ALLOW PRIVATE TUTORS TO SET UP CLASSROOM AND ADD STUDENTS WITHOUT SCHOOL OR WORK EMAIL ADDRESSES! IT IS COVID!!!
I SPENT HOURS AND HOURS creating classes to support students learning from home due to COVID. I am a private tutor.
I am a private tutor. Notebook classroom does NOT warn you, or say anywhere, before you try to add students that IT IS FOR EMPLOYED SCHOOL TEACHERS ONLY!!!!!! i am so angry and frustrated. How can we support students via an online classroom in these difficult times? I am retired, really want to help but is Microsoft also doing its bit? What is the problem of giving volunteer or private tutors access to Notebook Classroom? I was so impressed with the app I spent days and days and DAYS creating worksheets, online videos etc. Imagine my disappointment (disgust) when I tried to add students and it said "Work or School email only!" Come on Microsoft! step up! Give support to retired teachers and volunteers who are not employed through schools and DON'T have work or school email addresses to create student classrooms for those students who want and need extra help. Parents are working, don't necessarily have the skills to teach students at home. With virtual tutoring, students get that extra boost. Please allow private individual tutors to set up classrooms AND ADD STUDENTS! Allow individual students and adults to sign in and gain access to the classes WITHOUT USING A SCHOOL OR WORK ACCOUNT!!! What is the problem? It is ONE NOTE and the idea is to share isn't it? At least put a caveat up front - 'This site is for registered and employed school teachers with a school email address only". But what a shame you haven't embraced the idea of sharing, in the true spirit during these extremely difficult times. Is it about money, again?????