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50 elearning activities, templates and tutorials - Ditch That Textbook

It's easy to feel anxious, overwhelmed and frustrated if you're asked to create elearning activities and teach remotely because of a school closure. You might be asking ... What are my students going to do?How can they continue learning at a high level?Can I maintain that teacher/student connection through elearning?How can I keep up with the demands of elearning? Some ideas and examples to follow can help. We've got you covered. In this post, you'll find 50 elearning activities, templates and tutorials. Some ideas to keep in mind as you roll out your elearning activities: Keep communication with students and parents at the forefront. Here are 50 elearning activities, templates and tutorials you can use tomorrow:

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COVID-19 Online Learning Resources and FAQ We are compiling some of the best resources and exemplars for schools and families preparing for online learning in response to COVID-19 As COVID-19 spreads rapidly in the United States, schools and districts are facing difficult decisions around how to protect their students and staff while continuing to prioritize learning and equity. As of March 13, 2020, more than 21,900 schools have been closed or are scheduled to close, including seven state-wide closures plus the District of Columbia, because of exposure or cleaning needs, impacting some 15 million students. 127 individual schools or districts have reopened. Elearning - Ditch That Textbook Schools all over the world are closing their doors due to health concerns. So many of them are turning to eLearning, distance learning, remote learning. Trying to make sense of it? Trying to just keep your head above water?

How to supercharge Google Jamboard with animated GIFs (FREE templates!) Google Jamboard, the digital whiteboard app, lets students do collaborative, visual learning. Animated GIFs take it to the next level! Here's how. Google Jamboard (, Google's free collaborative whiteboard app, has been a winner in remote and face-to-face classrooms.

Distance learning solutions 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. Teaching, Tech and Twitter: eLearning Choice Boards: A step-by-step guide to creating resources you can use tomorrow! With the VERY sudden need for eLearning resources teachers and parents can become easily overwhelmed. As a technology teacher on special assignment and a parent of a second-grader (who is now at home for the next month), I can definitely relate. I know we all want to create meaningful online lessons and activities for our students, however, just like in the classroom we need some ready to use materials to fill in the gaps as we create. Choice boards are an excellent option for teachers during those first days of eLearning when we are getting our bearings or for parents who want extra options at home.

Take Online Lessons To The Next Level With Authentic Material If we’re looking for positives from this year’s enforced move to online lessons, then surely one is that authentic material is easier to incorporate! Unlike coursebooks which, as good as they are, often employ language graded to the level of the students, authentic materials give students the chance to experience language through natural means and with a real-world purpose. Additionally, they can provide an insight into the target language culture and if introduced well, can be motivational. Working online opens up a wealth of material that can easily be shared with our students. Educators' Well-Being During the COVID-19 Outbreak Ten Strategies for Educators' Wellbeing: A Handbook for Schools During the COVID-19 Outbreak When a crisis or a disruption like the COVID-19 school campus closures occur, we all respond differently and our responses will change over time. These closures may remind us of past traumatic experiences like the outbreak of a war or civil unrest, or the sudden destruction of an earthquake or terrorist attack.

30+ digital escape rooms (plus a step by step guide for creating your own) - Ditch That Textbook Escape rooms are a fun adventure where you solve puzzles to escape from the room in a short amount of time. I love creating physical escape rooms in my classroom. They are fun and they get the students up and moving in the classroom. However, there are a few drawbacks to physical escape rooms. I have large classes, so usually I need two sets running at the same time. Even with two escape room sets, not everyone will solve every clue. 10 Activities - Using Pictures in Zoom! Teaching online these days? Try out these 10 fun activities for using pictures. They work great with the screen sharing and breakout room functions in video conferencing platforms such as Zoom! Great for all ages, can be adapted to any level and designed with a particular language focus so whether you’re teaching the Past Simple at A1 or the use of cleft sentences at C1, you can pull from your bank of pictures and adjust your instructions as you see fit!! 1.

Disaster Preparedness Tips for Families Affected by Autism - Autism Society Disaster Preparedness Tips for Families Affected by Autism With the help of renowned emergency preparedness expert Dennis Debbaudt, who has a son with autism, former Autism Society Board Member Ruth Elaine Hane, and support from NASCAR driver, Jamie McMurray — the Autism Society is committed to helping families with special needs prepare for emergencies. During any emergency, a health crisis, natural disaster or man-made, it is necessary to be prepared with a plan and essentials. Tip #1. Coronavirus Information for Higher Ed Skip to main content Alert Top Message Due to concerns about COVID-19, the AAUP office has transitioned to telework.

How to Create Your Own Online Board Game Those of you who have followed my blog for a while probably know that Flippity is one of my go-to recommendations for anyone looking to make games, flashcards, and timelines with Google Sheets. Recently, Flippity introduced a new template for making your own online board game through Google Sheets. With Flippity's new board game template you can create a game that includes up to eight players, has up to three dice to roll, and interactive game squares. You game can also include videos, pictures, Google Drawings, and graphs. And your students can play your game without an email address or having to create any kind of online account. Take a look at my short video below to see how you can create and play your own online board game.

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource A new type of coronavirus, abbreviated COVID-19, is causing an outbreak of respiratory (lung) disease. It was first detected in China and has now been detected internationally. While the immediate health risk in the United States is low, it is important to plan for any possible outbreaks if the risk level increases in the future. Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. Tools, Publications & Resources A pandemic is an outbreak of a disease that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally high proportion of the population. (Merriam-Webster Online). This page provides information about preparing for a pandemic, including library-specific policy suggestions and more universal resources on pandemic education, prevention and preparation.

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