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.

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 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 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.

PowerMyLearning – (School edition is free for the remainder of this year for schools that are closed because of COVID-19. Contact Bill Rappel (brappel@powermylearning.org or 1-877-338-1113)