During COVID-19 school closures, many districts are leaning into distance and remote learning to avoid interruption of their students’ education. We’ve put together this page of resources to support your school’s e-learning practice.
We’re here to help during school closures
In response to many of our schools and districts closing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we want to reassure you that we’re here to support you and your school community in every way we can.
Free Resources for Distance Learning
We’ve put together an extensive library of resources to help you prepare for remote learning and sending devices home with students. This includes best practices, free EdTech solutions, webinars, and partner resources.
Product Updates to Support Distance Learning
We know that staying connected to your students is more important than ever before. Because of this, we've built video conferencing into GoGuardian Teacher™ so that teachers can communicate with students through chat, audio calls, or video calls.
Distance learning resources
Resources for Technology Departments
End-of-Year Best Practices: What to do Before Your School Closes for the Summer
A handy list of best practices for GoGuardian users to reference before closing out the school year, from setting changes to user management.
Putting Humans First With Responsible AI Policy Making
Educators, edtech companies, and policymakers all have a role to play in fostering reasonable dialogue about the benefits and risks of AI.
Empowering Modern K-12 Education with Blended Learning
As students continue to reacclimate to in-person instruction, educators are using solutions like GoGuardian Teacher to support personalized learning.
Setting the ‘Scene’ for Responsible Tech Use
Two digital learning coaches discuss how GoGuardian Scenes can help students stay on task, engage with their peers, and find excitement in their educational journeys.
4 Features for Busy IT Leaders Managing Student Devices
Whether you're a seasoned DOT/CTO or new to the role, GoGuardian Admin provides helpful features to ensure all students are safely browsing and CIPA compliant.
4 GoGuardian Teacher Features You'll Want to Try This School Year
As you and your students continue on this year’s learning journey, check out these features that will make their learning and your teaching seamless.
New: Share Your Scenes in GoGuardian Teacher
If you have a go-to Scene a fellow teacher could benefit from, now you can help them curate their digital classroom environment by sharing that Scene with them.
A New Feature for CTOs to Love: Custom Groups
Custom Groups allow you to apply filtering policies to groups of students regardless of their respective OUs, automatically remove students at a specific date or time, and more.
Resources for Teaching and Learning
Creating Products with Purpose: Traits of Effective Learning Companies
When evaluating edtech companies, Districts are considering the company's commitment to research and evidence-based effectiveness of their products in improving education outcomes.
Building Equity into Edtech Product Design — Starting Now
DEI is crucial to the future of edtech if we’re truly serving students.
5 Ways Tech Helps Create Calmer Learning Environments
As classroom technology continues to evolve, educators and school mental health professionals can use these strategies to help students navigate their digital world with purpose.
6 Things You Can Do To Ease Educator Cognitive Load
Teachers have adapted to many different edtech platforms over the past few years, which is no small feat. CTO subject matter expert Erica Hartman discusses what can be done to prevent burnout.
When Implementing Initiatives, Move Slow to Go Fast
During a recent GoGuardian webinar, educator and author Dr. Kim Wallace addressed ways for school leaders to pursue new initiatives.
Aligning the Digital Classroom With Student Needs and Learning Goals
As one-to-one device models have become commonplace, defining and implementing the right digital guardrails at the right times can lead to more effective and engaging lessons.
A Discussion on Education Equity With GoGuardian's Chief Diversity Officer
As GoGuardian's first Chief Diversity Officer, Dionna Smith's goals include creating a diverse internal team and supporting marginalized students.
Teachers, We’re Grateful For You!
Teacher Appreciation Week is here — and because we have so much gratitude to share, we’ll be celebrating Teacher Appreciation the entire month of May. Check out what we have planned!
Resources for Mental Health
From School District CTO to Mental Health Advocate: A Personal Story
A former school district CTO shares her personal and professional journey advocating for mental health solutions in schools.
Breaking Down the Stigma: Why Mental Health Awareness Matters
With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, now is the time to have courageous conversations about mental health issues.
Embracing Technology, Collaboration to Build Effective Mental Health Support Systems in Schools
In this webinar, experts highlight the need for a multifaceted approach, collaboration, and technology in developing relevant and unique mental health supports for schools.
Balancing Act: Preserving Children’s Rights in the Digital Age
With the right guardrails in place, the internet, including social media, has the potential to be a positive place for children.
Creating a Constructive Web of Support: How Schools Can Foster Healthy Relationships
Building a support system for students that extends beyond traditional school hours can promote self-efficacy, a growth mindset, and lifelong learning.
Differentiating Between Mental Health and Mental Illness
No matter where students are on the mental health spectrum, it’s critical to provide support so they can be the best versions of themselves and fully realize their potential.
Creating a Holistic Approach to Student Wellness in K-12 Schools
Learn how to implement mental health into a comprehensive wellness program that benefits your school community.
5 Ways Educators Can Help Students Reduce Stress and Anxiety
School counselor John Burnett writes about strategies educators can share to address student mental health.
Free partner-provided resources for distance learning and school closures.
As schools around the world respond to COVID-19, the need for remote learning tools has never been more urgent. To make the transition to distance learning easier, Microsoft has created resources, training and how-to guides that will help schools, educators, students, and their families navigate their “new normal."
The coronavirus crisis will affect us all. It’s especially challenging for parents, teachers and students, as schools close and normal routines are disrupted. Google has created a temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during this crisis.
National PTA has compiled resources and information at PTA.org/COVID-19 to help communities navigate the challenges the pandemic has presented. Among the resources, are guides for families on social and emotional support, learning at home and healthy habits; and resources for educators on teaching from home, supporting their students and self-care.
For over 22 years, ClassLink has been trusted to deliver reliable and secure online access to resources from any device. ClassLink has created ClassLink Lite and partnered with AESA to provide essential remote learning tools and help schools make the switch in less than 90 minutes.
To help communities navigate remote learning in this challenging time, Clever is offering quick start resources and live webinars. These resources focus on creating access to edtech at home and helping educators leverage Clever to help kids learn. Some notable resources include Free Zoom video conferencing, resources from our edtech partners, login guides in multiple languages, and accounts for parents.
During this time of school closures, it is PowerSchool’s commitment to provide you with tools and support to continue your operations. Based on your feedback we have put together a number of resources to help keep the learning and school operations going through these unprecedented times.