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Resources created or curated by the LTC that address essential and relevant K-12 education and technology topics.

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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.

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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.

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Connect Safely Guides

Short, clearly written guides for social media and digital citizenship.

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Parent Guides from ConnectSafely

A growing collection of clearly written guidebooks that demystify apps, services and platforms popular with kids and teens.

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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.

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Net Smartz

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.

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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.

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Remote Learning with Apple

Apple’s website provides resources supporting educators in the creation of innovative online learning lesson activities.

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Remote Learning with Google Tools

Google’s Teach from Anywhere website supports remote teaching and learning for students, parents, and educators.

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Stop Bullying

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.

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Connect Safely

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.

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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.

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NetSmartz Kids

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.

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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. 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.

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EyeWitness to History

EyeWitness to History provides teachers and students first-hand accounts of historical events and primary sources.

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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).

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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.

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#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.

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ISTE Coaching Standards

The International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) Coaching Standards.

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