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K-12 Subject Matter Specific Support Resources

As higher education campuses across the country mobilize quickly to deliver face-to-face programs in a virtual synchronous setting, local K-12 schools are also being faced with the same issue. Academic Partnerships would like to help school districts with strategies for online instruction. These resources detail how teachers and administrators can leverage new and existing tools to help speed the process of virtual delivery and also help students so they can know what to expect in an online class.

This page will be updated regularly to include new information.

Updated as of 9.28.20

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Resources

Video-conferencing Tips

K-12 Zoom Training

Tips and Tools for Teachers and Administrators – Virtual Delivery

Tips and Tools for Students - Participating in Virtual Coursework

Provider: Annenberg Learner

Title: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

K-12 educators, students, and lifelong learners may access Annenberg Learner resources for free at Learner.org. When on the website you can select “professional development” or “classroom” and access resources for either or both by subject area.


Provider: ACT

Title: ACT Training for K-12 Professionals

Audience: Educational Leadership (Superintendents, Principals, etc.)

Category: Professional Development

ACT training events provide the opportunity to:

  • Learn strategies that are immediately useful in the classroom
  • Examine new ways to use ACT data when counseling students
  • Make connections between curriculum and college and career readiness

Provider: PBS TeacherLine

Title: Professional Development from America’s #1 Trusted Educational Media Brand

Audience: K -12 Teachers with a Focus on K-3

Category: Professional Development

There are both facilitated courses for graduated credit and self-paced courses for certificates available. PBS TeacherLine offers courses that can inspire, educate, and reinvigorate your teaching strategies! PBS TeacherLine offers self-paced courses typically require 1.5 to 4 hours of study.


Provider: Families In Schools

Title: Staff Professional Development

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

Families In Schools has developed an array of tools and trainings that help educational institutions, and community based organization, better work with and partner with families.


Provider: TED Talks Education by Apple

Title: TED Education

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

What should future schools look like? How do brains learn? Some of the world's greatest educators, researchers, and community leaders share their stories and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world


Provider: ALISON

Title: Teaching and Training Professionals Courses

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

These free online teaching and training professionals courses will teach you how to effectively instruct and understand the needs of a variety of learners. Assembled with many different types of student in mind, this page contains courses designed to teach you how you can best instruct others, be they students with special needs, working professionals, or even other teachers!


Provider: edX-K12

Title: K- 12 Courses

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

Take free online K12 education courses to build your skills and advance your career. Take courses about K12 education and other in-demand topics from top universities and institutions around the world on edX.


Provider: edWeb.net

Title: Free Education Webinars

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

It offers free Webinars. You can ioin live or receive a link to the recording and then you will earn a certificate in curriculum and instruction.


Provider: Intel

Title: Education Teaching Tools and Resources

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

On-going professional development is a critical factor in education transformation. For technology implementations to be successful, teachers need the skills to make effective use of the technology in the classroom. Intel’s teacher professional development courses help teachers move towards mastering those skills, improving teaching and learning.


Provider: DePaul College of Education

Title: `K-12 Online Teaching Resources

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development and Teaching Resources

Webinars on teaching online in all subject areas to make sure students are engaged and students are effectively being assessed.
Also included are various links divided by subject area for resources for teaching


Provider: Acer for Education

Title: Remote Learning: a comparison among top collaboration tools

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

A comparison for collaboration tools


Provider: AALAS

Title: RTOL

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

A guide for the rapid transition to online providing a step by step guide and distill the most essential needs.


Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

There are instructional resources by subject provided but also information on online pedagogy to help teachers move to online


Provider: NYC Department of Education

Title: Learn at Home

Audience: K-12 All Subject Areas

Category: Professional Development

Information for parents and teachers about learning at home.

Provider: Understanding Language website by Stanford

Title: Understanding Language

Audience: K-12 ELA

Category: Professional Development

Professional development courses and resources for language teachers.


Provider: Achieve 3000

Title: Achieve3000 Literacy at Home Digital

Audience: K-12 ELA

Category: Professional Development

Log in any time and read great articles and stories and then complete activities that will help you build your skills.


Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: K-12 ELA

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for all subject areas and divided by grade bands. The subject areas each have a helpful chart indicating the audience level and the main element of the resource.


Provider: Read Write Think

Title: ReadWriteThink

Audience: K-12 ELA

Category: Teaching Resources

This website provides classroom resources, professional development, videos, and parent resources for reading and language.

Provider: Midnight Music

Title: Free Music Tech Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Music

Category: Professional Development

A list of courses, most of which are free, to gain a professional development certificate for music educators.


Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: K-12 Arts

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for all subject areas and divided by grade bands. The subject areas each have a helpful chart indicating the audience level and the main element of the resource.


Provider: The Art Assignment

Title: Assignments

Audience: K-12 Arts

Category: Teaching Resources

Educational video series that explores art and art history through the various lenses. Co-production of PBS Digital Studios and Complexly.


Provider: The Kennedy Center

Title: Lessons & Activities

Audience: K-12 Arts

Category: Teaching Resources

Arts-centered, standards-based resources for in and out of school. Filter content by grade, arts subject, and duration.


Provider: Google

Title: Arts & Culture

Audience: K-12 Arts

Category: Teaching Resources

Online platform for over 2000 museums and archives. Contains associated activities as well. Also has an available app.


Provider: Save the Music Foundation

Title: Music Education Resources

Audience: K-12 Music

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for remote teaching and learning, online education, and virtual concerts and tours.

Provider: Education Week

Title: Math Webinars

Audience: K-12 Math

Category: Professional Development

Education Week includes a collection of free webinars on mathematics and professional development resources for teachers.


Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: K-12 Math

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for all subject areas and divided by grade bands. The subject areas each have a helpful chart indicating the audience level and the main element of the resource.


Provider: Share My Lesson

Title: Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

Audience: K-12 Math

Category: Teaching Resources

This resource contains lesson plans, resources, webinars, and activities on math, financial literacy, and statistics. This resource page was created during April 2020.


Provider: Math Games

Title: Math Games

Audience: K-8 Math

Category: Teaching Resources

Free math games for skill practice. Games available for a variety of skill sets. Instructors can also create PDF worksheets from the content.


Provider: Desmos

Title: Desmos Teacher Classroom Activities

Audience: 7-12 Math

Category: Teaching Resources

A digital collection of free math activities for teachers and students. Contains videos and interactive components.

Provider: Harvard

Title: Online Science Courses

Audience: K-12 Science

Category: Professional Development

Expand your horizons and enroll in one of hundreds of free, credit or open certificate science courses through Harvard University’s Online Learning program.


Provider: edX Science

Title: edX

Audience: K-12 Science

Category: Professional Development and Teaching Resources

Science is one of the most popular subjects on edX and online courses range from beginner to advanced levels. Areas of study include neuroscience, genotyping, DNA methylation, innovations in environmental science, modern astrophysics and more from top universities and institutions worldwide.


Provider: MIT Open CourseWare

Title: Open Courses

Audience: K-12 Science

Category: Professional Development

It offers a variety of free online science courses


Provider: American Chemical Society

Title: Chemistry Education Resources

Audience: K-12 Chemistry

Category: Teaching Resources

Lesson plans, classroom resources, and activities for chemistry at home


Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: K-12 Science

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for all subject areas and divided by grade bands. The subject areas each have a helpful chart indicating the audience level and the main element of the resource.

Provider: PBS Learning Media

Title: Bring the World to Your Classroom

Audience: K-12 STEM

Category: Teaching Resources

PBS curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for PD in STEM.


Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: K-12 STEM

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for all subject areas and divided by grade bands. The subject areas each have a helpful chart indicating the audience level and the main element of the resource.


Provider: The Concord Consortium

Title: STEM Resource Finder

Audience: K -12 STEM and Science and Math

Category: Teaching Resources

Accurate models and activities that can be filtered by type and grade. Contains physics, chemistry, life science, engineering, earth & space, and mathematics examples.


Provider: Science Buddies

Title: STEM Activities for Kids

Audience: K-6 STEM

Category: Teaching Resources

Explore experiments, engineering challenges, and demonstrations.


Provider: Jason Learning

Title: Free Webinars for Educators

Audience: K-12 STEM

Category: Professional Development

Free webinars offered to teachers and administrators about teaching STEM at a distance.

Provider: National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

Title: NCSS Institutes and Webinars

Audience: K-12 Social Studies

Category: Professional Development

NCSS provides webinars to some of the best educational programming available to the social studies professional


Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: K-12 Social Studies

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for all subject areas and divided by grade bands. The subject areas each have a helpful chart indicating the audience level and the main element of the resource.


Provider: Britannica Digital Learning

Title: Britannica Launch Packs Social Studies

Audience: High School Social Studies

Category: Teaching Resources

Free, emergency support and virtual-learning classroom resources for Social Studies


Provider: Big History Project

Title: Big History Project

Audience: K-12 Social Studies

Category: Teaching Resources

Free, online social studies course that emphasizes skill development. Online professional development and a teacher community is also available.

Provider: The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)

Title: PDP – Professional Development Courses

Audience: K-12 Special Education

Category: Professional Development

This site provides a selection of PDP Courses, Video Lectures, and PowerPoint Presentation


Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: K-12 Special Education

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for all subject areas and divided by grade bands. The subject areas each have a helpful chart indicating the audience level and the main element of the resource.
Be sure to check out “Supporting Students with Disabilities”


Provider: NYC Department of Education

Title: Specialized Instruction and Student Supports

Audience: K-12 Special Education

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources designed to support children at home including information on assistive technology and therapy supports for physical, speech, and motor skills.

Provider: Coursera

Title: Arizona State University TESOL Professional Certificate

Audience: K-12 TESOL

Category: Professional Development

“This course is designed for anyone who wants to teach English anywhere in the world. If you want to become a teacher, polish your teaching skills, or add a credential to your resume, this is the course for you! Get certified by a nationally-ranked university.”


Provider: U Texas

Title: Foreign Language Teaching Methods

Audience: Foreign Language Teachers

Category: Professional Development

The website provides professional development learning modules for foreign language instruction at the high-school level


Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: Foreign Language Teachers

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for all subject areas and divided by grade bands. The subject areas each have a helpful chart indicating the audience level and the main element of the resource.


Provider: Colorín Colorado!

Title: Resource Library

Audience: ELL Teachers

Category: Teaching Resources

Guides and toolkits, reading tip sheets for parents/educators, ELL resources from A-Z, the DOE English Learner Tool Kit, and a FAQ page about teaching English Language Learners

Provider: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Title: Resources for Continuous education during school closures

Audience: K- 12 PE and Health teachers

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources are provided for all subject areas and divided by grade bands. The subject areas each have a helpful chart indicating the audience level and the main element of the resource.


Provider: Online Physical Education Network (OPEN)

Title: Tools for Creating an Active Home

Audience: K-12 PE Teachers

Category: Teaching Resources

Resources provided for and by Physical Education instructors teaching at a distance and parents that homeschool. Contains physical activity logs (K-12) in both English and Spanish. Also contains 7-week Phys Ed packets for k-2, 3-5, middle school, and high school.


Provider: Hip Hop Public Health (HHPH)

Title: Hip Hop Public Health Resource Center

Audience: K-12 PE and Health teachers

Category: Teaching Resources

Repository of music, videos, and teaching guides. These resources can be sorted by content area, media type, grade level, and Health Ed and Phys Ed learning standards


Provider: Peer Health Exchange

Title: Let’s Talk: Your Health

Audience: High School Health teachers

Category: Teaching Resources

A library of health resources, including videos by peer health educators, to help teens take care of themselves (Stress, anxiety, sexual health, etc.)


Provider: FITNESSGRAM The Cooper Institute

Title: COVID-19 Fitness & PE Resources

Audience: K-12 PE Teachers

Category: Teaching Resources

A list of free resources for physical education and physical activity for students, parents and teachers who are practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Provider: Edsurge

Title: Teachers are Living in a Tinderbox of Stressful Conditionings: These Scientific Approaches Can Help

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

Scientific approaches to dealing with the stress associated with COVID.


Provider: NEA Today

Title: Social-Emotional Learning Should be Priority During Covid-19 Crisis

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

Take a look as to why social and emotional needs need to be addressed during the pandemic.


Provider: Center on Great Teachers and Leaders

Title: What About You? Strategies for Supporting Educator Resilience and Trauma-Informed Self-Care

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

The National Education Association recently co-sponsored a webinar that explored how educators can use trauma-informed self-care and resilience-building strategies to help cope in these stressful times. You can listen to the entire webinar, recorded on April 23, below.


Provider: Ruler

Title: Managing Anxiety Around COVID-19: Tips for You and Your School Community

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Category: Professional Development

Easy bulleted list with tips to manage anxiety


Provider: Casel Cares

Title: Covid Resources

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administration, and Community

Category: Professional Development

A new initiative from the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning that connects the SEL community with experts to support schools and teachers during the COVID-19 crisis.


Provider: Cult of Pedagogy

Title: Social-Emotional Learning: Not Just for Kids

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

In this post on The Cult of Pedagogy, Wendy Turner explains how she models the five core SEL competencies in her classroom and why teachers should lead by example.


Provider: Edutopia

Title: Covid-19’s Impact on Students’ Academic and Mental Well-Being

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

Take a look at how the pandemic is impacting students’ mental health and how you can address this need.


Provider: American Institutes for Research

Title: Building Positive Conditions for Learning at Home: Strategies and Resources for Families and Caregivers

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Community

Category: Professional Development

The American Institutes for Research created Building Positive Conditions for Learning at Home: Strategies and Resources for Families and Caregivers to support parents and caregivers in creating positive conditions for learning at home. The resource, available in English and Spanish, addresses offers strategies, describes developmental differences to consider, and identifies a few resources that go deeper into the topic.


Provider: Casel

Title: Sel and COVID-19

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning offers suggestions for educators on addressing the social and emotional needs of students. They also started the CASEL CARES initiative, which offers resources including SEL tips and information for anyone who works with children and a webinar series on various topics, such as how to support SEL at home.


Provider: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Title: Supporting Students’ SEL and Mental Health Needs During COVID-19

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

The webinar, Supporting Students’ SEL and Mental Health Needs During COVID-19, discusses how districts can address the mental health needs of students and support their social and emotional learning (SEL) growth during the COVID-19 school closures. The webinar was developed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in partnership with Transforming Education, and Walker Cares.


Provider: Lorea Martinez

Title: Learning is Social, Emotional, and Academic

Audience: Homeschooling Parents

Category: Professional Development/Blog

In a Learning Is Social, Emotional and Academic blog, Lorea Martinez offers parents homeschooling tips to ensure social emotional learning is a part of student learning.


Provider: Sanford Harmony

Title: Various Titles

Audience: K-12 Teachers/Parents

Category: Professional Development

Sanford Harmony, a Pre-K-6 research-based social emotional learning program, promotes positive peer relations among students through lessons and activities that encourage communication, collaboration, and mutual respect. These free resources can be used by parents at home to help children express feelings and solve problems together.


Provider: National Association of School Psychologists

Title: Health Crisis Resources (Various Resources)

Audience: K-12 Teachers/Administrators

Category: Professional Development

The National Association of School Psychiatrists has developed a set of materials for schools and districts to support for their students and community around COVID-19 and pandemics.


Provider: Afterschool Alliance

Title: Afterschool && Summer in the Time of COVID-19

Audience: k-12 Teacher/Afterschool Professional

Category: Professional Development

The Afterschool Alliance has FAQs and resources about how the afterschool field can support communities during the pandemic, including by supporting essential workers with childcare and providing free meals and food support.


Provider: Ohio Department of Education

Title: How to Your Child’s Health and Well-Being During Ohio’s Ordered School Building Closer

Audience: K-12 Parents

Category: Professional Development

The Ohio Department of Education has a checklist of how to support your child’s social, emotional, and behavioral health while the school building is closed.


Provider: Oregon Department of Education

Title: Mental Health Guidance for School Counselors, Other Mental Health Professionals and Administrators

Audience: School Counselors, Administrators, and Health Professionals

Category: Professional Development

The Oregon Department of Education has created mental health guidance for school counselors and other administrators, as well as guidance on how to support educator and student mental and emotional wellbeing.


Provider: Oregon Department of Education

Title: Supporting Student and Educator Mental and Emotional Well-Being in Distance Learning

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

Oregon Department of Education put together some suggestions to help teachers navigate these unprecedented times as they support students with mental and emotional well-being in distance learning.


Provider: Pasadena High School Community School

Title: Resources for Supporting Pasadena Unified Students and Families during COVID-19 School Closure

Audience: K-12 Students and Families

Category: Professional Development

The Pasadena High School Community Schools Initiative created a resource guide of hyperlocal supports for students and families, including physical health and food access resources, and socio-emotional wellbeing.


Provider: Phoenix Union High School District

Title: My Arizona School District Contacts Every Student, Every Day, to Check on Families’ Physical, Mental Emotional Health. Yours Can, Too.

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

Phoenix Union High School District in Arizona launched the Every Student, Every Day initiative so that staff members can contact each of the district’s 30,000 students each day to check in. The initiative includes a framework and protocols to protects privacy.


Provider: Ohio Department of Education

Title: Returning to School: Supporting the Social, Emotional and Behavioral Health of Students and Staff

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

Information on self-care, social and emotional needs, and how to address behavioral issues that may arise. The site includes many additional resources that are extremely helpful for these key topics.

Provider: The Heckinger Report

Title: Helping Kids Who are Feeling Isolated and Anxious After Schools Shut Down

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

A look into how to help students feel engaged and connected.


Provider: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Title: Creative Communities Are Addressing Social Isolation

Audience: Education Community

Category: Professional Development

Social connections are not just nice to have—they can significantly affect our health and well-being. Inspired by creative approaches abroad, communities across the United States are taking steps to reduce social isolation and increase residents’ sense of belonging.


Provider: School News Network

Title: Helping Student Struggling with Isolation Induced Anxiety and Other Mental Health Issues

Audience: K-12 Guidance Counselors

Category: Professional Development

Now that they can’t meet with students behind a closed door in their office, school mental health workers are finding other ways to help.


Provider: WestEd

Title: How Schools Ensure Social Connections During Physical Isolation

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

A webinar on how schools can help maintain social connections during physical isolation.


Provider: Search Institute

Title: Building Developmental Relationships During the COVID-19 Crisis

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

A helpful checklist to help educators connect with students.

Provider: NEA Today

Title: An Unequal Starting Place

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

This article identifies privilege and helps to spread awareness that the pandemic does not impact all students equally.


Provider: Edutopia

Title: Covid-19s Impact Students Academic and Mental Well Being

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

The pandemic has revealed—and exacerbated—inequities that hold many students back. Here’s how teachers can help.


Provider: Disability Rights Texas

Title: Coronavirus Pandemic and Rights of Students with Disabilities

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

This resource highlights some key special education requirements that may assist you in ensuring that a student with a disability continues to receive a free and appropriate public education.


Provider: Disability Rights Texas

Title: Best Practices for Serving English Language Learners and Their Families

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

Are you looking for culturally responsive ways to support English language learners? Based on our recently updated ELL best practices guide, this webinar presents specific tools and strategies for supporting ELLs in instruction, family engagement, classroom culture and school policies. Participants will also review and understand the legal obligations for serving ELLs and identify ways to enhance their current practices.


Provider: Teaching Tolerance

Title: Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education: Family and Community Engagement

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

A look at how send culturally sensitive communication and understanding communities.

Provider: Vedamo

Title: Virtual Classroom Management Tips

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

Explore a few helpful tips for virtual classroom management that work for both group and individual lessons.


Provider: Room to Discover Educational Services

Title: Online Classroom Management – Five Tips for Teachers in Transitions

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

Learn how to approach classroom management for the virtual classroom.


Provider: Edutopia

Title: Extending Classroom Management Online

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

Nine suggestions to help you provide online learners with class norms and expectations and a sense of community.


Provider: Teach Hub

Title: Classroom Management in an Online Environment

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

The challenges of online learning are discussed along with strategies for classroom management.


Provider: Technology Resource Teachers

Title: Virtual Classroom Management

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

Tools to help with management such as online noise meter, stop watch, point trackers, and random name selector


Provider: GCU K12 Educational Development

Title: Virtual Classroom Management: CDP’s Weekly Webinar

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Webinar

This webinar features online tools and resources to help educators better communicate and engage with K-12 students. Managing a classroom in a virtual environment can still be accomplished by borrowing familiar strategies from the physical classroom.


Provider: edWeb.net

Title: Increase student learning with these classroom management tools

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Webinar

Topics included:

  • Class behavior sites for every age group, from ClassDojo to ClassCraft to Google Classroom tools that measure classroom sound levels
  • Timers for students to monitor their time management
  • Random student selectors and random group creators to help students feel they are treated equally and fairly
  • Online discussions or group collaboration to increase student engagement
  • Badges as a method of classroom management

Provider: edsurge

Title: Here’s What Schools Can Do For the Millions of Students Without Internet Access

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

This article looks at how you can help students who do not have internet access when instruction is happening virtually.


Provider: NBC News

Title: How to reach students without internet access during the coronavirus? Schools get creative

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

A look into a creative solution for students without internet access.


Provider: Education Development Trust

Title: What steps are being taken to reach the most disadvantaged students during the period of Covid-19 school closure?

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

This article looks at how disadvantaged students are impacted by school closures and what steps should be taken to alleviate the inequality.

Tool: Canvas

Start here: https://community.canvaslms.com/

Any question you have can be answered by the search feature! They also provide a comprehensive list of tutorial videos.


Tool: Google Classroom

Learn how to use Classroom to manage coursework, organize assignments, boost collaboration, and foster better communication. Get started today with resources, tips, and tricks from the educator.

Provider: Teacher’s Tech

Title: How to Use Google Classroom 2020 – Tutorial for Beginners

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

This video tutorial will show you how to use Google Classroom for Beginners 2020. Google Classroom for Teachers is a fantastic way to help with remote or online learning. I will also show how Google Classroom for students works. Click on the below timestamps to navigate to different parts of the video.


Tool: Seesaw

Start here: The Seesaw help center is very robust.

The website also offers information on using Seesaw for remote learning.

Seesaw offers training for teachers - live trainings resume in August 2020

Provider: Seesaw

Title: Professional Development for teachers in Seesaw for Schools

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

Learn how to use Seesaw for Schools in this hands-on, 30 minute training designed for K-12 teachers! We'll cover Seesaw basics, provide lesson ideas and examples, and leave you with some time to plan how you'll use Seesaw in your classroom tomorrow.


Tool: Schoology

From Schoology: This area is an aggregate of all the videos you see inside help articles, as well as additional videos you might find helpful.

Provider: Schoology

Title: New to Schoology? Learn the Basics for Online Learning

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

New to Schoology? Learn the Basics for Online Learning: Get guided help from an educational expert on our professional learning team. She will walk you through the basics of setting up your online course in Schoology.


Tool: Edmo

Watch and learn! The following short videos will provide an introduction to many features of Edmodo, helping to jump-start your Edmodo experience.

In addition to regular live webinars, Edmodo has many recorded webinars that you can view at any time.


Tool: Blackboard

Start here to learn about Blackboard, the left hand navigation has helpful links for categories such as assignments, interacting with students, grading, etc.

Blackboard also provides videos to help you learn the LMS.

The following list of common questions can help you learn and troubleshoot.


Tool: Bitmoji

Start here with the new user guide.

Provider: Howfinity

Title: How to Set Up and Use Bitmoji

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

Bitmoji is a must-have if you have an iPhone and Android. When emojis are not enough, Bitmoji can say so much with a simple text.


Tool: Bitmoji

Start here with the new user guide.

Provider: imore

Title: How to Even Bitmoji: The Ultimate Guide

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

This article from imore is the "ultimate guide" to Bitmoji, including how to use and why to use Bitmoji.


Tool: Bitmoji

Start here with the new user guide.

Provider: Ditch That Textbook

Title: Bitmojis for your Students: How to Create and Share Them

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

This site will help you learn how to create and share Bitmojis with your students.


Tool: Bitmoji

Start here with the new user guide.

Provider: Cool Tools for School

Title: Thing 14: Bitmoji Fun

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

What are they and how do I make a bitmoji?


Tool: Peardeck

Start here with the PearDeck Getting Started Deck slides.

Once you are comfortable, make use of their trainings/webinars which range from beginner sessions to information on teaching remotely

If you have questions while you are using the tool, PearDeck offers help videos.


Tool: Edpuzzle

Start here! Edpuzzle offers getting started videos, webinars and even breaks the content down by grade level.

Need more help? All your questions are answered here.


Tool: Webcams

Provider: iSpring

Title: Top 6 Cameras for Video Lectures

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

Learn about options for recording lectures


Tool: Webcams

Provider: insynchtraining

Title: To Webcam or Not to Webcam

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

Learn about best practices for using a webcam


Tool: Webcams

Provider: Udemy

Title: Webcam Videography: Better Videos, Webinars, Livestreams

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

Make your webcam videos look and sound better!


Tool: WeVideo

WeVideo offers a collection of videos to help you learn and use the tool.

Provider: Teachers Tech

Title: WeVideo – Detailed Tutorial

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

This tutorial from teachers tech can help you learn how to use WeVideo.


Tool: Screencastify

Start here to learn about screencastify.

Provider: Technology for Teachers and Students on

Title: Easy Screen Recording with Screencastify

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Category: Professional Development

Learn how to use the free version of Screencastify to create your own screen recordings or screencasts. Screencastify is a Google Chrome Extension that makes it easy and simple to record your screen.