Planning for eLearning
The chart at the end of the blog keeps elearning design focused and less overwhelming.
“How to Create an Online Classroom” from Stanford Online High School
Scroll down in the above link info about upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars
Making the Shift to Online Math Instruction webinar - sponsored by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
This blog post contains helpful tips and videos for using Google Forms more efficiently (setting default point values, setting automatic feedback for questions, etc)
Reading Graphic Organizers: Students can use this with any text; they are Google-Drive ready or can be printed and distributed. They are also editable, so you can customize them.
Color-coded online discussion: Use this simple strategy to connect students and host an online discussion over any topic. The short video tells you exactly how to use it!
A free platform that students can use to create an e-book. This is great for projects such as having students read a text then summarize it into something a child could understand or having students create a storybook for a unit theme.
Book Creator - Tool for creating digital books. Currently offering free accounts for schools affected by Coronavirus
PearDeck - Interactive presentations that sync with Google slides. Request free premium account here.
Peergrade - Students can upload a document (writing, an image, etc.), and the teacher can assign students to give feedback on each other. Peergrade is currently offering free accounts to educators with the code "COVID-19"
Screencast-O-Matic - Use to make screencast videos of content, instruction guides for assignments, and more.
Science and Math
Listenwise has thousands of podcast clips and free online resources for ELA, social studies and science teachers in grades 2-12. They are offering FREE premium memberships to schools affected by closures.
Open Source Texts
NewsELA (free for the rest of the school year)
YouCubed - try the Week of Inspirational Math!
Polyup - A “computational thinking” playground. Includes lesson plans for teachers.
ST Math - visual math games. Primarily designed for elementary, but also very cool for older learners.
Desmos - https://learn.desmos.com/coronavirus
Choices program from Brown University