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Mar 25, 2020 jjamison
Common Sense Education
Inspiration for your digital classroom
The Best Virtual and Distance Learning Tools
These aren't just highly rated—they're also free or cheap! Review the picks
 
#DigCit Lessons for Learning with Tech
Support the transition to virtual learning with key lessons. Check 'em out
 
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT RESOURCES
Resources for Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Help families navigate social distancing and school closures with quality media and at-home learning opportunities. Share with families
 
 
Top Virtual Learning Tools by Grade & Subject
Hand-picked tools for every need, useful during school closures. See top picks
 
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MARCH 25, 2020
Go easy on yourself.
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Teaching Through a Pandemic: A Mindset for This Moment

Hundreds of teachers, many of them operating in countries where teach-from-home has been in place for weeks, weigh in on the mental approach you need to stay grounded in this difficult time.



Prioritize longer, student-driven assignments.
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4 Tips for Supporting Learning at Home

An educator with experience in distance learning shares what he's learned: Keep it simple, and build in as much contact as possible.



Go low-tech with pen and phone pals.
Credit: istock / Anchiy

How to Support Home Learning in Elementary Grades

A first and second grade teacher shares his home learning plan for his students and how he is engaging their families.



Support literacy and numeracy skills, and more.
Credit: Courtesy of Jayne Clare

Apps to Help Special Needs Students Learn at Home

The coronavirus creates a unique challenge for special needs students—educators share recommendations for apps to support learning at home.



Show students that success is in reach.
Credit: George Lucas Educational Foundation

Raising the Bar for Student Work

Sharing high-quality examples from past students makes expectations for classwork tangible.



 

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