Resources For Teaching and Learning During This Period of Social Distancing - MindShift Leaders can best serve their schools and districts by prioritizing mental health over curricular efficiency. The anxiety produced by the evolving crisis is compounded with teachers who may now have their own children to care for at home, ill family members, the stress of managing household resources to comply with social distancing measures, or they may fall ill themselves. This is the context in which some teachers are asked to quickly redeploy their classes. Ideally, they will be granted sufficient time to organize their lives and reconfigure their classes before resuming teaching. It is also important for administrators to actively check-in with teachers to maintain personalized communication and take the pulse on how to best provide support. Likewise, teachers should try to maintain personal connections with their students, which can be a challenge when mitigated by the Internet.
Project to Build Students’ Media Literacy Apr 15, 2020 2020-04-15 Digital Learning • Learning Support MediaWise is a nonprofit, nonpartisan project from the Poynter Institute empowering people of all ages to be more critical consumers of content online. Resources that Support Distance Learning - Health Services & School Nursing It is important that LEAs leverage their existing distance learning technology platforms as they transition to distance learning environments for the coming weeks and months. This will speed the transition time for both educators and students to be able to engage virtually. If these systems are already in use, administrators and teachers should communicate directly with families to articulate the ways the existing system(s) will support distance learning. If these or similar resources are not in use already, the list of available resources below will provide educators with options for creating a foundation for communication, sharing, and digital learning.
Differentiating Literacy Instruction Across Content Areas- edWeb Presented by Shaelynn Farnsworth, Coach, Consultant, and Educator, Web20Classroom; and Steven W. Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist, Web20Classroom Sponsored by Writable Age-by-age guide to the best educational apps for kids Allowing your kids more screen time can feel like a necessity during social isolation. Here's a list of educational apps they're sure to love. We all know too much screen time isn’t the best idea for kids. However, in these difficult quaran-times stuck at home, you may be willing to be a bit lax on the limits. If the kids are going to be glued to the iPad anyways, you might as well have them learning something, so here’s a list of educational apps that are great for each age range. Download a few and let the kids tap, tap, tap away so you can get just a little bit of time to yourself.
Taking a Culturally Responsive Approach in the Classroom- edWeb Presented by Kevin Baird, Chairman, Center for College & Career Readiness; and Darrell Wilson, National Director of Strategic Partnerships, Achieve3000 Sponsored by Achieve3000 Get a CE Certificate for this edWebinar Learn more 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. 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.
7 Ways to Make Distance Learning More Equitable Ensure your most vulnerable students and their families are supported during distance learning. Even as educators take on the challenge of designing quality distance learning experiences, they're coming face-to-face with a range of equity issues in their school communities. Many students lack internet and technology access at home. High numbers of parents and caregivers are now unemployed and struggling to meet basic needs. For parents and caregivers who work in essential jobs outside the home, older students are sometimes responsible for their younger siblings, making at-home learning a challenge.
During Coronavirus, a Teacher Describes the Scramble to Go Digital At the end of school two days ago, I heard students talking excitedly in the hall outside my classroom. Our school near New York City, in Bergen County, New Jersey, was closing for the next 10 days due to precautions surrounding COVID-19—the coronavirus. Though we learned officially from the district an hour later, the students had picked up the news before us via local TV and social media feeds on their phones. As the announcement spilled out among staff, teachers gathered briefly, concerned that someone had been stricken with the virus—no one had, but someone died in our county—then rushed off to gather the hardware we’d need to use from our new home offices. How to Quarantine the Books in Your School Library SaveDisclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only. It does not supersede the rules and recommendations of local authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. School librarians have found various ways to manage their collections during the pandemic. Some schools are still handing out books along with free lunches, others are accepting returns during pickup of students’ belongings at the end of the year. And still others are allowing books to stay with readers until they come back to school.
Listen to Hundreds of Free Audiobooks, From Classics to Educational Texts With classrooms closed due to COVID-19, millions of students across the United States are venturing into the realm of distance learning. To support these efforts, Amazon’s audiobook service, Audible, has launched an online collection of hundreds of free audiobooks primed for both education and entertainment. The website doesn’t require a log-in, sign-up or payment information. To peruse Audible’s selection of novels, poetry and fables—from classics to modern favorites—simply click “Start Listening.” “As the world grapples with new challenges, Audible’s younger listeners in particular have an immediate need,” Audible CEO Bob Carrigan tells Daryl Austin of Business Insider.
4 Best Practices for Distance Learning to Support Students Who Learn and Think Differently Meet your students' diverse needs with these tips, tools, and strategies. With distance learning, schools and teachers face a whole new set of challenges as they aim to make learning equitable in this new environment. As a classroom teacher, you might be wondering what you can do to meet the needs of students with learning and thinking differences, like dyslexia and ADHD. Formazione Professione Insegnante: Login al sito Hi! For full access to courses you'll need to take a minute to create a new account for yourself on this web site. Each of the individual courses may also have a one-time "enrolment key", which you won't need until later.
How to Create Self-Grading Quizzes in Google Classroom Google Forms is a fantastic tools for making self-grading assessment for students. Google Classroom is a wonderful way to assign and collect work from students. Wouldn't it be great to put these two great tools together?