With potential disruption to learning through school closures, teachers can keep their lessons going remotely. Whenever there is an event that has caused a school to close, teachers find ways to ensure that students don’t lose valuable learning time. Currently, we’re facing such an event. Concerns over the transmission of COVID-19 are closing schools across the globe, and millions of students are unable to physically attend school. 

For educators preparing for potential school closures, this page aims to aggregate and share resources, experiences and guidance on how to manage remote learning and working. 

Some considerations for remote learning:

(1) Not every student has internet access. Consider how you will support these learners and prioritise support for them. 
(2) Putting things online and changing nothing, doesn't enhance learning. Adapt the resource to the platform.
(3) Learning is not just about content.

You can access guidance on designing online activities and resources in the useful links on this page.

Please remember to look out for our  Remote Learning Twitter Feed. We will also be running events for CPD online in the coming weeks. 

All of the materials presented here are in the public domain, however please respect copyright and ensure you do not use the materials for financial gain without permission.


 

The *most* important thing we can do in the coming weeks as more and more courses shift to remote learning has nothing to do with content. Community, belonging, and your presence will matter as much, if not more, than the material you are teaching. Caring will be crucial. @joshua_r_eyler

Remote Learning Useful Links

Guidance 

Teaching Effectively with Google Classroom (Joe Ambrose - Greenshaw Learning Trust) 

A really good summary of Google Classroom and how to use it to support Remote Learning. 


Designing effective online activities 

To help educators in designing an effective blended approach, Blended Learning have developed an online resource to support their staffing planning, designing, teaching and evaluating blended learning programmes, modules and activities.


Remote Learning Resources

@Flipgrid

@Screencastify

@GoogleForEdu

@Seesaw

@ClassDojo

@RemindHQ

@khanacademy

@brainpop

@Desmos

@IXLLearning


Education Technology Companies offering FREE subscriptions during closure due to COVID19

@WeVideo

@DiscoveryEd

@brainpop

@GetKahoot

@try_pronto

@BookCreatorApp

@GoogleForEdu

@gotynker

@Buncee

@PearDeck


Dig Deep 

Independent Learning ideas for remote learning


The mental health of students is more important than ever. The following links provides information in order to support children and young people's emotional and physical health and well-being.

Wellbeing 

Teaching students who have suffered complex trauma

We all have mental health: an introduction for teachers

Child protection for teachers

Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Making sense of mental health problems

Keeping them safe

Young people and their mental health

ACEs: Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences & Early Trauma

Professional relationships with young people

Emotional intelligence at work

Understanding young minds

Safeguarding – child sexual abuse and exploitation

Introduction to child psychology

Get moving, get healthy

Understanding depression and low mood in young people

Remote Learning Videos

Using Google Classroom


Using Microsoft Teams as a digital classroom for remote learning


How To Teach an Online Lesson with Zoom


Using Jitsi Meet - A free, no-registration video conferencing


Talky.io - Communication and Collaboration through Web Realtime Chat 


How to Design Your Online Course