Thursday, March 12, 2020

Remote Learning Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting us all to the test both mentally and physically.  Schools across the world have begun to shut down for extended periods of time and remote learning plans are either being developed or put into effect.  I will be the first one to say that this is no easy task. Special considerations have to be made for our youngest learners as this group presents a unique challenge. Equally as important are strategies that have to be put in place to ensure equity. Some students do not have access to devices or the Internet. In this case, they can’t be sent to public places as a solution. For any plan to work these major challenges have to be addressed. Now let's talk resources. 

Over the years I have written extensively on the power of technology to empower learners both in and out of the classroom. There is a wealth of options out there.  Google Hangouts and Zoom are great options to disseminate content through video just by pushing out a link. Asynchronous flipped lessons can be created using a variety of tools and added to YouTube or a learning management system (Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Moodle) for learners to access.  While all of these represent fantastic options, it is important to take into consideration ways to impart greater engagement and ownership through application and construction of new knowledge. Below are some posts that I have written over the years that might be able to aid educators as they look to facilitate remote learning.
You can also search the following for specific tools, lesson ideas, and projects  that are age-level appropriate tools using the following:
Below are even more amazing resources:
I hope these sites and resources are helpful and I encourage you to share more resources in the comments section below. For more ideas follow #remotelearning on social media.


  1. Incredible list of resources! Thank you!

  2. For students who are learning disabled, provide equitable access to audiobooks and accessible materials. Non-traditional learners (students at-risk) will appreciate the opportunity to listen to the spoken word and see text highlighted simultaneously. Resources like Learning Ally (human-read) and Bookshare (computer voices) can offer an effective, multi-sensory learning experience which can lead to reading independently, an increase in comprehension and the ability to access grade-level curriculum.