Distance Learning

General Resources

See also: ComputersTeachers – Technology Tools

BT BOCES School Closure Toolkit
To support schools during the current closure, this site will provide recommended resources and tutorials.
The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning
Well-planned online learning experiences are meaningfully different from courses offered online in response to a crisis or disaster. While aimed at the post-secondary level, this article should be of interest to any teacher doing online instruction.
Edmodo Distance Learning Toolkit
Resources on distance learning from the free distance learning platform Edmodo.
EdTech with Edsall
Rebecca Edsell writes I have added some pages to my website that have resources on creating a Google Classroom, making a Google Site and using video to instruct. I will be adding to this site as things develop. … My focus and intent is to provide tools teachers can learn quickly and have free access to now, rather than overwhelm with new ideas.
Google Teach from Home
A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. A handy website with all sorts of tips for using Google tools in remote teaching.
Teaching with Video
This site was designed as a quick introduction to teaching using video. There are many resources on YouTube teachers can use for instruction. However, many times it is quicker and easier to create your own instructional video rather than trying to find the “perfect video” from someone else. By Jason Clark at OCM BOCES.

Online Videos and Lessons

Crash Course
Each course consists of a series of short (10-15 minute) videos. Current topics include: sociology, computer science, film history, and … mythology. There are also archived courses in physics, philosophy, games, economics, U.S. government and politics, astronomy, anatomy & physiology, world history, biology, literature, ecology, chemistry, psychology, and U.S. history.
Offers free materials to use or adapt. (Sometimes you have to drill down several layers to get to the actual material.)
Khan Academy
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
NBC Learn
NBC Learn believes in the power of great stories – historic news reports, original video content, and current events coverage – to engage, inspire, and educate K12 students.
NY Public Library: Remote Resources: Kids and Teens
Follow the instructions at the bottom of the page to get your free library card, then click the links for learning materials. Includes Free Online Tutoring and More with Brainfuse. And check out NYPL’s usual Digital Collections while you’re at it.
We take authentic content from the world’s most trusted providers and turn it into learning materials that are classroom-ready. Newsela offers content adapted for various lexile levels and provides quizzes for assessment. Teachers can create binders to gather material for their classes. Inclines Google Classroom integration. Free through the end of the 2019-20 school year.
PBS Learning Media – Interactive Lessons
Browse by subject or grade level. Integrates with Google Classroom.
TeacherTube is a place for teachers to post and share instructional videos.
This free site offers over 50,000 free educational video links that are organized by subject matter.

Your Online Lessons

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Videos
Many of us are making more videos than ever before as a way to deliver instruction and or to simply keep our students updated about school. With time and practice you might become adept at using the editing functions in your favorite video software. You can also improve your videos without having to learn a bunch of editing tricks. Here are some simple things that we can do to improve our videos without having to learn a whole bunch of editing techniques.
EdPuzzle lets you … find a video, add questions and assign it to your class. (SCC Teachers, go here to log in.
FlipGrid allows teachers to pose a question and students to respond in short videos. There are options for the teachers to set preferences, add attachments to videos, or to edit the automatically-generated closed-captions.
Kaizena is a Google Chrome addon for grading and giving feedback digitally. It allows not only text review but also verbal recording of messages, and linking to other sites, as well as a tagging system.
TES Teach with BlendSpace
Online posters and presentation tool which allows sharing of images, videos, documents, and webpages in a clean visual format. Includes quizzes and progress tracking.

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