This list can be overwhelming. You can find a very slimmed down version at The “Best Of The Best” Resources To Support Teachers Dealing With School Closures.
I’ve been doing a series of posts on preparing to teach online if schools are closed because of the Coronavirus.
Those previous posts shared tools to use and how to use them, but were light on actual online teaching strategies.
Since I’ve never taught online, I don’t have much – if any – advice to give.
In a fairly extensive online search, I was able to find a lot on teaching English online as a business and on teaching college-level online courses. However, there doesn’t seem to be many high-quality resources on how to teach K-12 students online, and I suspect they are a very different kettle of fish from teaching post-secondary classes.
Here is what I have so far that I think is useful, and I would love to hear recommendations from others, including guest posts people might want to write about their K-12 online teaching experiences:
How to Be a Better Online Teacher ADVICE GUIDE from the Chronicle of Higher Education
Take My Advice from the Chronicle of Higher Education
For those schools affected by the #COVID2019, here are things we’re doing to support the virtual school experience.@ECISMLIE #earcos #acamis #esl #eal #ell #eld #tesol @cultofpedagogy @Larryferlazzo @edutopia pic.twitter.com/7ZyhgU1ZYG
— Tan Huynh (@TanELLclassroom) March 2, 2020
‘Students Are Lonely:’ What Happens When Coronavirus Forces Schools Online is an EdSurge article that includes links to lots of plans schools in Asia are using for remote learning.
Yup Week 5 here and amazed by sharing. @mscofino @chamada organized a fantastic podcast https://t.co/HJlRMxDBoJ with lots of wisdom. Check out @intlNadine site https://t.co/9U9E848qEC and great site from YIShttps://sites.google.com/yis.ac.jp/continuouslearning/home?authuser=0
— Sandra Chow (@watnunu) March 5, 2020
Tips and Tools for Teaching Remotely is from Richard Byrne.
How to Host an Online Meeting With Zoom is from Richard Byrne.
Getting Ready For Our Digital Future is by James Taylor.
Teaching online – using your coursebook and ideas for breakout rooms is from The British Council.
There’s nothing like having a day of phone conversations with twenty parents & voluntary video conferences with several classes to get much more clarity about what a practical online learning plan should look like and what it should not look like
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) March 24, 2020
Seven Practices To Swiftly Move Learning Online is from The Teaching Channel.
— Michael Fisher (@fisher1000) March 23, 2020
4 Weeks No Tech ESL at Home is now a website! All languages have been uploaded individually to make it easier to download and print the ones you need. More languages are in the works! https://t.co/lAuBb01C63 @lmcaulay04 @MayDemetrica @MsSalvac @TanELLclassroom
— Maria MC (@MrsMCESL) March 22, 2020
— SchoolLibraryJournal (@sljournal) March 20, 2020
Summer Slugger looks like an impressive digital curriculum from Major League Baseball that allows teachers to create virtual classrooms. They are making it available now – even though it is obviously not the summer. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress. Unfortunately, baseball is probably the least favorite sport of many students these days, and I was disappointed to discover that it doesn’t seem like any other sports league has an equivalent program. Let me know if I’m wrong.
Apple has also created what they’re calling the Apple Education Learning Series.
First, you need to curate, publish, and distribute projects and enrichment materials. These need to be accessible in every dimension: multiple languages, universal design, low-bandwidth, printable, textable. I like this one from @KellyGToGo 6/ https://t.co/KAYvmUXZur pic.twitter.com/0elfIgGnUv
— Justin Reich (@bjfr) March 26, 2020
NEW POST: What are the fastest, simplest ways to get student work while using Zoom and Google Classroom?https://t.co/DmTrBQSFtp
— Michael Pershan (@mpershan) March 25, 2020
For those considering the move to pass/fail grading, this may help. Please let me know!https://t.co/LZSV1jfNLN
— Thomas Guskey (@tguskey) March 29, 2020
For all the students & educators interested in #coronavirussyllabus, I am humbled to share a free & open online learning series from @OmprakashOrg – please check it out and let us know if we can adapt or improve for you and your students: https://t.co/8dRbkRwWXF pic.twitter.com/inTtlAjacA
— Willy Oppenheim (@willyoppenheim) March 29, 2020
10 Ways to Get Students Using Academic Language During Distance Learning & Beyond is by Valentina Gonzalez.
Making the Connection: Communicating with ELLs and Their Families During School Closures is from Colorin Colorado!
Teachers’ Herculean Task: Moving 1.1 Million Children to Online School is from The NY Times.
I'm about done with it unless I get suggestions. Feel free to share! https://t.co/NofuwTg5uk
— CrazyQuiltEdi (@CrazyQuilts) March 29, 2020