Resources created or curated by the LTC that address essential and relevant K-12 education and technology topics.
Student Privacy at the U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education’s website to provide schools and school districts with best practices to use in their management of information about students. This site aims to assist stakeholders in protecting the privacy of students by providing official guidance on FERPA, technical best practices and the answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Google’s Distance Learning for Educators Course
Google’s Distance Learning for Educators course explores how distance learning can be delivered using G Suite tools, exploring the considerations educators need to take as they set up for distance learning, ensuring learners can access learning and find it engaging and motivational.
Family Online Safety Institute
The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization which works to make the online world safer for kids and their families.
NetSmartz is NCMEC’s online safety education program. It provides age-appropriate videos and activities to help teach children be safer online with the goal of helping children to become more aware of potential online risks and empowering them to help prevent victimization by making safer choices on- and offline.
Remote Learning with Microsoft Tools
Microsoft’s remote learning resource website provides support for educators and parents of students at all levels transition to remote and online learning activities.
Remote Learning with Apple
Apple’s website provides resources supporting educators in the creation of innovative online learning lesson activities.
Remote Learning with Google Tools
Google’s Teach from Anywhere website supports remote teaching and learning for students, parents, and educators.
This federal resource, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides guidance on teaching resistance to bullying and cyber bullying in home and school environments.
Connect Safely resoures support the safe and responsible use of technology resources at all grade levels and includes printable guides on a wide variety of specific and special topics related to technology use in classroom and home environments.
Stay Connected, Stay Informed
These Internet safety and cyber bullying resistance resources from the Illinois Attorney General’s office support instruction at all grade levels and includes instructions for using the Illinois E-Info Hotline.
NetSmartz Kids, fro the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, provides resources supporting Internet safety and digital citizenship activities (in both print and digital formats) for elementary grades students.
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. Subjects include math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content. The primary focus is on skill mastery to help learners establish strong foundations.
Internet Safety, by ISBE
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) provides resources to help schools and districts keep students safe online, and provides information guidance regarding the Illinois Internet Safety Law (2009).
Be Internet Awesome, by Google
Through online and printable activities and the supporting Interland online game, Google’s Be Internet Awesome curriculum teaches kids how to be safe and appropriate digital citizens when using Internet resources.
Zoom Guides for Parents/Students
Editable instruction sheets for Zoom for students using Zoom on computers or iPads.
Spanish Version: Translations by native Spanish speaker, Mariel Early
Polish Version: Translations by Bozena Stelmakova
French Version: Translations by Claire Bouyssie (Blog, Instagram)
German Version: Translations by @teaching.with.tablets
Arabic Version: Translations by Laila Timani
#CoachBetter Video Series
Eduro Learning’s #CoachBetter YouTube channel offers tips to improve coaching practices, including interviews with educators around the world and short videos highlighting effective coaching and teaching strategies.