ATLIS Clearinghouse: Coronavirus Resources for Technology Leaders

Updated 26 March 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] or join one of the many conversations online to share more resources and tools for our community.

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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)

ATLIS Virtual Town Hall Archive

March 11, 2020

March 18, 2020

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Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.

Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.

Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populationshand hygiene, and social distancing.  When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.

This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus.  This recommendation is not intended to supersede the advice of local public health officials.

Communications

Cybersecurity

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)

New Colleen Flaherty, 'I Will Survive' Teaching Online, Inside Higher Ed, 17 March 2020. (Includes viral video and lyrics by  Michael Bruening.)

New David Zhou, Zoom Pro Tip 3: Make it a video background to have a convincing loop of you looking engaged, Twitter Post.

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Parent Support from Devorah Heitner

ATLIS Virtual Conference Spotlight Speaker

Webinars to support parents during COVID19 school closuresRaising Digital Natives

Working from Home (WFH)

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ATLIS Blog

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. 

ATLIS Member-Created Resources

School Web Pages

New Charles Wright Academy, Remote Learning at CWA, Webpage.

New Ravenscroft School, Ravenscroft School's Virtual Learning Approach, Webpage.

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NBOA

CAIS

Digital Learning Collaborative

Global Online Academy

International School of Beijing

NAIS

One Schoolhouse

NWAIS

SAIS

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General

Apple Education

BlackBaud

Book Creator

BrainPOP

Canvas

Cisco/Webex

CommonLit

Explain Everything!

Finalsite

Flipgrid

New givethx.org

GoGuardian

Google

See more resources under ATLIS Created Resources.

Kahoot!

Microsoft

Newsela

Peardeck

Parlay (student discussion board)

Quizlet

Schoology

 

Scrible

Seesaw

 

Time for Kids 

 

Veracross

Wakelet

Zoom