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.
LET ME KNOW IF YOU’RE TEACHING K-12 STUDENTS ONLINE BECAUSE OF COVID-19 & WOULD LIKE TO WRITE A GUEST POST ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES
I’ve been doing a series of posts on preparing to teach online if schools are closed because of the Coronavirus.
Even More Useful Online Tools If Our Schools Close & We Have To Teach Online (#COVID19)
Here Are Online Tools Some Teachers In Asia Are Using For Remote Learning – Useful To Know In The Face Of #COVID19
Online Learning Tools If Schools Are Closed Because Of The Coronavirus – Part FOUR
Gold Mine Of Resources For Educators Preparing For School Closures
Google Announces That “advanced Hangouts Meet” Features Are Free To Help Schools Affected By The Coronavirus
THREE NEW RESOURCES TO HELP TEACHERS & SCHOOLS PREPARE FOR ONLINE LEARNING (IF NECESSARY BECAUSE OF COVID-19)
MORE TOOLS & RESOURCES TO HELP WITH ONLINE LEARNING IF SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED
Guest Post: My School Was Closed Because Of COVID-19 & Here Is A Report About Our Online Teaching
EDUBLOGS HAS JUST POSTED THE GUIDE FOR ONLINE LEARNING CAUSED BY SCHOOL CLOSURES
HERE’S MY ONLINE TEACHING PLAN IF OUR SCHOOL CLOSES DOWN BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS
THE BEST RESEARCH RELATED TO CLOSING SCHOOLS BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS
Even More New Resources To Help With Online Teaching
NEW PBS NEWSHOUR VIDEO SEGMENT: “HOW THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT IS EDUCATING STUDENTS AT HOME DURING CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK”
Today’s Resources – & There Are Many Of Them – For Teaching Online If Schools Are Closed
The Best Research Related To Closing Schools Because Of The Coronavirus
Today’s New Resources For Teaching Online If Schools Are Closed
UPDATED RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS DEALING WITH SCHOOL CLOSURES
YET ANOTHER COLLECTION OF RESOURCES TO SUPPORT TEACHERS DURING SCHOOL CLOSURES
IMPORTANT NEW RESOURCES TO SUPPORT TEACHERS DEALING WITH SCHOOL CLOSURES!
THIS WEEKEND’S UPDATED RESOURCES SUPPORTING TEACHERS & STUDENTS COPING WITH SCHOOL CLOSURES
IF SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED & NOT DOING REMOTE LEARNING, HERE IS WHAT SCHOOLS ARE TELLING TEACHERS TO DO – WHAT ABOUT YOUR SITUATION?
INTERNET COMPANIES OFFER FREE ACCESS TO STUDENTS – I GUESS IT’S BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
LET ME KNOW IF YOU’RE TEACHING K-12 STUDENTS ONLINE BECAUSE OF COVID-19 & WOULD LIKE TO WRITE A GUEST POST ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES
WOW – OHIO GOVERNOR SAYS HE WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED IF SCHOOLS DON’T REOPEN THIS YEAR
THE FOUR BEST TOOLS FOR TAKING EXISTING VIDEOS & MAKING THEM INTERACTIVE FOR ONLINE LEARNING
GOOGLE IS PROVIDING FREE CHROMEBOOKS TO STUDENTS WITHOUT DEVICES IN CLOSED JAPANESE SCHOOLS – HOW ABOUT HERE?
Monday’s Resources To Support Teachers Dealing With School Closures
BIG UPDATE OF NEW USEFUL RESOURCES TO SUPPORT TEACHERS AT CLOSED SCHOOLS
The Best Video Tutorials On Teaching Remotely – Please Suggest More!
GUEST POST: STUDENT-DRIVEN “HOMEWORK” GOALS DURING SCHOOL CLOSURES
“Learning Packets” For Students During School Closures
HELPFUL NEW RESOURCES FOR TEACHING ONLINE
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
Best practices in teaching K-12 online: Lessons learned from Michigan Virtual School teachers
How to be an Effective Online Instructor
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.
Larry, @1PositiveSpirit and I have been collecting Offline Resources for families here: https://t.co/7oaBA0wiSc
— 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
As more publishers adapt policy for online read-alouds, get the updated list of statements and guidelines here.https://t.co/iqJXPHSEW1 pic.twitter.com/8ahIURS9QL
— SchoolLibraryJournal (@sljournal) March 20, 2020
TIME FOR KIDS DIGITAL LIBRARY FREE FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
New Database: Dozens of School Districts Share Their Early Plans for Teaching, Learning and Supports During the Pandemic. Here’s What the Top 12 Systems Are Doing is from The 74.
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
Can Teachers Read Books Out Loud Online? Actually, Yes. is from Ed Surge.
Distance Learning: A Gently Curated Collection of Resources for Teachers is from Jennifer Gonzalez.
My autistic son gets specialized support at school for learning disabilities. What happens now? is from The Washington Post.
Sifting Through the Coronavirus Pandemic is from Infodemic. I’m adding it to The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More.
I’ve been a big fan of Free Conference Call because it has been an easy way to have audio-only conference calls with lots of people. Now, they’ve added video conferencing abilities.
Sad about #tesol2020 but wanted to share a #k12 resource I developed for my talk. It’s a repository of parent communication tools & popular #edtech apps that have home language translations built in. Please share! What other tools should I add to the list? https://t.co/gRQkbY3yFZ
— Katie Welch (@drkatiewelch) March 31, 2020
New ways of teaching and learning bring new challenges for families and educators. We’ve compiled @StanfordEd resources to support learning and well-being during school closures. #homeschoolhttps://t.co/gG7KxgUT7g pic.twitter.com/juCpvEcS4H
— Stanford Education (@StanfordEd) March 30, 2020
We reviewed remote learning plans in 82 school districts.
Most do not provide formal curriculum.
Just four provide formal curriculum, online instruction, and student progress monitoring.
Read more from @RbnLake https://t.co/Istgig6fI3 pic.twitter.com/JAjj4l1e5y
— Center on Reinventing Public Education (@CRPE_UW) March 29, 2020
Ellevation Distance Learning provides free resources for ELLs.
Online Teaching Can Be Culturally Responsive is from Teaching Tolerance. I’m also adding it to The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!
Our schools here in California are not re-opening this year: Public schools expected to remain closed for the rest of the academic year, Newsom says
A One-Week, Sanity-Saving Email Series for Parents Who Are Unexpectedly Rookie Teachers in Their Own Homes is from Roxanna Elden.
Teachers of newcomer students try to keep them connected as schools close, routines shift is from Chalkbeat.
Professors Are Crowdsourcing a #CoronavirusSyllabus. Here’s the History They Think Should Be Used to Teach This Moment is from TIME. I’m adding it to The Best Social Media-Created “Syllabuses” About Current Events.
What Do Students Need To Recover When School Closes For Months? is from NPR.
Ralph Fletcher is leading writing lessons for students online.
Thousands of Los Angeles high school students are not accessing online learning during school closures is from Ed Source.
The Google Classroom Student Starter Kit is from Tarvara Academy. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Learning About Google Classroom.
Wide Open School is a new site created by Common Sense.
New Strategies in Special Education as Kids Learn From Home is from Edutopia.
Remote teaching is hard. And our kids are grown and out of the house. I can’t imagine how educators with kids at home are doing this
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) April 1, 2020
pretty interesting self-guided courses for students.
RESOURCES FOR CONTINUITY OF LEARNING looks like a nice collection of resources from the Comprehensive Center Network.
Zoom Teaching Tips is from Slate.
In Chicago, schools closed during a 1937 polio epidemic and kids learned from home -- over the radio is from The Washington Post.
What School Closures Mean for Students with Disabilities is from New America.
THE MOST EXTENSIVE, AMAZING HUB 4 teaching elementary reading sessions via Zoom or similar.
Templates, lessons, models, oh my!
Thank you, @UFLiteracy & @HollyLanePhD 4 this resource... & @ValContesse completely rocks the teacher modeling. 🙌🏼 #ELAChat https://t.co/JjnxueIa7x
— Tiffany K. Peltier (@tiffany_peltier) April 1, 2020
Support for teachers and teacher educators is from The British Council, and offers lots of support for online teaching.
NYC forbids schools from using Zoom for remote learning due to privacy and security concerns is from Chalkbeat.
School districts, including New York City’s, start banning Zoom because of online security issues is from The Washington Post.
We published three things: 1) a report summarizing recommendations and findings: https://t.co/4fksHSbQDN, 2) an open data set with all of our data: https://t.co/2gTgMoklmR, and 3) a interactive map with links to guidance from all 50 states 2/ pic.twitter.com/tpmax9d7xj
— Justin Reich (@bjfr) April 3, 2020
There's a student survey and a series of slides with a writing prompt on each. And a note for teachers. #mschat #nwp #engchat
(We've add the slides link to the bottom of Lauren's post.) https://t.co/uNKTgjueX7
— MiddleWeb (@middleweb) April 4, 2020
Here are some helpful #HangoutsMeet tips we’ve heard from educators teaching remotely. Do you have other tips for helping students stay engaged when learning remotely? Share below 👇 and find more tips on using Hangouts for #DistanceLearning: https://t.co/xf5UTnS4Ec pic.twitter.com/t8vzBcdQIP
— Google for Education (@GoogleForEdu) April 3, 2020
Here are some resources specifically for ELLs and their teachers:
Oh! You’ve given me an idea! 💡
Movie Monday-video activity
Talking Tuesdays-record yourself
Writing Wednesdays-write smtg
Thinking Thursdays- PWIM
Fun Fridays - kahoot or quizlet
Could this work for remote learning?
— Michelle Van Balkom (@MsVanBalkom) April 9, 2020
Thank you @GEagen1 After I read your post, I had this idea which I couldn't stop myself from doing. Please give me feedback and other activities!https://t.co/kU4NOZLt6H
— Michelle Van Balkom (@MsVanBalkom) April 9, 2020
My amazing colleague @amayagarcia_dc just shared this resource with me and I want to make sure everyone knows about it! Weekly meetings and community of practice for #ELL teachers. #edchat #ELLCHAT @Larryferlazzo https://t.co/AGRRevZjux
— Kristina Ishmael she|her|hers (@kmishmael) April 7, 2020
#ESL teacher, Maria Montroni, created these tech free activities for k-12 gr ELLs to do at home. She shared them on the Advocating for #ELLs FB group. Feel free to join! #distancelearning #DistanceTeaching https://t.co/wVrbIRZrCH pic.twitter.com/xg6U7H71j5
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) April 5, 2020
If you are trying to communicate with families whose language you don't speak, use this free app @TalkingPointsEd. Here is a tutorial on how it works: https://t.co/E8giF1fQ3F @ValentinaESL @Larryferlazzo @TanELLclassroom pic.twitter.com/Y9aPuj2Ycn
— Rozana Qirjaqi (@MsQirjaqi) April 6, 2020
Four Core Priorities for Trauma-Informed Distance Learning is from MindShift.
Coronavirus School Closures: What U.S. Schools Can Learn From Other Countries is from Ed Week.
The New York Times offers Zoom safety tips.
Save Time With This Google Calendar Scheduling Tip is from Richard Byrne.
Senior Year, Interrupted looks like an engaging activity for seniors. It's from KQED.
Your Maps of Life Under Lockdown is from The Atlantic. I'm thinking of using it as a lesson for my ELL students.
Educators Get Creative To Serve Students With Disabilities is from NPR.
Screencastify Submit Looks Promising - Easy Way for Students to Make Videos is from Richard Byrne. I'm adding it toA POTPOURRI OF THE BEST & MOST USEFUL VIDEO SITES.
The Disparities in Remote Learning Under Coronavirus (in Charts) is from Ed Week.
A Guide for Supporting Remote Student Book Clubs is from Facing History.
7 Ways to Explore the Math of the Coronavirus Using The New York Times is from The NY Times Learning Network.
'25 years in teaching and this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do’ is a Washington Post story based on one of my tweets.
Google Meet video calls are getting a Zoom-like layout is from EnGadget.
Resist the urge to grade students during the coronavirus closures is from ASCD.
Special-Education Teachers Are Fighting to Make This Work is from The Atlantic.
In Denmark, the Rarest of Sights: Classrooms Full of Students is from The NY Times.
Exhausted and Grieving: Teaching During the Coronavirus Crisis is from Ed Week.
What Historians Will See When They Look Back on the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020 is from The NY Times.
Distance Learning for Special Education has a lot of resources.
Students on remote learning: More creativity, interaction needed is from Education Dive.
Remote Teaching Tips is a publication from The British Council.
@ClassworkZoom for Google Classroom is also free for schools closed due to the coronavirus. Acknowledging bias (I’m the owner). Since we as teachers can’t walk around the classroom to check our students’ progress and engagement, it is even more necessary to use what other tools we can to fill in that gap. Classwork Zoom visualizes student work in a timeline to help teachers see for a whole class at a glance how students are keeping up with their work.
Thanks for creating this resource. Another one is from Laura Gibbs, @OnlineCrsLady, on how she uses blogging for her online courses: https://oudigitools.blogspot.com/2020/03/be-there-with-blogging-guide-for.html
I just found Martin Weller’s blog as well: Here’s another school closure / switch to online resource:
Khan Academy will let you set up a classroom for free. Students can log in, you can assess in almost any subject, and the lessons are appropriate for most 6-12th grade students. There are core class activities and you can also use art history and other subjects as well by assigning specific lessons to your “virtual class”.