Remote Learning Vocabulary
Remote Learning Vocabulary


Asynchronous - Asynchronous instruction that does not require having the instructor and student engaged at the same time. In this method, students learn from instruction that is not necessarily being delivered in-person or in real time. This type of instruction may include various forms of digital and online learning, such as prerecorded video lessons or game-based learning tasks that students complete on their own, and pre-assigned work and formative assessments made available to students on paper. The instructional method must address the required curriculum, per TEC, §28.002.

Google Classroom - This is a supplemental digital learning environment used in K-12th grades. This platform allows educators to collaborate, communicate, and distribute assignments through Google Suite.

Moodle - This is the secondary digital learning environment for all 6-12th grade secondary students. It provides access to class materials anytime and anywhere and is used in both face-to-face and remote learning environments. Find teacher contact information and course-specific materials at moodle.nisdtx.org.

Remote Learning - During remote learning students are not physically present in a traditional classroom environment and instead receive lessons in a digital environment. Remote learning allows students and teachers to connect as a class in multiple ways, including discussion boards, interactive assignments, lesson videos, video conferences, and more.

Seesaw - This is the elementary digital learning environment that allows educators to empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. Seesaw’s tools allow educators to share and communicate with students and families.

Synchronous - In synchronous instruction there is two-way, real-time/live, virtual instruction between teachers and students when students are not on campus. In this method, the required amount of instructional time is scheduled each day, and funding is generated when attendance is recorded daily at a locally selected snapshot time. Synchronous instruction is provided through a computer or other electronic device or over the phone. The instructional method must address the required curriculum, per TEC, §28.002.

Zoom - Zoom is a video conferencing system that allows teachers to communicate with their students. Teachers may Zoom with their entire class or small groups. It also allows teachers to put students in collaboration rooms to work together.