The country is facing an unprecedented challenge in the face of the growing global health crisis. With schools closed across the country, it is critical that we find new ways to provide quality education for all students. In the last few weeks, many organizations have provided states, districts, schools, educators, and communities with resources to support remote learning. We’ve compiled a targeted list of FREE resources that districts, schools, teachers, and caregivers can use to support remote-based learning. #inthistogether

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CenterPoint Education Solutions Resources

We are giving FREE access to the following resources through the end of the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Diagnostic and interim assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics in grades K-11. These are available on a variety of platforms (and print-based).
  • Curriculum-aligned interim assessments for EL Education and Illustrative Mathematics. These are available on a variety of platforms (and print-based).
  • Digital and print-based formative tasks for grades K-2 to support English language arts/literacy and mathematics for early learners.
  • High school math tasks for Algebra I and Geometry. These are available in our resource library in PDF and ready to print.
  • Resource library of expertly developed digital tools, customizable assessments, professional learning modules, and instructional strategies, along with a curated, vetted collection of open education resources (OER).

 

Hosting a Digital Classroom  

  • Google Classroom Get started using Google tools and products and read a post all about using Google Classroom to teach lessons remotely. See here for Google’s comprehensive Teach from Home site. See this blog post for over 50 posts on Google Classroom tips.
    • Google Meet - Google Hangouts Meet, or just Meet, is Google's video conferencing software. This app is similar to the video calls in the free, consumer version of Hangouts, with a few additional features like real-time captions and support for up to 250 participants and 100,000 live stream viewers. See here for how to set up Meet for distance learning.
    • Google Classroom syncs with a variety of app plugins. Go here to search apps that support digital literacy, creativity, instructional tools that align with curriculum, and more! This is a great resource site to help enhance the quality of digital and personalized instruction using Google Classroom. Of note, some apps are pay-for-use, but have extended free trial periods due to COVID-19. Zoom – Schools can apply for a free Basic account with unlimited minutes by completing this online form. Here is a comprehensive guide to using Zoom for the online classroom.
  • Zoom – Schools can apply for a free Basic account with unlimited minutes by completing this online form. Here is a comprehensive guide to using Zoom for the online classroom.
  • Other online learning platforms and tools include but are not limited to...  
      • Moodle - Robust, open-source learning management platform 
      • Edmodo - Communication, collaboration, and learning management platform 
      • ClassDojo - Assignment and communication platform; great for younger learners! 
      • Seesaw - Online assignment platform. Students use tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers find or create activities to share with students. 
      • Playposit, a web and Chrome-based interactive video and assessment tool that lets teachers add interactive elements, is offering free upgrade access covering over 400 learner accounts. 
      • Flipgrid allows teachers to record a short video and then students to record a short video responding. Students can see others’ videos & respond. A great idea to use with younger students to mimic a morning meeting or circle! 
      • Kialo Edu is a custom, open source version of Kialo (kialo.com), the world's largest argument mapping and debate site, specifically designed for classroom use. This is a great tool for facilitating online discussions and Socratic seminars with a focus on amplifying student voice. 
      • Canva allows teachers and students to work collaboratively to create presentations, infographics, websites, reports, worksheets, posters, flyers and signage. A tool for project-based learning. 
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For Schools and Teachers 

 

Planning, Guidance, and Tips

 

Social-Emotional Learning and Well Being

 

CenterPoint Education Solutions Resources

We are giving FREE access to the following resources through the end of the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Diagnostic and interim assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics in grades K-11. These are available on a variety of platforms (and print-based).
  • Curriculum-aligned interim assessments for EL Education and Illustrative Mathematics. These are available on a variety of platforms (and print-based).
  • Digital and print-based formative tasks for grades K-2 to support English language arts/literacy and mathematics for early learners.
  • High school math tasks for Algebra I and Geometry. These are available in our resource library in PDF and ready to print.
  • Resource library of expertly developed digital tools, customizable assessments, professional learning modules, and instructional strategies, along with a curated, vetted collection of open education resources (OER).

 

Professional Learning Resources

 

ELA Resources

 

Math Resources

 

Social Studies & Science Resources 

  • Core Knowledge Foundation also offers open source, content-rich curricula in History and Geography and Science for grades K-8. 
  • Great Minds PhD Science for grades 3-5 has free video lessons available via their Knowledge on the Go initiative.
  • Amplify has launched resources for remote learning for use of their curricular products, including ELA, Math, and Science.
  • Open Science Education offers free high-quality instructional materials aligned to the CCSS. 
  • California Academy of Sciences offers live video events and a variety of teaching and learning resources for remote instruction. 
  • iCivics, founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, has open source materials to improve students’ civic knowledge, attitudes, and core literacy skills. They are offering advice for creating a remote learning toolkit for teachers.
  • PBS NewsHour offers teacher produced resources and lesson plans to create your own packets for students on events, government, civics, and more.
  • Common Sense Media has tips for teaching kids media smarts during breaking news, like COVID-19.
  • Discovery Education offers online K-12 curriculum for free through the end of the school year.
  • Code.org has a weekly webcast and challenge to teach computer science – even for students without computers!
  • The Council of State Science Supervisors has put together editable documents in English, Arabic, and Spanish for ways that families can continue to support science learning at home.
  • Smithsonian Museum Learning Lab offers online resources in a variety of subject areas, including lesson plans. Resources are curated by educators for educators and families.

 

Art & Physical Education Resources 

 

Early Education & Foundational Skills Resources

 

Specialized Instruction and Student Supports 

 

English Language Learners

 

 

Virtual Tours and Field Trips  

 

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Additional Resources

 

For Families
 

Preparing for Digital Learning  

Internet Access 

Social-Emotional Learning and Well Being

ELA Resources

Math Resources 

Social Studies & Science Resources

  • The classic Bill Nye-The Science Guy series offers many topical videos.  
  • Mystery Science is offering popular science lessons for easy copy-paste use. 
  • National Geographic for Kids has games, videos, articles and quizzes. 
  • The Council of State Science Supervisors has documents in English, Arabic, and Spanish with ways that families can continue to support science learning at home.

Art & Physical Education Resources

  • Hosted through The Kennedy Center on YouTube, author Mo Willems is hosting a Lunch Doodles series for students to draw along with the famed author. 
  • GoNoodle provides movement activities and lessons. 
  • Joe Wicks, known as The Body Coach, is holding kids’ P.E. classes every weekday (beginning March 23, 2020). Videos go live at 9 am each day. The workouts are designed to be kid friendly, will last about 30 minutes, and won't need much space so they can be done indoors.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga offers yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids.

Early Education Resources

Specialized Instruction and Student Supports 

Virtual Tours and Field Trips  

Other Lists

Additional Resources 

  • PBS Learning Media offers thousands of contextualized learning materials aligned to state and national standards. 
  • BrainPOP offers activities for studentsto discover, play and create with topics across the curriculum.
  • NYC Department of Educationhas a Learn at Homewith supplementary learning resources for all students, including support for students needing specialized instruction and supports.
  • Khan Academy is providing guidance for how to use their resources in a daily schedule. Khan Academy offers content in multiple subjects, with many resources for math. When using the platform, students can navigate the site independently, click on links within a subject and learn through videos and practice questions, unable to move on to the next skill until they’ve advanced through the current one.
  • Home Learning Choice Board – Provides hyperlinks for different instructional categories of activities students can complete. 
  • A School Meal Finder tool from Hoonuit to help families find meal sites while schools are closed.