Please find resources below to assist your school in planning for e-Learning days overall and now specifically to the COVID-19 virus. The information below is not an exhaustive list, but will provide you with information to allow for internal discussion and planning. See also, https://www.aoptech.org/e-learning-resources.html for additional resources and “how-to’s.”
Planning Overview / Recommendations
- School Planning Guide – Planning recommendations for administrators, teachers and students, along with tips for online learning.
- Online Learning Doctrine – Planning support for use by grade band and expectations for teaching and learning.
- Practical Ed Tech – A streamlined resource for Tips and Tools for Teaching Remotely. Download a .pdf version of the book or look for tutorials on using Google Hangouts Meet or Zoom for video conferencing.
- Google Blog – The blog post from Google’s Global Head of Education Impact provides recommendations on how to keep students engaged during e-learning sessions.
- CDW-G e-Learning Days Resources – A full slate of resources and articles to help support e-learning.
- Coronavirus Virtual Learning Offers – A spreadsheet with 35 online resources.
- Wakelet – A curation of online learning resources where companies are primarily responding to the COVID-19 virus and providing resources and support for closed schools.
- Home Learning Slides – A collection of tools, sites and resources that can support home learning. Tools are identified by grade and are identified as easy, medium or difficult to set up.
- Arrupe Virtual Online – A resource from Arrupe Virtual Online, formally Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy, providing general considerations when moving to online learning from traditional environments.
- Early Years Distance Learning Resources – A spreadsheet of online learning resources for early to middle elementary students.
- Google Hangouts Meet – Google is rolling out the premium version of Hangouts Meet (online video conferencing) to GSuite customers on July 1st, 2020. Hangouts Meet allows you to hold a class via video call. Teachers will be able to record lessons on their computer and post them to a Learning Management System (LMS). Examples: Google Classroom, Edmodo, Schoology
- Preparing Students to Work From Home with Chromebooks – Review information on settings to use Chromebooks for learning for the first time.
- Zoom – Video conferencing solution.
- EzTalks – Video conferencing solution.
- Smart Learning Suite Online – Smart Technologies is offering complimentary access to Smart Learning Suite Online (SLSO) during school closures. The link provided will allow access to the application.
- A Teacher’s Guide to Going Remote Using the Record in Meet Function – This guide helps illustrate the process of going remote using Meet and how best to integrate the record functionality while leveraging Google Classroom.
- How to Schedule, Post and Customize Google Hangout Meet Events – A step by step guide of how to create a Google Meet (video call) event. Step 3 will show you how to share the location to Google Classroom. Must be signed into your school’s GSuite account.
- Hangout Meets Training and Help – This resource from the G Suite Learning Center contains system requirements, settings and troubleshooting resources.
- Tips for Enabling Distance Learning through G Suite and Chrome – This is a training module provided by the Google Teacher Center to support teachers understanding of how to use Google Classroom and G Suite tools for distance learning.