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Instructional Resources for Remote Learning

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Our Technology and Digital Learning team members gathered and vetted the following instructional resources for teachers who are looking for additional support during this unprecedented time. Some resources are specifically for teachers while others can be used with students.

If you have specific remote teaching or learning needs that are not addressed with theses resources, reach out to Lori Dray, ESC of Central Ohio Director of Technology and Digital Learning.
 
 

Resource

Type of Resource

Description

Cost

 

INFOhio

 

Digital Library (Pre-K-12)

INFOhio provides a variety of resources for preschool students (ages 3-5) as well as students in grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. A great resource for teachers is Keep Calm and Carry on with INFOhio.

 

Free

 

Newsela

 

Digital Library

 

Newsela offers a library of high-interest, cross-curricular, adjustable non-fiction texts. Each of the articles are written at five different Lexile levels.

Free

Through end of 2019-20 school year

 

Flipgrid

 

Video Discussion Tool

Flipgrid is a social learning platform that allows educators to ask a question, then the students respond in a video. Students are then able to respond to one another, creating a “web” of discussion.

 

Free

 

TweenTribune

 

Digital Library

 

Offered by the Smithsonian for use by K-12 students and teachers, TweenTribune provides a collection of news articles at four different Lexile levels.

 

Free

 

Screencastify

 

Screen Recording Tool

 

Screencastify is a simple screen-recording tool. It can be used to record, edit, and share videos. Screencastify is a browser extension for Google Chrome.

 

Free

 

Khan Academy

 

Instructional Videos

 

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized dashboard for students to learn at their own pace. Resources are also available for teachers.

 

Free

PBS

LearningMedia

 

Learning Resources

 

PBS LearningMedia is a web-based collection of learning resources that are searchable by subject, grade (Pre-K-12), and learning standard.

 

Free

Create account

 

TEDEd

 

Instructional Videos

 

TEDEd is a web-based collection of educational video lessons on a variety of subjects. Teachers with accounts can customize existing lessons.

 

Free

Create account

 

Edpuzzle

Video Enhancement Tool

 

Edpuzzle is a web-based interactive video and formative assessment tool that lets users crop existing online videos and add content to target specific learning objectives.

 

Free

(basic plan)

 

Wakelet

 

Curation Tool

 

Wakelet is a content curation platform where teachers and students can save links, social media posts, videos, and images as items to later be organized into private or public collections

 

Free

 


Book Creator

 

 

Curation Tool


Book Creator is an amazingly easy-to-use digital book-making tool that provides a variety of option. The tool can be accessed using an app or via the Internet.

 

Free for 90 days

Create account and request free upgrade for real-time collaboration

 

BrainPOP &
BrainPop Jr. 

 

Instructional Videos

 

BrainPOP provides animated video content covering a variety of subjects on its website. 

 

Free
Request free access

 

Scholastic Learn
at Home 

 

 

Learning Resource

Scholastic Learn at Home has been developed to provide students with 20 days of learning "journeys" covering a variety of content areas. The site is web-based. 

 

Free

 

Common Sense Education

 

Teacher Resource

 

 Resources for Educators During the Coronavirus Pandemic 

 

Free

 

Common Sense Education  

 

Teacher Resource

 

 

Free

 

Common Sense Education 

 

Teacher Resource

 

 10 Great Free Websites for Elementary School 

 

Free

Common Sense Education

 

Teacher Resource

 

 10 Great Free Websites for Middle School

 

Free


Common Sense Education

 

Teacher Resource

 

 10 Great Free Websites for High School

 

Free