Work @ Home

Tips & Tricks

As we work more at home this year, we may be missing some of our office creature comforts. From casual hallway chats and a bottomless coffee pot to printers and scanners and dual monitors to culture of care pick-me-up post-its and more, working at home is different. This page includes tips and tricks gathered from HDESD staff and our peers across the Pacific Northwest.

Tips for Working at Home

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Video Conferencing Help in Spanish

Our districts will be using varied video conferencing tools with students this spring. Here is a quick rundown with how to access support for each in Spanish and other languages:

 

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Zoom Meetings

Zoom has become the world of distributed work this month. Globally, nationally, and right here at HDESD. Here are a few things to know as we navigate this year of working more at home.

  • Zoom is paying attention to security and exponential growth and has been adjusting daily. You can read more about that on their COVID-19 resources page.
  • They have an excellent help center that has resources in multiple languages. Visit the Zoom Centro de ayuda for Spanish-language support.
  • Don’t be like Tony! (see video below)
  • Learn how to run a better virtual meeting via Harvard Business Review. (Thanks, Anna Higgins!)
  • And feel free to join us for our weekly Zoom opporuntinies. Check out the professional learning schedule for details.

Work at Home Likes

  • Reduced Commuting Costs
  • More Family Time
  • More Casual Outfits

Work at Home Struggles

  • Loneliness
  • Trouble Focusing
  • My Home Office Needs Updates and Tech

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Let’s Learn Together!

2020-21 will be an interesting year, full of both challenges and opportunities.

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