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Florida Department of Health COVID-19
National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Information
Florida Department of Education COVID-19 Information
State University System of Florida COVID-19 Updates
Florida Department of Education Communication
Understood – great online learning platforms and tools that are free right now
Canva – now offering its services free of charge to assist teachers in their online learning transition. Through Canva, educators can Create presentations, infographics, websites, reports, worksheets, posters, flyers, and signage.
April 1: DOE Guidance to Direct Support Organizations
March 31 Press Release: Florida Extends School Campus Closures Through May 1
March 26 Superintendents Call: Supporting English Language Learners
March 24 Superintendents Call: Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS)
Model Teaching: Online Professional Development FREE for PEN Members
10 Ways Schools Can Prepare for COVID-19
Florida Department of Education’s Free Online Resources for Teachers and Parents: An enormous list of resources, all in one place.
Share My Lesson: A community of educators that share resources and information.
Florida Virtual School to Offer 100 Free Digital Courses to all Florida Students
Storyline Online: Books read by actors.
Tips for Homeschooling During Coronavirus: NPR
Learning Without Tears: Free Digital Resources for Handwriting and Reading
Home Learning Strategies and Resources Created by the National Network for State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY)
Eduscape.com: Free resources and webinars on remote learning, along with a host of other topics
Mystery Science – Free, easy science for remote learning
Brainpop.com Great resource to include in lessons. Free for everyone during school closures.
Virtual Field Trips to zoos, Yellowstone, and even Mars!
Common Sense Media: Coronavirus Support from the Experts in Digital Citizenship
LEGO #letsbuildtogether: Daily Building Challenges and Resources for Easy Hands-On Activities
Tech&Learning: Resources for Online Learning—Coronavirus Updates and Resources
History Morsels – Small bites of History for children of all ages