Open classes in AI, Programming, Applied programming themed projects in music, art, and science
Please see this website for free online programming content for students from the Palo Alto based Applied Computing Foundation
We hope that Wide Open School helps make learning from home an experience that inspires kids, supports teachers, relieves families, and restores community.
This site was built in a matter of days on a shared vision. We plan to keep building until things get back to normal. A group of more than 25 organizations came together and raised their hands to help, and many more are joining on a daily basis. Watch for new features and content partners frequently.
Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.
This crisis has reminded us of our deep appreciation for the work teachers do every day in their classrooms. At Wide Open School, we celebrate teachers—and parents—as they take on this new challenge. We'll discover and highlight teachers who are figuring out how to light up an online classroom and invite them to share their tips and wisdom to help blend home and school. Wide Open School can only fulfill its mission if all kids and families can access it. We know that millions of kids are without home broadband and/or computers, leaving them without access to critical learning and support services. We will persistently highlight the need to connect all kids, and we won't rest until we have played our part in closing the digital divide. As we do so, Wide Open School will offer many resources that can be completed offline and on smartphones, as well as bilingual and English-language learner resources.
This curated list of educational applications, platforms and resources aims to help parents, teachers, schools and school administrators facilitate student learning and provide psychosocial support during periods of school closure. Most of the solutions are free and many cater to multiple languages. While these solutions do not carry UNESCO’s explicit endorsement, they tend to have a wide reach, a strong user-base and evidence of impact. They are categorized based on distance learning needs, but most of them offer functionalities across multiple categories. The section at the end of the page links to external repositories of digital solutions, often with a national or regional focus.
This document will support teachers in the design and adaptation of weekly lessons for distance learning implementation. It is open for public use. The guidance and weekly assignment templates can be used with CTEOnline.org lessons and projects and/or customized for a teacher’s existing curriculum. For CDE guidance on distance learning visit: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/distancelearning.asp.
CTE Learn is offering free professional learning around distance learning and strategies
A local, sustainable solution to the energy crisis
Hello Everyone, I wanted to share a great TedTalk. I know many of us are teaching remotely an this is a good exercise you can do with your students. Share the talk, post a discussion topic, and have your students share out their thoughts or give them a prompt following up the video and let them share out.
This can also be a thought starter to begin a larger conversation within your course.
Sometimes the solutions to our biggest challenges don't have to be gigantic investments. Gianluca Ambrosetti describes a solar generator made of mostly everyday materials like mirrors, concrete, and aluminum foil that might actually change the way the world functions today.
ACTE is compiling a list of resources about online and distance learning that can supplement this official guidance and build your confidence in your online teaching abilities.
ACTE recognizes the dramatic impact that dealing with COVID-19 is having on your instructional efforts. To this end we are pleased to announce through our online portal, CTE Learn, along with our partner at MaxKnowledge, that we are now offering a selection of free online courses to prepare CTE teachers to teach online.
THE WORLD'S LARGEST FREE CAD/CAM AND CNC MACHINE TRAINING ONLINE. This is an excellent resource for shop-based classes looking for meaningful, standards based online courses and lessons.
This collection of e-resources is designed to help teachers with remote learning
Sacramento County Office of Education has created a guidance document for helping families cope with Covid-19.
Information and support for teaching health and animal science programs remotely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and beyond.
A collection of lessons and activities teaching practical computer science skills can help students learn and create, and bring more relevance to nearly any subject – from history to literature to current events.