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3/25/2020
Strategies

6 Lessons Learned About Remote Learning During the Coronavirus Outbreak
This article provides best practices related to digital learning to ensure quality and engaging instruction during the suspension of face-to-face learning during the COVID-10 pandemic.

A Coronavirus Outreach Plan: 5 Steps for District Leaders
Included in this article are five action steps to help school leaders craft an effective outreach plan for dealing with COVID-19.

10 Strategies for Online Learning During a Coronavirus Outbreak
This article includes best ideas from educators from around the world, many of whom have already been teaching during coronavirus closures.

Higher Education

8 Tips for Setting Up and Teaching Online Classes During Coronavirus Closures
This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to prepare for and teaching in Higher Education from one’s online introductory video to assisting students who are having difficulty adjusting to the transition.

7 Guidelines for Successful Teaching Online
Similarly, this article provides tips for online teaching in higher education; however, it also provides guidelines on ‘active’ learning, group assignments, and multimedia assignments.

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education: Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019
This CDC document provides guidance for Higher Education administrators of public and private institutions prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students, staff, and faculty.

Preparing for Emergency Online Teaching 
The Chronicle of Higher Education provides resource guides that walks instructors through different scenarios, including complex ones, such as how to replicate lab activities online.

How to Make Your Online Pivot Less Brutal
This article provides tips, best practices, and encouragement for higher education faculty to provide engaging pedagogy regardless of one’s comfort level with online teaching.

Websites and Resources for Educators


Understood.org
 has online best practices for homework, dealing with anxiety as a teacher, distance learning best practices, resources to share with parents and more.


Resources for Online Learning During School Closures

Free Tools for Schools Dealing With Coronavirus

48 Bloom’s Taxonomy Apps for Your Critical Thinking
Bloom’s taxonomy is a highly efficient educational system that helps to set and reach learning objectives. But how do you make it even more effective? Use apps! Modern technology gives us plenty of opportunities, so why not take advantage of it?

Common Sense Education EdTech Tools 
This robust library of more than 3,500 tools encompasses all P-12 grade levels and a variety of subject areas. 

Top 25 Learning Tools for When School is Closed 
Tech & Learning compiled their list of sites, platforms, and online resources that support remote learning when school is closed. 

105 Tools for Distance Learning & Strategies for Student Engagement
 
The Albert team provides a comprehensive list of helpful learning tools, information on common benefits and drawbacks of remote learning, and a few strategies for keeping students engaged while remote.

Tech Against Coronavirus 
This list encompasses a wide variety of software solutions to maintain collaboration and work remotely with your team. 

Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings 
This spreadsheet includes more than 100 education companies offering free services to educators during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Navigating Uncertain Times: How Schools Can Cope with Coronavirus 
ISTE and EdSurge published this set of tools – including articles, podcasts, webinars, and community resources – for helping schools navigate the difficulty of dealing with coronavirus.

Distance Learning Strategies

6 Lessons Learned About Remote Learning During the Coronavirus Outbreak 
This article provides best practices related to digital learning to ensure quality and engaging instruction during the suspension of face-to-face learning during the COVID-10 pandemic.

10 Strategies for Online Learning During a Coronavirus Outbreak
This article includes best ideas from educators from around the world, many of whom have already been teaching during coronavirus closures.

Additional Tips:

Avoid new assignments. Instead, structure assignments based on previously learned concepts. This will give students an opportunity to reinforce what has already been taught and discussed. 

Routines give kids a sense of security, so keep your students on a schedule, where they will follow the subjects that they would be doing at school.

Factor into the schedule brain breaks and physical activity. Students can follow an exercise program on YouTube, for example