Remote Education

Examples of things you might find here
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Link Drop

πŸ”—https://www.covidresourcelibrarian.com/Β 

Live chat with a volunteer 'resource librarian' to quickly locate the right local and national resources to cope during the pandemic. Volunteers do the work of on-demand sorting through databases to make access to resources simple for end-users.


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Additional Coronavirus Tech Handbook Educational Resources - Related Subpages

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/education
πŸ”— https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/educational-content
πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/online-assessment
πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/medical-students


Accessibility tools

πŸ”—https://wave.webaim.org/
Resource to check accessibility of content

πŸ”—https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/create-verify-pdf-accessibility.html
Check and fix accessibility

πŸ”—https://blog.learningequality.org/kolibri-covid19-60d6341c0e7c
Using offline-friendly Open Source platform Kolibri to solve bandwidth challenges and distribute OER such as Khan Academy, PhET, CK-12 and over 73 other free, public OER channels.

πŸ”—https://medium.com/@Shadrock/teaching-in-the-time-of-corona-part-i-7bb97ce6c715
This blog post provides suggestions for surveying your students to better understand their access to technology and the Internet, which may have changed significantly due to the new circumstances around the Coronavirus. It includes a sample survey.

πŸ”—https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vEo1OuEnjizbyCOXBNDM164P6eX_j5bKKCmoq7VywTw/edit?usp=sharing
Advice on setting up classes online and accessibility

πŸ”—https://www.mapping-access.com/blog-1/2020/3/10/accessible-teaching-in-the-time-of-covid-19

πŸ”—https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KZhl-s0mxaz7-iCYsZ0ls4UwKYSpO-rZ1eFuykJXFXA/edit?usp=sharing

Using video conference tools as a classroom bandwidth connections limited

Advice on Specific Tools (How to)

πŸ”—https://blog.learningequality.org/kolibri-covid19-60d6341c0e7c
Using Open Source offline education platform Kolibri for distribution OER and interactive distance learning for all levels of education.

πŸ”—With Covid-19 driving campuses to move more teaching online, here are some tips on choosing tech toolsΒ 
Tips on choosing tech tools for teaching online

πŸ”—https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/microsoft-teams/
How to build a collaborative class on Microsoft Teams

πŸ”—https://www.remotestarterkit.com/Β 
Remote Starter Kit: Tools and processes tested by the Hanno team

πŸ”—https://www.iddblog.org/videoconferencing-alternatives-how-low-bandwidth-teaching-will-save-us-all/
Bandwidth tool selection guide/ considerations

πŸ”—http://fold.org.au/guide_intro.html How to set up and conduct asynchronous discussions online. Four key components for designing and conducting a productive online discussion.

Collaboration and Curation

πŸ”—https://zapier.com/blog/best-online-whiteboard/
The list of 11 whiteboards

πŸ”—https://www.facebook.com/jean.worsley/posts/10156608078391076
Long list of general digital education resources that could be useful when schools are closed

πŸ”—https://drive.google.com/
Google drive for documents and sheets.

πŸ”—https://gsuite.google.com/products/jamboard/
Google Jamboard - yes you can buy, but it’s also free using google docs as long as you have a google account

πŸ”—https://stormboard.com/
Stormboard- Use Stormboard’s shared workspace to generate more ideas, and then prioritize, organize, and refine those ideas to make your meetings, brainstorms, and projects more productive and effective.

πŸ”—https://padlet.com/Β 
Collaborate better. Be more productive.Make beautiful boards, documents, and webpages
that are easy to read and fun to contribute to.

πŸ”—Miro.comΒ Β 
Miro- free (for up to three boards) collaborative whiteboard tool that plays nice with media, links, multiple users; desktop, tablet and mobile friendly

πŸ”—https://awwapp.com/Β Β 
free collaborative whiteboard, no sign-in required

πŸ”—https://liveboard.online/Β 
Interactive and collaborative whiteboard app(with free option). Can be used in combination with Google Hangouts, Zoom and Skype. Special COVID-19 Classroom and School plans available. User & mobile friendly.

πŸ”—https://citizens.is/getting-started/Β 
Your Priorities is an online idea generation and deliberation platform that connects governments & nonprofits with citizens.- Free

πŸ”—https://riseup.net/Β 
Riseup provides online communication tools for people and groups working on liberatory social change. We are a project to create democratic alternatives and practice self-determination by controlling our own secure means of communications.- Free

πŸ”—https://pigeonhole.at/Β 
Pigeonhole- The simplest interactive Q&A platform at events

πŸ”—https://www.polleverywhere.com/Β 
Your remote audience engagement tool. Live polling for virtual meetings, events, classes, and conference

πŸ”—https://studio.opencast.orgΒ 
Free self-recording tool. Can be used with Opencast (and comes included in the latest Opencast version) but can also be used stand-alone as a simple non-technical way of creating self-recorded lectures

πŸ”—https://defeo.lu/castaphoneΒ 
Free, open-source, minimalistic in-browser self-recording tool. Slightly more technical than Opencast Studio.

πŸ”—https://www.loom.com/blog/coronavirus-responseΒ 
Loom Pro is now free for educators permanently

πŸ”—www.cloudstopmotion.comΒ 
Free animation software designed for children and schools

πŸ”—https://www.kialo-edu.com
Free tool used to facilitate thoughtful classroom discussions and teach critical thinking and debateΒ 

Generic Tools for Working Online

These are tools that can be adapted for online teaching.

See also:

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/teleconferencing

See also:

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/employers

Lists of Tools and Comparisons

πŸ”—https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NyrEU7n6IUl5rgGiflx_dK8CrdoB2bwyyl9XG-H7iw8/edit#Β 
Resources for Online Meetings, Classes, and Events - By Facilitators for Pandemic Response group and other collaborators

πŸ”—https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_web_conferencing_software
Β Comparisons of Web Conferencing Software TableΒ  - Nice table comparing web conferencing software options organized by: Program, License, Capacity, and Operating System Compatibility

πŸ”—https://nohq.co/tools/Β Β 
various remote tools collected by NoHQ

πŸ”—https://integrationpartners.com/covid19/
Complimentary COVID-19 IT Offers (Avaya, Microsoft, RingCentral, Palo Alto Networks, Ciena, Extreme Networks)Β  to help with Remote Access, Conferencing, Security etcΒ Β 

πŸ”—πŸ”—https://www.toolboxtoolbox.com/Β 
A curated list of the best business, design, and organisational change tool boxes built by some of the most influential companies, institutions and thinkers

Legal Frameworks

FERPA Compliance Guidelines

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://teaching.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/2020-04/FERPA_Compliance_Guidance_RV%20as%20revised%20by%20Counsel.pdf
Guidance from Cornell University on how to comply with the US Federal Educational Records Privacy Act (FERPA) in the context of remote education.

Lists and Collections

πŸ”—https://www.alt.ac.uk/communityResources Association for Learning Technology community resources response to COVID-19

πŸ”—http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/
This is a website listing the educational companies who are offering free online subscriptions during school closures.

πŸ”—https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sX3bJmxaeWidvQEI0TABeONCjIsKnhRLVkXyJBVJZrM/edit?usp=sharing
Digital Resources Distance learning solutions for Norwegian Schools (in Norsk)Β 

πŸ”—https://observatory.tec.mx/covid19-free-educational-resources
Educational resources, practices, and articles for teachers, non-academic staff, and students

πŸ”—https://www.headteacherchat.com/post/corona-virus-free-resources-for-teachers-and-schools?fbclid=IwAR051zgbksqKmkS4gFpI1yQcLkbrc95IWJoIrBwVD6ginvTrs41VdCKWHmY
Free online learning list of free resources

Lesson Design Templates
πŸ”—https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yCY1aLlXrEnFwUOGtGF1FPUd7PI9W9A7UkG12bVzswI/edit
EdTech Lesson Design Template

Online Exam Tools

πŸ”—https://web.respondus.com/he/

πŸ”—https://www.proctoru.comΒ Β 

πŸ”—https://www.questionmark.com/Β Β 
Questionmark provides a secure enterprise-grade assessment platform

Online Learning Management System

πŸ”—https://en.unesco.org/themes/education-emergencies/coronavirus-school-closures/solutions
Unesco learning solutions

πŸ”—https://www.easyclass.com/aboutΒ 
Easyclass is a non-profit organization offering a FREE Learning Management System (LMS) that allows educators to create digital classes whereby they can store the course materials online; manage class discussions; give assignments, quizzes and exams; monitor due dates; grade results and provide students with feedback all in one place. Our tools provide.

πŸ”—http://sourcelms.com/Β 
Learning management system- SourceLMS allows educators to not simply run distance classes but manage the whole learning process remotely. chat + whiteboards, file share, etc.Β Β 

πŸ”—https://www.sophya.ai/coronavirusΒ 
Free + free lifetime student access. Build specifically for students learning remotely.

πŸ”—https://nearpod.com/
Globally Connected Education- Maximize your education initiatives

πŸ”— https://www.screenbinge.com/netflix/educational-content-on-netflix/
250+ Educational Content on Netflix (includes more than 250 latest Educational content with proper description, categories, IMDB ratings, and visuals)

πŸ”—https://parlayideas.com/school-closure-support/
The future of class discussions.Parlay puts your students and their unique perspectives at the heart of learning, and gives you the data that you need to help them grow. Free during the outbreak.

πŸ”—https://classflow.com/
Lesson Delivery Software for Interactive Displays. Collaboration, Just Now in the Cloud.

πŸ”—https://education.roblox.com/en-us/resources/roblox-remote
Teaching Remotely with Roblox Studio- Our platform allows for students to collaborate in real time, building and learning as they go. To get started, explore our lesson plans, which are ISTE-aligned and include a variety of subjects to suit different topics and age groups.

πŸ”—https://flux.qa/info/why-flux
FLUX is an interactive learning tool that improves student engagement. Loved by students and teachers alike, it’s the ideal tool to gauge student understanding.

πŸ”—https://feedbackfruits.com -Β 
Integrated into LMS- FeedbackFruits makes all pedagogical tools available for free in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

πŸ”—https://kahoot.com/Β 
Make learning fun, engaging and impactful for all students, in the classroom or through distance learning.Β  Create fun learning games in minutes, or choose from millions of existing games to introduce a topic, review and reinforce knowledge, and run formative assessment.Β 

πŸ”—https://www.smartterm.io/
SmartTerm is a platform with a unified student information and learning management system software solution for educational institutions.

πŸ”—https://moodle.com/getstarted/Β 
Start building your online learning site in minutes

πŸ”—https://www.peerstudio.org/
Better learning through peer feedback. PeerStudio makes peer feedback easier for instructors to manage, and students to learn from. It automates away the tedious aspects of peer reviewing, and learners use a comparison-based interface that helps them see work as instructors see it.

πŸ”—https://www.sophya.ai/coronavirus
Students stuck at home for the semester? Don't lose your connection to them.

πŸ”—https://www.weschool.com/Β 
classroom management (assignments, homeworks, tests, documents) that i now being used by most schools in ItalyΒ 

πŸ”—https://opencast.orgΒ 
Free, open-source tool for (automated) video recording, processing, and publication used by many Universities worldwide

πŸ”—https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EABkSzEdJk5cmMLETpSbXaeDXmFwcTz7SUXP_C3dN9k/edit#heading=h.gpdz81815lr8 How To Run A Free Online Academic Conference: A Workbook (version 0.2)

πŸ”—https://blog.learningequality.org/kolibri-covid19-60d6341c0e7c (Medium blog introduction) Using Kolibri
πŸ”—https://learningequality.org/kolibri/ Supporting educational equality. Offline versions.

Synchronous Group video (Smaller groups / interaction)

πŸ”—https://discordapp.com/Β 
πŸ”—https://blog.discordapp.com/how-to-use-discord-for-your-classroom-8587bf78e6c4
Β DIscord Guide for Educators. Discord is a popular communication platform, specially amongst GenZ and gamers.

πŸ”—https://www.gotomeeting.com/en-gb
πŸ”—https://blog.gotomeeting.com/coronavirus-disruptions-and-support/
GotoMeeting - Free during COVID-19

πŸ”—https://blog.prezi.com/how-teachers-and-students-can-make-the-quick-transition-to-online-learning/
βœ‰οΈ [email protected]
Prezi Video - free video tool to share lessons; can also use in conjunction with Google Hangouts, MSFT Teams, Zoom, and more to share information while maintaining the human connection of the presenter's face on-screen with their content (Example in action by a teacher).Β 

πŸ”—https://www.screenleap.com/educationΒ 
Screen sharing solution designed specifically for K12; compatible with all devices that students use (Chromebooks, iPads, Android, Macs, PCs)

πŸ”—https://hangouts.google.com/Β 
Google Hangout- Free

πŸ”—https://gsuite.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/products/meet/Β 
Google Hangouts for businesses. now advanced features are free for active GSuite customers.

πŸ”—https://starleaf.comΒ 
Free. Restrictions removed during Coronavirus outbreak

πŸ”—https://zoom.us
πŸ”—https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/03/13/how-to-use-zoom-for-online-learning/
Zoom video conferencing- Free for 40 min, 100 pers limit. Some restrictions have been removed during the Coronavirus outbreak.

πŸ”—https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/products/teams
Microsoft teams

πŸ”—https://www.skype.com/en/Β 
Skype- Free

πŸ”—https://bigbluebutton.org/Β 
Free, Open Source

πŸ”—https://meet.jit.si/Β Β 
FreeΒ 

πŸ”—https://whereby.comΒ 
Free for up to 4 participants; Paid plans for reserving a virtual room name and more participants

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.8x8.com/uk/products/video-conferencing
8x8 Video Meetings - Free during COVID-19

Synchronous Lectures (Large groups, limited interaction)

See also: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/teleconferencing


πŸ”—https://blog.prezi.com/how-teachers-and-students-can-make-the-quick-transition-to-online-learning/
βœ‰οΈ [email protected]
Prezi Video - free video tool to share lessons; can also use in conjunction with Google Hangouts, MSFT Teams, Zoom, and more to share information while maintaining the human connection of the presenter's face on-screen with their content (Example in action by a teacher).Β 

πŸ”—https://www.youtube.com/live_dashboard?nv=1
YouTube Live Stream - Free (not accessible in China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³)

πŸ”—https://web.microsoftstream.com/
Microsoft Stream - Included with Office 365, automatic captioning

πŸ”—https://zoom.us/webinar
Zoom Video Webinar - Requires subscription. Free for 40 min, 100 pers limit. They are offering some perks during the outbreak.

πŸ”—https://www.webex.com/video-conferencing
πŸ”—https://blog.webex.com/video-conferencing/cisco-webex-supporting-customers-during-this-unprecedented-time/
Cisco WebEx - Lifted restrictions, free up to 100 participants during COVID-19

πŸ”—https://www.mentimeter.com/
Create interactive presentations & meetings, wherever you are. Get real-time input from remote teams and online students with live polls, quizzes, word clouds, Q&As and more. Free for 3 slides/questions