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