ATLIS Clearinghouse: Coronavirus Resources for Technology Leaders

Updated 4 April 2020 SD

This clearinghouse collects resources shared directly with ATLIS via email or, with permission, from the members’ Slack Channel (#General #coronavirus), via the ISED-l listserv, or drawing upon other resources in response to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19). It is not meant to be exhaustive but rather serves as a space for collecting and gathering the resources shared by our community.

Please contact [email protected] to share more resources and tools for our community.

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,Guidance as of 3/15/2020
College Board, Coronavirus Update
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)/EdSurge, Navigating Uncertain Times: How Schools Can Cope with Coronavirus
Koshandra Dillard, “Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus, Teaching Tolerance, 14 February 2020
University of Washington, Novel Coronavirus Interactive Map, HGIS Map
World Health Organization, Rolling updates on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Communications
Thought Leadership. Navigating Difficult Questions about COVID-19. Webinar video archive. 5 March 2020. Dr. Quintin Shepherd on how to help create a space for discussion around COVID-19.

Cybersecurity
A Guide to Securely Working from Home, Ankura
Sjouwerman, Hackers User Interactive Malicious COVIS-19 Map to Spread Malware, KnowB4 Blog, 14 March 2020 Stu Sjouwerman, U.S. Homeland Security: "Malicious Actors Expected To Focus Attacks On Teleworkers. Secure Your VPN", KnowB4 Blog, 14 March 2020
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Defending Against COVID-19 Cyber Scams

Internet Access 
FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low-income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time
CharterFree Internet offer for 2 months
AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families
Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge
T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

Humor (for When You Need It)
Colleen Flaherty,
'I Will Survive' Teaching Online,Inside Higher Ed, 17 March 2020. (Includes viral video and lyrics by  Michael Bruening.)
David Zhou, Zoom Pro Tip 3: Make it a video background to have a convincing loop of you looking engaged, Twitter Post.
New StoryMotion. 5th grader's 'Hallelujah' parody adaptation about On-line Ed during COVID-19. YouTube, 2 April 2020.

Teaching and Learning Online
Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences, 
RTOL -- Rapid Transition to Online Learning
International School Services, Online Learning: A Strategic Approach for K12 Schools
Learning in a Time of Coronavirus
Mike Caulfield, Dirt Simple Mini-CourseDirt Simple Online, 28 March 2020
Reshan Richards and Stephen J. Valentine, A Letter to Educators Teaching Online for the First TimeEdSurge News, 13 March 2020
Bill Selak, Our Campus Closed for COVID-19. Here are 3 Things I'm Glad I Did...

Working from Home (WFH)
Brian Barrett, How to Work from Home Without Losing Your MindWired, 3 March 2020
How to Work From Home Like A Boss, Washington Post, 19 March 2020

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ATLIS Blog
Jennifer Carey,
Crucial Tech Leadership for Business Continuity in Schools, ATLIS Blog, 2 March 2020
Susan Davis, You Can Do It: Online and Blended Learning When You Need It Most, ATLIS Blog, 27 February 2020
Susan Davis, Tech Leaders Rally Response to Coronavirus, ATLIS Blog, 16 March 2020
Susan Davis, ATLIS Virtual Town Hall, 23 March 2020
Susan Davis, ATLIS Virtual Town Hall, 1 April 2020

ATLIS Edtech Stories
The ATLIS vlog features educational technologists from the ATLIS community and including several ECATD cohorts, solving problems with digital tools. We invite you to review the broad range of options for teachers as they address the challenges and opportunities presented by instruction in virtual environments.Tools described in each video listed below are designated in (parentheses) at the end of each resource. Subscribe to access more edtech strategies in future posts. 

Jennifer Baselice, Create a Teacher Hub on Your LMS, 10 March 2020 (Canvas, Wakelet, Google Docs)
Aaron Brill, Being Part of a Coding Community with OpenProcessing.org, 10 May 2019 (OpenProcessing.org)
Louis Coronel, Seesaw Portfolios Document Learning and Facilitate Conversations, 5 August 2019 (Seesaw)
Eli Forsythe, Simple Safe Student Responses from Plickers, 5 Mar 2019 (Plickers)
Tyler Gaspich, Discovering Padlet, 11 January 2019
Sarah Loyola, 3 Edtech Tools to Differentiate Instructions and Engage Students, 4 July 2019 (Freckle, Peardeck, Newsela)
Jon Stoper, Clever Incognito Solution for Safe Student Logins, 7 January 2020 (Clever)
Louis Tullo, Create and Share Assignments within Canvas (LMS): A Step-by-Step Tutorial, 10 March 2020. (Canvas, GSuite)

ATLIS Member-Created Resources
Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart,
Virtualization Resources (folder)
Ethan Delavan, Remote Schooling in a Pandemic, Medium, 15 March 2020
Tyler Gaspich, Setting up a Google Meet (Google Meet/Hangout, Google Calendar)
Lucy Gray, Videoconferencing Options for Schools PDF
Greenhill School, Microsoft Teams Calendar Invite and Video Conferencing, shared by Lauren Marold
Larry Kahn, Sample Faculty Online Teaching Skills Self-Assessment, Google Form/PDF
Daisy Steele, Sample Home Internet and Device Survey for Families, Google Form/PDF
Daisy Steele, Sample Employee Remote Work Survey, Google Form/PDF
Jeff Tillinghast, Extending Our Learning Campus with Distance Learning Best Practices, Google Doc
University of Miami, College of Arts & Sciences, Academic Continuity and Contingency Plan, PDF, shared by Jennifer Carey, ATLIS Board, with meeting the needs of "traditional" teachers in mind.

Sample School Web Pages

Charles Wright Academy, Remote Learning at CWA, Webpage.
Providence Day School, Remote Learning Family Resources. Webpage.
Ravenscroft School, Ravenscroft School's Virtual Learning Approach, Webpage.


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NBOA, Net Assets, COVID-19: Independent School Business Operations Considerations, 9 March 2020 

CAIS, Pandemic Resources

Digital Learning Collaborative
eLearning Day
Planning for Quality: A Guide for Learning and Growing a Digital Learning Community

Global Online Academy
Designing for Online Learning 
GOA Staff. 15 Strategies for Online Learning when School Is Closed
10 Strategies for Leading Online When School is Closed
How to Design for Learning: Four Approaches to Nonlinear Curriculum
Seven Ways Technology Can Deepen, Not Cheapen, Place-Based Learning
Six Ways to Move Beyond the Classwork/Homework Divide (and Never Look Back
Three Ways Online Reflection Promotes Learner Agency in an Age of Urgency
Why Online Connection and Collaboration Matter, Now More Than Ever

International School of Beijing
Supporting parents during coronavirus elearning, 20 February 2020

NAIS
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Schools 
School Closures and Distance Learning Measures (Short and Long Term)
Understanding Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Schools Need to Know
Video: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Session at NAIS Annual Conference

One Schoolhouse
Suggestions for schools to implement right now, in the foreseeable future, and longer term.

NWAIS
Online Teaching Resources. Google Sheets. Shared by Dr. Jen Lamkins

SAIS
Coronavirus / COVID-19 Resources
Debra P. Wilson, Coronavirus 2019nCoV and Independent Schools, SAIS, Updated 26 February 2020


 

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General

Shannon Mersand, Digital Tools for Schools, Tech & Learning, 9 March 2020
Continuity of Instruction Plan, Doug Joubert of Christian Brothers School, 12 March 2020
Coronavirus Virtual Learning Offers, crowdsourced spreadsheet created by @MrsDi
Online Classroom GuidelinesDoug Joubert of Christian Brothers School, 12 March 2020

Apple Education
Ignite the Creativity in Every Student

BlackBaud
Coronavirus Resources
Online Learning Library

Book Creator
Dan Kemp, Support for schools affected by Coronavirus, Book Creator Blog, 4 March 2020

BrainPOP
Coronavirus

Canvas
Melissa Lobel, Scaling Online Learning when the Classroom Closes, 28 February 2020

Cisco/Webex
Sri Srinivisan, Cisco/Webex supporting customers during this unprecedented time, Cisco/Webex Blog, 2 March 2020

CommonLit
Michelle Brown, Resources to Support Teleschool Plans, Medium, 9 March 2020 (mini-units and text sets, free parent accounts)

Explain Everything!
Explain Everything Team, Keep Calm and Teach Online -- Free Explain Everything for Closed Schools, Explain Everything Blog, 10 March 2020

Finalsite
Denise Eisenach, Coronavirus Crisis Communications: Strategies from Schools Around the World, Finalsite Blog, 2 March 2020

Flipgrid
Ann Kozma, Trips and Tricks for Flipgrid in PreK-2 Classrooms, Flipgrid News, 18 March 2019

givethx.org
Build Classroom Belonging
Practices Guide

GoGuardian
GoGuardian Teacher (remote learning + free access = to any schools that need to close)

Google
See more resources under ATLIS Created Resources.

Explore distance learning resources for schools affected by COVID-19
EDU in 90 is a video series from Google for Education, with new episodes three times each month
Richard Anderson, Google Forms and Repeated Event Requests
G Suite, New Videoconferencing Experience with Hangouts Meet, The G Suite Show, 11 April 2017
G Suite Updates, Extending Hangout Meet to all G Suite customers through July 1, 2020, 3 March 2020
G Suite Help Center, Hangouts Meet advanced features available to all existing G Suite Customers through July 1, 2020, 3 March 2020
Google Teacher Center
Jeff Kurtz, Even without internet at home, students can keep learning, 12 March 2020 
John Solomon, Preparing students to learn from home with Chromebooks, 9 March 2020
'Wick Techbytes, Remote Classroom, Episode 26. On using Google Classroom, Google Calendar, and Google Meet for virtual learning.
Wondertechedu, 7 Ways to Use Google Hangouts in the Classroom, We Are Teachers, 4 November 2015

Kahoot!
Kahoot! Offers Free Distance Learning Tools During Coronavirus Outbreak

Knowing Technologies
Knowing Technologies Spark Sessions (Week of 3/30)
Knowing Technologies Archived Spark Sessions

Microsoft
Remote Learning with Microsoft Edu: Webinar Schedule

Join the Microsoft Enabling Remote Learning Community
Follow @Mtholfsen on Twitter for MicrosoftEdu 
Quick tip videos for Microsoft Education features
How schools can ramp up remote learning programs remotely with Microsoft Teams
Meeting and Conferencing in Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Seeing AI in New Languages
Set Up an Online Meeting in Teams
See ATLIS Member-Created Resources above

Newsela
Free Newsela Resources to help students understand coronavirus

Peardeck
Peardeck Wants to Help Educators and Students Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus
Resources for Emergency School Closures

Parlay (student discussion board)
School closure support

Quizlet
Chad Melrose, Supporting our community when in-person teaching isn't possible, Quizlet Blog, 4 March 2020

Schoology
Getting Started with Schoology, for Instructors
Joel Hames, Personalized Learning Crash Course, 13 September 2019

Scrible
Helping Teachers and Students Stay Connected During Coronavirus Disruption (free pro plan)

Seesaw
PD in Your PJs
Kathleen Morris, Should I Use Seesaw or a Wordpress Blog in the Classroom (Comparison Chart), Primary Tech, 26 March 2019

Time for Kids 
Digital Library Free for the Rest of the Year

Veracross
Managing Extended Closings in Veracross

Wakelet
Remote learning with Wakelet

Zoom
K-12 School Verification Form (to lift 40-minute limits on basic accounts)
Ryan Gallagher, Best Practices for Securing Your Virtual Classroom, Zoom Blog, 27 March 2020
Ryan Gallagher, How to Use Zoom for Online Learning, 6 March 2020
Now that I Know How to Use Zoom, How Can I Use It to Teach, CC 27 February 2020
Michelle Pacansky-Brock, 6 Tips to Deter Zoom-bombers in Times of Disruption, CC document.
Tony Wan, Holding Class on Zoom? Beware of These Hacks, Hijinks, and Hazards, Edsurge, 27 March 2020
Eric S. Yuan, Zoom’s Commitment to User Support & Business Continuity During the Coronavirus Outbreak, Zoom Blog, 26 February 2020
Eric S. Yuan, Zoom's Use of Facebook's SDK in iOS Client, 27 March 2020


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Sample Policy Documents 
Shared by Shabbi Luthra via Linda Swrlis, Columbus Schools for Girls, OH

Virtual School Resources Folder
Shared with permission by Oren Marcktell, American School of Barcelona

Sacred Heart Schools 
SHP FLEXIBLE PLAN FOR INSTRUCTIONAL CONTINUITY
Used with permission. Shared by lead writers of these resources: Diana Neebe ([email protected], @dneebe) and Joy Lopez ([email protected], @technomaven)