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Digital Skills Resources to Support Your Distance Learners

In light of the current COVID-19 crisis and the challenges facing educators, we created this page to serve as a central repository of resources designed to get students and teachers ready to launch virtual learning opportunities.

We also recognize that the pace of our daily lives is dramatically shifting as many of us are now staying home. Therefore, we also gathered relevant professional development resources for educators and parents who are looking for professional development opportunities to help them grow in this time.

To learn more about how we plan to support this community, read this letter from our CEO.

Curriculum Available During School Closure for Customers

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Digital Literacy for Students

Digital Literacy Content Areas

 

Set Up for Remote Learning

Here are resources to help you get your Learning.com curriculum subscription up and running as quickly as possible.

How to Log In

We support a variety of different login methods. Our log in poster templates here [link] can help you share the specific login instructions for your district to your students. We’re happy to help you fill out these templates too!

Access to the Full CodeMonkey and Codesters Libraries

In collaboration with CodeMonkey and Codesters, we have added licenses for all current schools to use the full version of the EasyCode Foundations (CodeMonkey) curriculum and the EasyCode Pillars Python Suite (Codesters) curriculum to help you provide additional coding instruction while schools are out through the end of April. When assigned and enabled by their teacher, students will be able to access all coding challenges in CodeMonkey and Codesters during this period. To access the full library of curriculum including instructional videos for teachers, go to the Library section in the original teacher interface and choose EasyCode Foundations for CodeMonkey and EasyCode Pillars Python Suite for Codesters. For a full list of resources to help in the implementation of this curriculum with students, please visit https://support.learning.com/product-resources/easycode/

Core Subject Planning for EasyTech Users

EasyTech offers a number of options to help students develop skills for technology use in core subjects. The above-mentioned link provides suggestions for units that highlight select skills in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The information is filterable by grade and subject area for easy navigation.

Editable Pacing Guides for EasyTech

This link provides access to editable pacing guides, which will show you the types of activities available in each unit and the suggested implementation model (although don’t hesitate to be creative).

EasyTech Feature Overview

Here you’ll find general guidance around each of the content types Learning.com offers, along with some information about integrating Learning.com content into Canvas or Schoology LMS platforms.

Parent Resources

Check out our parent resources to learn more about how students can use Learning.com at home and involve parents in their students’ learning experience.

FAQS

For any other information you may need, please check out our FAQ page.

 

Best Practices for a Quick Launch

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Lesson Plans

Below are open source lesson plans available for automatic download. We've grouped them by content area.

Professional Development Resources

If you find yourself with extra time or are looking to grow in this time of change, here are some of our most popular professional development resources.
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The Ultimate Guide to Computational Thinking for Educators

Packed with plugged and unplugged examples, this guide will equip educators with a foundational understanding of computational thinking and the confidence to address this topic with students both virtually and in-person.

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Building a Digital Literacy Program that Nurtures Future-Ready Students

Ensure students have the digital skills to succeed in online learning environments. From developing a scope and sequence to engaging stakeholders, this in-depth guide that offers a sound process we have refined through years of working with educators embarking on this quest.

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How to Cultivate Social and Emotional Learning with Computational Thinking

Integrate social and emotional learning into online learning experiences with computational thinking. This webinar will help you understand the connections between these and gather ideas for addressing them in tandem.

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What Four Divides Teach About Digital Equity, an Analysis

The advent of remote learning in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak is deepening the need for digital equity. This whitepaper defines, quantifies, and analyzes four specific digital divides that impact digital equity. This information will help schools and districts align their crisis planning with digital equity needs.

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The Tech Coach's Guide to Impactful Technology Integration in Schools

Technology is a great tool to engage students through online learning environments. Learn how to effectively integrate technology into learning to make the most of virtual learning experiences.

Other Resources for Educators

 

Collaborative Leadership for a District's Digital Transformation

As districts grapple with the need for greater access to technology and computing devices, learn how this former district leader created a collaborative planning process for a digital transformation spanning fifty schools.

 

The Science of Learning, Memory Science, and Your Classroom

While instructional time may be limited with students in the coming weeks, the science of learning helps educators enhance learning so it is engaging and memorable.

 

How Educators Can Make Technology a Tool for Digital Equity

With greater emphasis on technology in learning, educators can use this as an opportunity to develop more equitable learning experiences. This school principal shares how.

 

As EdTech Abounds, Here Are 7 Ways to Master Tech Integration

Whether needing to quickly get started using a new edtech tool or looking to find some extra time for professional development, follow along with this library media specialist's strategies to enhance the use of technology in learning.

 

To Enhance Curriculum Implementation, Start with Communication

As districts roll out new digital curriculum in the coming weeks, this implementation expert explains how leaders can streamline communication to improve its deployment.

 

Closing the Digital Divide with Digital Citizenship for Parents

To enhance digital equity with online learning, districts can create resources that help parents understand how to use technology alongside their students.

 

How Schools Use Digital Literacy to Promote Digital Equity

Especially now, digital literacy helps ensure students have the skills to use technology in remote learning environments. See how these three schools also align digital literacy and digital equity.

 

Computational Thinking, Algorithmic Thinking, & Design Thinking Defined

Now may be a good time to focus on developing students' problem-solving prowess. These three strategies are effective ways to develop this 21st-century skill.