This resource section is intended to provide individuals, school leaders and jurisdiction leaders with a starting point in the search for resources which would provide background, training and instructional resources as they develop plans for student learning during the cancellation of classes. At this point, ATLE will not be producing actual materials. Rather, we will be offering links to resources and materials from trusted sources within the ATLE network. However, use of these resources should be based upon the goals and plans of each jurisdiction.
We welcome submission of additions to this collection of resources. If you find, through your own networks, resources which you believe would be of value to others, please submit them to us for addition to this section. This section will evolve over time. Check back occasionally to review new information.
Learning Keeps Going
Source: International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Brief Description: A full website with ideas and resources for learning and teaching during the COVID-19 crisis. Includes a listing of corporations offering free or reduced pricing on services and products. Also provides webinars to assist those working through transitions.
COVID-19 Response: Preparing to Take School Online
Source: Consortium for School Networking (C0SN)
Brief Description: An overview of issues for school and jurisdiction leaders to consider as they prepare for the moving to alternative delivery methods.
Blended/Online Learning in the Age of COVID-19
Source: Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA)
Brief Description: A recent webinar which explores considerations in moving rapidly to an online or blended learning environment. Includes the chat messages which occurred during the webinar.
Remote Learning Tools for Schools
Source: Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA)
Brief Description: A blog which explores over twenty resource links and solution providers to assist you in launching remote learning for your school(s).
Free Membership Offer to Access Many Resources
Source: Lori Gracey, Executive Director, TCEA
Description: Perhaps at no other time in our history has the education community needed each other so much. In recognition of this, TCEA, an ISTE affiliate, is extending free membership for one year in the association and providing numerous remote leading, teaching, and learning resources and videos. From March 30 through May 8, you and your members can join TCEA and all of its Special Interest Groups (SIGs) completely free and access live and recorded webinars, free ebooks, an active online Community with more than 29,000 thought leaders sharing resources, and much more. We are better together and hope that you'll join us on this journey!
Remote Learning Resources
Source: Parkland School Division (Prepared by Nicole Lakusta)
Brief Description: A variety of materials, tools and ideas that have been curated from various educational organizations who are already in the midst of remote learning. This document will be live and updated over time. Bookmark and monitor this link.
Access Learning Offer for Free
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Emergencies and Switching to Online Learning
Source: Next Vista for Learning
Brief Description: Materials and videos designed to assist schools and jurisdictions in switching to online learning as a result of emergent circumstances.
Free 3-month Software Licenses
Source: Learning A-Z
Brief Description: We (Learning A-Z) are offering free access to Raz-Kids and Headsprout to schools and parents who don’t already have these products. If teachers do take advantage of this offer they need to register individually and under NEW teacher.
For Raz-Kids: https://www.raz-kids.com/azm/rkCOVID19Trial
For Headsprout: https://www.headsprout.com/azm/headsproutCOVID19Trial
We (Learning A-Z) have also set up a special page with additional resources to help you and your students’ families.
Zorbit’s Free Home-Learning Kits
Brief Description: During this challenging time, the Zorbit’s team is pitching in to support K-3 teachers and parents. We’ve put together Home-Learning Kits that include free access to our learning game and weekly home learning resources designed to be ongoing supports for parents and teachers.
Zorbit's 30-Day Adventure:
As teachers, we know how important it is to flex our mental muscles every day. As parents, we know how challenging that can be. That’s why throughout the month of April, The Zorbit’s Math Daily is delivering a calendar of math challenges that can easily fit into daily routines.
Share the calendar and encourage your community of learners to share their daily triumphs on Twitter with #ZorbitsDaily. Calendar
Each week, we’re creating new activities packages designed for families to fill an afternoon with some collaborative learning. This week, we’re putting on our construction hats and tool belts to build our own board game!
Share this activity package and this video link where one of our game designers show you how he DIY-ed some games with his kids. Home Learning Kit
Coming soon, to a phone or computer screen near you, Mr. Matt Matics is going on awesome math adventures from the comfort of his own home. Each week, these fun interactive videos feature a number of the day, a three-act math task, and some mini math-challenges for kids to try throughout the week. Stay tuned by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
In addition to these weekly updates and resources, a reminder that we’ve opened up our entire blended learning platform for teachers and parents to use for free for as long as schools are closed. We are committed to supporting families the best way we know how during these challenging times. Please help us share our Home-Learning Kits by forwarding this link: go.zorbitsmath.com/home-learning-kits.
Supporting Schools During COVID-19 With Advanced G Suite Features and Resources
Brief Description: Google is providing access to advanced features and resources to jurisdictions during the COVID-19 crisis.
Resources from Discovery Education
Our teams at Discovery Education have been working on adding a few new resources to support your journey with virtual learning. Check out the resources below, and let us know how we can support you and your educators this week and beyond.
Updated Student Center & At-Home Resources
- Students can now easily go on a learning adventure, check out a virtual field trip, and explore ways to make the most of their own Discovery Education Experience. Encourage students to sign in today! Explore ideas for Student Exploration now.
- Looking for printable resources to support parents with student learning at home? We’ve launched the Daily DE with a grade-band appropriate learning activity for every day of the week. Get started >
Support for Educators
- DEN VirtCon: Better Together: Encourage all of your educators to join us March 26-27 to discover how DEN members are finding practical, creative, and effective ways to maximize digital resources in a virtual setting. You’ll also explore ways to use Discovery Education to design differentiated learning experiences. Learn more & Register >
- Check out and share 5 Ways Digital Content Can Support Virtual Learning – concrete ideas and strategies for supporting digital teaching and learning.
- Join an upcoming Discovery Education Virtual Professional Learning opportunity. Check the Events Calendar regularly for updated offerings.
- Explore on-demand learning opportunities within Discovery Education’s step-by-step guides, interactive courses, and DEN Channel.
Virtual Learning Resources All In One Place
- We’ve organized the virtual learning resources we are creating all in one place. We’ll keep updating this site with our newest ideas, strategies, and opportunities. Be sure to check back and to share out with your colleagues. Explore now >
- Share the newest events and learning opportunities from Discovery Education for your educators. We’re here to help! Register today >
How-To Videos for People New to Google Hangouts Meet
Source: Eric Curts, Technology Integration Specialist, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Brief Description: To help out with people new to Google Hangouts Meet, or just needing guidance with it, I recorded 5 quick help videos (with more to come) all about Meet to get you going! This is a great tool for remote teaching to connect with students and record instruction. The current videos (with more to come) cover:
- How to Start a Google Meet (3 minutes)
- How to Invite People to a Google Meet (5 minutes)
- How to Join a Google Meet (4 minutes)
- Basic Use and Features of Google Meet (7 minutes)
- How to Record a Google Meet (7 minutes)