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Continuity of Learning: Resources for Educators

This set of resources includes websites, electronic products, desktop programs, webinars, and mobile apps that educators can use in their new roles facilitating online learning.  The websites include products and services for every grade and covering multiple content areas, emphasizing a variety of methods.

Tech for Learners: Online Learning Products, Resources, & Services
Resource Type: Tools/Toolkit
2020 Website
This site was developed by ed tech companies, nonprofit organizations, and Federal agencies to ensure access to the tools necessary to facilitate or expand online learning. The site includes more than 400 products and services for every grade and multiple content areas. Most, but not all, of the resources are free. Even with the use of filters, many searches return 50-100 results. This can make the website difficult to navigate. Educators may need to spend a lot of time understanding which sources meet their needs.For grades PK-12.
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.
edshelf: A Socially-curated Discovery Engine of Websites, Mobile Apps, Desktop Programs, and Electronic Products for Teaching and Learning
Resource Type: Tools/Toolkit
2020 Website
edshelf is a socially curated discovery engine of websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning. Educators can search and filter for specific tools, create shelves of tools to use for various purposes, rate and review tools they have used, and receive a newsletter about tools recommended by other educators. This site includes resources for more than 90 content areas. For many of the resources, resource descriptions include informational videos and details about how the resource can be used in classrooms and by families. Some educators might find the social features, like comments and ratings, helpful in their search for resources. Most, but not all, of the resources are free. The number of categories and subjects could be overwhelming for some users, and can make the "Find the perfect tool" feature challenging to use
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.
COVID-19 School Resource Hub
Resource Type: Tools/Toolkit
2020 Website
This resource hub is designed to provide school and system leaders a starting point to support student care and continued learning during extended school closures and re-entry into buildings. The resources include support videos, grab-and-go instructional materials, and a hierarchy of needs tool to help leaders prioritize the order of their actions and work systematically to meet the multi-dimensional needs of their staff, students, and families. All resources are free and the website is updated weekly.