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
Shared by Nancy Sulla – Culturally Responsive Education
Shared by Tika Epstein – Class and Family Book Tasting During Distance Learning
Shared by Marci Housemann – Fears and Hopes
Shared by Susan Maynard – 16 Play types
Shared by @AmandaLMarch – 7 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.
Shared by @AliceKeeler – GeoGebra – Mathematics for MS/HS
Shared by @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! pic.twitter.com/DPzmCufmE6
Shared by Tika Epstein @Tikaee – Class and Family Book Tasting During Distance Learning
Designing reading activities to engage K-12 students at home
Shared by Caitlin Krause @MindWise_CK – THE SANCTUARY Changing Culture through Compassionate Action
Shared by Matt Miller @jmattmiller – Family Feud-Style Game
Shared by Peg Grafwallner @PegGrafwallner – Reading Strategies
Shared by Cyndi Williams, Ed.D. @CyndiWms5 – Student and Parent Tutorials
Shared by Mia Gittlen @miagittlen – Book Trailer For Independent Reading
Shared by Tika Epstein @Tikaee – Math Learning Center – opportunity to select a grade level that matches the student’s learning level
Shared by Dr. Patricia Griffin #HeartMindZone @Drgriffin216 – COVID-19 Virtual L:earning and Education: Thinking and Learning
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!
Shared by Jessica Lahey – One of the Internet’s most popular science stars – Jessica’s article about Michael Stevens and Vsauce
Shared by Taylor Ramsey on Facebook – Little Free Library World Map
Shared by Stephanie DeMichele @sdemichele – Virtual Station Rotation
Shared by Bruce Reicher @breicher – Creating Media In the Classroom
Shared by Dawn Kasal Finley @kasal_finley – Student Digital Notebook – Don’t miss checking this one out!
Shared by Sean Junkins @sjunkins – Super easy graphic for all of us to use – Let’s keep this simple!
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. www.eduprotocols.com/purchase-books
Shared by Surrett: 4th Grade @SurrettTCES – A Collection of Virtual Teaching Resources – Wakelet
Shared by Eric Sheninger @E_Sheninger – Keeping Kids Engaged in Remote Learning – Please read to the end of his article as there’s a link entire #remotelearning series
Shared by Rachelle Dene Poth – The 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!
Shared by Mr Reicher @breicher – Video 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
Worried that students will experience emotional trauma in a social distancing classroom? In my experience (3 days), it’s what you make of it. If you make it a positive experience the students will embrace it. Here, a student wanted to create a handshake with our cardboard hands. pic.twitter.com/Q6v6Ysd8LF— Cardboard High-Five Teacher 🖐🏼 (@cardboardteach) July 2, 2020
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.
Shared by Rachelle Dene Poth @Rdene915 – 21 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!
Shared by Tika Epstein @Tikaee – Essential Apps for the Physical and Digital Classroom
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 *.
Shared by Stella Pollard – Virtual 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
Shared by Meredith Johnson – A Few Creative Ways to Use Student Blogs by Jennifer Gonzalez with the sketch note by Anette LeFave
♥ Shared by Rachelle Dene Poth – 5 Ways to Build Collaborative Learning Skills In and Out of the Classroom
Shared by Meredith Johnson – Unbelievable Remote Learning Resources by Jennifer Gonzalez @CultofPedagogy
Shared by Anette LeFave @MrsLeFave – sketchnote by Anette and marvelous article by @CultofPedagogy and Melanie Kitchen @MelKitchenEDU
Shared by Barbara Gruener @BarbaraGruener – A song to help your primary students transition when they’re learning online
♥ 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
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
And if you come across something awesome you think I should add, please let me know!
Shared by Tika Epstein @Tikaee – Camp Khan
Shared by Tika Epstein @Tikaee – Grab 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
Shared by Catlin Tucker @Catlin_Tucker –
Shared by PBS Teachers @pbsteachers
Shared by Ditch That Textbook @DitchThatTxtbk
Shared on Facebook by Brooke Bliss Pescod Global Educator Collective – Create your own virtual classroom
Shared by @socialstudiestx @Hedreich and @icivics –Whether 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 Tika Epstein @Tikaee – Also has webinar available to learn more about using this program
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
Shared by Tika Epstein @Tikaee
Shared by dailySTEM (Chris Woods) @dailystem
Shared by Dr. Maribeth Edmunds @DrMBEdmunds
♥ Shared by Jennifer Gonzalez @cultofpedagogy
Shared by NASA STEM Engagement @NASASTEM – You can begin anytime during April
♥ Shared by Jeff Zoul –Avoid 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
Also included when you click on the link are Well-being Board for Elementary Students & Their Parents and Well-being Board for Secondary Students
Shared by Matt Miller – No 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
♥ 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.
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 #. Please join us and share images each day with our hashtag.
Another Spirit Week shared by Tika @tikaEpstein
Lee Araoz shared this graphic by LangWitches
Shared by Rachelle Dene Poth on Facebook – Let’s Have Some Fun With Interactive Games
Shared by Matt Miller on Twitter
Shared by Joe Clark @ClarksRoom
♥ Shared by Basil Marin, Ed.S. @basil_marin – Graphic from theCounselingTeacher.com
Shared by Lee Araoz –Posted by Monica Isabel Martinez @mimg1225
Shared by Tika Epstein
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 http://bit.ly/2WbgLwO – please check it out and share it with others.
Shared by Julie Wright – Writing and Reading Activities
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 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.
Shared by Rachelle Dene Poth – Math activities
Share by 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 𝐻𝓊𝓉𝓉𝑜𝓃 – Using 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
♥ Shared by Dr. Dorothy VanderJagt @ifireup on Twitter
I modified @AllysonApsey check-in and created link http://bit.ly/CHECKINIDEA 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 @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
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: https://hubs.ly/H0nFS1H0 #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.
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: https://studio.code.org/s/artist/stage/1/puzzle/1
Glenn Robbins @Glennr1809 shared these activities
♥ Students complete this one about being responsible
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 – Paul Solarz @PaulSolarz
Here’s a FUN resource for kids while on break! @thekidshouldsee – Smart videos for curious minds of all ages: https://thekidshouldseethis.com New videos each week!
WOW!! Check these out!! –> New minilesson videos & choice boards on the # site! What Can Digital Features Teach Us? Students need # in order to be thoughtful comprehenders of multimedia content. @ & I hope this helps!
Shared by Laura @technologyLaura