A comprehensive list of online educational resources
The list includes some of the most popular online resources most used by schools, especially in this period of distance learning. There are resources for all ages and for all disciplines. View resources
UNESCO Distance Learning Solutions
A list of educational applications, platforms and resources aimed to help parents, teachers, schools and school administrators facilitate student learning and provide social care and interaction during periods of school closure. Most of the solutions are free and many cater to multiple languages.
Free online classes from Scholastic, USA
Scholastic is offering 20 free online classes. The digital learning hub is divided into four grade levels: Pre-K and Kindergarten, grades 1 and 2, grades 3-5, and grades 6 and higher. It provides students daily lessons in areas spanning literacy, math, science and social studies. Read more
Free online academic support, UK
Free online academic support for student education and wellbeing as schools close across the UK. Read more
Educator temporary school closure for online learning
This is a group aimed particularly at educators who are planning distance or online learning due to the school closures for COV19. Read more
School administrator coronavirus planning group
This is for school administrators planning and preparing with Coronavirus. It is a forum for collaboration and sharing ideas. Read more
CASIE | online learning resources
Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education. A list of free resources for use during home teaching and learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Digital Promise | online learning resources
A library of online learning resources is intended for educators and can be filtered by type, grade, and subject. All of the included resources are free and meet student privacy criteria.
Should we record virtual counselling sessions? And other questions … answered
Schools and universities are making extraordinary efforts to support their communities right now. This is the first in a series of articles to address challenges and the many questions we’ve received, explaining how to keep students safe and protect their well-being in new learning environments. Read more
Podcast: Assessment and feedback in an online context
Dr Kevin House at Dulwich College International, shared this podcast “A massive thanks for the team at Evidence Based Education for putting together this great podcast to support Dulwich College International and Dulwich High School teachers currently working so hard to support our students in China and Korea at this time. I urge colleagues to have a listen to these best practices and hope that it provides useful insights and reinforcement. View podcast: Assessment and feedback in an online context evidencebased.education
Schools connecting schools
Here's a group set up by John Mikton at IS Luxembourg to connect schools that need advice moving education online: email@example.com
15 strategies for online learning when a school is closed
From the Global Online Academy, shared by Ellen Mahoney, Sea Change Mentoring. Read article
Instructional design for online and blended learning
From the Global Online Learning Academy, shared by Ellen Mahoney, Sea Change Mentoring. Read article
Safeguarding implications for online learning
Schools launching virtual learning platforms and online classrooms should review their existing child protection and safeguarding policies and consider implementing specific guidelines. These might address, for example:
- where students and teachers should be located when they join virtual classrooms. E.g. for virtual classrooms, students should where possible be located in an open area in their house within earshot of parents;
- how teachers and students interact with each other online, what are the do’s and don’ts around language, sharing of any personal contact details and sharing of material during virtual classrooms;
- what teachers and students should do if they are worried about someone or something they witness in an online platform? For example:
- are students able to report easily to a nominated person in school?
- are teachers able to contact parents if they are worried about a student on a call, or block a user if that user starts sharing inappropriate material in a virtual break-out session?
- do you know how to report any illegal content that might be shared online?
- are managers/child protection staff able to enter virtual classrooms to observe lessons on an ad hoc basis?
- is the school storing messages so that it can review material afterwards if necessary, and is this being done in accordance with relevant privacy laws?
- if it is necessary to have one-to-one counselling sessions virtually, how is the school protecting the student and the counsellor? For example, could you have a parent be present at the start and the end of the session?
Zoom and Managebac
Shailendrasinh Rathod, Head of Science at International School Dhaka said: “Though we don't have a Coronavirus situation here in Bangladesh [at time of writing] we did have prolonged political closedown. During those days we found Managebac to be very handy in engaging students. I think it has more potential with updated features. I also see "Zoom" has a great potential to be an effective substitute of face-to-face curriculum transaction.