Here are some other resources you may find helpful! Click on a heading to expand the section and view the resources.
- Manifesting Mindfulness Practices for Parents, Children, and Schools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPWqsYACiuQ&feature=youtu.be A presentation on mindfulness and ways to implement it for yourself and your family. Learn what mindfulness is, why it is important and how you can encourage it among different age groups. Hosted by Jessica R. Fuller, Founder & CEO, The Hot Yoga Spot and Guests on 4/15/20.
- Center for MH in Schools & Student/Learning Supports: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/practitioner.htm
Mental Heath blog about sharing requests and information about resources and actions.
- National Alliance on Mental Health: https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/March-2020/How-to-Ease-Children-s-Anxiety-About-COVID-19
How to ease children's anxiety about COVID-19.
- Child Mind Institute for Educators: https://childmind.org/audience/for-educators/ and for Parents: https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/ “The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders.”
- Fight, Flight, and Mindfulness in Response to Overwhelm (Mindful Schools): https://www.mindfulschools.org/personal-practice/fight-flight-and-mindfulness-in-response-to-overwhelm/ Discusses 3 mindful ways to deal and handle stress in both thorugh text and video. The article discusses in detail how to focus on your breathing, touch, and a sense of what is happening around you.
- Take a Break, Keep Perspective, Be Kind in Uncertain Times: https://www.mindfulschools.org/personal-practice/take-a-break-keep-perspective-be-kind-in-uncertain-times/ Discusses 3 mindful ways to deal and handle uncertain times in both thorugh text and video. The article goes into detail about mangaing taking in new information, keeping persepective, and to maintain kindness.
- Basics of Mindfulness Meditation: A 28 Day Program: https://elishagoldstein.com/ecourses/basics-of-mindfulness-meditation/resources/ "A 28-day Meditation Program. The video follow a format similar to a podcast. Each week has a different focus topic. All the audio meditations for the course organized by week. You can either stream a meditation and listen to it immediately or download it to save on multiple devices. Either way they’re yours to keep forever on this mindful adventure."
- American Psychological Association COVID-19 Information and Resources: https://www.apa.org/topics/covid-19 Free resources and webinars that focus on your overall wellness.
- Sesame Street in Communities: Taking Care of Myself: https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/professional-development/webinars?training=mindfulness A webinar about understanding the impact of stress on the body, learning about your own stress symptoms, and acquiring tools to alleviate stress. The webinar options include "Welcome to Sesame Street in Communities!, Parental Addiction, Great Phonics Instructions, Traumatic Experiences - Office Hour, The Child’s Voice: How Parental Addiction Affects Young Children, and Brain Builders." Some of their webinars are even offered in Spanish.
- Meditation for Kids: https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids Multiple resources, including videos for students to learn about their headspace and meditation. They want to show students how to live a happy and healthy life. There are five themes that teach headspace and meditation such as, calm, focus, kindness, sleep, and wake up.
- 12 ways to connect with kids and prioritize relationships while teaching remotely: https://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/truth-for-teachers-podcast/connecting-with-kids-when-teaching-remotely/ 12 ways to connect with kids while prioritizing relationship when you teach remotely. The website includes teaching tips and resources. The information is told both through text and a podcast.
- How to Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren't in School: https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/03/30/how-to-teach-social-emotional-learning-when-students.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-FB&fbclid=IwAR3YCYJgi-mIz7dZlfWxM4Hj2k_i58vzZ6t9W1W4ewI-jNMmLH2kAbiqlhc Article on teaching Social Emotional Learning when school and teaching is remote. The article discusses topics such as, Tactics to keep SEL going during remote learning, Simple Things Teachers Can Do, and Showing Kids They Can Reduce Risk.
- SEL and Self-Care Resources for Educators, Schools, and Parents Related to COVID-19: https://www.panoramaed.com/blog/sel-resources-for-educators-school-communities-and-parents-related-to-covid-19 Website that offers multiple resources on SEL, Resources for Educators and School Communities, Adult Self-Care, Diveristy, Equity, and Inclusion, and Resources for Families and Parents. The resources include websites, videos, apps, games, and texts.
- Cosmic Kids Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga Provides videos on yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation.
Learning application with large repositories of educational content tailored for different grades and learning levels.
- Discovery Education
Free educational resources and lessons about viruses and outbreaks for different grade levels.
- Khan Academy
Free online courses, lessons and practice.
- KitKit School
Tablet-based learning suite with a comprehensive curriculum spanning early childhood through early primary levels.
Curated and user-created digital learning content delivered on an online platform that enables educational and research experiences.
Adaptive online tutoring system that helps students practice and learn mathematics.
Child-focused application to deliver reading, writing and numeracy education.
- Quizlet Learning flashcards and games to support learning in multiple subjects.
- Make a Mood Meter: https://www.education.com/activity/article/make-a-mood-meter/ Children spend a lot of time learning how to work in groups, whether that means doing projects, participating during circle time, or playing outdoors together. This goes great when everyone is feeling happy, but it's also important to teach kids how to recognize when they are upset and when others are upset. In this social emotional learning activity, children will be guided to create their own mood meter that will allow them to check in with how they are feeling. The goal is to be able to track and manage their emotions, rather than letting their emotions manage them.
- do2learn: https://do2learn.com/ Do2Learn has thousands of pages that will help students improve on social skills, behavior, and academics. The website provides many student activities, including songs, games, seasonal arts, crafts and more. There are also valuable teaching resources, including a teacher toolbox, behavior management plans, literacy tools, and special education products.
- Grammarly: https://www.grammarly.com/ A browser add-in tool that supports writing in multiple online applications. Grammarly currently works on Facebook, Gmail, Linkedin, and millions of other sites. We are working to support more sites in the future (Google Docs, Dropbox Paper).
- Global Digital Library
Digital storybooks and other reading materials easily accessible from mobile phones or computers.
Communication platform that supports video conferencing, task and calendar management, attendance tracking and instant messaging.
Collaboration suite of interconnected tools, including chat, calendar, creation and cloud storage.
- Hangouts Meet
Video calls integrated with other Google’s G-Suite tools.
Chat, meet, call and collaboration features integrated with Microsoft Office software.
Video and audio calls with talk, chat and collaboration features.
Cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat and webinars.
- Animoto: https://animoto.com/education/classroom Animoto is a free classroom tool for educators, students, and administrators. Easily create and share videos with your class, with parents, and beyond. No software downloads required.
Tools to create interactive images, videos and other multimedia resources.
Supports the creation and sharing visual representations of learning content, including media-rich lessons, reports, newsletters and presentations.
Video lesson creation software.
Video management and creation tools with integration options for various learning management systems.
Software to create lessons with informative and interactive assessment activities.
- How to Upload a Video to YouTube:
You do not have to make your videos public. They can be private provided you indicate that the video is unlisted. YouTube viewers can choose closed captioning with fairly good accuracy which will make the video ADA compliant. Click here to watch!
- How to Create YouTube Channels to Organize Your Videos: Click here to watch!
Information: Guidance for Instructional Continuity The University at Albany
- So You Want to Temporarily Teach Online
- Google Classroom
- Teaching Remotely in Times of Need
- Ed Companies Offering Free Subscriptions
- Synchronous Online Classes: Top 10 Tips for Engaging Students:
- Best Practices for Synchronous Sessions
- Advice to those about to teach online because of the corona-virus