Even if your school is closed, don't panic. You can only control the controllable. Meaning, YOU can keep your students learning and engaged. Here are some tools and teaching resources to help you in remote learning.

Even if your school is closed, don't panic. You can only control the controllable. Meaning, YOU can keep your students learning and engaged. Here are some tools and teaching resources to help you in remote learning.

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Distance Learning Tools and Resources I've tried

These are things I've used with various K-2 students. They can be used with other grades too. Let me know in the comments with what grades you used the following tools.

Google Classroom

This is the monumental thing that is perfect for online learning.

Check out this post about all things Google Classroom.

23 Best Distance Learning Tools and Resources

Google Slides

It's my first choice if I need to use paperless activities with kids. And it's great for remote learning too. Kids love the moveable pieces which they drag to make sentences, puzzles and match words with images. Parents can access the materials with their own Google email accounts, or students can access through Google Classroom.

Watch the video below and see what activities for Google Classroom you can use even today with your kids.

Would you love to try first? Download FREE activities for Google Classroom!

Skype lessons, Zoom, Loom, Google HangOuts

You can use video and have 1:1 lessons with a student. Here are some possible solutions and helpful tips:

Check out Zoom Directions for Students. Julie from the Techie Teacher created these directions for teachers who will be using Zoom to connect with students while at home. They are editable so you can make some changes too.

You can schedule a call and share a link with your kids. You will be able to see and hear your students on the call.

Google for Education

Leverage powerful tools to extend learning to home environments with all things Google. Watch this detailed walkthrough.

Interactive PPTs

They work the same way as Google Slides. I'm sure you've used them before!

Freebies to send home

As simple as that, you can print and send home various printables and activities depending on the topics you need to teach or revise.

Even if your school is closed, don't panic. You can only control the controllable. Meaning, YOU can keep your students learning and engaged. Here are some tools and teaching resources to help you in remote learning.

Download free SEND HOME activities.

Cool distance learning tools educators recommend

These are great tools and resources to use for remote learning. Keep in mind that many services provide free access during school closures because of COVID-19 or they are generally free.

Seesaw

Seesaw: learning loop between students, teachers, and families.

Check out this post about all things Seesaw.

23 Best Distance Learning Tools and Resources

Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12.

Global digital library

Global digital library has free books for kids to read and online games.

Even if your school is closed, don't panic. You can only control the controllable. Meaning, YOU can keep your students learning and engaged. Here are some tools and teaching resources to help you in remote learning.

Vooks

Vooks: a world of animated storybooks.

Kahoot!

Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform that makes it easy to create, share and play learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes.

Storyline Online

Storyline Online: kids will love to listen to books read by famous people.

Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle: make any video your lesson.

Starfall

Starfall: kids learn through exploration. Find various games for kindergarten and prek (ABCs, reading, colors, nursery rhymes, and much more).

Even if your school is closed, don't panic. You can only control the controllable. Meaning, YOU can keep your students learning and engaged. Here are some tools and teaching resources to help you in remote learning.

Khan Academy Kids

Khan Academy Kids: kids can read, play, learn and grow.

Kids discover

Kids discover is an online reading platform for grades 3-8.

ClassDojo

Use ClassDojo to communicate with your class, give them updates and share pictures.

Educational videos for remote learning

Nowadays you can find great videos with explanation of this or that topic, as well as perfect songs to sing along. Check out these helpful lists:

Follow the hashtag #remotelearning on Twitter

Tips to make distance learning more fun

  1. Use themed days of the week to cheer up the kids.
  2. Movie director, Retell-ephone, Cartographer ... check out 25 Reading Activities for Home and School.
  3. This list is super cool. Check out fun and meaningful at home learning ideas.
  4. Did you know you can use Alexa and play educational games? Now you do! Here is the post with all the ideas!
  5. Go on a virtual trip with your kids. These sites are offering the trips from your house.

Yellowstone National Park
The White House
Louvre
San Diego Zoo
Boston Children’s Museum
The Monterey Bay Aquarium
Mars
Great Wall of China
Various farms

More distance learning tips and resources

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Q: What is your favorite distance learning tool?