FEA has collected a number of resource for educators and parents to engage in education and distance learning while Florida’s schools are closed due to the COVID pandemic.
- Florida DOE March 24 memo (PDF, 755 K) to Superintendents setting goal of implementing distance learning by March 30.
- AFT’s Share My Lesson has compiled resources for online learning
- Digital Learning and COVID-19 from NEA’s Education and Policy Practice team (PDF, 174K)
- Resource links from NEA’s Education and Policy Practice’s Digital Learning and COVID-19 PDF (linked above)
- Strategies from NEA’s Education and Policy Practice’s Digital Learning and COVID-19 PDF (linked above)
- Higher Education Resources from NEA’s Education and Policy Practice’s Digital Learning and COVID-19 PDF (linked above)
- Eduscape’s Continuity of Learning webinars
How to make lesson videos, screen recordings in less than 6 minutes from teacher Andrew Borne (H/T Jeff Solochek)
- PBS is providing daily activities for children
- Virtual field trips to places like Mars, Yellowstone National Park, the San Diego Zoo and many others.
- A Facebook group, Amazing Educational Resources, has compiled a list of (several hundred) free subscriptions from educational companies.
- A list of authors doing virtual readings and other reading resources
NEA’s Education and Policy Practice Tools & Resources
For your convenience, the tools & resources listed below are reproduced from the Digital Learning and COVID-19 (PDF, 174K) written by NEA’s Education and Policy Practice team.
This Google Doc has compiled companies that have announced enhanced or free services to schools as they deal with COVID-19-related closures.
The National Network of State Teachers of the Year created this Google Sheet, which encompasses online resources, relevant strategies and articles, considerations for educators, and a list of what conversations are looking like in schools and districts across the country.
This robust library of more than 3,500 tools encompasses all P-12 grade levels and a variety of subject areas.
Tech & Learning compiled their list of sites, platforms, and online resources that support remote learning when school is closed.
The Albert team provides a comprehensive list of helpful learning tools, information on common benefits and drawbacks of remote learning, and a few strategies for keeping students engaged while remote.
This list encompasses a wide variety of software solutions to maintain collaboration and work remotely with your team.
This spreadsheet includes more than 100 education companies offering free services to educators during the COVID-19 outbreak.
ISTE and EdSurge published this set of tools – including articles, podcasts, webinars, and community resources – for helping schools navigate the difficulty of dealing with coronavirus.
NEA’s Education and Policy Practice Strategies
For your convenience, the strategy links listed below are reproduced from the Digital Learning and COVID-19 (PDF, 174K) written by NEA’s Education and Policy Practice team.
This article provides best practices related to digital learning to ensure quality and engaging instruction during the suspension of face-to-face learning during the COVID-10 pandemic.
Included in this article are five action steps to help school leaders craft an effective outreach plan for dealing with COVID-19.
This article includes best ideas from educators from around the world, many of whom have already been teaching during coronavirus closures.
NEA’s Education and Policy Practice Higher Education Resources
For your convenience, the resources listed below are reproduced from the Digital Learning and COVID-19 (PDF, 174K) written by NEA’s Education and Policy Practice team.
This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to prepare for and teaching in Higher Education from one’s online introductory video to assisting students who are having difficulty adjusting to the transition.
Similarly, this article provides tips for online teaching in higher education; however, it also provides guidelines on ‘active’ learning, group assignments, and multimedia assignments.
This CDC document provides guidance for Higher Education administrators of public and private institutions prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students, staff, and faculty.
The Chronicle of Higher Education provides resource guides that walks instructors through different scenarios, including complex ones, such as how to replicate lab activities online.
This article provides tips, best practices, and encouragement for higher education faculty to provide engaging pedagogy regardless of one’s comfort level with online teaching.