Online Learning Resources

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

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Book Creator

Book Creator is a simple tool for creating digital books. Create your own teaching resources or have students take the reins.

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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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EVERFI

EVERFI offers free online courses for grades K-12 on critical skills like social-emotional learning, STEM, health & wellness, financial literacy, career readiness and more. It can be assigned by a teacher and used independently by a student.

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Kansas’ Continuous Learning Task Force Guidance

Guidance developed by Kansas’ Continuous Learning Task Force to help educators meet the immediate need of supporting learning outside of our normal practices.

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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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Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions

A frequently updated list of free resources and subscriptions provided by vendors in response to COVID-19 school closings.

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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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Quiziz

Quizizz is a student-paced formative assessment tool. Create sets of questions or use questions that other teachers have created.

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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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Tips and Tools for Teaching Remotely

Richard Byrne’s recommendations for teaching remotely.

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Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources makes the highest quality ELA & math curriculum freely accessible to preK-12 educators. Open Up curricula are available for 6-8 Math & 9-12 Math, EL Education K-5 Language Arts, Bookworms K-5 Reading & Writing. The platform requires teacher facilitation while students are using it. The student needs a mobile device (phone/tablet).

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Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic Learn at Home provides 20 days of free cross-curricular activities. Available on any device, lessons can be done independently or with a parent. It can be assigned by a teacher or used independently by a student.

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Tech & Learning: Remote Learning Playbook

A guide produced by Tech & Learning that presents a detailed remote learning plan for schools and districts. Includes Sample Parent Access, Survey Letter, Sample Device Loan Agreement, Sample ELearning Lesson Plan, and Sample Letter to Faculty.

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Essential Agreements for Online Learning

Examples of expectations for teaching and learning that can be used with staff.

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Student Virtual Meeting Etiquette Guide

A brief etiquette guide for students when engaged in virtual meetings.

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Google Meet Help Videos

Eric Curtis provides brief videos on using Google Meets.

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