Topsham Public Library Stuck at home? Let TPL help you be entertained and informed with our stay at home mega list of free online sources, including books, livestreams, online courses and much, much more! While you can find things for all the family on this page, you can also find resources on the Teen Stay at Home page and the Kids Resouce page (coming soon)! Keep checking this page as we’re adding new items all the time! Have something we could add? Distance learning solutions More on UNESCO's COVID-19 Education Response The list of educational applications, platforms and resources below aim to help parents, teachers, schools and school administrators facilitate student learning and provide social care and interaction during periods of school closure. Most of the solutions curated are free and many cater to multiple languages. While these solutions do not carry UNESCO’s explicit endorsement, they tend to have a wide reach, a strong user-base and evidence of impact. They are categorized based on distance learning needs, but most of them offer functionalities across multiple categories. Resources to provide psychosocial support
What to do when schools close for coronavirus The U.N. organization that monitors global education said the number of children missing school globally is unprecedented. The COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted the education of nearly 300 million students globally.Thirteen countries, including China, Italy and Japan, have shut schools nationwide as of Wednesday (4.03.20.)A handful of schools in the United States have canceled classes over the coronavirus. Source: CNBC. No matter where you live the closure of schools is likely to happen.
Internet Archive responds: Why we released the National Emergency Library Last Tuesday we launched a National Emergency Library—1.4M digitized books available to users without a waitlist—in response to the rolling wave of school and library closures that remain in place to date. We’ve received dozens of messages of thanks from teachers and school librarians, who can now help their students access books while their schools, school libraries, and public libraries are closed. We’ve been asked why we suspended waitlists. On March 17, the American Library Association Executive Board took the extraordinary step to recommend that the nation’s libraries close in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In doing so, for the first time in history, the entirety of the nation’s print collection housed in libraries is now unavailable, locked away indefinitely behind closed doors.
12 building blocks to use learning technologies effectively – Building Block 1: Activating relevant prior knowledge Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner The world is in the grip of the corona virus. Schools are closing (Mirjam’s children have been home since Friday and will stay home for at least 2 weeks) and people are urged to work from home if possible. Education institutions and organisations alike are trying to figure out how to help their students or workers learn while at home. At this point, they’re forced to redesign their current offerings from face-to-face to digital at a distance.
6 tips for moving your teaching online - How do you adapt your teaching techniques for the virtual classroom? - Oxford TEFL Have you ever thought of teaching online? Adding this skill to your teaching repertoire can open up a host of opportunities for you, from additional work to starting your own business. You could also vastly improve your chances of finding teaching work online, reaching more potential students and providing the best possible service by taking our Teaching English Online course. If you are thinking of becoming an online teacher check out this article and see what’s involved in adapting yourself and your teaching techniques to online teaching. 1.
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.
Integrating ICT self-study booklet It forms part of a series of self-study booklets, in which teachers will find useful theory and practice for teaching English effectively, including short case studies and professional development activities to do individually and with colleagues. Featuring a range of engaging and accessible activities, the booklets help teachers to: identify areas for development find a variety of ways to improve their teaching knowledge develop the skills they need in and out of the classroom. Teacher educators can make use of these materials to work with developing teachers to help assess and address their learning needs.