Online Distance Learning Resources

With the closure of schools during the COVID-19 outbreak, schools and teachers have had to adopt to new and unfamiliar ways of interacting with students.

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131 Tools for Distance Learning & Strategies for Student Engagement

We’ve scoured the web for helpful apps, tools, and platforms to help you as you set up your distance learning environments during your school closures. If we’ve found the organization has announced something confirming COVID-19 supports, we include the link within the description of the tool.  learn more

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20 Best Practices for Remote Learning in K–12

Naveed Husain, from Teachers College, Columbia University, outlines 20 best practices for educators thrust into the remote-learning journey. The list includes: Be as present as possible through video Make active learning a priority in the virtual classroom Use a wired internet connection rather than WiFi Record lessons for videos on demand Use larger fonts and…  learn more

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Best Online Tools for Distance Learning

Distance learning is fast changing from a “backup” choice to the preferred way modern students want to study, thanks to better eLearning technologies. Online educators need to learn new digital and media literacies. For many long-time educators, this can be a steep learning curve. Luckily numerous online tools make life as a distance learning educator easier. You don’t…  learn more

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Best Practices for Learning Remotely

In this time of uncertainty, many things will not go according to plan. Here's some simple advice: Expect and offer empathy, not perfection. Stay flexible. Be patient. And be sure to tend to your own needs and look out for each other. While these resources were written for students at MIT, they can provide good…  learn more

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Best Practices for Securing Your Zoom Virtual Classroom

With many (most?) schools using ZOOM for remote learning, on-line classroom security is a priority. Ideas include locking your virtual classroom, controling screen sharing, and enabling the waiting room. A list of security options when scheduling a class is provided.  learn more

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CSTA Virtual Teaching Resources

The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), founded by the Association of Computing Machinery, provides a constantly updated list of research articles and resources of interest to Technology Planners and the K-12 community in general.  learn more

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Explore Distance Learning Resources

Whether you are teaching in a hybrid classroom or delivering your entire curriculum through remote or distance learning, this collection of resources will help you effectively manage the challenges of delivering quality instruction online.  learn more

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Help Teaching: Online Lessons for Self-Directed Learning

Our lessons for middle/high school students are meant for self-directed online learning. All lessons also include practice questions to use for pre-assessment and practice, as well as links to longer, more formal tests and worksheets to assess what students have learned. Assigning lessons is simple and doesn't require students to have accounts.  learn more

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How To Teach An Online Course

Online education is growing in popularity as more people of all ages are using the Internet to take classes. Taking classes or an online college course provides increased access to students who are looking for alternative ways to learn due to family and work obligations.  Written by: David Trounce June 4th, 2020  learn more

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How To Teach Students Remotely

Danielle Rochford has been teaching online for over 10 years. She put together this 52 minute webinar to address issues like: How do I get started? What should I do? What programs should I be using? What can I expect?  learn more

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Kidzcourse

Super Courses for Super Kids. Tech & creative courses & printables for kids ages 6-14. That’s where Kidzcourse comes in. Kidzcourse is an online platform designed for students 6 to 12 years old (1st through 6th Grade). It’s a lesson plan, digital toolkit, online video archive, and activity planner all-in-one that’ll help you learn alongside…  learn more

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Open Culture

Open Culture scours the web for the best educational media. We find the free courses and audio books you need, the language lessons & educational videos you want, and plenty of enlightenment in between. This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers.…  learn more

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Open Culture: Educational Resources for K-12 students

This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers. Below you will find free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature,…  learn more

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Outschool: Classes about Social Studies

Outschool offers over 140,000 interactive online classes. Keep your kids inspired and engaged with online classes, clubs, and camps covering all their favorite topics., clubs, and camps covering all their favorite topics.  learn more

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Teacher DISTANCE LEARNING Tip - Switching to a document camera in Google Meet or Zoom

Many teachers have been caught off guard trying to figure out how to pull off lessons. Darin Nakakihara created this edtech tip to help teachers teach remotely. Darin shows an easy and seamless way to setup a phone or ipad as a document camera and project it into our video conference. He shows how it…  learn more

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Tips and Resources to Help Teachers Navigate Remote Teaching due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sarah Martinez has curated resources to support teachers, parents and administrators in the transition to our "new normal" of remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sarah designed this collection to provide teachers easy access to sound advice and curated resources on topics from remote teaching to meeting student's social & emotional needs.  learn more

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Zoom

No matter where education takes place, Zoom can help engage students, faculty, and staff for learning, collaboration, and administration. See how Zoom supports remote and hybrid learning environments for primary and secondary schools, and higher education. Zoom has been one of the primary options for on-line classrooms during the COVID-19 outbreak. Zoom features include dashboards…  learn more