Teaching online during the Coronavirus crisis? The resources below provide help and support. Keep checking back since I’ll be adding new resources as the crisis continues.
What Educators Can Learn From One Another
This series, started at EdSurge, talks about what different educational communities (K-12, higher ed and professional online learning) can learn from one another to improve remote teaching practice:
Teaching Remotely 1 – Lecturing
Teaching Remotely 2 – Discussion
Teaching Remotely 3 – Assessment
Ten Key Points for Remote Teaching
A short, animated video that distill research from academic associations, state departments of education, colleges and universities, and other educators into ten key points to support teachers teaching remotely.
12 Tips for Teaching with Video Conferencing Tools
The curated list of resources for using specific online conferencing tools can be found here.
Up2Speed with Online Teaching
Creating Effective Assessments and Assignments for Online Courses
A short (< 1 hour) course I created to help teachers apply professional test-design principles to create more effective assessments and assignments in their online courses. Also available on YouTube.
Resources provided by academic and teaching organizations
- National Council of Teachers of English
- American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- National Science Teaching Association
- International Society for Technology in Education
Comprehensive Resource Lists
- THE Journal – A-Z Listing of Free Resources for Schools from Tech Companies
- An excellent list of teaching resources compiled by the Kentucky Department of Education
- Online teaching and learning resource list from Common Sense Education
- Resources for Teaching Online – A comprehensive list of practical advice and teacher resources from Corwin Publishing
- Online Service Providers – Information on speed and reliability of different online service providers
Tips and Recommendations
- Five Tips to Prepare for a Remote Classroom Due to Coronavirus (iCivics)
- An interesting set of tips on distance vs. online learning and how to transition between the two (National Association of Independent Schools)
- Planning strategies for transitioning to virtual learning (The Ohio State University)
- Coronavirus: 14 simple tips for better online teaching (The Conversation)
- How to Be a Better Online Teacher: Advice Guide (Chronicle of Higher Education)
- NEW – Some excellent resources on teaching remotely and learning remotely from Harvard University (note, some of it refers specifically to resources used by members of the university, but much of it is relevant generally)
- Zoombombing – Kind of pathetic that we need to be defended against this kind of activity at a time of crisis, but there you go.
- How to Learn Online – A new, free course from edX to help students better understand the process of learning remotely.
State Department of Education Sites and Resources
All 50 states have published guidelines for educators, available from the home page of each state’s department of education (linked below by state name). Some states have also created resources that could support the work of educators generally. This list is a work in progress and will continue to be updated. Please forward me any links you would like me to add.