Online Learning Resources

Resources created or curated by the LTC that specially address technology-enabled remote learning and e-learning.

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Plan To Close Resources

A crowdsourced document of best practices and resources related to the continuity of instruction during school closures.

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Educator Planning Sheet

A planning document for teachers who are moving courses online.

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Best Practices to Transition to Online Learning

A 1-page handout on best practices while transitioning to online learning.

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Resources for Parents During Extended School Closures

A 2-page handout providing resources for parents.

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Home Internet Resources

Resources for home connectivity.

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Parent Survey

A survey to assess technical capabilities and remote learning support.

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ISBE Remote Learning Recommendations (March 27, 2020)

Information and clarification to districts, schools, leaders, teachers, students, and parents as they design and implement remote learning in response to the COVID19 emergency.

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ISTE’s Learning Keeps Going

A coalition of education organizations led by ISTE has curated free tools, strategies, tips and best practices for teaching online.

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Online Learning Key Terms and Definitions

Developed by the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance, this document establishes a common vocabulary for online learning.

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QM Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist

The Quality Matters Emergency Remote Instruction (ERI) Checklist is a tiered list of considerations, tips, and actionable strategies to enact during an institutional move to temporary remote instruction of classroom-based courses.

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Rapid Transition to Online Learning

“Rapid Transition to Online Learning” is a roadmap for making the rapid shift to online learning during school closures. The resources include a checklist for administrators, another for IT managers, a transition plan and video tutorial for teachers and access to an international team of volunteers who have stepped forward to answer questions.

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Remind

DescriptionRemind is a private mobile messaging platform that aims to help teachers, parents, students, and administrators in K–12 schools to communicate with everyone at once.

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ClassDojo

ClassDojo is a free communication platform for teachers, students, and families. ClassDojo helps teachers and school leaders instantly communicate and engage with families and students, so they can build relationships, even when school is closed. With ClassDojo, teachers can send direct messages to families, share lessons or announcements, and assign activities to students.

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Office365: Guidance for parents and guardians

Get to know Office 365 tools made to support learners of all ages and abilities.

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Google Classroom: Parent Guide

Google Classroom is available to any teacher with a Google Apps for Education account. The Parent Guide shows you how to get started.

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Teach from Home

A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

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Flocabulary

Hip-hop videos and instructional activities that promote literacy and spark creativity. It can be assigned by a teacher and used independently by a student.

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Schoology

Schoology is a social networking service and virtual learning environment for K-12 school and higher education institutions that allows users to create, manage, and share academic content.

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Math Teachers In Action

Math Teachers in Action is maintained by the Illinois Content Specialists and provides resources of Illinois math teachers.

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Moby Max

MobyMax is an online suite of learning solutions designed to provide K-8 teachers with CCSS-aligned content, assessments, and activities for all topics and subject areas.

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