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What do teachers do if their school is closed due to COVID-19

and they have to suddenly take their classes online?

 

The material here has been moved from Week 3 in this course here

to this page, in order to make it a part of the MOOC_Community_Extension

 

The ultimate in opening ice-breakers

American Community School of Abu Dhabi High School choir teacher Martha Miller welcomes her students to their upcoming online learning journey in this catchy video at: 

https://youtu.be/vQnuGX0QmNU

 


 

I have set up this crowd-sourced Google Doc and invite you to write on it. I will curate anything added there, and add it to this resource. So if you think this page is missing anything, or if you've found something we all should know about, please write it in here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pm4Q_jJbrWKu38-xv8-2QFrn-ialnZBT-qDofoXAWcY/edit?usp=sharing

 

Find materials transferred from the crowd-sourced Google Doc curated to the links below

 


Some resources assembled by teachers

 

Posted on Facebook by one of the members enrolled in the Schoology course on Creating and Using a Blended Learning Classroom

 

The following are being bookmarked in alphabetical order

 

Bergen Community College - Online resources for ESL students

 

A current list of web pages with lists of links, for Bergen CC ESL community college students to practice at home, has been posted here Links For ELRC Practice via their ELRC portal. 

 

EdTech Center @ World Education Website for Distance Education Support

 

In response to the need for adult educators to transition from in-person to distance teaching, the EdTech Center @ World Education has created a new website called Tips for Distance Learning, with resources to help adult basic skills programs scale up or launch distance education programs. 

 

The site includes guidance on the first steps to take in planning, successful implementation (recruiting, onboarding, teaching, and assessing learners), and locating and evaluating online learning resources. We include information on how to meet virtually with students, links to offers for free or reduced online courses or curricula from publishers known to provide quality ABE learning resources, and a professional development events calendar.

 

Join us for the first of weekly webinars this Friday at 10:00 Pacific, 12:00 Central, 1:00 Eastern. The first webinar, designed for administrators, professional development leaders and other practitioners, will cover a preview of the support site. We will feature lightning talks about LINCS resources and guidance on choosing online curricula. We will offer break out discussion on these and other topics participants have about getting started with distance education.

 

The link to register and join the webinar is the same: https://jsi.zoom.us/j/398236460.

Here's a link to our flyer. Please share.

 

 

Edurolerning.com

 

Kim Cofino is assembling a set of resources to help teachers deal with Emergency School Closures

 https://edurolearning.com/emergency-school-closures/

 

 

 

Kaz Shida on how he uses Zoom with GDrive

 

On Mar 17, 2020 Kaz Shida shared a video across several TESOL communities which he created on how he uses Zoom with GDrive in his class. I teach in higher ed but I think you can make this work with any young adults who have access to Zoom and Google Drive. He invites others to “Please feel free to share this as a resource if you find it helpful.“ https://youtu.be/CSVznBWW7Sk

 


 

This is an interesting video. Kaz shows how

  • he creates a google drive folder which he uses as his portal, and draws documents from there into the Zoom as lesson materials
  • he uses the annotation tool to highlight key info and write notes on the document, and saves the annotated document to Google Drive for his students to reference later
  • his students can annotate too; his is one way he can communicate with them during the lesson; two others are
    • he opens chats and keeps these on the screen to help him engage students in the material
    • he creates breakout rooms and has students create shared Google docs there which can be used to monitor and communicate with each group without having to enter each of the breakout rooms  

 

English Language Specialist course on Creating and Learning Blended Classrooms

 

The online course that ran from Feb 20 to March 11, 2020, https://tinyurl.com/blended2020derived from a series of blended learning workshops at http://workshops2020.pbworks.com/, given f2f in Thailand by me, Vance Stevens, working as an English Language Specialist at the time. This was followed by the eLearning course which challenged me to move the blended course into a purely online environment.

 

Thus the course modeled a means of doing what teachers were going to be doing in increasing numbers worldwide by the final week of the course. As the participants became more focused on that, we evolved the compilation of this resource (the one you are looking at now).

 

The course also produced a series of podcast webinars, all listed here eLearning_Archive

 

The last three occurred at a time when the scale of school closures was becoming apparent, and the following teachers appeared to discuss how they were dealing with the situation in their contexts

 

 

For example, this webinar from Mon 9 March invited guests Suzan Stamper and Bonnie Calanchini from Hong Kong, Don Carroll in Japan, Nergiz Kern in Turkey, and Bobbi Stevens in Penang to share their observations on where schools have been forced to close in many countries worldwide, and teachers have had to suddenly transition from developing blended learning classrooms all the way to going totally-online in one challenging leap.

 

 

Laine Marshall willing to discuss SOFLA: her Synchronous Online Flipped Learning Approach

 

Laine Marshall shared her LinkedIn post on the crowd-sourced Google Doc with links to articles on 

  • SOFLA: Synchronous Online Flipped Learning Approach - my model for online learning:
    Given the concerns over on-campus instruction due to the current global health crisis, I thought it might be helpful to re-up my model of online flipped learning. Here are some resources:
    • The Synchronous Online Flipped Learning Approach https://lnkd.in/djFZW9A – article in TESOL Teacher Education Interest Section News, written with Carolina Rodriguez-Buitrago. SOFLA:
    • Synchronous Online Flipped Learning Approach: Innovative Online Learning at Long Island University-Hudson Campus USA  https://lnkd.in/eC5YrHY – Presentation from Flipped Learning Network Conference, including data from my grammar course. If interested in learning more, feel free to contact me directly.


SOFLA Presentation Title Slide - FLIP TECH 2018
 

  • FOR THIS WEBHEAD GROUP:  I would be happy to do a webinar or other online meeting with folks to show them how to teach this way. Students respond well to it as it focuses on relationships and is very interactive - online teaching is warm, not cold - is the theme!  Laine Marshall

 

 

GlobalEducationConference.org and NSCDS

 

Lucy Grey has posted this document and invited editors, Online Teaching Resources for NSCDS

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kLP7iDrqJ2c2BPb4ESJzqCQol-R4TjYrdJOv9FHwwDM/edit?usp=sharing

 

Lucy is becoming quite pro-active in this area. She has just sent out an email full of resources, pasted here

 

The best example of global collaboration among educators has been through the Facebook group referenced below called Educator Temporary School Closure for Online Learning. It is has been amazing how teachers have come together to support students and one another!

See Facebook links below


Below are links to three resources I’ve developed for colleagues at my school, and anyone is welcome to access and share these. All of these will be continually updated.

  • Bringing the Outside In — Here are a few of my picks for connecting to the world. It’s mostly geared towards parents, but teachers may find some of the resources useful.
  • Online Teaching Resources — This collection includes iOS apps I’m recommending to colleagues for basic tasks at my 1:1 iPad school. It’s not a comprehensive list as I wanted to keep things fairly simple. Planning resources, articles of interest, and general teaching resources are also included. I highly recommend joining this Facebook group and looking at the folder of continuous learning plans put together by international schools. Our international school friends have been leading the #remotelearning life for a while now and we can learn a great deal from them.
  • Step Guide to Zoom — Here’s a step guide to hosting and joining Zoom video conference meetings on a computer and iPad. I’ve included a few other resources and tips for success.


Additionally, members of the Global Education Conference Network (free membership), can access resources for teaching from a global perspective here. Our conference archives contain hundreds of recording professional development sessions and below are some specific recommendations that may help help you think about how you are creating global experiences for your students.


Lucy continues:

If you are a company or non-profit offering services to schools affected by the coronavirus, please post any opportunities in our discussion forum here and Lucy will share them on social media.

Additionally, I (Lucy) would like to collaborate with a few global educators on creating some simple global projects for students in the coming weeks. If you are interested in helping, please also send me an email indicating your interest.

Finally, I am starting to host Zoom sessions for parents and educators interested in chatting and collaborating. I am not sure what this will look like or about dates and times, but if you are interested in participating, send me an email at lucy@globaledevents.com or follow me on Twitter @elemenous and the hashtag #globaled20.

 


 

NCSCDS maintains this site to support the students, staff and faculty of North Shore Country Day with their use of technology for teaching and learning

https://sites.google.com/nscds.org/edtech/home

 

From Stanford University, SIS and PWR

Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ccsudB2vwZ_GJYoKlFzGbtnmftGcXwCIwxzf-jkkoCU/preview?fbclid=IwAR0de-D676ZVOgx0bMU2mxajeUiEg2_EY5x5UYvJWCk0CiRL-N8KeKPXa14#heading=h.bsm2vj54ofq4

 

Facebook Groups

 

Search on 'Educator Temporary School Closure' and three pop up:

 

Educator Temporary School Closure for Online Learninghttps://www.facebook.com/groups/Temporaryschoolclosuresupport/ 
  • Mentioned by Lucy Gray in her post above 
  • Description - We ask that Parents join homeschooling and online learning groups. This group is to support educators who are planning distance or online learning due to school closures for COV19. We need to keep this group educator focussed thanks for your understanding
  • Traffic - 72,286 members since the group was formed at the start of March, average 100 posts a day 

 

Educator Temporary School Closure for Online Learning ELL - https://www.facebook.com/groups/200273321178604/ 

  • Traffic - 1469 member in its first two weeks, around 10 posts a day
  • Private group, can't see description.

 

Special Education and Temporary School Closure Supporthttps://www.facebook.com/groups/208114173735864/ 

  • FocusSpecial Education student populations face unique challenges during the Coronavirus crisis. As schools modify, begin partial distance learning, close down, and eventually move to online education, special education teachers must think in new ways to offer our students the support they need.

 

The first one, pictured at left, was recommended via Facebook friends 

 

Nives Torresi shared a video on Facebook

which she says was "made especially for my students! Since we are on Lockdown due to COVID-19 all our high school students (Italy) have been transferred to Online Learning (remote learning; distance learning). Our school has had GSuite for Education for approx 5 years and most of our staff are aware of how to use the basic concepts. The same goes for our students."

 

Open the video in YouTube and check out the descripton, e.g. the part where she explains how she

"put together these slides and video. 

 

 


TESOL and TESOL CALL-IS

 

The TESOL blog is open to anyone to view; e.g. this post

Tomiko Breland. (2020, March 13).  Coronavirus Resources for ELT [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://blog.tesol.org/coronavirus-resources-for-elt/.

 

If you are a TESOL member you can access these threads in the MyTESOL community

Here, I summarize the main points from the discussions for access to all:

 

HELP for online conversation class.

 A conversation teacher is looking for tools to enable him to facilitate conversations online. 

https://my.tesol.org/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MessageKey=8b67e6ee-12e4-43be-af3a-7486078cae0e&CommunityKey=a4e6ad60-89a2-4c3f-9e37-cb7e3acad5fe&tab=digestviewer#bm8b67e6ee-12e4-43be-af3a-7486078cae0e

 

Replies explain in detail how to set up Zoom for organizing and monitoring breakout rooms, and Helaine Marshall offered information which she later posted to the crowdsourced document, and which I have included here: http://workshops2020.pbworks.com/w/page/138990084/What_if_my_school_suddenly_closes#LaineMarshall 

 

Joe McVeigh posted here on March 14
https://my.tesol.org/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MessageKey=3c7421fe-fcad-4eea-9db1-482f93010703&CommunityKey=a4e6ad60-89a2-4c3f-9e37-cb7e3acad5fe&tab=digestviewer#bm3c7421fe-fcad-4eea-9db1-482f93010703

 

There are two recommendations ...

 

 

TESOL Community COVID-19 resource-sharing forum

 

This post in the TESOL Bulletin March 20, 2020 makes it clear that people can access COVID-19 materials at myTESOL by having only a TESOL login, TESOL Membership not required. 

 

Assisting Educators Adjusting to Virtual Teaching

 

TESOL is assisting educators adjusting to virtual teaching. Members and non-members with a login to myTESOL can access and add to the resources and discussion by joining the COVID-19 community.

 

We also have a COVID-19 webpage linking to resources from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control with information in a variety of languages available.

 

If you don't have a login to myTESOL, you will need to create an account. For assistance logging in watch this video. The COVID-19 community is open to anyone with a myTESOL login. Membership in TESOL is not required. 

 

You can find a new COVID-19 resource-sharing group forum here

https://my.tesol.org/communities/community-home/librarydocuments?communitykey=80115161-470c-46be-bd23-849d1e8302a4&tab=librarydocuments

 

TESOL has created a new library to gather all the COVID-19 resources in one place to make it easier for everyone to find them. If you can cross post any messages with COVID-19 resources to the COVID-19 group, please. We are making this new library available to everyone at: www.tesol.org/coronavirus-resources-for-teachers.  

 

Posted in the TESOL Community: COVID-19 Resources Group

https://my.tesol.org/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MessageKey=645a5182-b77c-403d-bdbc-d9c15a7333b3&CommunityKey=80115161-470c-46be-bd23-849d1e8302a4&tab=digestviewer#bm645a5182-b77c-403d-bdbc-d9c15a7333b3

 

Below are some resources that you can use in teaching your English learners online, as well as some your learners can use too!

  1. 1. Teaching Tools/Student Activities:
    1. TalkEnglish.com- This site offers free listening lessons on grammatical structures and conversational dialogs (high school/adult)
    2. Quizlet.com is a resource for teachers to create flashcards and quizzes for students. There are other more advanced services behind a paywall, but these basic features are free.
    3. iCivics.org offers lessons and games on civics education with some specifically designed for ELs. Create a FREE login to access online civics games for ELs and lesson plans for teachers. There are family games in English and Spanish. Teach immigration, the constitution, branches of power and more
  2. 2. Quick Reads and Resources Lists:
    1. 19 Successful Online English Teachers Share Their Tips and Resources for Planning Online Lessons  Each teacher shares a tip and a resource they like to use online with their students.
    2. Digital Stories: Help students practice integrated skills at their level and share their voices with 18 Free Digital Story Telling Tools for Teachers and Students

 

(From Vance - More tools for digital storytelling listed here

http://workshops2020.pbworks.com/w/page/138718173/Blended_Learning_Classrooms_Week2#NumeroustoolsforDigitalStorytelling)

 

Posted March 18, 2020 to myTESOL COVID-19 Resources Group

https://my.tesol.org/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MessageKey=448f5c04-9f42-4243-81d3-57c74c964dff&CommunityKey=80115161-470c-46be-bd23-849d1e8302a4&tab=digestviewer#bm448f5c04-9f42-4243-81d3-57c74c964dff

by Stacy Brown on behalf of Maria Montroni Currais

ESL and Gifted & Talented Teacher

Somerdale, NJ, USA

No Tech ESL Activities - 4 Weeks of Tech Free Activities

A fun calendar of activities which includes a version in English, Spanish, Somali, Portuguese, and Arabic. They will be adding additional translations soon. Although it says K-2, novice learners at any age can enjoy these.

Vance adds: This is a basically a handout giving 20 simple things that can be done at the rate of one each day during a four week school closure. It doesn’t look like they need to be done in any particular order, but the interesting thing about the handout is that it is a Rosetta Stone, meaning that if you speak or want to learn any two of the languages here, you can use the one you know best to help you understand the one you know least.

 

 

Suggestions for further reading from TESOL Community: COVID-19 Resources Group

 

Here are some books from TESOL Press that can support your learning about online teaching, and more great resources here

 

  1. TESOL Voices: Online and Hybrid Classroom Education Edited by TESOL Member, Greg KesslerWhat is the state of online and hybrid learning and where is it heading? Read about the diversity of English language study and teaching in online and hybrid environments, its evolution with technological change, and what the future may hold.
  2. Pedagogy and Practice for Online English Language Teacher Education Faridah Pawan, Kelly A. Wiechart, Amber N. Warren, and Jaehan Park Pedagogy - not technology - drives effective online instruction. The authors of this book discuss foundational theories of pedagogy and link those theories with their own practices in online courses for language teacher education and language teaching. Learn how the online medium offers opportunities to explore new and exciting possibilities in teaching and learning. Includes online resources.
  3.  Teaching Adults English in the Digital World by Glenda RosePerspectives on Teaching Adults English in the Digital World presents an overview of adult ESL online in the USA illustrating a number of important points, and focuses on teaching and learning English online, specifically at the tertiary level in the US. The book also presents a clear and concise summary, this time of adult education and workplace English language learning and teaching online in the US.

 

Multibriefs - the TESOL English Language Bulletin

 


 

The TESOL English Language Bulletin, available only to members, appears twice weekly and is replete with articles and resources on the current crisis; archives available

http://multibriefs.com/briefs/TESOL/index.php

Screenshot: https://www.screencast.com/t/1PSBwbjOWKy5

 

CALL-IS initiatives

 

The TESOL Electronic Village Virtual Tech Guru Bar, https://techgurubar.pbworks.com/

The Tech Guru Bar was meant to be a physical fixture at the CALL-IS Electronic Village at the TESOL Conference in Denver, now cancelled due to COVID-19. This PBworks site is being curated by Sandy Wagner on behalf of the TESOL CALL-IS/

 

Tips for teaching completely online

is a new TESOL CALL-IS discussion forum at the TESOL https://call-is.org site 

https://www.call-is.org/WP/forums/forum/general-discussion-form/tips-for-teaching-completely-online/

You'll need to create an account there to add or reply to topics (you have to indicated an institutional affiliation to do so, as a check against spammers - mine is Learning2gether.net), but anyone can read what has been posted there.

 

Thomas Robb

Posted in the CALL-IS TESOL Community 

Mar 18, 2020

by

Thomas Robb
The CALL-IS has two services to help colleagues with problems concerning teaching online.

1) The CALL-IS Tech Guru Bar at https://tinyurl.com/CALLIS-Tech-Guru-Bar
Here you may post questions that might be relevant to other colleagues.

2) Try our personal help line at the Tech Guru Bar Ask the Experts​. This is a Google Drive Doc that sends an email to the CALL-IS for a personal response.  All response that are relevant to a wider group will be shared  on the discussion board.

 

The Diigo CALL-IS Virtual Library

of websites and apps that might be helpful to teachers using technology and/or teaching online: diigo.com/user/call_is_vsl

  • You can join Diigo for free, and the library is searchable by level of learner (children, adult, etc.), type of instruction (writing, reading, multimedia, etc.), and so on.
  • It's fairly current (latest post 2019) - Here's a screenshot of what it looked like in 2020
    https://www.screencast.com/t/k11Kaj6l

 

 

Some resources assembled by publishers and freemium entities

 

Schoology

 

This from Schoology, https://info.schoology.com/index.php/email/emailWebview

"With a heightened sense of urgency around the coronavirus and the potential for school closings, we put together a number of resources to help you keep the learning going anywhere, anytime."

 

Edmodo

 

Also weighing in (an emailed advert; still, relevant, possibly helpful) ...
We’re in this together.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread and impact school communities, we want to do what we can to help. Teachers, parents, and students can use Edmodo to communicate and continue education—always for free—even when in-person learning isn’t possible.

If you or others you know are impacted by school closures, we’ve put together a short guide to quickly set up distance learning using Edmodo.

You can also find and share strategies with other teachers on Edmodo by using the hashtags #bettertogether #coronasafety.

Please stay safe, and reach out to our Support Team if you have any questions for us.

🤗 The Edmodo Team

Use Edmodo for Distance Learning

 

Flipgrid

 

FlipgridLearning from Home
 

As educators, learners and families are impacted by COVID-19, know that our entire team is always here for you. Inspired by the simple and innovative ways you foster community beyond the classroom, we have curated a collection of resources to help you and your peers.

  • This one-page PDF will help you set up Flipgrid for a remote classroom. Please feel free to download and share with any interested educators.
  • In this Disco Library playlist, created by Jornea, Jess and Ann, our Flipgrid Educator Innovation Leads, you will find innovative Topic ideas for at-home learning.
  • During FlipgridPD webinars we explain the basics of Flipgrid and answer your questions.
  • Share this simple guide to help the families in your community use Flipgrid to keep their children active, connected and engaged while they are home from school.
  • We have also increased our support efforts to help as you, your colleagues and the families in your community embrace new approaches to teaching and learning.
You can find all of these resources in our Remote Learning post

 

Showbie and Socrative

 

On March 13 the makers of Socrative and Showbie sent an email to registered users announcing the launch of a program to give unlimited Showbie and Socrative free to Schools through the end of July 2020, in an effort to help everyone get through the most critical phase of the Coronavirus pandemic. Response was overwhelming, literally.

 

"Within minutes of the start of school, hundreds of thousands of students and teachers flooded into Showbie to begin their distance learning activities. Unfortunately, the surge of traffic completely overwhelmed our systems and took them down. Quite frankly, we have never seen this level of synchronous load before. While Showbie has suffered small outages from time to time in the past, this event was unprecedented."

 

So the following day they apologized that they would be unable to take on all comers and emailed a "More Prudent Offer" of a more limited number of free licenses - Please complete this form if you are a school or district administrator to apply for your extra licenses grinning

 

Wiley

 

Wiley Offers Free Access to Support Educators, Researchers & Professionals Amid Growing COVID-19 Impact

As a global leader in education and research, Wiley is helping aid the global community by supporting students, educators, researchers and professionals who are contending with the increasing impact of COVID-19. 

Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:00 am EDT

https://newsroom.wiley.com/press-release/all-corporate-news/wiley-opens-access-support-educators-researchers-professionals-amid

 

 

 

Zoom free for K-12

 

 

Alex Konrad. (2020, March 13). Exclusive: Zoom CEO Eric Yuan Is Giving K-12 Schools His Videoconferencing Tools For Free [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2020/03/13/zoom-video-coronavirus-eric-yuan-schools/

 

According to this article, Zoom had "already removed the time limit from video chats using Zoom's free service for affected regions in China and elsewhere, Yuan took another measure to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus: he decided to remove the limit for any K-12 schools affected in Japan, Italy and the United States. ... Students or teachers who fill out an online form using their school email addresses and are then verified by Zoom will have any accounts associated with that school’s domain also gain unlimited temporary meeting minutes, according to a site set up for the process overnight. The free Basic accounts are also available by request in Austria, Denmark, France, Ireland, Poland, Romania and South Korea, a spokesperson for Zoom said."

 

To see if your school is included, check the Zoom blog, which at this posting was last updated on March 16.

https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/03/13/how-to-use-zoom-for-online-learning/. Here is that update:

 

March 16

We’ve also lifted the 40-minute meeting limit on free Basic accounts for K-12 schools in the United Arab Emirates. Request to have the minutes limit lifted for your school here.

 

Click on the link and fill in the form. Maybe if your area is deemed hard-hit they will add you to the list.

 

What are businesses doing to move totally online and what can educators learn from their efforts

 

Polleverywhere has issued an assurance that “ All business-critical functions can continue to operate if workers are not able to come to the office. Indeed, all business functions have continued even as our workforce has moved from one that is 40% remotely located to one where all employees work remotely. These capabilities and capacities are tested regularly and were last tested in February during a week of remote work for all employees.”

https://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=3aadb75212d90487fc35b5770&id=3f4aff81fb&e=2e70a07f79

 

I read this as a model for how businesses, including educational institutions, that survive the current crisis will do so, and how they might survive future disruptions in an increasingly chaotic world. The message is to develop skills in blended learning (which by some definitions is based on face to face) in order to be able to transition to totally-online in case of urgent need. - Vance

 

While this is not for teaching online, it mentions some resources I wasn't aware of when I was teaching. Maybe some educators would like to explore 

 https://medium.com/@MoveOn.org/tips-for-remote-working-from-virtual-office-pros-13b27d7a9803

  

 

Blog posts, in reverse chronological order

 

Lee Chonghui. (2020, March 18). Higher Education Ministry suspends all teaching, e-learning [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/03/18/education-ministry-suspends-all-tertiary-teaching-e-learning

 

A novel solution to the crisis in Malaysia

“PETALING JAYA: The Higher Education Ministry has suspended all teaching and learning activities, including e-learning, in all public and private higher-learning institutions in the country. ‘All teaching and learning activities including online learning, tests, student development activities and research must be suspended starting Mar 18 to 31’ according to the ministry’s guidelines.’ 

 

Corey Mitchell. (2020, March 17). English-Learners May Be Left Behind as Remote Learning Becomes 'New Normal' [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language/2020/03/coronavirus_english_learners_digital_divide.html 

 

Dimitris Primalis. (2020, March 12). Teaching online for the first time: 7 tips for those about to sail into uncharted waters [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://differentefl.blogspot.com/2020/03/teaching-online-for-first-time-7-tips.html

 

Michelle D. Miller. (2020, March 9). Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://chroniclevitae.com/news/2315-going-online-in-a-hurry-what-to-do-and-where-to-start

 

Tony Bates. (2020, March 9). Advice to those about to teach online because of the corona-virus [Blog post]. Retrieved from 

https://www.tonybates.ca/2020/03/09/advice-to-those-about-to-teach-online-because-of-the-corona-virus/

 

Kathleen Morris. (2020, March 8). Resources for teaching online due to school closures [Blog post]. Retrieved from

https://www.theedublogger.com/teaching-online-school-closures/ 

 

John Allen. (2020, March 7). School closures, eLearning, and the Coronavirus [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.elearningworld.org/school-closures-elearning-and-the-coronavirus/

 

Anya Kamanetz. (2020, March 6). 6 Ways Universities Are Responding To Coronavirus [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/2020/03/06/812462913/6-ways-universities-are-responding-to-coronavirus

 

Julia Hollingsworth. (2020, Feb 29). Millions of children across the world aren't going to school [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/28/asia/remote-school-education-intl-hnk/index.html

 

Nancy White posted this to Facebook on March 10, 2020. This is the date by which I can approximately date the blog post below:

 

 

Bill Johnston. (2020, some time before March 10). The Cohere Podcast: Bonus Episode – Creating Connection in the Time of COVID-19 with Nancy White [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://structure3c.com/2020/03/09/the-cohere-podcast-bonus-episode-creating-connection-in-the-time-of-covid-19-with-nancy-white/

 

Here is a link to download the audio of the podcast from the post above

http://traffic.libsyn.com/cohere/NancyWhitev5.mp3 

 

 

 

Further words of caution

 

Be sure your tools will scale

 

Eric Bradner (2020, March 14). Technical trouble spoils Joe Biden's first 'virtual town hall' [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/13/politics/joe-biden-virtual-town-hall-technical-trouble/index.html

 

"Former Vice President Joe Biden's first "virtual town hall" was a technical calamity as his campaign confronts the same challenges of unexpected remote work that millions of Americans are facing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. His campaign's plan was straightforward: Biden had canceled a Chicago rally due to the coronavirus outbreak, so he would invite Illinois residents to an online event Friday instead."

 

Beware of prompts to downloaded files

 

COVID-19 is not the only virus lurking out there; read this:

 

Qishin Tariq. (2020, March 13). Hackers hiding malware in bogus map of Covid-19 spread, says cybersecurity firm [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2020/03/13/hackers-hiding-malware-in-bogus-map-of-covid-19-spread-says-cybersecurity-firm

 

 

From the article: "Reason Cybersecurity issued a threat analysis report about how the malware was embedded in a file, usually named Corona-virus-Map.com.exe, around 3.26MB in size." In other words, the site you visit for information prompts you to download a file, which, if you double click on it, delivers the payload. Incidentally in the original article, the word "report" above is linked, I presume, to the threat analysis report. If you want to track it down, visit the original article.

 

 

These materials were created by 
Vance Stevenshttps://learning2gether.net 

for presentation at  ELSpecialist workshops and ThaiTESOL for two weeks in Thailand in January, 2020 

 and a follow-up eLearning course that took place from February 20 to March 11, 2020


You are free to share-alike and with attribution under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

The date of this update is April 6, 2020

 

 

 

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