Etherpad

Etherpad is a highly customizable open source online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time. Just divide students up in advance (alphabetically or another method) and give each of those “working groups” access to their shared workspace.

The Field Guide for Accelerating Learning, Equity and Well-Being

The Field Guide provides LEAs with tools to reflect on key lessons learned from 2020, plan a safe return to campus, respond to logistical needs of scheduling, develop effective communication plans, create continuity of learning, facilitate goal-setting, gain inspiration for what lies ahead, and more. It also includes a Personalized Planning tool.

10 Questions for Equity Advocates to Ask About Distance Learning

Students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, English learners, students with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups such as homeless students and students in foster care, were less likely to have rigorous, engaging, and positive educational experiences before the pandemic. There is a real risk that school closures will deepen these existing inequities in our education …

Formatively Assess Students

Included in a website called Teaching with Technology “How do I….?” This section provides digital tools for formative assessment.

Teaching with Technology

Provides effective strategies you can use immediately. The how-tos include: modeling instruction with video; modeling instruction with an online whiteboard and video; formatively assessing students; and encouraging discussion/interaction.