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This page was created to help educators and families locate resources that might help extend learning.

Some items are highlighted in bright pink and indicate a focus on SEL (Social, Emotional Learning) 

As of March 15, 2021, there have been 165 resources/activities/ideas listed on this page. Tremendous thanks to all of the educators who posted one of these ideas on Twitter so thousands could benefit from their caring attitude. 

Shared by Heather @TeacherLyke – Accessing Mirrors and Seeing Through Windows: Why Students Need Diverse Books

Heather - diverse books

Shared by Nancy Sulla – Culturally Responsive Education

Nancy Sulla culturally responsive

Shared by Tika EpsteinClass and Family Book Tasting During Distance Learning

Book Sharing - family

Shared by Marci HousemannFears and Hopes

fears Marci

Shared by Susan Maynard – 16 Play types


Shared by @AmandaLMarch7 High-Impact, Evidence-Based Tips for Online Teaching. What do highly effective teachers do in online classrooms? We combed through dozens of studies to find the best research-backed ideas.

High Impact

Shared by @AliceKeeler – GeoGebra – Mathematics for MS/HS 


Shared by @isteOnline Learning

iste online learning

Shared by @technologylaura – Student Engagement

Best practices to promote student engagement –@onlinetimer -Name Generators @ClassDojo -Brain Breaks @GoNoodle@Flipgrid for #SEL -Make positive phone calls -Use @vocaroo @anchor for podcasts -Play Music + so much more!

Engagement - Technology Laura

Shared by Tika Epstein @TikaeeClass and Family Book Tasting During Distance Learning

Designing reading activities to engage K-12 students at home

Book Sharing - family

Shared by Caitlin Krause @MindWise_CK – THE SANCTUARY Changing Culture through Compassionate Action

self help resources

Shared by Matt Miller @jmattmiller Family Feud-Style Game

Family Feud

Shared by Peg Grafwallner @PegGrafwallnerReading Strategies 

Reading Strategies

Shared by Cyndi Williams, Ed.D. @CyndiWms5 – Student and Parent Tutorials

tutorials parents and student

Shared by Mia Gittlen @miagittlen Book Trailer For Independent Reading 

Book Trailers

Shared by Tika Epstein @Tikaee – Math Learning Center – opportunity to select a grade level that matches the student’s learning level

math activity

Shared by Dr. Patricia Griffin #HeartMindZone @Drgriffin216COVID-19 Virtual L:earning and Education: Thinking and Learning

COVID resources growth mindset

Shared by LeLe Geib M.Ed. @LeighAnneGeib – Reaching out a hand to help families write and send a helpful email to a teacher. I don’t know that I would care about the General Tips but I sure would be thrilled to have a resource that helped families know how to connect! 

email help

Shared by Jessica Lahey – One of the Internet’s most popular science stars – Jessica’s article about Michael Stevens and Vsauce 

Jessica Lahey recommended

Shared by Eric Patnoudes M.Ed. @NoApp4Pedagogy He sends out props to @lindsayhelman for creating this resource. Be sure to enter presenter mode when you preview the deck.

SEL activities

Shared by Taylor Ramsey on FacebookLittle Free Library World Map

Little Free Library

Shared by Stephanie DeMichele @sdemichele – Virtual Station Rotation 

Once you have arrived at the web page that holds this marvelous idea, if you would like to make yourself a copy, go to File > Make a copy, and you’ll have you own to use! 2 Vitural Station Rotation

Continuation of Virtual Station Rotation by Marilyn McAlister @MarilynEDU and Jordy Tollefson – Expands on the Virtual #StationRotation Model and Provides Concrete Examples To Make It Work!

3 Virtual Station Rotations

Shared by Bruce Reicher @breicher – Creating Media In the Classroom 

Creating Media in the classroom

Shared by Dawn Kasal Finley @kasal_finleyStudent Digital Notebook – Don’t miss checking this one out!

digital writing notebook

Shared by Sean Junkins @sjunkins – Super easy graphic for all of us to use – Let’s keep this simple!

sean junkins

Shared by Sean Junkins @junkins – Tools for Asynchronous Discussions!


Shared by Tika Epstein @tikaee – EduProtocols – Quick-boot your culture and academics in an online setting starting the first day – they’ve done all the planning and prep for you!

Please note – while the use of all of these resources is free, there are also ed protocol guides that go along with them. Using Amazon the paperback is about $25 and the Kindle version about $10.

smart start

Shared by Surrett: 4th Grade @SurrettTCESA Collection of Virtual Teaching Resources – Wakelet Wakelet of resources

Shared by Eric Sheninger @E_SheningerKeeping Kids Engaged in Remote Learning – Please read to the end of his article as there’s a link entire #remotelearning series Eric remote learning

Shared by Rachelle Dene PothThe Epic eBook of Web Tools and Apps – A free, crowd sourced guide by educators for educators. This is one resource you have to see to believe! The Epic eBook of

Shared by Mr Reicher @breicherVideo For Distance Learning


Shared by Chad Schuetz @chad_schuetz who shared a link (a video for those of you who prefer to learn by viewing) from FRES Summer School Staff Members of the Cardboard High Fives Concept 

cardboard high five

Shared by Karisa Bibayoff @LEroomI3 who posted a link from Bevin @teachtrainlove of 33 Adaptable Strategies for Fostering Strong Teacher – Student Relationships in a K-12 Virtual Environment. 

SEL resources

Shared by Rachelle Dene Poth @Rdene91521 Things 4 Students – FREE activities to integrate technology into the middle school classroom curriculum (grades 5-9). Build knowledge and learn new tech skills for the 21st century. Be safe and secure online!IMG_3928

Shared by Tika Epstein @TikaeeEssential Apps for the Physical and Digital Classroom

resources shared by tika

Shared by Candace B. @candytechideas and Lauren Kaufman @Lauren7210

UPDATED TUTORIALS – TEACHER VERSION The new sheet is linked to Parent/Student Tutorials and all Teacher tutorials are marked with an *.

What app tutorials would you add to the TEACHER version?

google updated tutorials marked with asterisk

Shared by Stella PollardVirtual Teaching Tool Kit –

This is a gift that Stella has created and will continue to give as time marches on when she adds additional items. She is always open to feedback – @stella_pollard 

tool kit stella pollard

Shared by Meredith JohnsonA Few Creative Ways to Use Student Blogs by Jennifer Gonzalez with the sketch note by Anette LeFave

Shared by Rachelle Dene Poth5 Ways to Build Collaborative Learning Skills In and Out of the Classroom

Collaboration Rachelle article

Shared by Meredith JohnsonUnbelievable Remote Learning Resources by Jennifer Gonzalez @CultofPedagogy

Cult of Ped - Jennifer G

Shared by Anette LeFave @MrsLeFave – sketchnote by Anette and marvelous article by @CultofPedagogy and Melanie Kitchen @MelKitchenEDU 

Nine Ways Online Teaching Should Be Different 

Anette LeFave 7-19-2020

Shared by Barbara Gruener @BarbaraGruener – A song to help your primary students transition when they’re learning online

Barbara G song

Shared by Jeff Kubiak @jeffreykubiak – Is it a surprise to anyone that ‘kindness’ is at the top of this lengthy list of resources?

Shared by Elyse Hahne @Hahne_Elyse

When working with students that may struggle to breathe through a difficult circumstance or problem, I love @GoNoodle‘s Rainbow breath. Even if students just listen, it helps calm and incorporates breathing.

Shared by KathleenCurrieSmith @kcurriesmith

I created this site for you to learn about Google Apps and a variety of tech tools available to you.

For Google apps (see tabs) I included several tutorials from the past 6 months because Google changes things so quickly. I tried to include a beginner (note: I even learned things watching the beginner) and intermediate video.

Below you will find a list of tools that are available to you – some are free and some we purchase. 

As always, please let me know if you

  • need more information
  • have something specific you want to work on
  • have a lesson you want to digitize
  • need ideas to infuse with technology 

And if you come across something awesome you think I should add, please let me know!

Shared by Tika Epstein @TikaeeCamp Khan

Camp Kahn

Shared by Tika Epstein @TikaeeGrab and Go Summer Learning materials are ready made resources that learning facilitators—including teachers, family members, tutors, and summer program coordinators—can use with students preparing to enter grades 1–6.


Shared by Lainie Rowell @lainierowell Customizable Daily Schedule For Families with School Closures

Customiziable daily schedule for summer

Shared by Catlin Tucker @Catlin_Tucker –

End of the Year Project: What Are YOU Curious About?

what do you want to learn about

Shared by PBS Teachers @pbsteachers

story telling

Shared by Ditch That Textbook @DitchThatTxtbk

power point templates

Shared on Facebook by Brooke Bliss Pescod Global Educator Collective – Create your own virtual classroom

virtual classroom create your own

Shared by @socialstudiestx @Hedreich and @icivicsWhether you’re an educator or a parent, iCivics’ free civics resources provide enrichment activities and lessons to keep learning going at home.

Family and Educator Options Available


Shared by Dr. Kalum McKay @DrKalumMckay

5 ways to support parents

Shared by Tika Epstein @Tikaee – Also has webinar available to learn more about using this program

Learning from home

Shared by Monica Alicea @Teach_Serve – Once you click on the graphic below, scroll down on the page until you see the words, “Click HERE to view the On-Demand webinar” then also click on this. Happy learning! 


Shared by a Facebook user 

John Deere

Shared by Tika Epstein @Tikaee


Shared by dailySTEM (Chris Woods) @dailystem

Shared by Ben Cogswell @Cogswell_Ben
Coach Ben for littles
Shared by Jill Weber @JillWebs – Click on the graphic of the Choice Board to access the resources Jill crafted. Designed for High School students.
HS choice board
Shared by Jake Miller @JakeMillerTech
Jake special needs
Shared by Meredith Johnson – John Hattie shares four tips to help students achieve at home.
Shared by @AchievetheCore – BookSnaps – In this article by Andrea Raines @araines_ she shares steps created by Tara Martin @taramartinEDU and a 30-minute webinar you can use to learn how to create BookSnaps
book snaps
Continuing the #BookSnaps Concept – Shared by Joe Marquez, The EdTech MacGyver 📎💻💥 @JoeMarquez70 and Cori Orlando@CoriOrlando1
SLide Snap - Book Snap
Shared by Brian Aspinall @mraspinall – Teach Your Kids to Code
Shared by Tika Epstein @tikaee
engineering challenges
Shared by Tika Epstein @tikaee and @AchievetheCore 
free text for student use
Shared by Cori Orlando and Ben Cogswell
Google Classroom
Shared by Tika Epstein @tikaee and CITIZEN KANKAM @citizenkankam – The number of resources shared on this page is over the top fantastic! You’ll surely want to bookmark!
Shared by Meredith Johnson – Here’s an interesting twist to working on a puzzle
Shared by Rachelle Dene Poth – Web-based visual vocabulary tool – 2 free months
rachelle dene poth recommendation
Shared by Barbara Gruener @BarbaraGruener – Families will adore these FIVE easy to do activities
Shared by Starr Sackstein, NBCT @mssackstein – Real people posing as works of art
More museums to explore – Six Museums to Explore Virtually
Shared by John DeGenito @RaritanSports – Rainy Day Activities 
rainy day activities
Recommended from a Facebook user – Zoom
Recommended by Eric Curts  @ericcurts – Updated each month
PBL Activities for Families – PBL at Home: Navigating Uncertain Times with Love
Shared by Mrs. Lemmo @JessicaLemmo
Shared by Matt Miller #FlattenTheCurve @jmattmiller
Shared by Michael FisherWriting Prompts
Shared by Bryan L. Miller @BryanLMiller
Shared by Tika Epstein @Tikaee – PBS Learning Media – Tools
Shared by Erik Murray @MrSTEmurray – Who Doesn’t Adore Legos?

Shared by Dr. Maribeth Edmunds @DrMBEdmunds

♥ Shared by Jennifer Gonzalez @cultofpedagogy

Shared by Rita Wirtz @RitaWirtz

Shared by NASA STEM Engagement @NASASTEM – You can begin anytime during April

Shared by Jeff ZoulAvoid Cabin Fever With These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis 

Shared by George Couros – 4 Ideas to Consider for Online Learning

Shared by George Couros – Created by Catlin Tucker and Dr. Maria Hersey 

Also included when you click on the link are Well-being Board for Elementary Students & Their Parents and Well-being Board for Secondary Students

well being boards

Shared by Matt MillerNo Internet Activities

Shared by @Edutopia Magazine

Shared by Sandy King @sandeeteach – How Are You Feeling Today?

Shared by #CBSDlearns – SEL Activities Can Be Located Under “Health and Wellbeing” tab (far right)

Shared by Lee Araoz – Genius Hour

Shared by Dr. Angela Peery – Writing Workshops For Teachers to Use

Web site – 

Shared by Tika Epstein – UPDATED DAILY! Check out the latest resources for Families, Teachers, and Leaders curated by Dr. Lissa Pijanowski and share with others!

Shared by Lee Araoz

Shared on Twitter by Rachelle Dene Poth – The best thing we can do is to focus on ways that we can stay connected to communicate with our family and our school. A big impact of the sudden shift to remote learning is the loss of social interaction.

Shared by Meredith Johnson – Have you ever tried Classcraft? Check it out! In this guide, we’ll provide tips about how you can use Classcraft to bolster your remote teaching practice and motivate students to take a more active role in their learning.

Classcraft’s Guide to Remote Education 

Shared by Tim Needles – Digital Drawing Ideas

Shared by Lee Araoz

Scheduling – Families will need to rise to the challenges during the next few weeks and months. Let’s keep positive and share this terrific schedule with them.

Shared by Hampton Oaks Elementary – Good Morning Hawks! We would like to announce #HawkSpiritWeek. Please join us and share images each day with our hashtag. 

Another Spirit Week shared by Tika @tikaEpstein 

spirit week Hayes

Shared by Teen Magazine – In a post by Susan Moffat on Top Educators’ – Home Learning Tips for Parents

I know in one group @MsGeekyTeach and @Scotteach created a website of all the resources being shared in their FB group. Once you arrive on this page, please click on the grade level heading across the top of the page.

Lee Araoz shared this graphic by LangWitches

Shared by Rachelle Dene Poth on Facebook – Let’s Have Some Fun With Interactive Games

Moving from Telling Our Stories to Inviting Stories

Shared by Matt Miller on Twitter

Shared by Joe Clark @ClarksRoom

Shared by Basil Marin, Ed.S. @basil_marin – Graphic from

Shared by Lee AraozPosted by Monica Isabel Martinez @mimg1225

Shared by Tika Epstein

TNTP resources

Shared by Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris 

Shared by Jill Siler  Resources shared in Word or PDF  – Preparing for the 2020 School Year

Shared by Rachelle Dene Poth – With thousands of children leaving schools and heading home does it seem to be a great time to check out these resources about #digcitcommit 

Shared by Rachelle Dene Poth – Teachers who adore @Buncee

Here is a #RemoteLearning resource for YOU!

It’s F R E E

Shared by Dennis Schug an idea by @mikesmithlive

Shared by Andrea Pavlik on FaceBook

Here’s an At-Home Learning Resource 

Shared by Paul Solarz – An outstanding resource for teachers – please check it out and share it with others.

Shared by Julie Wright – Writing and Reading Activities 

NewselaWhether you are at school or at home, Newsela is here to help during #COVID19 Get instant access 


A great blog post with several ideas to think about when moving toward #onlinelearning. I think it’s wonderful they surveyed the families to find out their input. 

Shared by Bruce breicher on Twitter – A @Wakelet of resources he has collected

Shared by Rachelle Dene Poth on FaceBook 

Are you looking for distance learning or virtual teaching resources as schools close due to COVID-19? Here’s a list of online resources, easy ways to share materials with students & families and virtual professional learning for teachers. 

Earlier today on Twitter Dave Burgess shared – 50 eLearning activities, Templates, & tutorials from @jmattmiller on the @DitchThatTxtb site!!

Shared by Rachelle Dene PothMath activities

Share by 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 𝐻𝓊𝓉𝓉𝑜𝓃Using Technology In Distance Learning 

Many thanks to LU Education Library @LakeheadLibEduc for sharing this @Wakelet link!! Now here is an amazing list of EdTech companies offering FREE support and/or access to schools affected by COVID19 closures

Shared by Allyson Apsey – leading the way in sharing such a caring idea for reaching out to families/staff/students. A link to change the form

More details 

Shared by Dr. Dorothy VanderJagt @ifireup on Twitter
I modified @AllysonApsey check-in and created link Go to the bitly- make a COPY (if you don’t make a copy you change the text) – MAKE COPY MAKE a COPY – don’t type on the doc directly!- edit it for your own use.

Shared by Rachelle Dene Poth @Rdene915Great resources shared from ISTE

Share by Jerry Blumengarten
@cybraryman1 on Twitter – Our Remote Learning page  Thanks for additional resources from @E_Sheninger @mtechman @PaulaArchey @Seesaw @edmentum

Activities with preschoolers

♥ You’ll want to bookmark/save this! Even if this isn’t for you today- 2 months from now, it might be just the perfect thing you need

Many thanks, @Catlin_Tucker for Tips for Designing an Online Lesson Using the 5 Es Instructional Model

♥ These awesome ideas are for teens in isolation. Check them out!

Schedules – Preschool – 12th Grades

Connie Hamilton shared this on Twitter – Thanks to @GRkids for providing 21-Day ‘Home for the Count’ Kid Challenge What terrific activities even if the initial 21 days have long ago flown by.

Please share it with kindergarten teachers! WOW!

Here is another list of FREE, awesome virtual field trips:

Links to Math Resources for Caregivers

Virtual Field Trips to Take With Your Kids 

Most of these don’t involve screen time. Remember the power of voice and choice in giving children the option of selecting what they would like best to do.

George Couros shared “I started using the Daylio app to check in with myself and do a little “non-written” reflection daily.

Shared by Barbara Gruener

Shared by @ClassCraftGame – Virtual Field Trips

Kahoot shared this resource

Shared by Rachelle Dene Poth

Shared by Chris Hitchcock PBS NewsHour Extra @NewsHourExtra
Check out PBS @NewsHour’s #remotelearning teacher-produced classroom resource list for MS/HS Students –

We added more resources to our teacher-recommended section inc @CHitch94’s social studies podcast list & @MissHunsberger top bookmarks for #distancelearning

News for Students and Teacher Resources 6-12 Grade Level

More resources by Chris Hitchcock

Chris Hitchcock shared a document that contains many links for teachers to use as they begin this journey of teaching remotely.

Shared by Meredith Johnson – Your children can always call their friend, a grandparent or a family activity and play one of these games with Alexa

Shared by Tika Epstein

Shared by Disruptedtv – What if pre-k and kindergarten teachers created their own YouTube channels for their classrooms to host a weekly puppet show to deliver instruction?

Shared by Leah Quintana – Attention, parents & teachers! Additional free Eureka Math resources are now easily accessible! And Wednesday, 3/18, we’ll be releasing daily recorded video lessons taught by our experts on this curriculum! Find these resources here: #MathOnTheGo

Shared by Lᴀᴜʀᴀ Sᴛᴇɪɴʙʀɪɴᴋ @SteinbrinkLaura
Eng 2 lesson plans done for the next 2 weeks. Choice board format courtesy of @ShakeUpLearning Have online & offline choice as well as choice of which activity to do daily. Art & music built in.

Mythology Heroes

Shared by Tim Needles @timneedles
Here’s a fun #code project from my book STEAM Power that allows MS-HS students to create #art at home using @codeorg a free online resource:

Glenn Robbins @Glennr1809 shared these activities

Students complete this one about being responsible

#ArtDateWithMissKate is live!!! YouTube station is PeaceLoveArt <– be sure to check this out too! 

Please share!
And leave comments🌟🌟

Shared by Kimberly Rae Hurd Imagineering fans, get ready! If you’ve ever been one of many guests who’s visited a Disney theme park and found yourself inspired to dream, build and create, there’s a new online program you just can’t miss!

Shared by Dr. Gregory McGough @McGough3R
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Shared by Dorothy Bump – Magazines Free to the Public 
Shared by Dave Burgess – A page dedicated to #RemoteLearning resources from #dbcincbooks author, @kat_goyette
Shared by Christie Turbeville
@bcpstechcoach – 30+ digital escape rooms (plus a step by step guide for creating your own) – Ditch That Textbook ⁦
@DitchThatTxtbk @jmattmiller @bcpstechky
⁩ CHECK these out! Breakout at home and post your time!
Shared by Rachelle Dene Poth
Shared by Mary Contreras on Facebook
Shared by Tika Epstein – STEM resources

Shared by – Paul Solarz @PaulSolarz
Here’s a FUN resource for kids while on break! @thekidshouldsee – Smart videos for curious minds of all ages: New videos each week!

Smart videos for curious minds of all ages: Search & enjoy 4,000+ smart & super-cool, “not-made-for-kids, but perfect for them” videos in the classroom or together at home. Click play and start a conversation.
Shared by Lauren Porosoff
Our “Self-Kindness Gift Cards” activity in EMPOWER Your Students would be a great way to encourage students to be kind to themselves. Here’s an adapted version that brings some #SEL to #remotelearning
First, ask students to write about or draw the difference between self-indulgence and self-kindness. Give examples if you think that will prompt but not limit their thinking.
If they can share out, have them share their own examples of self-indulgence and self-kindness.
Next, have students download copies of the graphic organizer below, or just show it to them and have them draw their own.
Explain that these are all forms of self-kindness, but that they’re categories. That is, there are LOTS of ways people can exercise, lots of things people can create, lots of ways to connect with loved ones, and so on.
Ask students to list things they can do in each category while doing social distancing. They might need help brainstorming in certain categories. If possible, have them work on their lists, then share, then make their lists for a bit longer. But…
..if you’re doing asynchronous learning, or if they’re struggling to come up with lists of their own, you can share things from your own lists. (Did I forget to mention that this activity works best if you do it along with the students?)
Finally, give them a calendar like the one below. Have them add dates so the calendar starts the day you do this activity and runs for either two weeks or until school resumes, whichever time period is shorter.
Ask students to choose one thing off any list for each day. For example, if my “playing” list includes Scattergories, I might write Scattergories for my day 1. If my “exercising” list includes hiking, I might write hiking for my day 2.
Point out that they might do the same form of self-kindness every day, or alternate between a few, or choose something different for every day. Again, it will help your students if you do this activity too and show them your calendar.
After a few days, ask your students how their self-kindness calendars are going. If they did any of their self-kindness actions, how did that feel? If not, what got in the way? Do they need to set alerts? Choose other actions? Work with a partner?
Keep checking it every few days. If your school is canceled for longer than a period of two weeks, have your students make new calendars. Remind them that they can add new actions to their brainstorm lists at any point.
No, this activity won’t stop the spread of #coronavirus. It won’t prevent #anxiety. But it might give students meaningful ways to take care of themselves as we all ride this out together.
Tika Epstein sharedSetting up a #virtualclassroom? We’re here to help. Here’s our curated list of reading, math, and MAP Growth-related resources:

WOW!! Check these out!! –> New minilesson videos & choice boards on the #distancelearning site! What Can Digital Features Teach Us? Students need #MentorTech in order to be thoughtful comprehenders of multimedia content. @KatieMuhtaris & I hope this helps!

Shared during #DENChat by LindsayFoster
Shared by Laura @technologyLaura 

Shared by Laura @technologyLaura

Meredith Johnson
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