Distance Learning Resources
(Most of these companies are offering FREE resources during distance learning for educators)
- Epic Books slide presentation - Learn all about this digital library and how it can benefit your students at home!
- Google Hangouts Meet - Google Hangouts Meet can provide distance learning solutions, training and resources to help you stay connected to your students.
- Flipgrid - Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where teachers can pose questions, called "topics," and their students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display.
- Seesaw - Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time! Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers find or create activities to share with students.
- Screencastify - Educators have turned to Screencastify to digitize their curriculum and communication in preparation for (or in response to) school closures. Learn how millions of teachers and students use Screencastify to improve outcomes in the classroom.
- Kahoot - Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform that makes it easy to create, share and play learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes. Learn how to unleash the fun from your device to your students living room at home!
- Google Forms - Google Forms is a free online tool from Google* which allows users to create forms, surveys, and quizzes as well as to collaboratively edit and share the forms with other people. Educators can use Google forms to assess their students at the beginning of the class and gauge pre-existing knowledge.
- Zoom - Video conference platform
- Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, meetings, files, and apps together in one place. ... Microsoft Teams for Education comes with all the powerful communication and collaboration tools that are available to other Teams users.
- Immersive Reader - Immersive Reader is a free tool that implements proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people, regardless of their age or ability. ... It can help build confidence for emerging readers learning to read at higher levels, and offer text decoding solutions for students with learning differences such as dyslexia.
- GPB Education As Georgia teachers reach students remotely, GPB is here to help with digital learning contingency plans. GPB Education provides free access to over 300,000 standards-aligned digital learning resources for all grades and subject areas including streaming video, instructional strategies, virtual field trips, teacher resources, and complete lesson plans through partnerships with Discovery Education and PBS LearningMedia
Each week, teach@home will provide:
- An easy-to-follow schedule, by grade, for Kindergarten through 5th grade students
- Daily, grade-specific, teacher-delivered video lessons for Math and Literacy Worksheets for the Math and Literacy lessons, as well as STEM Activities (in both English and Spanish)
- Daily Specials activities including Art, STEM, Social Emotional Learning, and more
- To access teach@home, visit www.hand2mindathome.com and be sure to bookmark the page, new lessons every week
Learning Hero Roadmap
Providing an interactive guide for parents on what grade-level math and reading skills look like, along with other subjects, such as social and emotional learning,
- Ages 3-5 :Online activities supporting Literacy, Math, Social-Emotional Learning, Physical Development and cross-domain learning will be released daily. These activities support the Pre-K curriculum that children are missing due to the school closures. Go to https://parents.frogstreet.com to get started!
- Bright from the start: GA Pre-K at home http://www.decal.ga.gov/PreK/WelcomeToGAPreKAtHome.aspx
Free Online Books for Students:
The Daily Cafe- Reading at Home: https://www.thedailycafe.com/content/reading-home-parents?fbclid=IwAR0IHw32S4uZCMlY7Y0mpvWm88IQyB4WYnl4UYZqIq4TGQ_rG9A790Gu_l8
Get Georgia Reading- Free Access to Books: https://gafcp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Renaissance-Get-Georgia-Reading-At-Home.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1hSyB3QVgzpNdX9wskD_3wI5sUEnEGcAuS1LZuii7pUdMMzKjaijra5oA
Reading A-Z- Online Reading Booklets:https://www.readinga-z.com/?fbclid=IwAR3BHYBV7vjj906parGawaMDNxTeWksmnZwmYDNYhYOehhkavXzIFUNs7jQ
Spanish Children's Stories: https://www.thespanishexperiment.com/stories?fbclid=IwAR1O4Ko9x3xgsNyMBeMP7MHn7wEC3iKDStIXwf9CF76X9ZgNTRwQD0X1jn8#.XCedvqR2dF4.facebook
Free Kids' Books: https://freekidsbooks.org/?fbclid=IwAR05XA6H4mJrldDLqL2N069K_1Y-iIhReDuMdZdnxGctmdzgDFLXlEbhkYU
Scholastic Learn at Home Activities: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html?linkId=85237916&fbclid=IwAR28N4Y9zVCZ9QuL8a9qb4Ej-LhVfzzLmdxrgFlXHD_GTUzLpyWfWLcU6vM
Online Reading Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/114ozGk8mnBk5wEbK_w_QP9CaP0i0KBQOBenY68aPy9M/edit?fbclid=IwAR2FRkqR0Sowd9aqffRN8uaktASTikLzWbPCW32wh2Up5PpNDFeltNhPmB0
Jennifer Serravallo 14 Ideas for Remote Learning: https://blog.heinemann.com/14-ideas-remote-learning-jennifer-serravallo?utm_campaign=2020_S_Serravallo&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=85531912&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9vSBX6-Mdio3SUqLNpDXwXZ4biBRG-Gkty2Rgu2soGr7QqUaRqvWEZzMHO5MyFcCFcRkUHv6_Ic4BIWH_eOKkIEp6-fA&_hsmi=85531912
The Reading and Writing Strategies Community
Join this group on Facebook to collaborate and share ideas with fellow educators.
Jennifer Serravallo posts here frequently.
Florida Center for Reading Resources: https://fcrr.org/resources/resources_sca_k-1.html?fbclid=IwAR3_h23uq9xCB7533mTF0evz1ml4wUsRvLXevh1qoVzNawmR-Dt6crP6WYg
Common Sense Education: Free Distance Learning Plans: https://www.commonsense.org/education/articles/free-distance-learning-plans-for-k-2-students-and-their-families?j=7715603&sfmc_sub=186418639&l=2048712_HTML&u=143918875&mid=6409703&jb=397&utm_source=edu_k-2packets_20200326&utm_medium=email
The National Council for Teachers of English offers lesson plans, student interactives, apps, and other resources free of charge.
Storyline Online: Read Alouds of Popular Children’s Books by Celebrities
Raz Kids is a place students can go to read anywhere, anytime. This award winning website is free for the rest of the school year.
Reading at Home with Gail Boushey: Lessons on helping students practice building independent reading stamina.
Amplify has created a series of K-8 remote learning experiences in reading and science that are free and easy to use at home.
Amplify K-5 Resources
Printable Packets offers a set of text sets with 20 printable articles and questions for at-, below-, or above grade level. Lessons can be printed for packets or downloaded and sent by email.
TIME FOR KIDS DIGITAL LIBRARY FREE FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
ActivEd offers free access to “Walkabouts”: web-based lessons that integrate movement with language arts, math, and reading.
CommonLit | Free Reading Passages and Literacy Resources https://www.commonlit.org/
Epic is offering free access to their digital library
The National Council for Teachers of English offers lesson plans, student interactives, apps, and other resources free of charge
The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
Virtual PD Brochure (Free Resources are listed at the end of the brochure.)
Central Savannah River Area RESA Writing Center
Tumblebooks digital library for elementary students
Unite for Literacy digital library for elementary students
New York Times Writing Curriculum (secondary)
Newsela free access to full product suite
- Mentimeter-a great way to set up presentations and include math activities with links
- K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Digital Resource Links- all subjects
- Casio: Resources available to help with math. Free access to web-based calculators for graphing, geometry, ets. and downloadable activities for all levels.
- Boddle: An interactive game format with practice and assessments.
K-8 Math Resources- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PjtShbKJh5lesjUkTrMr51oH4MNux9PurnnUHATeWYo/preview
Mathematics Professional Learning Instruction in Action:
Updated GaDOE Math Website with Instructional Resources:
Ga DOE Science
TRL Public Link
PBS Learning Media Science
Steve Spangler Experiment Library
Siemens STEM Day
Phenomena for NGSS
PHET Science Simulations
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The Lorax Project
Home Safari Daily
Crisis contacts and helpline numbers.
All things PBIS including some new pieces to help parents and school staff address covid 19
Interventions, data tracking forms, and strategies for all types of behaviors.
All about Covid 19. Help with online for Special Education, Emotional support for kids, public wifi locations across Georgia, crisis contacts, and much more.
Ways for adults to recognize and cope with anxiety. How to recognize anxiety or problems with children and ways for parents to help their children cope.
Ways to help children cope with disasters. (available in Spanish).
Some free learning from home resources including printables and STEM activity ideas.
10 teaching resources for parents during school closures.
Great article for teachers on taking care of themselves during this time.
Webinars, blogposts, and podcasts to help teachers deal with online learning and social emotional health/ wellbeing.
DEALING WITH COVID 19
- NAMI Georgia is offering weekly webinar opportunities. These webinars will be via Zoom each week (April 9, 16, 23,& 30 at noon). To join, just click the link ttps://zoom.us/j/462368458
Calling all Principals, School Nutrition Managers, School Nutrition Directors and District Superintendents!! GENYOUth is providing grants of up to $3,000 per school to supply much-needed resources for meal distribution and delivery efforts to get food to students during COVID-19. From soft-sided coolers, bags and containers for individual servings, to protective gear for food service sanitation and safety, this equipment will help ensure our children continue to receive the nutritious meals they need.
- The Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL)
For immediate access to routine or crisis services, please call GCAL at 1-800-715-4225. GCAL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to help you or someone you care for in a crisis. Georgia’s youth can access GCAL’s services via text and chat through an app called My GCAL.
This website allows users to input their zip code and find assistance in their area, under the broad topics for food, housing, goods, transit, health, money, care, education, work, and legal.
- Bright Horizons- Talking to Children About COVOD-19 (novel coronavirus)
- GPB- How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
- American School Counselor Association- Planning for Virtual/Distance School Counseling During an Emergency Shutdown
- ASCD- A Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Approach to Responding to Health Crises
- Nearpod Lesson Library- Digital Life Skill Lessons for Elementary Students
- Nearpod Lesson Library- Digital Life Skill Lessons for Middle School Students
- Nearpod Lesson Library- Digital Life Skill Lessons for High School Students
- National Association of Social Workers- Resources to Support Social Workers during COVID-19
- GaDOE- Information on school closures, school meals, distance learning and testing, as well as information for students, families (food insecurity, mental health, and state assistance), educators, and school districts
Kahn Academy suggestions for daily schedule for students
Here's a padlet with guidance for anti-racism: https://padlet.com/rhondahayes10/eu2yku5216x8t7mo