Parents and Caregivers

Where can I get help with home internet access for remote learning?

Multiple Ohio agencies are working together to ensure all Ohio students engaged in remote learning can get, and stay, connected to the internet. If you need help, contact the RemotEDx Connectivity Champions. The Connectivity Champions can help you work with your school and other support agencies to secure internet access and learning devices.

Connectivity Champions Phone: 1-844-K12-OHIO (844-512-6446)

Connectivity Champions Online Help: https://www.ohio-k12.help/remotedx/connectivity-champions

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How can I help my child with remote learning?

Visit the Ohio Department of Education's Reset and Restart Resource Guide for Families and Caregivers for tips, resources, and other helpful information specifically for parents and caregivers to continue the partnership with their child’s school, teachers, and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few additional tips:

  • Make sure your child has all the equipment or supplies needed. Your child's school may provide equipment or supplies. This can include computers, cellular devices, hotspots, or printed materials. Work with your child's school to determine what is needed.
  • Secure reliable internet access. If you need help with internet access, contact the RemotEDx Connectivity Champions.
  • Make sure your child has all the links and login information needed for online learning. Your child may need to log in to a learning management system, an online learning environment, or electronic resources. If your child's teacher has assigned resources from INFOhio and you need information about logging in to the INFOhio website, see Does my child need a username and password to use INFOhio? in INFOhio's parent FAQ.
  • Try to establish a space in your home where your child can learn without distractions.

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology has developed a Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide that aims to help all parents and caregivers—including those who have limited experience with digital tools, those who are expert with these tools, and anywhere in between—as your child accesses and uses technology for learning. Download the guide to learn more about monitoring your child's progress and supporting your child's learning in a digital environment.

What is RemotEDx?

RemotEDx is a state-level initiative that brings together a unique mix of remote, hybrid, and blended learning partners from across the state to help schools and districts enhance, expand, and more effectively scale high-quality remote, hybrid, and blended education models. RemotEDx places a premium on equity and seeks to support Ohio’s most underserved students. Among its aims, RemotEDx strives to transform remote caring, teaching, and learning opportunities in ways that ensure whole child wellness and success in a remote education setting.

To learn more, see the About RemotEDx page.

Who can use the RemotEDx services and resources?

All Ohio PreK-12 students, their parents, and educators may use the resources and services available through RemotEDx.

Can I use RemotEDx digital content if I homeschool my child?

All Ohio PreK-12 students, including those participating in homeschooling, may use RemotEDx digital content. If your child is not an Ohio PreK-12 student in a public, private, charter, or home school, please visit your state's department of education to learn more about the resources available to you.

How can I keep my child safe online?

Find tips for keeping your child safe online and helping your child adopt healthy technology habits in WOSU's Digital Wellness Parent's Guide.

How can I help my child practice using technology?

Your child can practice keyboarding and mouse skills using INFOhio's IWonder. Find online keyboarding games and tutorials to help your child practice keyboarding and mouse skills in the subcategory Do you want to learn how to use technology?

Resources

Download and print these support materials.