Learning Resource Library

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

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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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4 Shifts Protocol

The 4 Shifts Protocol (formerly known as trudacot), a discussion protocol intended to help facilitate educator conversations about deeper learning, greater student agency, more authentic work, and rich technology infusion! The 4 Shifts Protocol is being used by teachers, principals, instructional coaches, and technology integrationists all over the world to make lessons, units, and instructional activities richer, more robust, and more relevant for the global innovation society in which we now live.

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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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School Wellness: Social and Emotional Learning

This website houses the Illinois State Board of Education’s Social Emotional Learning standards and resource collection.

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Second Step: SEL Programs for Schools

Second Step is a paid curriculum service, providing a holistic approach to building supportive communities for every child through social-emotional learning.

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Mini-MOOC on Remote Teaching

The Master of Arts in Educational Technology Program at Michigan State University is honored to support the amazing work that educators are doing around the world as they transition to a range of remote teaching contexts. Their Mini-MOOC on Remote Teaching focuses on high-priority, digestible topics with the intent of applying them to practice tomorrow. Because educators are teaching across a range of remote teaching contexts, we include no-tech, low-tech, and high-tech strategies throughout the experience.

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Be Internet Awesome

Google’s Be Internet Awesome is a multifaceted program that includes a fun and free web-based game called Interland and an educational curriculum to teach kids how to be safe and responsible explorers of the online world.

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CK12

CK-12 provides free courses in Math and Science (and more) for grades 1-12. Courses are highly engaging for students with real time feedback using interactive content and adaptive practice. It can be assigned by a teacher and used independently by a student.

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Family Guide to Microsoft Teams

Everything your student needs to know to get started with online learning.

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