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COVID-19 Educational Publisher Resources. Educational publishers are important partners with educators, parents, students and school systems in delivering curriculum and educational resources.

COVID-19 Educational Publisher Resources

They encourage these partners to make informed choices about their curriculum resources, and are happy and willing to assist Education Departments and providers in their decision-making during this unprecedented crisis and rapid move online. Ultimately, educational publishers continue to create and provide access to resources that are produced in Australia, and specifically for the delivery of the Australian Curriculum. Resources for libraries. Resources for reopening libraries Libraries are planning the task of reopening, with state, territory and local governments easing restrictions in the coming weeks.

Resources for libraries

ALIA has created a strategic checklist which includes information on staff support, services that need to be phased in (or out), communications planning, and safety precautions. Every library will need to carry out its own risk assessment and establish operational guidelines, for example, about how to manage face-to-face inquiries when sharing a computer screen would breach the social distancing requirements. ALIA has also created a Guidance on record keeping for contact tracing during COVID-19, in response to member concerns around privacy and directives to collect personal information from library visitors. CampaiGn toolkit: 'We're back. ALIA has launched the 'We're back. 6 ways to build motivation to do your schoolwork now that you're forced to learn online at home.

Carrying out qualitative research under lockdown – Practical and ethical considerations. Fostering a Strong Community in a Virtual K–12 Classroom. One of my friends, a classroom physics teacher, was asked to teach an online physics course.

Fostering a Strong Community in a Virtual K–12 Classroom

Many of the students dropped the course midterm, and it was not offered again. When I asked what happened, my friend said the class failed because he began without establishing a strong class culture, diving right into physics. He assumed that the culture he had worked so hard to build in his classroom was already present. In a traditional classroom, there are some pretty standard practices that most teachers use to build the desired culture. In shifting to online learning, these strategies rarely transfer perfectly. These are the steps I use to build a strong classroom culture online. Complete a Culture Inventory If you have already begun your online course—as most teachers have at the moment—identify the current culture you have in the digital space, which consists of taking inventory of what is or is not happening.

Pandemic literature has a long history - Sunday Extra - ABC Radio National. Reading Joy in the Time of Coronavirus. How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic. Keeping libraries safe is important for both workers and guests.

How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic

But during the current COVID-19 pandemic, questions about how to do that—particularly when it comes to materials and surfaces—have complicated answers. It’s an unprecedented situation. Conservators, who are experienced in diagnosing and repairing collection damage, say that historical information on sanitizing library materials is lacking. Besides a bit of anecdotal evidence from a 2019 Smithsonian Magazine article, there’s very little historical data available, says Evan Knight, preservation specialist at the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners: “There’s nothing published or shared from previous epidemics.”

The pandemic also presents challenges of a more philosophical nature. Time is the best disinfectant Yet stepping back may be the best defense against a still developing threat. Fletcher Durant, director of conservation and preservation at the University of Florida’s George A. How to design PBL for online learning. In a recent post for Cult of Pedagogy I broke down my process for project planning-with over 2,000 interactions in the first week, I would say it was well-received!

How to design PBL for online learning

Given the Coronavirus Pandemic that is shutting down schools, potentially till the end of the school year, educators are now starting to ask ‘How do we design PBL for online learning?”. SPECIAL REPORT: Preparing for Remote Learning. Skip to main content SPECIAL REPORT: Preparing for Remote Learning With the increasing spread of COVID-19, countries around the world are implementing preventative measures.

SPECIAL REPORT: Preparing for Remote Learning

For some it means the closure of schools and a movement towards remote learning with children transitioning to online lessons. For parents, this can appear to be a daunting task. However, it does not necessarily mean that the parent is now the teacher. Indie-book-awards. 7,000+ Free Audio Books & eBook Downloads - Loyal Books. 10 Virtual Book Clubs You Can Join Now—And How to Start One. HarperCollins Children's Books. ICDL - International Children's Digital Library.

Teach from Home. World Book Access during COVID-19. 7-10 resources. Stage 4 units Agriculture and food (DOCX 68KB) - in this unit students examine dairy food production and prepare food.

7-10 resources

Vegetable production (DOCX 66KB) - a unit that explores fruits and vegetables, how they are grown and their nutritional value, students will create fact sheets describing simple planting and care instructions. Climate and weather (DOCX 66KB) - a unit that explores the complex atmospheric phenomena that affect Australian farmers. Animal production (DOCX 65KB) - in this unit students explore the NSW Animals in Schools website to find information on the general environment requirements.

Stage 5 units. What Teachers in China Have Learned in the Past Month. Since February 17, I’ve been teaching 11th-grade humanities writing to students who are self-quarantined in China.

What Teachers in China Have Learned in the Past Month

Our teachers were in the same position several weeks ago that U.S. teachers are in now—we were expecting to teach in classrooms in Beijing. Now we’re teaching virtual classes remotely from our homes in China and countries around the world. We had about half a week to prepare for online school, including setting up a digital platform that none of us had ever used before. For the first few weeks, we needed to be very flexible and patient.

Everything we would have done in person took longer virtually as we learned to navigate online learning. Since our students have stopped physically attending school, their Chinese classes happen in real time following the regular schedule, using a Chinese app. Here is some of what we’ve learned so far about teaching students who must stay home. Reduce Student Anxiety (and Your Own) During Uncertain Times. Tips and resources for news literacy, media balance, and healthy communication.

Reduce Student Anxiety (and Your Own) During Uncertain Times

Given the uncertainty we're all experiencing due to the coronavirus outbreak, it's not easy to "keep calm and carry on," as teachers are expected to do. Most are preparing for (or already experiencing) a school closure. And students are worried as they try to make sense of the quickly changing situation. To help reduce students' anxiety and your own about the COVID-19 pandemic, we've put together some ideas and resources focused on news literacy, media balance, and healthy communication.

We hope they're helpful as you navigate this difficult time. Talk about it. Avoiding conversations about the coronavirus will only increase students' anxiety. Focus on the facts. For lots of students, their anxiety about the coronavirus is the result of incomplete or incorrect information. Join Second Life. Remote Learning on Flipboard by Jason Saikaly. Free Tools for Online Teaching and Learning During School Closures. Remote Learning on Flipboard by Jason Saikaly. Coronavirus solitude? Podcasts to binge on while you're social distancing. These stories are designed to offer practical advice, provide some entertainment, foster a sense of social cohesion, and remind people of the good in the world during these strange and isolating times. 13 Minutes to the Moon: the wondrous things people can do The BBC World Service’s 13 Minutes to the Moon is guaranteed to take you to a different time and place from where we’re at right now.

Coronavirus solitude? Podcasts to binge on while you're social distancing

And it’s also a reminder of what a determined community inspired by a great leader can do. There were 13 minutes from when the Apollo 11 lunar lander detached from the mother ship to when it landed on the moon’s surface. The podcast takes you through, in detail, those 13 minutes, with original audio, new interviews and archived interviews from many of those who were there. Start from the beginning! The Jungle Prince of Delhi: another kind of exile Was it an urban myth or was it real? WeCrashed: what goes up must come down The Cut on Tuesdays: like a conversation between your smartest girlfriends.