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Continuity of Learning: Resources for Families

Families can access this set of resources as they help their children to stay connected and engaged in the shift to online education. The websites include products and services for every grade and covering multiple content areas, with a special focus on resources that parents and children can enjoy together.

Wide Open School
Resource Type: Tools/Toolkit
2020 Website
This site includes lessons, videos, apps, and tools, along with a limited set of resources that can be used offline. These resources are carefully curated and sourced from the site's education partners. The website is easy to navigate, and the resource descriptions clearly explain how each resource can be used.The site relies on content from its partners, which somewhat limits its scope of resources.For grades PK-12.
Learning Keeps Going
Resource Type: Tools/Toolkit
2020 Website
This site includes curated free tools, strategies, and best practices for teaching and learning online. It includes several guidance resources for teachers and school and district leaders on a range of topics, including online teaching, equity and access, and digital citizenship. For families, the site includes links to advice and resources about learning at home.The site can be somewhat difficult to navigate, requiring multiple clicks and/or scrolling to locate a resource. While there are resources for families, the site appears to be primarily focused on educators. The site's list of free tech for learning is expansive, but even with the use of filters, many searches return 50-100 results. This can make the website difficult to navigate. Educators and families may need to spend a lot of time understanding which sources meet their needs. For grades PK-12.
UNESCO Distance Learning Solutions
Resource Type: Tools/Toolkit
2020 Website
This list of educational applications, platforms, and resources aims to help families, teachers, schools, and school administrators facilitate student learning and provide social care and interaction when schools close. Many resources cater to multiple languages. The site uses a uniquely helpful system to categorize resources, listing them by need such as "Systems built for use on basic mobile phones" and "Systems with strong offline functionality." Most, but not all, of the resources are free.For grades PK-12.
Parents: Supporting Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Resource Type: Tools/Toolkit
2020 Website
This online module offers tips for families as they work to support learning at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The module includes support for families to get children ready to learn, find out what children should be learning, support children in reading and math, support children socially and emotionally, and support children with disabilities.