K-12 Educators

Tips for Teacher-Student Communication

ASCD Article: Communicating with Students Effectively During Online Learning

CANVAS Article: Teaching Online: Communicating with Your Students

3P Learning Article: The Essentials of Online Teacher-Student Communication


Tips for K-12 Virtual Teaching

Sage Article: Strategies and Tips for Successful Online Teaching - Dr. Linda Dale Bloomberg describes ten tips for transitioning to online teaching

IES Article: Meaningful Online Education for Our Youngest Learners: Tips to reconcile the need for e-learning with how young children learn best

IES Article: Three Ways Early Childhood Educators Can Support Young Children and Their Caregivers During the COVID-19 Health Crisis 

IES Article: Interactive Read Alouds: Learning from books together


Tools for Engaging Virtual Learners

Flipgrid App Tutorial - Teachers and students can record, share, and respond to short videos. 

WeVideo App Tutorials - Students can collaborate on creating videos. Stock images and templates available. Can link and upload easily to Google Drive.

Google Forms Tutorial - Survey students, track assignments, and quickly assess with Google Forms.

Remind App Tutorial - Two-way communication tool for teacher-student and teacher-caregiver. 

Padlet Tutorial - Teachers and students can collect ideas through text, links, videos, images and more.


Tools for Creating Interactive Lessons

Nearpod - Create interactive lessons and assessments (various price points, beginning with free, searchable database with pre-made lessons)

Soft Chalk - Create interactive lessons and assessments (various price points, beginning with free)


Websites with Additional Resources for K-12 Online Teaching and Learning


Regional Educational Laboratory Program

IES Webinar: Research-Based Resources, Considerations, and Strategies for Remote Learning 

Resilienct Educator Website


Tips and Tools for Strengthening Resilience 


Google for Education


Zoom Meeting Tutorials

Pearson Digital Webinar Series