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Online Teaching Resources

These are resources discovered online or suggested by various sources. 
These have not been vetted by a STANYS Committee and should be assessed for accuracy and appropriate use.

  • 12 Apr 2020 3:34 PM | Darlene Devendorf (Administrator)

    While the public may not be able to come to the New York State Museum, the Museum is coming to them with Facebook Live Field Trips every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

    Join scientists, historians and educators behind the scenes of the Museum's exhibitions and collections to highlight interesting finds and facts about New York State history, science and culture. Just a few of the topics viewers can learn about are Ice Age exploration, Adirondack animals and the centennial of the 19th Amendment for women's suffrage. Virtual tours begin at 1:00 p.m. on the State Museum’s Facebook page and are saved on the Museum’s Facebook page for viewing after the live stream.

  • 25 Mar 2020 6:29 PM | Darlene Devendorf (Administrator)

    NSTA Online Teaching Resources 

    https://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=R2UEnDteWYQ_E

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic many school districts across the country have decided to close schools and teach online full time. NSTA has compiled a list of resources to assist teachers with this challenge.

    The external resources in this collection have been shared by educators, but have not been reviewed by NSTA. Additional resources from NSTA are also included to provide on-going professional learning experiences. We will continue to add to resources to this collection to support your distance learning needs. Please continue to share with us!


  • 21 Mar 2020 10:25 PM | Darlene Devendorf (Administrator)

    Within this topic there are "comments" with resources available for online learning.  The focus is on science topics although some of the sources list other subject areas.  


  • 21 Mar 2020 10:17 PM | Darlene Devendorf (Administrator)
    AMAZING EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES - http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/

    This is a very long list with comprehensive information about available educational resources. These appear to have online platforms for a variety of interactions. Many are offering no fee service due to the schools closing issue.

    Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings (Updated) : Amazing Educational Resources



  • 21 Mar 2020 10:15 PM | Darlene Devendorf (Administrator)

    TECH AGAINST CORONA VIRUS - https://techagainstcoronavirus.com/edu/

    This webpage has a list of online technology:

    • video conferencing (ex. Google Hangout Meet), 
    • learning platforms (ex.Khan Academy), 
    • education (ex. BrainPop), 
    • video creation (ex. FlipGrid), 
    • learning management systems (ex. Emodo) 
    most all of which (including the examples) are normally FREE or are now FREE due to school closures.
  • 21 Mar 2020 6:30 PM | Darlene Devendorf (Administrator)

    VIRTUAL PLATFORMS
    Zoom: Currently free, easy to use with a computer or smartphone, lots of great features (e.g. whiteboard, screen sharing, chat). There is a learning curve, though, and students would likely need training on how to use it. https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/03/13/how-to-use-zoom-for-online-learning/

    Google Classroom - https://classroom.google.com/h : Free; highly recommended by many educators; accessible by computer, phone, and even game consoles. Many schools already have Google accounts for students, which makes this easy to access. See the guide for teachers ( https://teachercenter.withgoogle.com/first-day-trainings/welcome-to-classroom) and guide for administering assessments ( https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/9095575?hl=en ).

    Teacher-directed phone calls: Allows teachers to connect with students 1:1, no internet required. Teachers could create a Google Voice phone number ( https://support.google.com/voice/answer/115061?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en) for students to call and text. Calendly (https://calendly.com/ ) is a useful tool to quickly schedule 1:1 check-ins.


  • 21 Mar 2020 6:30 PM | Darlene Devendorf (Administrator)

    BRAIN POP - FREE ACCESS

    Brain Pop and other online learning platforms are offering free subscriptions for families and schools during this time of school closures .

    https://www.brainpop.com/



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