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GotTechED the Podcast - Eric Guise/Nick Johnson 23rd March 2020
Teacher Resources For Distance Learning Practices
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Teacher Resources For Distance Learning Practices

Teacher Resources For Distance Learning Practices

In this episode of GotTechED the Podcast we discuss:

  • Resources that are available to help teachers for distance learning
  • Edtech companies that are upgrading teacher accounts for free during the pandemic 

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Segment 1: Distance Learning Resources

  1. Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences and Flipped Learning Global Initiate have created a roadmap for transitioning to online learning called the “Rapid Transition to Online Learning” http://aalasinternational.org/rtol/
  2. 37 Free Resources for Teachers shifting to online learning for Coronavirus: https://schoolchoiceweek.com/37-free-online-resources-for-schools-shifting-online-during-coronavirus/
  3. Coronavirus Education Resources App: https://covid19edresources.glideapp.io/?fbclid=IwAR1hGtwQ_U-3dsrfuVsk2SE-GeBeTIv1oeg1o7ZMWBZBwTbFWHufADG2088
  4. Kim Mattina’s (Host of Suite Talk) Remote Learning Resource Website


  1. Virtual Author Visits


  1. Sarah Thomas’s (EduMatch Creator)  Distance Learning Padlet Board


Segment 2:  EdTech Companies that are Upgrading Teacher Accounts During the Pandemic

  1. Adobe Cloud Apps: https://helpx.adobe.com/enterprise/kb/covid-19-education-labs.html
  2. ABCMouse is a learning tool for children ages 2-8: https://www.ageoflearning.com/
  3. Free communication service with Bloomz: https://freetrial.bloomz.com/coronavirus-schools/
  4. Epic is providing free access to their online reading platform: https://www.getepic.com/learn/freeremotestudentaccess/
  5. Google Hangouts Meet premium version free through July 1: https://support.google.com/meet/answer/9760270?hl=en
  6. Kahoot premium: https://kahoot.com/access-kahoot-premium-for-free/
  7. Microsoft Teams: https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/free
  8. PearDeck Premium free for 90 days: https://www.peardeck.com/stay-connected
  9. Zoom has lifted the 40 minute limit for free users as long as the school has a Clever account: https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/03/13/how-to-use-zoom-for-online-learning/
  10. Explain Everything Whiteboard free trial extension: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBJxTK4uz2Bc3dC4Q1W1wWf1cVm2TS56NIaeSzOqMJ_8dCfg/viewform
  11. Screencastify has tweeted that they will offer free services to schools that reach out: Email sales@screecastify.com
  12. BrainPop for fun educational games: https://educators.brainpop.com/2020/02/19/free-brainpop-access-for-schools-affected-by-the-corona-virus/?utm_source=organic&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=coronavirus&utm_content=free-access
  13. Discovery Education: tons of resources now free through end of school year.  Principals and Superintendents email educationpartnerships@discoveryed.com to gain access.
  14. Edji.it is offering a training which will give you Edji Hero for free for 6 months

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Question: What is an edtech tip that you can share with other teachers during pandemic times?