Resources Now That All Schools Are Temporarily Homeschools
This is the time that America pulls together. Most schools under the current threat of coronavirus spread are opting to close and attempt remote learning.
The Learning Counsel is at your service as a digital resource. We have a good bit of experience in the EdTech strategy arena, and we are anxious to help in any way we can. The transition to temporary remote learning for large segments of the school population will be an experiment, and we aren’t going to get it right the first time, every time. But that’s okay. We have smart people in education. And to a person, we are the most dedicated, passionate and caring people in the world. So, we can do this. And we’ll get through it.
In that light, we have put together a partial list of resources that can help you. We have experience with each of these organizations, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. Meanwhile, from here until Fall 2020, Learning Counsel will devote time to creating more internet seminars, more media resources, more conference call sharing of all our administrator groups, and more.
EduJedi Leadership Society – As long as all your staff and administrators are working from home, now is the time for them to train to understand the shift to a “blended institution” with personalized learning workflow that would allow both online and on-campus learning pathways for full institutional flexibility. Find it at Knowstory.com or LearningCounsel.com.
Enboard - Enboard’s Single Sign-On (SSO) provides seamless, personalized access to assigned digital resources via one login. This means no more wasting valuable time tracking down credentials for each and every digital resource.
bulb - Access your online portfolio anywhere, anytime, on any device throughout your life. bulb integrates with over 1900 apps, platforms and publishers you already use. Bring it all into one place.
Knowstory – Free social media site for education. Make a profile, make a Group under Districts or School groups, then build “Knowmixes” for sequenced learning under your Group. You can share these as well as grant “Knowcred” badges.
Mind Research Institute/ST Math – (Free Access for Schools Affected by Coronavirus) If you are an administrator whose school or district is affected by closures related to COVID-19 but does not use ST Math, please fill out this form.
Tynker - #1 coding platform for kids. With 40+ award-winning block & text-based courses and over 3,700 learning modules, there's a learning path for every kid no matter their age or level.
Vitalsource - eTextbooks to facilitate anytime, anywhere access. Allows students to read their digital learning materials on any device, with or without Internet access. Interactive study tools help students stay engaged and learn better.
Zia Learning - Zia personalized learning courses for both teachers and students help schools quickly move beyond traditional online learning to provide students truly engaging and interactive curriculum.
ACT, Inc. (new curated content library)
Creative Learning Systems
D2L (best-in-class Learning Management System)
Global Grid for Learning
Overdrive (large book repository)
Promethean (free online Learning Management Systems)
And thousands more, find by searching K12 curriculum.
Please contact us
If you have any questions about the changes your school or district is making, or if you just want to bounce something off us as to what will work, let us know. Email Doug Cauthen, doug@learningcounsel.