Online Learning Guidance
As educators begin to develop OER, one component of that process is navigating concerns around copyright when finding digital teaching materials. This webinar series addresses that and is divided into two tracks: K-12 and Higher Education. There are also two stand-alone webinar options that can be attended by both the K-12 and Higher Education community. All of the webinars will also be available on YouTube and linked to this page after the live event has ended.
A practical guide to creating blended learning, with lots of videos to illustrate steps and concepts. Written for higher ed, but definitely usable for anyone.
The Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession – Teacher Tech Project provides information, resources and learning opportunities for teachers to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of Learning Management Systems and instructional design for distance learning.
Technology can be a powerful tool to assist students with special needs or any sort of learning challenge. In particular the Chrome web browser allows users to install a wide variety of web extensions that provide tools that can help all learners, regardless of ability level.
In this blog post we will take a look at over 30 Chrome web extensions that can assist students in five main categories:
Text to Speech
Some of the tools fit into more than one topic, but each is only listed once. Certainly this list does not cover all of the useful web extensions available for struggling learners, but it is a great place to begin. In addition to the list of extension, I have also linked in the video from a webinar I did a while back on "Google Tools for Special Needs".
With students and educators under shelter-at-home orders, states and districts are faced with difficult decisions about how to support students’ science learning while they are home. Home environments support different aspects of student learning than school-based environments. Designing home-based learning experiences to intentionally take advantage of the unique assets of being at home can be supportive of students’ social, emotional, and mental health; provide a meaningful and complementary science learning experience; and allow students to explore real-world and personally relevant science in ways that are difficult to accomplish in school. Field-based examples of home and neighborhood investigations of ecological systems will be shared.
This guide is meant to help teachers utilize technology in the classroom while protecting their students’ privacy.
Technology tools and apps are making it possible for educators and students to collaborate, create, and share ideas more easily than ever. When schools use technology, students’ data—including some personal information—is collected both by educators and often the companies that provide apps and online services. Educators use some of this data to inform their instructional practice and get to know their students better. It is just as essential for educators to protect their students as it is to help them learn.
What does formative assessment look like during distance learning? Without proximity, how can teachers gather and act on “in-the-moment” information – the behaviors, emotions, and situations that affect learning and inform instruction?
This resource provides explanations, sample questions, and possible actions to implement formative assessment during distance learning scenarios.
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For educators using Google technology in their classrooms, this toolkit from Google for Education provides videos and best practices for educators to share with their students' families and guardians.Materials are copyright Google. This document from the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction provides links to the online resources.
This book is your guide to blended teaching in K-12 spaces. It was designed to help both pre-service teachers and in-service teachers prepare their classes for blended teaching. This book begins by orienting you to the foundational dispositions and skills needed to support your blended teaching practice. Then you will be introduced to four key competencies for blended teaching:
Online Integration – ability to effectively combine online instruction with in-person instruction.
Data Practices – ability to use digital tools to monitor student activity and performance in order to guide student growth.
Personalizing Instruction – ability to implement a learning environment that allows for student customization of goals, pace, and/or learning path.
Online Interaction – ability to facilitate online interactions with and between students
This textbook provides a set of high-quality resources to university educational technology courses. All chapters are written by professionals in the field, including university researchers, teacher educators, and classroom teachers.
The book in its entirety and each chapter can be freely accessed, downloaded, printed, and remixed. Professors of educational technology courses can select the chapters that will work best for them when creating course packets, and preservice and inservice teachers can use relevant chapters for trainings and professional development purposes.
Suggestions to help keep students updated and engaged when learning remotely.
- Applied Science
- Arts and Humanities
- Business and Communication
- Career and Technical Education
- English Language Arts
- Life Science
- Physical Science
- Social Science
- Material Type:
- Teaching/Learning Strategy
- Barbara Soots
- Washington OSPI OER Project
- Molly Berger
- Date Added:
This slide deck on Learning Management Systems by the Washington Association of Educational Service Districts is intended to be customized and presented by district personnel to families and caregivers. Materials are available for districts to use with families in nine languages for each of the following learning management systems (LMS): Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Schoology, and Seesaw.
Training and support links for the four most widely used Learning Management Systems in Washington school districts (as identified in the annual state technology survey from the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction).
NCCE is a leader in professional learning with a mission to lead, engage, and assist educational communities to reach higher levels of teacher and student success through the use of 21st century technology.The NCCE Live events are free to attend via Microsoft Teams or to watch archived versions on YouTube.
The National Standards for Quality Online Courses provide a framework for schools, districts, state agencies, statewide online programs and other interested educational organizations to improve online learning courses. The standards are intended to provide guidance while providing maximum flexibility for the users.
In response to school closures due to COVID-19, OSPI content experts have curated a selection of links to external organizations providing high-quality online educational materials – courses, lessons, videos, physical and outdoor activity suggestions, etc. Please note that in many cases, these resources are free to use online but are not openly licensed for wide scale reuse and adaptation.
This document provides guidance about issues related to using videoconferencing to support continuous learning and student data privacy and online safety.
To support K-5 teachers during this challenging time in education, we have bundled the NGSS standards for each grade into a few topic units with an anchoring phenomenon and guiding questions along with a variety of instructional resources for every grade-level standard. Knowing teachers are remote, face-to-face and hybrid, you will find both print and digital resources to choose from in the form of videos, interactives, lesson sketches, full lesson plans, and full units. All listed resources are free online. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org at OSPI with feedback and questions.