As schools across the country make the hurried transition from in-person learning to online classes, edtech companies are stepping up to help by offering free curriculum, PD, and other tools.
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Here are eight no-cost resources to keep the learning going.
Bloomz is opening their premium version for free through the semester to all schools. The Bloomz communication platform enables schools to communicate updates in real-time to parents and students; share lessons, student work and feedback; and keep the school-to-home connection strong so students learning at home don’t fall through the cracks.
To provide support during the COVID-19 crisis, Boclips is making its safe, curated video platform freely available to teachers until June 30. The platform includes inspiring videos covering the K-12 curriculum, accompanied by video-focused, standards-aligned lesson guides. Regular webinars, video tutorials, and video strategy guides support educators in effectively implementing video in the classroom. Teachers can sign up here.
For educators facing school closures due to COVID-19, the sudden shift to distance learning can be difficult, so Boclips is also offering a free resource kit called “Remote Learning with Video” to provide tools, ideas, and inspiration for incorporating video into virtual learning.
eSchool News Online and Blended Learning Guide
The eSchool News Online and Blended Learning Guide is here! It features strategies to help K-12 administrators and educators adjust to the sudden shift to online learning in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic. It also features best practices, resources, and tips for top-notch online and blended learning practices. A new eSchool News Guide will launch each month–don’t miss a single one!
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