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 – CoSN has created a special web page with resources to provide information for school leaders as they deal with this current national emergency: “Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)” at https://www.cosn.org/coronavirus. Under the “CoSN Resources” Tab there is a document titled, “Preparing To Take Your Schools Online” and another on “Cybersecurity Consideration in a COVID-19 World”. More resources and papers to come in the next weeks and months.
edWeb.net & SETDA presented a webinar titled, “Strategies for eLearning Days in the Wake of COVID-19” on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. You can access the webinar recording at: https://home.edweb.net/webinar/elearning20200317/
ISTE – “Learning Keeps Going” – To help teachers and students keep the learning going, ISTE pulled together a coalition of education organizations to provide strategies, tips and best practices for teaching online.
JASON Learning – JASON is offering any school district facing closures due to the effects of the coronavirus free online access to their digital platform and STEM curricula.