Tag: COVID-19

A Third of World’s Schoolchildren Cannot Learn Remotely

At least a third of the world’s schoolchildren were unable to access remote learning when COVID-19 shuttered their schools, according to a new UNICEF report released last month as countries across the world grapple with their back-to-school plans. “For at least 463 million children whose schools closed due to...

No-Cost Access to BeeLine Reader

In response to widespread school shutdowns, BeeLine has launched a program to give free access to affected teachers and students. Click here to learn more about their program and to sign up. BeeLine Reader is designed to make reading on-screen easier, faster, and more enjoyable. It uses a simple cognitive trick — an eye-guiding...

Distance Learning Packet for ELs

Ballard & Tighe, a publishing company that creates materials designed especially with ELs in mind, is offering educators a free distance learning packet. It contains eight units that can completed with students in person and remotely. Educators can download the company's School unit preview for a peek at some of the content and resources...

Coronavirus Language Access Act Introduced to Senate

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U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) have introduced the Coronavirus Language Access Act, which expands access to coronavirus-related resources by increasing language access services and supporting culturally appropriate COVID-19 response programs to help those who have limited English proficiency (LEP), older...

NPO Offering At-Home Resources for Families

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HighScope is offering at-home resources for teachers to share with families including activities, strategies, and other ready-to-use, age-appropriate learning materials. Resources are designed for use with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. HighScope is also offering free webinars designed to support teachers as they navigate new learning environments and requirements. For more information, visit https://highscope.org/active-learning-at-home/. ...

Remote SEL Resources

Move This World has compiled resources for remote learning from their digital library and they are making them available to all educators for free. School administrators and teachers are welcome to download these free social emotional learning tools to share with students and parents. What to Expect Information about...

Home Edition Playsets

Square Panda, creators of a multisensory literacy platform for students in grades PreK–1, is giving schools five free Home Edition Playsets for every School Edition Playset they purchase with a Square Panda Literacy System site license through October 30, 2020. To support emerging readers at home, every school that purchases a site license will...

NPO Offering Distance Learning Resources for Educators

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Nonprofit organization Achievement Network (ANet) is offering free distance learning resources for educators. The resources are designed to help educators move forward with their instructional planning for the 2020-2021 school year and reflect ANet's most up-to-date tools and frameworks. The resources include: PLANNING FOR REMOTE LEARNING Reflection and Planning Distance Learning...

Free eBooks with Print Editions

In advance of the 2020–2021 school year, Continental Press is offering free eBooks with the purchase of print books to help teachers plan for both distance and blended learning models. OFFER DETAILS Free eBooks for 25+ StudentsFor every printed student book you buy of the same title and grade, you’ll receive...

COVID Translation Initiative Takes Off

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Translators without Borders (TWB) has joined the Translation Initiative for COVID-19 (TICO-19). TICO-19 is focused on using language technology to make COVID-19 information available in as many languages as possible. TICO-19 includes translators, technologists, and researchers from TWB, Amazon, Appen, Carnegie Mellon University, Facebook, Google, John Hopkins University, Microsoft, and Translated, who...
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