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These resources are to assist Teachers as they plan for non-traditional instruction including synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning.
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Any reference obtained from this site to a specific product, process, or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement by the ADE of the product, process, or service, or its producer or provider. The views and opinions expressed in any referenced document do not necessarily state or reflect those of ADE.
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* If these resources are recommended to parents of preschoolers, adults should be encouraged to participate with their child and should limit screen time for young children as much as possible.
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General Sites
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K-3PBS KidsEducational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows!https://pbskids.org/3/18/20
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K-12PBS Learning MediaVirtual resources, videos, and lesson plan examples for teachers and parents to use at no cost. https://az.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/emergency-closings-collection/3/25/20
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PreK*-12Khan AcademyKhan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and morea nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.https://www.khanacademy.org/3/18/20
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K-8National Geographic Kidshttps://kids.nationalgeographic.com/3/18/20
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K-6100 best Educational Shows to Stream on Netflix100 best Educational Shows to Stream on Netflixhttps://homeschoolhideout.com/educational-shows-on-netflix/?fbclid=IwAR3knUfeO2DGp5B1Gkf0Skn60DYMWI8tFNt_KTch6fLTkyBY_O_XP7nKiGM3/18/20
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K-12Typing.comA website for keyboarding, digital literacy and coding targeted at K-12 studentshttps://www.typing.com/3/18/20
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K-12Code.orgCode.org provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United Stateshttps://code.org/3/18/20
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K-12 & Higher Ed.450 free courses from Ivy League schoolsA list of a variety of MOOCs offered by major universities.https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/3/18/20
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K-12Virtual Field TripsSeveral virtual field trips of museums and morehttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/mobilebasic3/18/20
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3-12We Are Teachers26 Must-Watch TED Talks to Spark Student Discussionshttps://www.weareteachers.com/ted-talks-students/?fbclid=IwAR231Z625QL4FfYb6_SBiVTGGtYqRqmBk9_ypL39zqTukNIZyFqTVwGcIeo3/18/20
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ALLOpen LibraryWhat an amazing site! This is the perfect time to pick up a book read for enjoyment! Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.https://openlibrary.org/3/18/20
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Assistive Technology for Reading and Writing
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AllControl Alt AchieveA site that provides guidance on using Google Chrome extensions for text to speech and speech to text. https://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/10/special-needs-extensions.html3/18/20
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ELA- Reading and Writing
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K-3Reading RocketsResources on best practices for teaching reading. https://www.readingrockets.org/3/18/20
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PreK*-6ScholasticScholasitc Learn at Home: Resources for teachershttps://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html3/18/20
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PreK*-3StarfallStarfall.com® opened in September 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read. Since then it has expanded to include language arts and mathematics for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third gradehttps://www.starfall.com/h/3/18/20
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K-12Read WorksFREE content, curriculum, and tools to power teaching and learning from Kindergarten to 12th Gradehttps://www.readworks.org/3/18/20
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PreK*-6ABC YaABCya provides over 400 fun and educational games that are aligned with Common Core Standards for grades PreK through 6.https://www.abcya.com/3/18/20
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K-8Learning HeroesLearning Heroes partners with some of the most trusted education and parent organizations to help save you time and bring you the best resources all in one placehttps://bealearninghero.org/3/18/20
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3-12Common LitCommonLit is a nonprofit education technology organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, especially students in Title I schools, graduate with the reading, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills they need to be successful in college and beyond.https://fcrr.org/resources/resources_vpk.html3/18/20
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K-12National Center on Improving LiteracyAs many places in the US and around the world are worried about school closures and having to stay home to combat the novel coronavirus, here are some resources and activities you can do when your child is unable to attend school.https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Resources-for-When-Your-Child-Can-t-Go-to-School.html?soid=1127725926505&aid=2FurlgsGz0g3/18/20
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K-12PBS Learning MediaAccess to texts, videos, and resources for teachers of all grade-levels.https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/english-language-arts-and-literacy/3/18/20
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PreK-3Florida Cener for Reading ResearchThe Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) is a multidisciplinary research center at Florida State University. FCRR explores all aspects of reading research—basic research into literacy-related skills for typically developing readers and those who struggle, studies of effective prevention and intervention, and psychometric work on formative assessment.3/18/20
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PreK*-6ScholasticReading and connected activities.https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-1-2.html?promo_code=6294&magazineName=classroommagazines3/18/20
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K-12NewsELAProvides articles on compelling topics at multiple reading and grade levels. It is a great tool for finding reading assignments and prompts for readers of all grades and ability levels. https://newsela.com/3/18/20
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5-8Inspiring Middle School LiteracyThis site, hosted by PBS, provides engaging content and activities for use with struggling middle school readers. https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/midlit/3/18/20
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3-12WritableResources for teaching writing and writing types at all grade levels. https://www.writable.com/3/18/20
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5-12Grammar BytesA fun site with grammar exercises, handouts, and teacher resources.https://chompchomp.com/menu.htm3/18/20
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3-4Nouvelle ELAELA activities and supports for students in 3rd-4th gradehttps://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1wkuNOGafIl3eD2IPeClntsFDu9_xXDzS3/18/20
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K-3Make Way for BooksArizona not-for-profit literacy organziatoin that provides resources for teachers to assist in the teaching of reading. https://makewayforbooks.org/educators/3/18/20
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K-3Unite for LiteracyOnline books for early readers with a read aloud optionhttps://www.uniteforliteracy.com/3/18/20
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K-12Maricopa County Library Free access to e-books and audiobooks through the Maricopa County Library system. https://mcldaz.org/3/18/20
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K-12Project GutenbergProvides free access to over 60,000 classic texts online. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3/23/20
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K-5National Geographic KidsProvides free videos, games, and resources that can be used as informational text and to build background knowledge. https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/3/23/20
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10-12 (AP English)Marco Learning's Free AP ResourcesProvides multi-week resources for AP English students. https://marcolearning.com/ap-eng-lang-three-week-writing-clinic/?fbclid=IwAR0IHsSmWM56KUyOUg1Mi4OvljKQ7PQz2qSuv-DQlOe_3-HBvf8CWyZQaRM
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Math
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K-12Exploding DotsInteractive and engaging math problem solving for all grades. Great activities to continue learning at home. guidance on website on how to use with individual students at home.https://www.explodingdots.org/3/18/20
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K-5Splash LearnMath Practice, Enrichment and Gameshttps://www.splashlearn.com/3/18/20
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K-12youcubedCheck out the tasks and more. Great parent learning resources as well. Also a ton of great math tasks that students could work on at home. Remember there is a fREE online class for students on how to learn math.https://www.youcubed.org/3/18/20
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6-12MathaliciousReal-world lessons for middle school and high school.https://www.mathalicious.com/3/18/20
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K-12Estimation 180What a great site to send students to! Building number sense one day at a time. This site has awesome activities that a student could really think about and could really empower their estimation skillshttp://www.estimation180.com/3/18/20
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3-5Bowland MathsImaginative resources for rich problem solving in secondary school mathematicshttps://www.bowlandmaths.org.uk/index.html3/18/20
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Real World MathReal World Math is a collection of free math activities for Google Earth designed for students and educators. In the virtual world of Google Earth, concepts and challenges can be presented in a meaningful way that portray the usefulness of the ideas.http://www.realworldmath.org/3/18/20
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K-12Illuminations (NCTM)Interactive lessonshttps://illuminations.nctm.org/3/18/20
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K-8National LIbrary of Virtual ManipulativesVirtual manipulativeshttp://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html3/18/20
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K-5Zearn MathTeachers can set up a class. Zearn Math offers “instruction” with a virtual teacher and games and activities. Zearn Math has set up webinars for parents and caregivers.https://www.zearn.org/3/18/20
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K-12Math TeachingIncludes lesson plans, games and more https://www.mathteaching.org/math-teacher-resources-lesson-plans-games-more/3/18/20
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K-7GregTangMathmath games for all gradeshttps://www.gregtangmath.com/3/18/20
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6-12DesmosFree Online Calculators, activities and webinars for teachers. https://www.desmos.com/3/18/20
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3-12Texas InstrumentsThere are downloads, activities, professional development opportunities and general resources including test prep.https://education.ti.com/en?keyMatch=EDUCATION&tisearch=Search-EN-everything3/18/20
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PreK*-5The Math Learning CenterGreat resources and ideas for teaching during this time of nontraditional instruction. Geared to PreK-5 familieshttps://www.mathlearningcenter.org/new/blog/preparing-remote-learning-amid-covid-19-concerns3/18/20
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1-6Boddle LearningBoddle provides adaptive math practice & assessments all through a fun game.https://boddlelearning.com/3/18/20
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K-12NRICHSecondary Curriculum, Tasks, PD and morehttps://nrich.maths.org/3/18/20
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Science Resources
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TeachersSTEM Teaching Tools Guidance Supporting Students’ Science Learning During COVID-19 School Closures
Guidance for Families: How can families support student science learning at home?
Guidance for Students: How can you continue science learning at home?
http://stemteachingtools.org/news/2020/guidance-for-supporting-science-learning-during-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR12Ph21OGaN7wKWa-WFLUiolTSDrq29cGagxGehpPFSSsoSI3pgoHoRETU3/18/20
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K-12NEEDenergy learning games, activities, videos https://www.need.org/distancelearning/3/18/20
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MSBSCS Science Learning Materials designed for the classroom that are available for free download.https://bscs.org/resources/educator-resource-center/online-resources-during-covid-19-shutdown/3/18/20
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K-MSSandboxFun, and engaging STEM videos
Tools work best if you take time to explore each connected resource
Site is organized by music, so it can be hard to navigate resources to specific needs
https://okgosandbox.org/3/18/20
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K-5NASA Climate KidsToolbox for learning about global climate changehttps://climatekids.nasa.gov/3/18/20
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K-5Mystery Science Students can explore different activities, including videos and gameshttps://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning3/18/20
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K-12PhETVaried topics across contents and grades
Great to visualize demonstrations and labs that may require a lot of time and equipment
Not as compelling as real-world simulations, many tools require Java
https://phet.colorado.edu/3/18/20
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K-12NOVA Documentaries and supporting activities let students experience science as scientists
May need to include a pre-video activity to engage students throughout the whole documentary
NOVA’s amount of resources can be overwhelming
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/3/18/20
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K-12National Science Digital Libary lesson plans, primary sources, activities, homework assignments and morehttps://nsdl.oercommons.org/3/18/20
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K-12National Geographic Geography lessons that are rooted in weather, animal science, history, and culture
Resources like activities, videos, photos, interactive maps, guides, etc.
Not personaliz-able, no way of tracking visits
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/3/18/20
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K-12
Going 3D with GRC lesson
3-Dimensional Classroom Lessons https://sites.google.com/3d-grcscience.org/going3d3/18/20
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9-12NASA Climate Good for ecology and earth science courses
Great site to help students learn how to debate claims by using scientific evidence
Actionable resources, clear citations
Information can be overwhelming and not easily searchable
https://climate.nasa.gov/3/18/20
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K-12Skype a Scientist Skype a Scientist- matching to families at home
Are you willing to talk science with a socially distancing family?
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgUuzLQIWjnXr8thUniXD0nb_-wy10gEW9FwLQjefSyFARZQ/viewform3/18/20
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K-MSPBS Kids - Design engineering challenges
directions for how to build various machines
videos of other peoples’ inventions
https://pbskids.org/designsquad/3/18/20
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K-12GLOBE Observeran international network of citizen scientists and scientists working together to learn more about our shared environment and changing climatehttps://observer.globe.gov/en/toolkit3/18/20
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K-12Council of State Science Supervisors- English Version Sample learning menu for home learning activities. Consider providing districts with home learning activities that include options that depend on low or no technology that focus on students’ interests and the world around them. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zZAZ4AOOOKURe7M_zjZJBnCG-VtJRUaH3/23/20
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K-12Council of State Science Supervisors- Spanish Version La estrategia de usar menús de aprendizaje:
Considere ofrecer a los distritos recursos educativos que incluyan opciones que dependen poco o nada en el uso de tecnología en el hogar y que se centren en los intereses de los estudiantes y el mundo que los rodea.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15wPvGR_-eBdN-uMNXC_zBsadUhrdPr3_3/23/20
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K-12Council of State Science Supervisors- Arabic Versionستراتیجیة قائمة التعلم:
ضع في اعتبارك تزوید الأحیاء بخیارات لأنشطة التعلم منخفضة أو معدومة في المنزل التي تركز على اهتمامات الطلاب والعالم من حولهم. یمكن للولایات والمدارس توفیر أنشطة قائمة التعلم كخیارات للطرق لمواصلة الطلاب التعلم في المنزل مع أسرهم وأقرانهم.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Ki7wyRc-WqY5phWK7cbbdXm6Oxo-ZxZr3/23/20
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Computer Science
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K-12 Code.orgLearning computer science when schools are closedhttps://code.org/athome3/18/20
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3-12Girls Who Code CS educational activities Girls Who Code at Home3/24/20
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Educational Technology Platforms & Resource Lists
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TeachersEd Tech teamThis resource has collated multiple links for using technology during NTI dayshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1jWelqsBmDJbOI3bGQ1SHnnhBF_CHYBE3N7I9hQm6ONc/edit3/18/20
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TeachersEdmodoOnline collaboration tool. Distance Learning Toolkit complied to assist school communities with non-traditional instruction (NTI). Edmodo is always freehttps://new.edmodo.com/?go2url=%2F%3F_ga%3D2.106758400.2026357350.1584489562-600419672.15842929103/18/20
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TeachersScreencastifyA tutorial on how to use this Chrome extension to record/speak over your screen.
In addition, this link includes a Beginner’s Guide to Screencastify
In this link, Screencastify has specific recommendations for creating content
https://www.screencastify.com/course/master-the-screencast3/18/20
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TeachersFlipGrid
Students/teachers/parents can share via selfie videos.
https://info.flipgrid.com/3/18/20
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TeachersEdPuzzleA way to flip your classroom. Free for teachers, but check the last resource in this category for access to more free features.https://edpuzzle.com/3/18/20
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TeachersGoogle ClassroomAllows for building interactive lessons and morehttps://teachercenter.withgoogle.com/first-day-trainings/welcome-to-classroom?_ga=2.47717799.1254393676.1584067017-1842356385.15840670173/18/20
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TeachersGoogle youtubeJoin Jennie Magiera, Global Head of Education Impact, as we outline common challenges, and offer quick tips for implementing distance learning through technology.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt84aUC9OG6di8kSdKzEHTQ3/18/20
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TeachersGoogle MeetVideo conference with students during the closure! This video will get you started.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbcrnI_TLy83/18/20
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Teachers EdublogsResources to assist teachers in setting up online learning https://www.theedublogger.com/3/18/20
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K-12 & Higher Ed.KahootGame-based learning toolhttps://kahoot.com/3/18/20
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TeachersMicrosoft Teams3 reasons to use Microsoft teams in your classroom and for non-traditional instruction (NTI). This is a collaborative platform that helps manage multiple groups and projects. If your district/site has Microsoft Teams, you can include your students to create online instruction.https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software3/18/20
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TeachersWriteReaderStudents are able to create online books. https://www.writereader.com/3/18/20
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AllPDF EscapeConvert any pdf into a fillable document using “PDF Escape”www.pdfescape.com3/18/20
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TeachersPeardeckLesson design, quizzes, etc. Works with Google Suite and Microsofthttps://www.peardeck.com/join3/18/20
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Social Studies
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6-12iCivicsResources for teaching Civics through interactive games. Requires setting up  a free log in account https://www.icivics.org/3/18/20
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