Online Learning Resources

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

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Ignite Creativity in your Chromebook Classroom: 60+ Tools and Lessons to Spark Creativity

Ignite Creativity in your Chromebook Classroom: 60+ Tools and Lessons to Spark Creativity is an interactive book with images, videos, and audio that introduces educators to new ways of teaching and creating through technology.

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Resources for Parents During Extended School Closures

A 2-page handout providing resources for parents.

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SPARK Parent Webinar Series: Get to Know Google Classroom

Join us as we talk with Ben Sondgeroth, LTC Regional Educational Technology Coordinator and Google Expert, as we discuss the top things parents need to know to help their students be successful for the new school year. We will cover Google Classroom basics and leave time for Q & A!

This is an on-demand webinar.

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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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Email Etiquette for Students

Do your students need some reminders of good email etiquette?  Use these clear and concise infographics to give them a gentle nudge in the right direction!  Graphics are available to download and share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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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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Back to School on a Budget

Are your kids ready for remote learning, but your house is not?

Are you dreading shelling out too much money for yet another piece of furniture (let alone where it is going to fit in your house!)?

Check out these creative workspace solutions for the at-home, remote learners in your life. Most importantly, each solution comes in at under $40.00 (including optional supplies)!

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SPARK Parent Guidelines for Remote Learning

Struggling to set boundaries for class video calls?  This infographic sets out clear guidelines for parents and caregivers to follow while students are engaging in remote learning from home.

Click here for a set of images sized just right for sharing on social media!

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SPARK Interactive Schedule Builder

Does your student need a daily schedule to help them visualize their day while remote learning?

Use this interactive schedule builder to make a printable schedule that can be customized to their unique learning plan!

*NOTE: You will need to sign in with a Google account to access a copy of this interactive schedule builder.  For instructions on making a Google account, watch this video.

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LTC SPARK District Check-In

Created for districts to use on an ongoing basis, these forms will help administration monitor the social-emotional and physical wellbeing of their students and families.  Two forms are available and both can be edited to fit the needs of the school/district.  The first is for quick, weekly/biweekly input from parents and caregivers, focusing on family wellbeing.  The second is an in-depth and involved survey that can be administered once a quarter, trimester, or semester.  This survey will provide administrators a better look at overarching parent and caregiver concerns.

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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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eSpark

eSpark can be used at home for K-5 students to continue to access math and reading content at a level that’s right for them, even if they’re not in the classroom. Learn at home with individualized reading and math activities. Diverse third-party games, videos, and resources help students practice new skills

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Student Privacy and FERPA

Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and COVID-19.

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Tips for Designing an Online Lesson Using the 5 Es Instructional Model

Caitlin Tucker provides ticks on how to design online lessons using the 5 Es Instructional Model.

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FERPA and Virtual Learning During COVID-19 (March 30, 2020)

A slide deck from the U.S. Department of Education’s presentation on FERPA and virtual learning. Included is an overview of FERPA and scenario-based responses.

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Smekens’ Literacy Lessons

Created by Smekens Education, Literacy Lessons provide a library of ready-to-share reading and writing lessons.

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Copyright: Distance Education and the TEACH Act

The American Library Association provides an overview of the TEACH Act, which defines the terms and conditions on which accredited, nonprofit educational institutions throughout the U.S. may use copyright-protected materials in distance education-including on websites and by other digital means–without permission from the copyright owner and without payment of royalties.

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CoSN COVID-19 Response: Preparing to Take School Online

CoSN, the national professional organization for K – 12 technology leaders, identifies key considerations for districts contemplating moving classrooms online.

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