June 19, 2020

Resources for Distance Learning and School Closures

GoGuardian Team
Student working at a computer

During COVID-19 school closures, many districts are leaning into remote learning to avoid interruption of their students’ education. We’ve put together this list of resources to support your school’s e-learning practice. We will continue to update this list as new resources come in.

GoGuardian Guides

GoGuardian's Distance Learning Hub
Best Practices for Remote Learning
GoGuardian Product Updates for Remote Learning
How to Best Use GoGuardian Teacher for Remote Learning
Facilitating Home and Remote Learning with GoGuardian
Major Updates to Chat in GoGuardian Teacher
GoGuardian Teacher's New Off-Task Alerts Feature
Asynchronous Learning with GoGuardian Teacher
New and Improved GoGuardian Fleet for Device Management
Remote Learning Strategies for Students with Limited At-Home Technology
5 Ways Teachers Can Use Online Learning to Spark Remote Engagement in Students
GoGuardian Teacher Settings
Out-of-School Filtering Policies
Top Fun Math Tools for Your Digital Classroom

Resource Lists

Atlis Clearing House: Coronavirus Resources for School Technology Leaders
Schoology: Distance Learning Readiness Kit
Clever: School Closure Resources
School Library Journal: Free Tools for Online Teaching and Learning During School Closures
THE Journal: EdTech Companies Step Up During Coronavirus Outbreak
University of Albany School of Education: Remote Education Resource Center
SETDA Coalition for eLearning
Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions: Amazing Educational Resources
Kids Activities: List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions
Learning Keeps Going: Resources, tools, and helpline
California Department of Education: Distance Learning Recommendations and Examples
CITE COVID-19 Resources
Ed Elements Plan: The First 20 Days of Virtual Learning (with resource links)
Common Sense: Wide Open School (lots of great content)
Common Sense: How to Get Kids Ready to Video-Chat for Online Classes
PsychHub: COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub
RULER: SEL Resources
Emerson Collective: Supporting Students During COVID-19
Cult of Pedagogy: Distance Learning Resources
CRPE: District Responses to COVID-19 School Closures
Aurora Institute: Continuity of Learning Resources

EdSurge Resources

Navigating Uncertain Times: How Schools Can Cope with Coronavirus
Education World Reacts to Coronavirus: The Latest Developments (updated daily)
Webinar: Understanding the Impact of Coronavirus on K-12 Education (weekly on Fridays)
ISTE's Online Learning Page
Health Experts Say Schools Can Reopen in the Fall - But with Some Big Changes

Services and EdTech Solutions

Tools for Online Learning: a list from Canvas
Internet providers offering free service for low-income families
Zoom communication platform and videoconferencing tools (free basic accounts for K-12)
Google Hangouts premium functionality for free
Kahoot! Premium
Study.com online learning curriculum
Pear Deck
Khan Academy schedules for students during school closures
ABC mouse - Free for 30 days
The Great Courses - Free for 30 days
Loom Pro – Free for Education


WSJ: School Psychologists Go Online to Help Students Deal with Coronavirus
NY Times: Why I'm Learning More with Distance Learning Than I Do with School
NPR: What It Might Look Like to Safely Reopen Schools
Fast Company: Schools are prepping for coronavirus quarantines by leaning into remote learning (March 2020)
New York Times: What Would a Coronavirus Outbreak in the U.S. Mean for Schools? (March 2020)
Education Dive: 4 Crucial Pieces of Guidance as Districts Prepare Coronavirus Response (March 2020)

Parent Guides

National PTA: COVID-19 PTA Resources
Parent and Teacher Resource Group: Help! My Kids Are Home!
National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children About Covid-10: A Parent Resource
Care.com: Articles for Parents and Caregivers
Reuters: Erna Solberg Press Conference for Kids: It's ok to be scared
Common Sense Media Learning with Technology
Headspace: Mindfulness for Your Everyday Life
Psychology Tools: Free Guide to Living with Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty
Levar Burton reads on Twitter

Remote Fun

Netflix Party Chrome Extension - Virtual movie night with family and friends!
John Legend, Coldplay, and others Livestream FREE concert
Neil Gaiman Website for Younger Readers
USS Constitution Virtual Tour - Everyday!
Audible - Free during COVID19
Daily Calm Livestream

Stories from the Frontlines of Distance Learning

Homeschooling Lessons from a Dean
A Principal's Take on Remote Learning
A Compton High School Teacher Misses His Students
Chino Valley USD Students Spread Hope During School Closures Due to COVID19
Virtual Orchestra "Love Sweet Love"

Please leave a comment if there’s a resource that you think should be on this list. For one-to-one help with remote learning practices or GoGuardian solutions, contact our support team.