Resources during the Pandemic for Educators, Families, and At-Home Workers
Curated by Barbara Bray and Dr. Cynthia Sistek-Chandler with contributions from colleagues and kids
Resources for Teaching Online

Teaching remotely is new for many teachers and families. There are so many questions and concerns from all of us if students are learning. Here are some ideas, tips, and resources for anyone who is teaching online.

 


 

Teaching Remotely from Home from Google

 


Project-Based Learning for Remote Learning

 

PBLWorks provides your answers to this question: "how can a PBL teacher keep students connected and engaged, so a project is just as powerful as what would be expected in their face-to-face classroom?"

 

 


 

Teaching Remotely in Times of Need from Torrey Trust, Ph.D., @torreytrust University of Massachusetts Amherst https:// torreytrust.com (click on the image below)

 

 


 


 

Blended Learning Resources from Jeremy Sullivan @MrJJSully

 


 

How do you teach and lead an online classroom equitably?

Dr. Sheldon Eakins @sheldoneakins has created a free Step-by-Step Course for you!

 


 

Creating Writing Prompts from John Spencer using Video

 


 

Eric Sheninger shared a Principal's Reflection on being realistic about the difference with remote versus distance or virtual learning.   Distance and virtual are appropriate where all kids have access to a device and the Internet. Remote, on the other hand, focuses on both digital and non-digital pathways to keep realistic learning going. Sheninger provides great tips and ideas for remote learning.

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

Buncee Remote Learning Toolkit

 


 

 


 

Remote Teaching Resources in a Spreadsheet by Daniel Stanford, Director of Faculty Development and Technology Innovation, Center for Teaching and Learning, DePaul Universaity

 


Tools for Teaching in a Rapidly Changing World for Hawaii Educators and others

 


Distance Learning Infographics and Directions by B Reicher

 


 

Many companies are offering free access to their tools during this crisis.

 

Breakout EDU uses online games to bring the fun of escape rooms to learning across the elementary curriculum. Here is a list of free online games that children can play at home. 

FlipGrid is an online tool that encourages curating and collaborating online. This one-page PDF will help you set up Flipgrid for a remote classroom. This simple guide can help families to keep their children active, connected and engaged while they are home from school.

Newsela provides authentic news content turned into learning materials that are classroom-ready and has put together content for teachers to prepare for distance learning. All teachers can now access Newsela ELA, Newsela Social Studies, Newsela Science and the SEL Collection for FREE for the rest of the school year. Get instant access https://newse.la/free

PBS Learning Media uses curated PBS videos along with lesson plans, interactive materials, and more to cover lots of subjects in an engaging fashion.

Zoom is the tool I use for video conferencing, online meetings, and my podcasts. 

A few tools for creating Digital Learning Content

  • Buncee– Supports the creation and sharing visual representations of learning content, including media-rich lessons, reports, newsletters and presentations.
  • Canva - Program to create graphics. This is what I used to create my stickers, bookmarks, and the graphics that I share on my website, in social media, and several in this newsletter. 
  • EdPuzzle – Video lesson creation software.
  • Nearpod– Software to create lessons with informative and interactive assessment activities.
  • PearDeck offers multiple tools with pre-built activities to supplement your lessons and to communicate with parents. 
  • Thinglink– Tools to create interactive images, videos and other multimedia resources.

Check out these Digital Citizenship resources if children are going to be using digital tools at home.