Distance Learning
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Guest educators shared strategies on bridging the digital divide while using the mailroom to support learning.

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Print Materials Are Critical to Closing the
Digital Divide

Printed, hard-copy materials are an essential component of distance education programs and necessary to maintaining the continuity of learning—for students who can’t access online resources at home, for those who receive supplemental instruction and for early childhood instruction. See the list of online resources below for more insights. 

 

 

Websites and Online Resources to Support Remote Learning

 

Remote Learning Tips

This site is a comprehensive source of templates and examples to enhance your remote learning program. If you’re looking for resources and back-up plans for technology failures and other unavoidable problems, this is a must-see site.

 

The Digital Divide

A 2020 study on the digital divide from Common Sense Media and Boston Consulting Group shows, “15 to 16 million students are without an internet connection or device adequate for distance learning at home.” Download the study and use it to inform and modify your curriculum for distance learning during COVID-19. 

 

Activities for Every Subject

Wide Open School has created an interactive, enriching resource website for parents, teachers, and students alike. Carefully curating free, high-quality sources for students Pre-K to 12, the site provides educational activities for all subjects as well as fun "screen break" activities and resources for parents to help them support their students. Peruse the site for fun ideas to add to your own distance learning strategy. 

 

Mail Supports Distance Learning

Here’s a thoughtful list of ideas for using the mail to support distance learning. You can send home essential learning materials and add your personal touch with things like welcome notes, weekly postcards, books, packets and even Flat Stanley!

 

Accessible Distance Learning

Every student is different in how they learn and the resources they can access. Luckily, the ASCD provides an in-depth list of resources to help you plan a distance learning strategy that helps support each students' individual learning needs.

 

Limited Internet Access

This thought piece is a quick-read on designing and supplementing your distance learning program with additional resources to support students with limited internet access and digital resources.
 

 

Online Education Group

With more than 2,700 members so far, this Facebook group does a good job of covering the issue for various points of view. Topics covered: Pods, visual schedules, and more. Be sure to read through the feed and join the conversation.
 

 

5 Ways to Overcome the Divide

“No single solution can serve every individual situation,” so ISTE put together 5 ways to bridge the divide. And yes, hard-copy printed materials made the list! Read all 5 recommendations and see how it compares to your district plan.  
 

 

Connect While Remote 

An extensive list of ways to keep students academically, socially and emotionally connected while learning remotely. In addition, there are well thought out tips for using Google tools to run your remote classroom more efficiently. 

 

Distance Learning and Engagement

Amherst College shared their teaching expertise in this resource and strategy list to help you build a comprehensive distance learning curriculum. We suggest checking out the "Disciplinary-based and Pedagogical Resources for Teaching During COVID-19" resource for a thorough, helpful document for every classroom and subject, from doing labs to tips on gaining feedback from students.

 

“In addition to making sure all students can participate in remote learning, our teachers are enjoying how easy and efficient it is to get their classroom assignments distributed.” 

Jim Angelo , Asst. Superintendent for Instruction
Frederick County Public School District, Virginia

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