students in primary grades – not too big, not too small. Just right (and it won’t break the bank)!

Table (IKEA): $9.99
Supply holder* (Dollar Tree): $1.00
Writing supplies* (Dollar Tree): $5.00

Children’s chair-plastic (IKEA): $14.99
Children’s chair-plastic (Walmart): $14.31
Children’s chair-wood (IKEA): $19.99

Build Your Own Combination

Looking for something a little different? Or maybe you just need to supplement what you already have around your house? Check out these great, low-cost solutions to help you create a dedicated learning space for your student.



Summer Online Courses Start May 11

We are excited to announce our Spring 2020 Online Learning Courses for education professionals! These free courses can be taken on your own schedule in the comfort of your home. These learning opportunities will support your professional growth in the areas of classroom technology integration throughout your career. Plus, we can also provide you with Illinois Professional Development Credits to help you renew your Professional Educator’s License.   

Summer 2020 Online Learning Courses

Join us for these FREE Online Courses:

  • Save Time with an Organized Google Drive (1.5 PD credits) 
  • Maximize the Power of Google Classroom (1.5 PD credits) 
  • Understanding the Power of Google Docs (1.5 PD credits) 
  • Google Forms Essentials: Creating Digital Assessments (1.5 PD credits) 
  • Google Slides: More Than Presenting Content (1.5 PD credits) 
  • Getting Started with Google Hangouts (1.0 PD credit)
  • Pages for Mac and iPad (1.0 PD credit) 
  • Keynote for Mac (2.0 PD credits) 

You can start on these free self-paced courses when you’re ready, take breaks and complete what you want when you have a few minutes, and come back to finish them whenever you’d like. When you’re done you can register for another course and complete that one at any time during the summer. Registration for any of these courses opens May 11, and all courses will close August 14, 2020. 

Get all the details and register at ltcillinois.org/online. We’re looking forward to learning with you!

3 STE(A)M Activities to Do with Your Kids During Remote Learning

In a remote learning environment, it is critical that learning is kept light and fun, and it can be challenging to find light and fun lessons or activities that promote STEM skills with your students. With this in mind, I compiled three of my favorite STEM activities that your kids can do at home with their parents or siblings. 

All of these activities simply require regular household items, and if you don’t have a particular item, don’t worry! Every activity material list is adjustable and customizable for whatever materials you have available. I’d encourage you to get creative and add or remove some of the supplies to keep your kids on their toes. These activities can be for more than just the students as they are super fun to do with the whole family! Families can have nightly competitions to see who can achieve the best results. We also don’t want to forget about art. All of these activities can include an art component to create a STE(A)M activity. Kids can decorate or add color to any of the materials they can use in the activities. Let’s dive in!

Puff Mobile 

This activity is one of my favorites to do with teachers, who then bring it back to their students. During the activity, kids are to design a vehicle that can travel six feet in the fewest “puffs” possible. That means getting down on the ground and using your breath to propel the vehicle forward. The key to this activity is building the vehicle. Your son/daughter/student is provided a specific and limited amount of materials to create it. Having a limited amount of materials will encourage them to use design and engineering principals in the build process and be creative with their use. Below I have a sample material list, but you can substitute or remove any of the materials to make it your own! Here are the instructions.

Challenge: Using at least one of all these materials, design, and build a vehicle that moves only by blowing on it. For added fun, put a timer on the first build, have your kids see how many puffs it takes to move puff mobile the first time. Then give them 5 minutes to make adjustments to their design to see if they can improve their results! 

Materials

  • 3 Plastic drinking straws 
  • 4 Lifesavers
  • 1 Piece of heavy paper
  • 2 Paper clips
  • Tape
  • Scissors

Marble Track

The marble track activity requires less space than the puff mobile but offers the same amount of fun! For this challenge, your kids will be tasked with constructing a track for a marble to roll on. The marble must use the track to roll forward and come to a stop on/in an 8×8 landing area. Given that there are no rulers in the materials list, your kids will have to determine how big 8×8 is. For added fun, put in a rule that the track must meet a specific length requirement, or if you have multiple kids completing the challenge, the longest successful track wins! Like the puff mobile challenge, the materials list can be adapted to any household materials you have available.

Materials

  • 3 Plastic drinking straws 
  • 3 Name labels
  • 1 Piece of paper
  • 2 Pencils
  • 4 Paper clips
  • 1 Marble
  • 3 Rubber bands
  • 3 Toothpicks

3 Little Pigs

This activity I find to be particularly fun and would be an excellent addition for an elementary teacher to pair with a reading activity involving the Three Little Pigs. Keeping in line with the story, kids will construct a house with various materials and then attempt to blow it down as if they were the big bad wolf! If you have multiple kids at home, try having them each construct a house with a different base material, the same way the pigs in the story did! This activity is truly open-ended when it comes to materials, but I’ve listed some ideas below.

Materials

  • Straws
  • Paper
  • Paper Clips
  • Play Doh
  • Modeling Clay
  • Toothpicks
  • Tongue Depressors

These three activities are not only fun for the kids to engage in STE(A)M skills, but could be fun for the whole family! In times of remote learning, experiential activities like this can be a welcome learning experience for kids and families alike! 

5 Tips for Leading Professional Learning Virtually

If you are a professional development provider like I am, you get into the profession to make a personal connection with people. There is nothing I enjoy more about my job than getting into a room with a group of educators and getting to know them in the often too short time that we are together. With the current reality of the situation we are living in, the prospect of getting back into a room with people seems a long way off. This means that many of us will have to shift toward delivering our content virtually via a platform like Zoom or Google Meet.

Leading professional development in this manner can be a challenge. It is much different than having everyone’s attention in one room. Teachers are probably at home, distracted by kids, pets, or spouses. As the presenter, it is up to us to make sure our delivery methods are enough to keep our audience engaged and learning with us. 

To that end, I have my five tips for leading professional learning online. I have had vast experience leading groups of educators through online training, and with that comes quite a few ups and downs. While the process is never as smooth as in-person delivery, these five tips can assist in making the experience better for you and your audience!

Outline of Tips in the Video

  1. Be prepared
    • Have your presentation ready and well prepared.
    • Have questions and discussion prompts available to start conversation with your audience.
    • Be prepared for silence, you might have to talk the whole time
    • If you are using Zoom and want discussion to occur, use the breakout room feature.
  2. Have your system set up for delivering quality content
    • Have your camera placed on an elevated surface or use a webcam that is eye level.
    • Have a quality microphone, this might not mean headphones, some of those mics are worse that the one on your computer! Test your audio quality with someone ahead of your presentation.
    • Be in a room with good lighting so people can see you better.
    • Turn off your notifications on your computer and phone. These can be distracting to you and your audience.
    • If possible use two monitors, or at least a second device like an iPad. This can be helpful in looking up information while your presentation is on the screen.
  3. If possible, have a co-host
    • They are great for assisting in moderating the chat for you.
    • They can listen more closely to discussions for things you might have missed.
    • They are helpful to talk to in times of silence.
    • When the session is over they are someone to debrief with.
  4. Know Your Platform
    • Whether it is Zoom, Google Meet, or something else understand it’s basic features
    • Know how to share joining information with audience members that are attempting to join late
    • Know how to start and moderate the chat
    • Sharing your screen is of utmost importance. You will most likely have a presentation, make sure people can see it.
    • Know how to mute your rouge audience microphones. It might not be their fault but mics turn on sometimes, know how to shut them off.
  5. Have empathy for your participants
    • Don’t force them to sit and listen for long periods of time, keep sessions reasonably short and give breaks if needed.
    • This is a new experience for many, if they leave their mic on don’t be mad about it, understand they didn’t mean to interrupt you.
    • Silence from the group doesn’t mean they don’t understand, sometimes silence is just how video instruction goes.

Leadership in the Face of Inequities

When I first became an administrator, I was overrun with new experiences and challenges each day. Everything was new, and I had just not lived through enough past experiences to assist myself with basing future decisions. This was a challenge, but as time went on, and about ten years of administrative experience passed by, I had reached a point of comfort with the various issues that also arise at any other given district. In other words, nothing surprised anymore. I had lived through enough various human resource, financial, and professional development related issues, that although very challenging at times, were aspects of educational leadership that I had come to expect.

Unprecedented. This is a term with a definition that accounts for an extreme assessment of a situation. It has now become a term that has also lost some of its emphasis and impact because it is a term that has been used so much to describe the reality of our world and education system right now. This is a truly unprecedented situation.

The best educational leaders, and the ones I look up to and try to learn from the most, are the ones that take on any situation with confidence and a plan. Confidence and a plan are the most important thing a leader can offer right now. This does not mean you need to predict the future, or hide that you are also scared. Rather, confidence and a plan show that you are willing to lead in a crisis because you understand that you are far from perfect yet know also that you must help others.

In light of our current situation, virtually all school districts in our nation are navigating to online learning for students. While it is inspiring to see educators embrace this, despite their different levels of readiness and varying degrees of preparedness, it has also put a spotlight on an issue that we as a collective educational society need to address. The discrepancy between technology and internet access for students equates to nothing less than unequal access to educational opportunities. In places where school buildings are closed, as in Illinois, there is not a single teacher that does not miss and want to help their students. The difference for so many students on whether learning is occurring, or the quality of engagement and instruction, is not based upon desire, but a lack of access.

Technological resources and internet access needs to be ubiquitous for all, and this need has come to the forefront right now. If all schools are being tasked to prepare students for 21st century skills, then 21st century access for all is a must. I am not going to pretend that I have the universal answer and solution on how to make this happen, but I do know this: the first step to solving any problem is identifying that the problem exists.

I have seen firsthand lately that being a leader has nothing to do with a title. Being a leader has everything to do with action. I am witnessing kitchen workers, bus drivers, and educators working tirelessly to positively impact students in the face of severe challenges. These are the true leaders in a crisis, and they deserve our recognition. Leadership is about actually doing something. Based upon this realization, I would now task our society to lead through action, as well. We need to ensure no student lacks access to learning due to a lack of resources. We need to do better, and the unequal technological state of our education system right now proves it.

Connecting a Smartphone Hotspot to a Chromebook

In a remote learning situation, many students may not have a reliable internet connection at their home to complete their school work, and many of these students may turn to using their smartphone, or parent’s smartphone, as a hotspot. The hotspot feature allows the smartphone to broadcast a wireless signal that the Chromebook or other wifi capable device can connect to. When the device is connected to the hotspot, the student will be able to access the internet.

How do you enable the hotspot on both Android and iPhones and then connect a Chromebook? These short videos below will assist in demonstrating how this is done. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for support! 

How to Enable Your Android Hotspot

Connect to a Hotspot on Chromebook

Enable an iPhone Hotspot and Connecting to a Chromebook