As many of us are gearing up for another year of remote education, it’s time to start looking to expand our resources to help perfect our ability to continue to provide quality education, even from a distance. To help with this process, we here at Learning Ovations have compiled a list of our top 5 favorite distance learning resources. We sincerely hope that you can find one—or five—resources in this list that can help and inspire your educational efforts and make this period of remote instruction a little smoother than the last!
1. Google Classroom
First up on the list is Google Classroom. This simple and easy to use tool, provided free of charge by Google, makes sharing links, distributing assignments, and connecting with students a breeze, all in one straightforward location. Check out this brief introduction and instructional page to get started, and check out the links below for more information on Google Classroom!
Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, while saving teachers’ time! Within this platform, students can use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more. Teachers can share tons of creative activities for students to try, and families can see their children's work and progress, and also have the ability to leave comments and feedback on their child’s work to encourage development. Learn more about Seesaw and how it works here, and by exploring the links below!
3. Literacy Teacher Videos
We’ve even created our own resources in response to the growing need for better virtual education assistance, this one coming in the form of easy to follow video activity prompts. These videos are student-facing (child-managed) activities for students from grades k-5, covering writing, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, and phonics. These resources are all included in the A2i Professional Support System! Get started now on our Home Literacy Coach resource website. Also, learn more about how A2i is working to provide all kinds of solutions to your distance learning problems below!
4. Bitmoji Classroom Template
Teachers all over are creating unique and fun virtual classrooms. These can be used working with small groups, setting expectations, or just fun in the classroom. This free resource, created by a fellow teacher, has so many resources to put your own personal touch on the classroom. Use in your virtual classroom or take pieces to help you get started with making your own!
5. Facebook Bitmoji Craze for Educators Group
Looking for more? Great list of resources for all things Bitmoji-education! This Facebook group was created to share ideas and assist with questions related to learning how to incorporate Bitmojis in virtual classrooms, and is open to all levels of educational expertise! Learn more by joiining the group on Facebook, or by checking out the link below!