With Governor DeWine's order that shuttered Ohio's schools until April 6th, many districts are moving to some measure of eLearning. Northern Buckeye presents the following FREE resources to be used by our member districts to help with teacher professional learning in this time of need. If you have questions on any of these materials, please contact us at email@example.com or 419-267-2807. If you would like to set up virtual coaching, you may do so here.
The Firehose Project from TILOhio
Teachers: You are being inundated with technology tools and resources; it’s almost like you’re trying to drink from a firehose!
The Technology Integration Leaders of Ohio (TILO) want to help! This online tool showcases resources that provide continued connection, compassion, and learning to our most precious asset: our children.
The Firehose Project provides high quality, vetted resources curated by content area experts. It is created BY TEACHERS FOR TEACHERS.
The best part about this tool is that we have limited it to just the “top 10” resources per collection.
Tech Tuesday Tips
Virtual Tech Coaching
Need help? Virtual tech coaching allows you to receive one-on-one training and troubleshooting. It allows us to meet online, through Zoom, at your convenience. You can share your screen with the trainer so that he or she can see exactly what you are seeing, and help you. If you would like to set up virtual tech coaching, please book us here.
Other Teacher and Student Resources
Many of the top providers of educational technology tools are making their products free for a limited time to assist in this unprecedented time of crisis. Additionally, educators nationwide are sharing resources for at-home learning. Check out some of these resources:
- Spectrum Charter - free broadband and Wifi for student households.
- Zoom is lifting the 40-minute time limit for schools, and licenses for the pro version are just $5 per year/teacher. (Your tech director should contact NWOCA)
- The Management Council has scheduled free Zoom and INFOhio training webinars.
- Webex is offering free services to teachers and schools.
- INFOhio has resources available for teachers to "Keep Calm and Carry On"
- Google has put together some distance learning resources.
- Google's Applied Digital Skills is a free project-based digital curriculum newly added teach from anywhere and learn from anywhere
- The Management Council has a document called Public Resources To Support Remote Learning.
- Education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.
- COVID-19 resources from CoSN.
Twitter is a great way to develop a personal learning network and share ideas with other educators. If you've never used Twitter before, now is a great time to start. Check out this Tech Tip from Juli Lange to get started.