ATLIS Clearinghouse: Resources for Technology Leaders

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 research for resources developed in response to concerns about the ongoing pandemic. It is not meant to be exhaustive but rather serves as a space for collecting and gathering the resources shared by our community. Send suggested resources to [email protected].

Latest update: December 16, 2020

Thought Leadership

Authentic Connections Blog.

 Suniya S. Luthar and Skyler H. Mendes, Trauma-informed Schools: Supporting Educators as They Support the ChildrenApril 2020.

Educating All Learners Alliance

Eric Tucker, Erin Mote, and Arthi KrishnaswamiEducating All Learners Alliance Launches Flagship Site, Shares Personas Educators Can Use to Understand Students' Lived Experience During COVID-19, Getting Smart, 9 September 2020

Heidi Hayes Jacobs, The school curriculum has stopped breathing. Let's bring it back to life. The Big Think. Youtube.


The Path to the Next Normal: Leading with Resolve through the Coronavirus Pandemic, McKinsey & Co., May 2020. 
This resource provides invaluable insight for technology leaders during a time when schools may need them most. Particular chapters of note include:

  • Beyond Coronavirus: The Path to the Next Normal
  • Demonstration Corporate Purpose in the Time of the Coronavirus
  • A Leader's Guide: Communicating with Teams, Stakeholders, and Communities During COVID 19
  • The CIO's Moment: Leadership Through the First Wave of the Coronavirus Crisis
  • Driving Digital Change During a Crisis: The Chief Digital Officer and COVID 19

Emma Dorn et al., Back to School: A Framework for Remote and Hybrid Learning, McKinsey & Co., 31 August 2020.


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Blog Summaries


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
University of Washington, Novel Coronavirus Interactive Map, HGIS Map
World Health Organization, Rolling updates on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Parent Resources

ATLIS, Parent Resources for Supporting At-Home Learning. Wakelet collection.

SciMoms. Facebook page.

Looking to the Future

Delays Likely for Chromebooks, iPads Under COVID-19, Analyst PredictsEducation Week, 27 April 2020
Anya Kamenetz, 9 Ways School Will Look Different When (and If) They Reopen, NPR All Things Considered, 24 April 2020
New Edward J. Maloney and Joshua Kim, 15 Fall Scenarios, Inside Higher Ed, 22 April 2020
David Rauf, Delivery

Tom Vander Ark, Hard Reset: What Will Be New Post Pandemic, Getting Smart, 30 March 2020

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.

Giacomo Bono and Michael Fauteux, How Technology Can Help Students Become More Grateful, Greater Good Magazine, Greater Good Science Center, University of California, Berkeley, 25 February 2020.

Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Information, Most Recent Scam Alerts
The Daily Scam
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
SANS, Creating a Cybersecure Home, Securing the Human. Downloadable poster.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 
Defending Against COVID-19 Cyber Scams

Graduation/End of Year
Allan Chochinov, Don't Cancel It: How to Hold a "Virtual Graduation Ceremony," 23 March 2020
Mia Major, How to Plan and Execute a Virtual Graduation Experience that Truly Honors Seniors, Finalsite Blog, 9 April 2020.

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.
StoryMotion. 5th grader's 'Hallelujah' parody adaptation about On-line Ed during COVID-19. YouTube, 2 April 2020.

Online & Hybrid Learning Resources

Student Project
 Liv O'Neil, "numb," YouTube video, 17 June 2020.
This video addresses the need for making space for authentic projects over school0as-usual translated to an online setting, as well as the feelings of isolation many students (and others) have felt during the pandemic.

Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences, 
RTOL -- Rapid Transition to Online Learning
Greg Bamford, It’s Time to Design for Resilience, Blog, 24 April 2020.
Mike Caulfield, Dirt Simple Mini-CourseDirt Simple Online, 28 March 2020
Cybrary Man's Educational Websites
International School Services, Online Learning: A Strategic Approach for K12 Schools
Koshandra Dillard,
Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus, Teaching Tolerance, 14 February 2020
McTighe, J., Doubet, K. and Carbaugh, E.Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects: Tools for Meaningful Learning and Assessment., ASCD, 2020
Learning in a Time of Coronavirus
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...
Glen Whitman and Ian Kellerher, Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education 

Resources for Our Youngest Learners

Girl Scouts. Ready, Set, Kindergarten. Make New Friends program.
Wendy Oliver, Keiki Interactive Learning Resources (Early Learning)

Recommended Tools
from our July VTH Devoted to Younger Learners


New Mentor, Coronavirus Tips and Resources for Mentoring

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
Zachary Yorke, The science of why remote meetings don't feel the same, Google, The Keyword, 24 April 2020


Jennifer Carey,
Crucial Tech Leadership for Business Continuity in Schools, ATLIS Blog, 2 March 2020
Jennifer Carey, Free Isn't a Feature: Deploying Ed Tech in the Age of the Coronavirus, ATLIS Blog, 6 July 2020, reposted from LinkedIn, 4 July 2020.
Susan Davis, ATLIS Summit: Making Informed Decisions for the Journey Ahead, ATLIS Blog, 25, June 2020
Susan Davis, ATLIS Summit: Technology-Fueled Health Solutions for Schools (Video Archive), ATLIS Blog, 26 August 2020.
Susan Davis, Partnering with Parents to Support E-Learning, ATLIS Blog, 4 April 2020
Susan Davis, Sustaining Innovation Summit, ATLIS Blog, 11 May 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

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, 10 May 2019 (
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.


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

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.

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




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

Coronavirus Resources
Online Learning Library

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


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

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

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

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

Ann Kozma, Trips and Tricks for Flipgrid in PreK-2 Classrooms, Flipgrid News, 18 March 2019
Build Classroom Belonging
Practices Guide

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

See more resources under ATLIS Created Resources
Richard Anderson, Google Forms and Repeated Event Requests
EDU in 90 is a video series from Google for Education, with new episodes three times each month
Explore distance learning resources for schools affected by COVID-19
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
Google Meet Grid View (Extension for Chrome)
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.
7 Ways to Use Google Hangouts in the Classroom, We Are Teachers, 4 November 2015

IORAD Tutorial Creation Tool

Kahoot! Offers Free Distance Learning Tools During Coronavirus Outbreak

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

Emily Triplett Lentz, Loom Is Free for Teachers and Students, 20 March 2020
Joe Thomas, COVID-19 Response: Cutting Prices, Removing Limits, 12 March 2020
George Williams, How to Build Connections When Your Team Can't Be in the Same Place, 30 March 2020

Remote Learning with Microsoft Edu: Webinar Schedule

Join the Microsoft Enable 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

Free Newsela Resources to help students understand coronavirus

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

Parlay (student discussion board)
School closure support

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

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

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

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

Managing Extended Closings in Veracross

Remote learning with Wakelet

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

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