Middle School Virtual O&M: Thursday Zoom Meetings

Sarah Moreau and John Clare, O&Ms in Alaska, invite middle school O&M students to connect through Zoom, every Thursday during COVAD-19 school closures. The first virtual meeting was Thursday March 26, 2020.

Details for Student Virtual Meetings

  • Who: Middle school O&M students 6-8th grade
  • When: Thursdays, 1 pm EST (9 am AKDT)
  • How: Zoom https://zoom.us/j/9176373336 Meeting ID: 917 637 3336

Notes from March 26 Virtual Meeting

Sarah shared these comments after the first meeting:

Today was our first time gathering! We had 67 participants!!!! 

Beyond introducing each other, and getting free time to chat, we provided a little homework to do and think about when not reading, sleeping, or playing video games. 

  1. Walk around perimeter of house by hand trailing or shoreling with cane.
  2. Imagine you need to use the restroom in a building you have never been in, and think of three questions you would ask to locate the restroom. 

We enjoyed meeting everyone, seeing all of the kids chat and mingle and start to form a friendship. 

Details from Parents Feedback/Support Virtual Meeting

  • Who: Parents of Middle School O&M Students
  • When: Friday March 274 pm EST (12 pm AKDT)
  • How: Zoom https://zoom.us/j/931311026 Meeting ID: 931 311 026

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(Posted on Paths to Technology with permission.)


Posted by lwright4Apr 27, 2020

Good morning. 

is there a list of lesson topics I can share with students.  

Posted by nromanyshynApr 30, 2020

I am trying to join ZOOM for Middle School O&M with students but need a password?


Posted by Diane BraunerMay 30, 2020


There are various Zoom settings that include only allowing specific people to enter the Zoom meeting, not allowing screen sharing, etc. that will help control misuse of Zoom meetings. You might be intersted in reading the Zoom 101: Basic Steps for using Zoom post. Also, if you are using the free version of Zoom, there is a time limit and a limit of how many people can join the meeting.