You may want to establish an "online hub" where you can distribute student learning tasks, share resources, gather feedback, and keep everyone in the loop.
You can use Edmodo to deliver lessons to students and to allow them to collaborate with you and one another. (Free) Great for middle and high school students
Students can demonstrate and share learning through Seesaw.me
Office 365 Teams and Groups
Screen recording for Mac:
You can use Quicktime player to record your computer screen with narration.
Screen casting with Microsoft Teams
Screen casting with Loom:
Record your face, your screen, or both with Loom. Introduction and tutorial
Zoom - Video / webinar software
Live stream on Youtube:
Interact with your students in real time: Youtube live streaming
Interactive student responses:
Create topics and let students respond by video: Flipgrid
Make Youtube videos interactive with EdPUzzle
Create interactive YouTube videos to check students’ understanding. You can also monitor the time spent viewing a video: EdPuzzle
We've been granted a pro upgrade. Use this URL to sign into your account (or sign up if you don't have one) to get automatically upgraded: https://edpuzzle.com/schools/join/z5pny9
Check out these short video tutorials to get started with Edpuzzle and remote learning: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKl8fZYdu71G9SRdhkKaD9Y8AO1c8rb80
Virtual lessons and study aids
Extensive list of educational resources
Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings from Amazing Educational Resources. This is the list of all lists. Lots of great resources that are updated continually: http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com
Quizlet - Interactive study guides:
Make interactive study material, learning activities and games with Quizlet
Nearpod - Interactive digital lessons:
Use Nearpod to create interactive lessons or choose lessons from their library and evaluate student responses. Using Nearpod to keep students engaged through school closures
Academy4SC - Educational videos and lesson plans for Social Studies, Psychology, ELA, Sociology
Academy4SC is a video series on various psychology, rhetoric, logic, reasoning, and economic topics. Each video comes with an explanation of the topic as well as a lesson plan.
Math, Science, Arts, Humanities, Economics, Computing, and test prep lessons
MathScore - Math activities
Lower to Middle school math, Algebra I and Geometry practice lessons http://www.mathscore.com
Individuals can use this for free by signing up for the free home version. Teachers that want free full access to all of the topics for the remainder of this school year can inquire here
K-12 - Achieve3000 Literacy at Home Digital provides access to engaging non-fiction articles at 3 reading levels. Topics range from science and social studies to current events. Each article is part of a lesson designed to nurture students’ critical thinking skills and check their understanding of the articles. Setting up an account is easy with self-rostering capabilities.
Also offers printable packets: https://remotesupport.achieve3000.com
Engaging learning games, animated movies and activities: Brainpop.com
LSA and Westlake both subscribe to BrainPop. Let us know if you need help logging in.
They are offering free access to schools affected by COVID-19.
Slido for Education
Make lectures and virtual classes more engaging. Free for all until July 1st
Actively Learn's Pre-made content library:
Catalog of pre-made assignments for middle and high school students (English, Science, Social Studies): Actively Learn
Tynker - Computer science curriculum
Coding for students - they are offering the entire curriculum free for those closing due to COVID-19. Click here for info
Tynker training for teachers
Flashcards by Tinycards
This flashcard-making platform is based on the Duolingo language learning concept. Search for flash card lessons for your student, make your own, or let students create them. Tinycards
Padlet - Digital bulletin board
Create an online bulletin board that students can contribute to: Padlet
10 Virtual tools for the math classroom
Microsoft Forms for assessments
With Microsoft Forms, you can create surveys, quizzes, and polls, and easily see results as they come in. When you create a quiz or survey, you can invite others to respond to it using any web browser, even on mobile devices. As results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses. Form data, such as quiz results, can be easily exported to Excel for additional analysis or grading. Click here to learn how
Formative is an assessment tool where students can type, draw, or submit images to demonstrate their understanding.
We've been granted free access until the end of the year. Email Shana if you'd like to be added to our organization's account.
Quizizz - Create quizzes:
Free self-paced quizzes to review, assess, and engage—in class and at home: Quizizz
Kahoot - Quiz games:
Students can complete self-paced Kahoot games by themselves at home using self-paced challenge mode. Make your own Kahoots or search their library for ready-made ones. Kahoot
Plagiarism checker - Turnitin.com
Twitter hashtags to follow:
Public Library Resources
Houston Public Library - get a library card to access digital material
Friendswood library - digital materials and drive-thru access to physical materials
Ft. Bend County libraries - digital materials and drive-thru access to physical materials
Pasadena Public Library - digital materials available
Other resources and articles
See pdf (below) for Jennifer Ward's extensive list of resources