Resources for Remote Learning During COVID-19 Crisis
For Parents & Their Students:
Common Sense Media – Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic Includes information on navigating social distancing and school closures with quality media and at-home learning opportunities for your kids. They also provide a link to view the material in Spanish.
- Wide Open School is a new web site from Common Sense Media that was specifically created to provide additional support to students, teachers and families engaged in learning from home.
- An additional page from Common Sense Media focuses on “Free Distance Learning Plans for K–2 Students and Their Families”.
Khan Academy – “Remote Learning with Khan Academy During School Closures” includes a link to a listing – found under the “Parents” heading – of daily schedules with both online & offline activities for students ages 4-18 to enable them to continue with their learning using Khan Academy free resources as well as engage in scheduled breaks with suggested indoor and/or outdoor activities.
KidsActivitiesBlog – Offers a list of education companies who are offering free subscriptions due to school closings. Some advertising on this page as well. Also the website’s opening page has information and links to free virtual field trips as well as a listing of 10 educational You Tube channels for kids.
PowerMyLearning – (Click on the link on the top right corner of the page for “PowerMyLearning Connect” and sign up for the free “Basic Edition” ) The certified playlists, consist of sequenced learning activities and assessment items that propel student learning.
Connections Academy – Coronavirus and Learning from Home: Tips to Support Success for K-12 Students and Families
Scholastic – Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. (Note there are separate sections for families, administrators, teachers)
For Schools & School Districts:
CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) has created a special web page with resources to not only help school systems adapt to remote learning during COVID-19 but to ensure positive outcomes for all stakeholders. EdTech Guidance In the Age of COVID-19 has a continually growing list of resources provided by CoSN and solutions from a variety of education technology vendors.
edWeb.net has gathered a multitude of edWeb resources, that are all free, to help with online learning and collaboration. Included in the content provided is access to the SETDA Essential Elements for eLearning Community of Practice as well an assortment of edWebinars created to help schools deal with COVID-19 and provide virtual learning and collaboration opportunities for students and staff.
ISTE – “Learning Keeps Going” – To support educators and parents during extended school closures, ISTE and EdSurge have curated a list of free tools and resources as well as an Educator Help Desk where experts will answer your online learning questions.
JASON Learning, in partnership with AASA, is providing their STEM solution at no cost to districts that are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.