Try these new templates for Google Sites
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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.
Stay connected with your students with these fun Zoom games
TCEA offers a variety of workshops, video games and tools for remote teaching and learning in one place. Check out the daily short-form video mini-sessions for bite-sized professional development, tips, and tricks for teaching online.
Zorbit’s Free Home-Learning Kits
All of our Home-Learning content is now available through the Zorbit's teachers dashboard so you can easily find new and previous content:
Zorbit's Home-Learning Kits contains;
- The May Daily Math Hands-On Activities Calendar in both French and English!
- New Eagle-Eye Sports hands-on at home activity
- A new filter under Teaching Activities to select activities optimized for Home Learning or Remote teaching
- Tons of other exciting activities and videos for your teachers and families
**The link for the Zorbit's Home-Learning Kits can be shared with any teachers who aren't using Zorbit's as well, although we encourage accessing it through the dashboard!
Recently we hosted a webinar on 5 Proven Tips for Home Learning, helping leverage the Zorbit's platform to make home learning Accessible, Rich, Active, Connected, and Routine. If you didn't have a chance to attend, here's the recording:
Stay safe and have a wonderful week!
SMART Distance Learning
SMART is working closely with schools and users to support professional development initiatives and help teachers to engage students online. The links shared below enable access to the Smart Learning Suite. Please have a look!
NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA OFFERS FREE ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
This is to let you know the National Film Board is offering teachers across Canada complimentary access to CAMPUS until June 30th. We hope the films and educator resources will help support teachers during the current health crisis.
Attached is a press release with more details. To subscribe, teachers simply need to contact NFB Customer Service at 1-800-267-7710 (from anywhere in Canada), or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dive into digital stories in video and audio formats that you can share
TCEA gathered a number of their favorite — and most useful — tools for remote teaching and learning in one place. Check out the daily short-form video mini-sessions for bite-sized professional development, tips, and tricks for teaching online. click on the link
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)
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 >
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.
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.
ICYMI: Distance learning webinars with ISTE authors
You may know that ISTE presents our Expert Webinar series twice a year. What you might not know is that many of the educators presenting our webinars are also ISTE book authors. In fact, seven of our last 12 Expert Webinars featured an ISTE author!
And as we continue to navigate distance learning, we think you’ll find some of these webinars and the related books particularly relevant.
But I Prefer a Book: Making Sense of Content in a Digital World
In April, we learned from Michele Eaton, author of The Perfect Blend: A Practical Guide to Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences. Discover tips for maximizing student comprehension, strategies for improving comprehension of digital media and the research behind how we read online. Watch the recording.
Creating Awesomesauce Videos for Blended Learning
In March, we learned from Josh Stock, author of Awesome Sauce: Create Videos to Inspire Students, Engage Parents and Save You Time. Explore 30+ creative ways to create awesome videos for both student and professional learning. Watch the recording.
Video Poems: Merging Literacy, Creativity, and Technology
In February, we learned from Tim Needles, author of STEAM Power: Infusing Art Into Your STEM Curriculum. Learn how to boost creativity with video poetry that incorporates video, photographs, drawings, animation and type. Watch the recording.
Whether you’re looking to learn more about sketchnoting, implementing sustainable digital citizenship programs or mixing literacy instruction with robots, there’s a webinar recording for you (and a book to keep the learning going).
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.
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 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).
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.
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
Here is your chance to see what Access Learning has to offer for FREE during this difficult time www.accesslearning.com
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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.
True North: Inside the Rise of Canadian Basketball
Are you missing sports? Be that playing sports or cheering for your favourite team on TV? The NFB is offering some relief from the pandemic, self-isolation and Zoom meetings by inviting you to watch True North; Inside the Rise of Canadian Basketball. Now streaming for free in the absence of professional sports, True North follows several talented, high school-aged athletes from the GTA, hoping to make it in the NBA. Please feel to share with your students, colleagues and friends!
Celebrating a landmark year for basketball in Canada,
highlighted by the Raptors' Championship and the 2019 draft class,
the National Film Board of Canada, in association with Red Bull Media House, proudly presents a special theatrical version of
Inside the Rise of Toronto Basketball
A feature documentary by Ryan Sidhoo
(2019 | 90 min)
Inspired by the Webby Award-winning series
On the heels of the Toronto Raptors' historic NBA Championship and the record-setting number of Canadian draft picks, the Toronto hoop dream is more alive than ever. In this feature-length doc, director Ryan Sidhoo shines the spotlight on 12-year-old Elijah Fisher, 15-year-old Keone Davis and 18-year-old Cordell Veira as they navigate today's youth basketball machine in pursuit of their own NBA dreams.