In response to the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak, Common Sense, the nation’s leading non-profit providing educators and students with the resources they need to harness the power of technology for learning and life, has curated top pick lists and resources to help teachers prepare for and make the most of teaching and learning during school closures.
Best Digital Tools for Planning, Collaborating and Teaching Virtually
In addition to these tools, Common Sense’s research-based Digital Citizenship Curriculum -- taught by more than 850,000 educators in K–12 schools in the U.S. and abroad -- can be used to help students and teachers prepare for some of the challenges they might face when communicating through digital devices and platforms.
Best-Practices Lessons for Digital Communication
Additional resources include:
- Online tools for learning at home geared for educators (opens in new tab) and parents (opens in new tab)
- Age-based, curated lists of quality media (opens in new tab) for families stuck inside
- Tips for dealing with the abundance of misinformation (opens in new tab)
- TV episodes to help preschoolers with the coronavirus fears
- App ideas for health and well-being (opens in new tab) during stressful times
- Research and statistics on the “homework gap (opens in new tab)” and the digital divide
- Guidance for privacy (opens in new tab) when using educational tools and apps
Common Sense also has curated, age-appropriate media for parents to support their kids’ learning at home. If you’d like to speak with one of our parenting or education experts about the lists and other ideas for spending quality entertainment and tech time at home, contact Cassandra Matter, firstname.lastname@example.org (opens in new tab). For Spanish-language content and experts contact Andrea Moreno, email@example.com (opens in new tab).
About Common Sense
Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. Learn more at commonsense.org (opens in new tab).