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Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library Harms Authors The Authors Guild is appalled by the Internet Archive’s (IA) announcement that it is now making millions of in-copyright books freely available online without restriction on its Open Library site under the guise of a National Emergency Library. IA has no rights whatsoever to these books, much less to give them away indiscriminately without consent of the publisher or author. We are shocked that the Internet Archive would use the Covid-19 epidemic as an excuse to push copyright law further out to the edges, and in doing so, harm authors, many of whom are already struggling. With mean writing incomes of only $20,300 a year prior to the crisis, authors, like others, are now struggling all the more—from cancelled book tours and loss of freelance work, income supplementing jobs, and speaking engagements. IA is using a global crisis to advance a copyright ideology that violates current federal law and hurts most authors. Background

Education for a Connected World resources - Czone The Education for a Connected World framework describes the Digital knowledge and skills that children and young people should have the opportunity to develop at different ages and stages of their lives. It highlights what a child should know in terms of current online technology, its influence on behaviour and development, and what skills they need to be able to navigate it. The document supports one of the key aims of the government’s Internet Safety Strategy of supporting children to stay safe and make a positive contribution online, as well enabling teachers to develop effective strategies for understanding and handling online risks. The framework has been produced by the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) and is referenced within Annex C of Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2018. The following resources have been produced by SLES to support primary schools with delivering this important aspect of the curriculum.

Updated: Free Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources for Schools During the COVID-19 Outbreak Coronavirus & Remote Learning Updated: Free Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources for Schools During the COVID-19 Outbreak By Dian Schaffhauser06/11/20 (Updated June 11) Education technology companies and organizations have stepped forward to help educators bring resources for social and emotional learning and psychological wellbeing to teachers, students and families during the COVID-19 school closures. The following list of free resources will be updated as announcements are made. This Bitmoji Classroom Template Helps You Create Your Own Virtual Classroom Due to Covid-19, many school districts are turning to remote or distance learning for the upcoming fall semester. Connecting with students is often a challenge when teaching online. That's why many educators are now transforming their physical classrooms into Bitmoji classrooms to bridge the gap. These virtual classrooms are a fun and effective way to engage with students while maintaining a semblance of a classroom environment. To take the guesswork out of making your first virtual classroom, we’ve created a Bitmoji classroom template.

Virtual Tours - Seal Cove Auto Museum Can’t get to the Museum in person? These virtual tours are the next best thing. Play through the tours or use your mouse to poke around yourself to check out the insides, outsides, and undersides of three of the cars in the Museum’s collection. Online Lessons – Run Don't Walk – Primary Computing This series of online lessons is designed for any child in Key Stage 2 (Y3 – Y6, or even beyond!) to watch and learn from independently, or for use by a class teacher who is not confident in teaching computing and can learn alongside the children. The lessons follow the four levels of abstraction/ 4 stages of a project from Task, to Design Algorithm, to Coding to Evaluating/ Debugging. The aim is that the lessons teach the user key concepts in computing (See the table at the end of the page), whilst creating a maze game using the free block based programming software: ‘Scratch‘. The lessons are designed to be paused at the end, showing helpful code, so that the user may follow along and create their own project in tandem with the lessons. At the end of the series, children have the option of sharing their ‘aMaze Game’ project using the Scratch Online Studio feature, which I have set up on my Scratch account.

Do I Qualify? - Universal Service Administrative Company Here are the ways you can qualify for Lifeline: Based on Your Income You can get Lifeline if your income is 135% or less than the federal poverty guidelines. The guideline is based on your household size and state. Show proof of income, like three consecutive pay stubs or a tax return, when you apply for Lifeline. How to Use Rocketbook Snapcast with Zoom to Share Ideas Remote Meetings are the New Normal As working from home becomes the norm for many people, tools for remote communication have become increasingly popular. Zoom and Google Hangouts lets you share your face (or your dog, a cute baby, or super professional slides) in a virtual conference room. But what about your magnificent hand-drawn brainstorm? Rocketbook Snapcast has you covered.

Computing At School On behalf of Computing At School CAS Telford Mixed Community Meeting Hosted by At National Digital Inclusion Alliance The COVID-19 health crisis has shed light on the need for home internet service, and the large number of American households in all kinds of communities who don’t have it. Some Internet Service Providers have responded with new or improved discount broadband plans, that will only be available for a short time; others continue to offer plans that were created prior to the crisis. NDIA commits to keeping this list of Free & Low-Cost Internet Plans updated daily. Which offers are included in this list?To support local efforts, NDIA has compiled a list of current offers from ISPs that will help low-income households to acquire service at low or no cost. Most have eligibility limitations linked to income or program enrollment.