Virtual Learning Resources
2020-2021 School Year
Student Data Privacy
Best Practices for Cloud Sharing (Sharing Google Apps to Protect Student Data)
GaDOE's COVID-19 Website- This site contains the most up-to-date guidance for school districts along with resources for parents and families.
Exceptional Children's Services Information
Exceptional Children's Services- Guidance from ECS for supporting all students in a virtual environment
NEW Georgia Virtual Learning Course: Online Support for Special Needs.
EIP/Intervention Considerations- District guidance for meeting the needs of students, parents and staff during COVID-19 closure. Questions- Please reach out to Amy Henley, Caroline Schmitt, Deb Troutman, or Portia Rhodes, depending.
Articles and Blog Resources for Teaching in a Virtual Environment
Teaching and Assessing During Distance (Virtual) Learning- An Opportunity to be CREATIVE. Ideas and suggestions on how to adapt to assessing learning in a virtual environment from Rick Wormeli.
Virtual (Remote) Learning Playbook K-12 Playbook for resource links, and sample parent letters.
Resources for Teaching Online- Best practices for organization and structure for teaching virtually
Additional Resources for Teaching Virtually
Loom- Screencasting Tool
We know many of you use Screencastify, however they have removed the ability to create unlimited videos made available during the spring COVID-19 closure. Your videos should still be in your Google Drive.
Loom offers a Pro version free for educators all the time. Very similar to Screencastify, view the links below to try it out!
Guide for Using Loom for Education- Includes information about the Loom desktop app and Chrome extension
Bringing Learning Alive with Screencasting in the Classroom- Kathleen Morris- Primary Tech
How to Use Loom to Make Better Educational Videos- Daniel Rubio
Scholastic Read Learn at Home This free resource provides all students with 20* days’ worth of exciting learning journeys carefully created by Scholastic editors that span the content areas, to reinforce and sustain student learning should their buildings close.
Streamable Learning Livestream Catalog: Live, virtual field trips accessible via Safari Montage. Please contact your school Media Specialist if you'd like to utilize one of these activities.
Georgia Public Broadcasting Support for Virtual Learning Days:
Students Without Internet Services?: Share the GPB Broadcast Schedule Here.
Georgia Virtual Course Content now in Safari Montage
How do I locate the GAVS content in Safari Montage? Watch the video.
Safari Montage Tutorials (Click the menu icon in the upper right-hand corner to view needed tutorials including how to create a playlist.)
Weekly, live webinars: including those specifically focused on helping educators prepare for school closures featuring tips on using Nearpod for remote learning.
Please remember to only share Nearpod lessons as "Student Paced"
Coronavirus lessons: Complementary for all educators to keep students, staff, and parents informed.
Guide to Nearpod for remote learning: Helpful information and specific examples of how teachers are putting Nearpod to use in a distance learning environment.
Nearpod Coronavirus webpage: Further information can be found here.
Teach from Home- A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the COVID-19 virtual learning days.
Google’s Distance Learning Tips: solutions to common challenges for distance learning