‘At HundrED, we have explored many resource decks created by teachers, organisations and governments, and have decided to list 10 resource pages that we have found to be the most useful and practical to meet our community’s needs. Whether you’re a student, parent or teacher, the collection below provides quick and simple every day education activities, ideas, initiatives and platforms.’
1. WIDE OPEN SCHOOL
Wide Open School was born when a group of more than 25 organizations decided to come together and provide their educational services and insights for everyone’s good during Covid19 pandemic. This free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids is curated by the editors at Common Sense and offers many resources that can be completed offline and on smartphones, as well as bilingual and English-language learner resources.
2. NAVIGATING UNCERTAIN TIMES: HOW SCHOOLS CAN COPE WITH CORONAVIRUS – EDSURGE GUIDES
To help you navigate the current times and figure out what might work best for your community, EdSurge and ISTE, have collected news, resources and expert advice that can help educators and school leaders make informed decisions. They have also launched a website Learning Keeps Going with Tips and How To’s on making the move to remote learning, examples of other schools and invitations to multiple useful webinars for parents and teachers.
3. UNESCO – DISTANCE LEARNING SOLUTIONS
This curated list of educational applications, platforms and resources aims to help parents, teachers, schools and school administrators facilitate student learning and provide psychosocial support during periods of school closure. Most of the solutions are free and many cater to multiple languages. While these solutions do not carry UNESCO’s explicit endorsement, they tend to have a wide reach, a strong userbase and evidence of impact.
4. THE LEARNING NETWORK’S CORONAVIRUS RESOURCE PAGE FOR STUDENTS
As Covid-19 closes more and more schools, and affects more and more lives, NY Times’ The Learning Network has put together a page that they will continue to update with helpful resources for teachers and students with updates on the outbreak, think critically about the information being shared, consider essential questions about the pandemic and what it tells us about our world today and find teaching and learning resources while schools are closed.
5. DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER
Education Reimagined has collected a myriad of resources for young people, parents, and educators to find grounding during this unprecedented moment and engage in rich distance learning experiences. On this page, you can find resources for learning, for parents and families, for educators, for communities, on information and updates about Covid-19, for lifting spirits as well as additional libraries of resources from other organisations.
6. TOP REMOTE LEARNING SOLUTIONS
To support the teachers and parents in the era of online learning, Nordic countries have opened up their e-learning solutions for the world, for free. Here you have 40+ remote learning solutions from Estonia, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden that you are welcome to use.
7. NATIONAL BOARD FOR TEACHING STANDARDS: TEACHERS HELPING TEACHERS: ARTICLES, PLATFORMS AND TOOLS
Collated by the National Board for Teaching Standards from the United States is this open, crowd-sourced resource bank. The site has hundreds of best practices and ideas on remote learning, resources for offline classrooms as well as details about platforms one can use to connect.
8. FREE APPS AND RESOURCES TO SUPPORT DISTANCE LEARNING IN SCHOOLS AFFECTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
Koulu.me is a group of educational tool developers from Finland who wanted to reach out to help all the teachers and students in danger of being confined in their homes without access to daily education. They are currently offering free resources to many tools that are best suited for distance learning. Explore ideas like 3DBear, Code School Finland, Funzi, Lyfta, Mehackit, Mightifier, Moomin Language School and more.
9. EMERSON COLLECTIVE: RESOURCES FOR REMOTE LEARNING
Emerson Collective is a social change organization that uses a broad range of tools including philanthropy, impact investing, and policy solutions to create the greatest good for the greatest number of people. This collection offers at-home learning and other resources for students and families collected by multiple partner organisations, including Online Learning Platform to Teach K-12 Students Coding and Computer Science, Best Messaging Apps and Websites for Students, Teachers, and Parents, Virtual Field Trips and Experiential Learning, etc.
10. GRAMMY MUSIC EDUCATION RESOURCES
The Grammy Music Education Coalition has come together with many music organizations to help music teachers and learners make the shift to online music education. They have collected a few resources with the help of affiliates and are sharing at no cost. From Music workshops, lesson plans to webinars, you can find them all!
High Quality Resources they like:
https://www.khanacademy.org/ -Khan Academy is a personalized learning resource for all ages tackling math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. 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.
https://ed.ted.com/ – To support the millions of students, parents and teachers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, TED-Ed is working with expert educators and TED speakers throughout the world to create and share high-quality, interactive, video-based lessons on a daily basis, for free.
https://education.minecraft.net/ – Minecraft Education Edition is a game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment. Educators in more than 115 countries are using Minecraft: Education Edition across the curriculum!
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/ At National Geographic, kids are taught about the world and how it works, empowering them to succeed and to make it a better place. National Geographic are helping to support learners and educators through curated collections of learning activities to implement at home. By educators. For educators, parents, and caregivers.
https://artsandculture.google.com/ Google Arts & Culture aims to be a gateway into creativity, sitting at the intersection of art and technology as a source of discovery and inspiration. Through their guided video tours, resources and at home activities you are sure to discover something new!
https://newsela.com/ An instructional content platform that brings together engaging, accessible content with integrated assessments and insights to supercharge reading engagement and learning in every subject. We’re offering free access to Newsela’s entire product suite for the rest of the 2019/2020 school year.
https://www.century.tech/ CENTURY is the award-winning AI teaching and learning platform for schools, colleges and universities. The platform uses artificial intelligence, neuroscience and learning science to create constantly adapting pathways for students and powerful assessment data for teachers. It learns how each student learns, adapts to their strengths and weaknesses and constantly adjusts with support or challenge.
https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids We want children to be healthy and happy, not just now but for the rest of their lives. And teaching them about meditation early would help them do just that. That’s why we created Headspace for Kids.
https://readtheory.org/ Read Theory is an online reading comprehension tool designed to help students improve their reading comprehension skills in a fun way that keeps them attentive and motivated.
https://go.edmodo.com/distancelearning/ Edmodo brings everyone in the education community together to help learners succeed. As the Covid-19 virus continues to spread and impact school communities, we want to do what we can to help. Teachers, students, and parents can use Edmodo to communicate and continue education—always for free—even when in-person learning isn’t possible.