COVID – 19 RESOURCES

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 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 @Tikaee – Camp Khan

Camp Kahn

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.

InstructUP

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

icivics

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! 

Newsela

Shared by a Facebook user 

John Deere

Shared by Tika Epstein @Tikaee

math2

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.
Hattie
 
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
coding
 
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
 
puzzles
 
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
 
Shared by Meredith Johnson – Who doesn’t adore listening to Levar Burton?
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
MANY thanks to Harper Collins Publishers for crafting such an amazing site for families, students, and teachers to use. Just WOW!!
 
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 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

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

Shared by Lee Araoz – Genius Hour

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

Web site – drpeery.com 

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 Tika Epstein – FREE!! FREE!! FREE!! 

Teachers, school staff, parents, and community members can register for the free 2020 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference. There will be more than 40 webinar presentations from March 24-26 on a wide range of education topics. Register here: bit.ly/3cTvCSH #ownthelearning

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

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 Kelly Yang @kellyyanghk – Teen Writing – M/W/F 12PM PST 3PM ET

Shared by Lee AraozPosted by Monica Isabel Martinez @mimg1225

Shared by Tika Epstein

TNTP resources

Shared by Jessica Cabeen 

Shared by Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris 

Shared by Jill Siler 

Resources shared in Word or PDF 

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 https://digcitcommit.org/resources

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

Shared by Tracy Casselman – Check this out… 50+ video presentations below, ranging in topics from technology to pedagogy to Google to inquiry to student relationships. As they said “it’s like Netflix for professional development”. All free! Thanks for reopening this! http://ditchsummit.com/all-ditch-summit-videos/

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 

Newsela –

Whether you are at school or at home, Newsela is here to help during #COVID19

All teachers can now access Newsela ELA, Newsela Social Studies, Newsela Science and the SEL Collection for FREE for the rest of the school year.

Get instant access http://newse.la/free

During this time families will need to find new ways to channel all of their energy – watching tv is only going to work in the short term. As educators, you can help pave the way by sharing ideas that might be just the thing to spark their interest. Digital citizenship – With thousands of children leaving schools and heading home does it seem to be a great time to check out these resources about #digcitcommit https://digcitcommit.org/resources or exploring museums together https://www.msn.com/…/stuck-at-home-these-12-f…/ar-BB119nm6…

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. https://www.theedublogger.com/teaching-online-school-closu…/

Folks dealing with school closures: Fluency & Fitness® website is giving parents FREE unlimited access to use with their child at home during these next few weeks. There are over 900 videos to review 60+ movement, literacy and math topics for K-2nd.
https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/

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. #distancelearning http://public.pbs.org/DistanceLearningResources

At TESPA, we are partnering with some of our favorite children’s book authors to do nightly Facebook Live book readings! There may even be some surprise author visits with some of the readings!

Join us nightly, Mon-Fri, at 6:30pm CST on our Facebook Page!

Teachers – please retweet and share with your families

Earlier today on Twitter Dave Burgess shared – 50 eLearning activities, Templates, & tutorials from
@jmattmiller on the @DitchThatTxtb site!!
Thanks, Matt!!
https://ditchthattextbook.com/elearning-activities/

Shared by Rachelle Dene Poth – Math activities

http://toytheater.com/category/math-games/?fbclid=IwAR2v3EM4aFWFGJdw7-B_rOQHkMfMHGU9kEQgdYhWHfiqDvW9TiDYwtiDI7M

Shared by George Couros 20 Screen-Free Things To Do With Your Kids Indoors When School Is Closed https://buff.ly/38Rbq0u h/t @matthew_arend

Shared by – Andrew Milne @carmelhealth
Health and PE teachers are using #HPEatHome as their collective hashtag.

Share by 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 𝐻𝓊𝓉𝓉𝑜𝓃 @chuttonMES https://sites.google.com/northallegheny.o…/…/remote-learning

Shared by – Isilda Attridge @isiatt
These are thanks to ⁦@dailystem

GREAT ideas that might not include screentime!

Social Distancing

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 https://wakelet.com/wa…/fc1be896-0ff1-431d-a3b8-b10febdc3256

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 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 http://bit.ly/3cYXQeI 

Shared by Barbara Bray @bbray27 Teaching Online –– in this time of crisis https://barbarabray.net/…/teaching-online-in-this-time-of-…/

How many of you might like to start this idea in your community? It was shared on Twitter by Sam Wertheim @Sam_Wertheim

Message from Allyson Apsey @AllysonApsey
I am doing FB LIVE read alouds every day at 11am during #COVID19 break. In order to not violate copyright laws, I won’t read books w/out author’s permission. Going to start with my picture book, #ThePrincesofSerendip. All others welcome to read it too!
https://amazon.com/dp/1949595013/ref=sr_1_2…

Share by Jerry Blumengarten
@cybraryman1 on Twitter – Our Remote Learning page http://cybraryman.com/remotelearning.html

Thanks for additional resources from @E_Sheninger @mtechman @PaulaArchey @Seesaw @edmentum

Scholastic has teachers and students covered during this challenging time!

“You can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!”

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/…/learnathome.html

Activities with preschoolers

https://wakelet.com/wa…/0481354b-cd09-4e82-b482-720cec507f26

COVID19 predicted to infect 81% of U.S. population, cause 2.2 million deaths in U.S. (Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team)

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!

This is one heck of an amazing list!!

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/…/list-of-education-compani…/

Schedules – Preschool – 12th Grades

Connie Hamilton shared this on Twitter – Thanks to @GRkids for providing 21-Day ‘Home for the Count’ Kid Challenge https://grkids.com/challenge Starts Monday, 3/16

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 

Shared by Dorothy Vander JagtQuestion of the Day

Problem of the Day!
Each day by 10am – we will post a “Problem of the Day”! You can respond with your answer below. We will share the answer around 2pm each day – it will be posted on Twitter, fb, and on this form. 🙂

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 Kim Isham – Excited to offer some PD starting Monday, March 16, from 3:00-3:30 ET. Facebook Live event from my FB page, KyleneBeers. Running every day at 3:00 ET, maybe extending to two weeks. Let’s keep learning together. Surprise guests each day. Spread the word please and join us!

This resource might be helpful for States and districts to use in moving forward. Many thanks to @MarkJWestpfahl for sharing the Guidance Framework the MN Dept of Ed created for School Closure Guidance for Public School Districts and Charter
Schools https://educationminnesota.org/…/MDE-School-Guidance-Framew…

Many States/Districts might find this helpful

DASHBOARD

Alice Keeler shared

Shared by Meredith Johnson 

🔵 Join #BookCampPD in March when we focus on #PrincipalsInAction

🟣 Purchase it here https://amzn.to/2w5awAj

🔵 Each Sunday on Twitter at 7:30 PM ET #PrincipalsInAction

🟣 Please retweet and encourage others to learn with you

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 Jackie Maslyk – Grandparent Project

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.

Mythology Heroes

Shared by @Wakelet We’ve put together a #RemoteLearning resource kit for all educators facing #SchoolClosures!

If you want to discover how to use Wakelet to support remote learning with your students and colleagues, then check out the link below!

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

Shared by Peg Grafwallner – encourage Ss to keep a journal of how their lives have changed, what they see. Take pics & write captions. Our Ss are living thru history. Their lens will become critical to their children, nieces, nephews, neighbors.

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! 


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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 Rick Wormeli – Card Games
Shared by Dr. Gregory McGough @McGough3R
TEACH BETTER SEL THROUGH COVID-19
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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 Jennifer Casa Todd – #SocialLEADia You definitely want to engage in lots of offline activities with your kids, BUT there are lots of unique learning opportunities happening via social media.
Check out today’s Daily Connections
Shared by – Grade 1/2 @grade1_Malvern
Thanks for this @jeffreykubiak
Watch this Fantastic Read-aloud #OneDropofKindness 👆🏼
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: https://thekidshouldseethis.com 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 Rigor & Relevance @Rigor_Relevance
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: nwea.us/2WrciGA

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

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