Supporting Learning During COVID-19: Resource Ideas Teachers Can Share with Students & Families

March 24, 2020
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During this inconvenient but necessary period of school closures to help curb the spread of the Coronavirus, educators like yourself are facing some unprecedented challenges. Students and their families are looking to you to offer directions for transitioning into a home learning environment, while you are also trying to navigate the uncharted waters of long-distance teaching.

We have curated this small list to add to your pool of resources you can choose from when compiling information to share with parents / guardians who might be looking for additional educational and enriching activities to keep their children engaged during their time at home.

Khan Academy Resources

Khan Academy is offering schedule templates to use along with their self-paced, interactive content for all grade levels and in most major subject areas.

What is the Coronavirus?

This free downloadable resource by Amanda McGuinness was written to help alleviate fears and anxiety children may be experiencing at this time.

Writing Prompts

Don't let all of your hard work go to waste; students can continue to hone their writing skills through daily writing prompts. Get some ideas from the Educator Barnes blog.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, Mo Willems, invites students to join him in his studio everyday for the next few weeks where they can create art and explore new ways of writing and making.

Audio Stories

For as long as schools are closed, Audible is letting kids of all ages stream their stories free of charge.

Kitchen Curriculum

American Test Kitchen has weekly kids cooking resources for at-home learning. Kids can find recipes, hands-on activities and experiments, and fun food quizzes to tackle in the kitchen

Online Story Time

Just Books Read Aloud is a website offering over 900 children's books. While a story book is being read aloud, listeners will get a full view of pages from the book.

Science At Home

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has published an article roundup of their most popular educational resources for learning about the ocean and atmosphere without leaving the house.

Movement and Mindfulness Fun

GoNoodle wants to keep Good Energy going by offering free movement, yoga and mindfulness videos as well as downloadable curricular and off-screen home activities.

Helping Teens Shelter in Place

Isolating teens and young adults can be challenging which makes COVID-19 particularly hard on them. The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley has published an article offering tips for helping teens see the bigger picture.

Learning with Netflix

We Are Teachers has some recommendations on 30 educational shows for elementary, middle and high school students.

Educational Shows on Hulu

We Are Teachers also has a roundup of the top 30 educational shows to stream on Hulu.

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