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E-Learning Teacher Resources


This web page includes tools teachers can use to design and facilitate E-Learning lessons as well as links to the various guidance documents that have been distributed in preparation for E-Learning days.  In addition to these resources, we will offer online collaboration and support sessions during emergency days and E-Learning days.  Click here to view the schedule and instructions for logging in to these sessions.

 
Instructional Support Session Schedule

Instructional Coaches are available on Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30 am  for virtual drop in sessions. Here are the links to join those sessions:

East Instructional Coach Sessions – https://tinyurl.com/eastICsession

South/Frost Instructional Coach Sessions https://tinyurl.com/ICSouth

West Instructional Coach Sessions – https://tinyurl.com/WestIC

Collaboration and Discussion, Wednesdays at 3:00 pm.  Click here to join:  https://tinyurl.com/207learn

 

 

Webpage Menu

How Do I?  Quick Reference Sheet for E-Learning

Preparing for E-Learning Lesson Plans

E-Learning Lesson Examples

Links to District 207 E-Learning Support Sessions

Tools for Communication

Tools for Collaboration

Tools for Creativity

Tools for Critical Thinking

Tools for Assessment

College and Career Resources

Library and Research Resources

 Social Emotional Learning, Behavior and Health

 

E-Learning Teacher Collaboration and Support Session Schedule

 

Links to Additional District Guidance 

E-Learning FAQ
How to set up an elearning assignment for attendance purposes in Infinite Campus
E-Learning Considerations
E-Learning Guidance for Students with an IEP

Links to Additional Out of District Resources or Guidance

College Board AP Guidance
Educational Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings

Free ELearning Resources 

3 Ways to Use Video Conferencing during E-Learning

Google’s Teach from Home Webpage

ISTE
 

Preparing for E-Learning Lesson Plans

Use these resources for help with preparing to plan your e-learning lessons.

 

Resource Description/Notes  
Exporting Student Emails Many of the tools in the list below will require you to set up your class roster so having the ability to export emails from Infinite Campus will be important. 

 

WRITTEN TUTORIAL:  How to export student emails

VIDEO TUTORIAL:  How to export student emails

Accessing email list through Hapara You can also access your email list through Hapara Dashboard, l

 

Click on the course you want to access

Click the “Info” tab

Once you see your class list of emails check the box “Name” which will select all of the students’ names

Click the “Copy” link on the right

Click “Copy to Clipboard” and then prepare to paste this list Classroom or into an email

Setting up a Google Group Email can be used to push out/collect student lessons if needed, and the class email list can also be used to roster Google Classroom and additional learning tools.

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL:  How to make a google group for student emails

 

E-Learning Lesson Examples

This section includes examples of traditional face to face lessons transitioned to an e-learning format

Traditional Lesson E-Learning Format
You planned a slide deck presentation and questions for students to answer in small groups.   Add “voiceover” to your existing slide deck with a link to a Google form at the end.  You can install screencastify on your google extensions This will allow you to run through your google presentation while talking.  Keep in mind that the time limit per video is 5 minutes.  

Provide students with a formative assessment to submit after viewing the video (see assessment tools below)

You planned a review day and formative assessment.   You can create a quizlet with terms and send to students to review flashcards or other tools.  You can also create a quizizz to use as a formative or create a socrative.  

See tutorials for these and other tools in Assessment section below.

You planned to demonstrate a skill for the class and have them complete several practice problems along the way.   You can search for an existing video on YouTube and upload it to EdPuzzle, embedding practice questions along the way.

You can use your phone to record you demonstrating this skill on paper and upload it to YouTube.  You can give students a set of problems to try and include a link to the answer key.  

Find a video and create guided notes to accompany it

 

Sample E-Learning Lessons

English 1 – Introduction to Research

Latinx Lit – Listening Practice

Latinx Lit – Menu Assignment

Latinx Lit – Video/Audio Station

Latinx – Video/Audio Station

Latinx Lit – Speaking/Listening – E-Learning Assignment #1

Consumer Ed/Independent Living – Renting an Apartment 

Consumer Ed/Independent Living – Car Loans

Personality and Relationships Video Activity (google classroom)

Sample Lesson 48 min: ATP Choice Board

Sample Lesson Block Day: Energy in the Ecosystem Playlist/HyperDoc

Example of an E-Learning Weekly Plan

Tina Sabatello’s You Tube Channel 

E-Learning: A Week at a Glance

Orchestra E-Learning Weekly Lessons

World Cultures choice board

Tic Tac Toe Choice board

E-Learning Playlist Example

E-Learning Bingo

E-Learning Career Connection Lesson Example

 

Links to District 207 E-Learning Support Sessions

 

Tools for Communication

The tools listed in this section can be used to communicate with your students about curriculum and instruction during E-Learning.  They include tools that can be used to push out lessons, engage in face to face interaction, provide feedback, deliver video content or make announcements.

 

Tool Description/Notes Helpful Links/Tutorials
Hapara Push out curriculum and instruction materials to students. Training Slide Deck
Google Classroom Push out curriculum and instruction materials to students  Training Slide Deck 

How to create a Google Classroom

How to add students to your Google Classroom

Google Hangout Meet Students and teachers can use to have an online face-to-face interaction

Can record your online ‘meeting’ and share with students

You can record a webinar and share with your students

FAQ

Hangouts meet

Recording and Streaming

Google Hangouts Webinar

Updates to Goolge Hangouts/Meet

 

Zoom

Students and teachers can use to have an online face-to-face interaction  
Big Blue Button  Web conferencing system  
Remind  Send reminders to students or communicate announcements. Remind Resources 

3 Steps to get starting w/ Remind

Classkick Students can work on tasks or activities and you can provide real time feedback to them. Tutorial
YoTeach Online backchannel chat room for student & teacher discussions YoTeach Tutorial
Blogs

Blogger

WordPress

Wix

Push out curriculum and instruction materials to students

Have students journal, write stories, etc.

Blogger Tutorial
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) Have students post work for feedback outside of school  
Podcasts

Podbean

Have students listen to podcasts as part of an assignment

Have students create their own podcasts to communicate learning

 
Google Keep Push out curriculum and instruction materials to students 

Have students keep track of their assignments

Have students collaborate with one  another other to complete a group assignment

Google Keep Tutorial
Library of Congress Use to ‘Ask a Librarian’ tool  
Google Arts & Culture An online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative’s partner museums. Google Arts and Culture tutorial for classroom use
Google Slides with voice over To share information with students with the use of a PPT and voice over

Have students create their own PPT and have voice over to share their thoughts and present information

Video Tutorial

Written Tutorial

Screencastify tutorial

TurboScan App Video using your phone you write on paper, save to your drive and share the file with students. What’s the App: TurboScan
Piazza Answer questions, manage course materials Piazza tutorial
Pear Deck Interactive presentations to engage students and gather formative assessment information Student paced mode for peardeck
YouTube – videos, playlists Create your own videos and upload to youtube for students to view

Have a playlist of videos for students to access

Tips and Best Practices

Teaching with YouTube

Nearpod Create interactive lecture slides How to use Nearpod
Voicethread Screen casting. Allows for presentations with multiple forms of media, and weblinks to share out. Comments can be interspersed throughout in a variety of forms (text, docs, video, audio) either from presenter or audience. How to use Voicethread
Panopto Screencasting Panopto tutorial

 

Kami You can use this to write on PDF’s, edit PDF’s, demonstrate practice work for students. 

9th and 10th grade students can use their stylus in Kami to draw as well.

Kami Tutorial

Kami resource

Kami and Google

How to use Kami webinar

 Kami Video

Google Calendar to Schedule one on one appointments

 

Follow the directions in this video to use Google Calendar to set up time slots for students to schedule one on one appointments with you. Video

 

 

Emailing Parents Through Infinite Campus

Use these instructions to email parents through Infinite Campus. Resource

 

Squid

 

series of how-to videos about Squid

product overview video

case study with a 6th-grade math teacher

Squid Instructions and Tutorial

 

Listenwise  

High quality podcasts and lesson collections for ELA, Social Studies and Science. Students can listen and read along.   Autoscored listening comprehension quizzes that assess listening comprehension by skill strands such as main idea and inferencing.

This is an overview of Listenwise Premium.  This page has multiple support videos to get teachers started. 

 

whiteboard.fi   

 

 

Tools for Collaboration

The tools listed in this section can be used to foster online collaboration.

Tool Notes Helpful Links/Tutorials
Hangouts meet You can meet with your entire class, small groups or individual students using this tool. FAQ
Google Docs, sheets and slides Work collaboratively with any of these tools to share or create assignments, projects, etc.  
Google Drawings and Maps Work collaboratively with any of these tools to share or create assignments, projects, etc. Google Drawings 101
Padlet Have students use this tool to add resources, ask questions in a parking lot format, or comment on other student responses How to use Padlet in the Classroom

Example of E-Learning Padlet

Recap 256 sound byte of information you want to share with the world — podcast  
Slide Carnival Find a different background for a slide deck when building group presentations.  
Slack Allows students and teachers to set up projects and determine who is going to work on which part of the project Slack Tutorial
Social Media (Facebook, Google+, Twitter) Have students post work for feedback outside of school  
Google Keep Push out curriculum and instruction materials to students 

Have students keep track of their assignments

Have students collaborate with others  to complete a group assignment

Google Keep Tutorial
Emaze Create and share presentations Emaze tutorial
Go Visually Online proofing software. Can be used for students to give each other feedback or for you to give them feedback. Go Visually Product Overview
Socrative On the fly assessments that can be shared with others Socrative for teachers
Flat Online collaborative music notation software Flat Tutorial
Discord Online voice and text chatting app Discord Tutorial

 

Tools for Creativity

The tools listed in this section can be used to engage students in learning and provide creative ways for students to share their ideas with you and others.

Tool Notes Helpful Links/Tutorials
Infographics – 

Have students create online informational posters to share with the world  
WeVideo , Powtoons, Animoto Students and teachers can create, edit, and share videos and animations with others Wevideo Help
Sketchboard Free collaborative whiteboarding tool Introduction to Sketchboard
Thinglink Take an image and add information to it to make it ‘come alive’ with links, videos, pictures, etc. Thinklink Tutorial
Pear Deck Interactive presentations to engage students and gather formative assessment information Student paced mode for peardeck
PicMonkey Photo editing and design tool Picmonkey tutorial
TimelineJS Easy to make, beautiful timelines TimelineJS Tutorial
Blabberize Make pictures talk Blabberize Tutorial
Word Art (word cloud) Online word cloud art creator  
Blogs – Blogger, WordPress, Wix Push out curriculum and instruction materials to students

Have students journal, write stories, etc.

 
Desmos Activity Builder  Interactive graphing tool for math classes  
Extensions:

Check these tools out for modifying images, creating a screencast, or annotating a screenshot from your computer  Screencastify Tutorial
YouTube – videos, playlists Have students create their own videos and upload

Have students pull together their own playlists of videos

Tips and Best Practices

Teaching with YouTube

Kialo Helps with student engagement such as debates, discussion, essay outlining, knowledge sharing, etc.

 

Kialo Tutorial
Video Ant Allows students to annotate videos on You Tube VideoAnt Tutorial
Perusall Allows students to annotate readings – either purchased textbooks OR uploaded PDFs.

 

How to Use Perusall
 

SeeSaw

Seesaw allows students to publish and curate their work and communicate with their teachers about their work. Seesaw Tutorial

 

SQUID

 

series of how-to videos about Squid

product overview video

case study with a 6th-grade math teacher

 

 

BrainPop

This is a resource for all disciplines for e-learning content, quizzes and games.

D207 account access instructions
 

Class Kick

Teachers provide individualized, real-time feedback and grading with an array of tools–directly on the canvas, in the help center or with pointed stickers. Students can even ask their peers for help anonymously.

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufj1e-a2g9M&t=3s

 

Tools for Critical Thinking

The tools listed in this section can be used to foster critical thinking in E-Learning lessons.

Tool Description/Notes Helpful Links/Tutorials
TEDEd Everything TED does supports learning — from producing a growing library of original animated videos , to providing an international platform for teachers to create their own interactive lessons, to helping curious students around the globe bring TED to their schools and gain presentation literacy skills, to celebrating innovative leadership within TED-Ed’s global network of over 250,000 teachers.  Help spark curiosity with your students through animations!  
Noodletools Have student use this tool to organize their sources & bibliography organization  
Clarisketch Have students take a picture of something, draw and annotate and talk on it, and share it with others Clarisketch for Teachers
Geogussr GeoGuessr is a free geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.  
FactCheck.org Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.   
Podbean Free podcast hosting site.  
Desmos Activity Builder 

Teacher Desmos 

Activity Builder gives you the tools to build an online, interactive Desmos-based classroom activity.  There are many premade activities to choose from, or create one on your own! (Math focus)  
Imagine Learning Imagine Learning is ready to support educators and families during school closures with easy access to our programs with fun and engaging online learning resources.   Current free programs
Read Theory Free personalized reading comprehension exercises for

K-12 and ESL students.

 
Studysync Educational curriculum for schools in English language arts, ELL, social studies and science.

StudySync provides educators with an easy-to-use platform to deliver adaptable, interactive, and equitable learning solutions.

 
NoRedInk NoRedInk is an online web-based language-learning platform designed to help students in grades 4-12 improve their grammar and writing skills. The lessons are aligned to meet the Common Core State Standards Initiative and the curriculum students see is personalized according to their interests.  
Newsela Engage students with thousands of texts on topics they care about most, with standards-aligned lesson supports built for ELA instruction. Newsela Help
Inklewriter Inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing. Inklewriter Tutorial
Unimersiv Unimersiv is the largest platform for VR educational experiences. By downloading our app, you will have access to multiple experiences that will let you learn about history, space or the human anatomy.  
YouCubed  Critical thinking task-based mathematics resources.  
Snagit TechSmith is giving away full copies of SnagIt to all educators through June 2020. This is an excellent screen capture (video and still image) software with many easy to use features. It’s an ideal e-learning, lesson creator for those working on Windows and/or iOS machines.

 

All teachers need to do is review this page and fill out a form for access via email.

 

 

Tools for Assessment

The tools listed in this section can be used to assess student learning, student self-assessment and provide feedback. 

Tool Description/Notes Helpful Links
Quizizz Free self-paced quizzes to review, assess, and engage — in class and at home. Video tutorial

Quizizz help

Quizlet Using Quizlet’s free study sets, study modes and in-class game, you can instantly create a more engaged classroom online. Video tutorial
EdPuzzle, Upload a video and embed questions, voiceover, or comments.  Allows you to view assessment data and how many times a student watched the video.  It’s a great tool for formative assessments. Video tutorial

Edpuzzle Help

Socrative On the fly assessments that can be shared with others Video Tutorial
Formative A web-app for classrooms that allows teachers to give live assignments to students, allowing instant teaching adjustments and can be used for formative feedback. Formative Tutorial
Flipgrid This is a social learning tool for students and teachers to upload videos that allow for discussion, comments, explanation of learning, playing, etc.  It is a powerful tool for student voice! YouTube video 

Flipgrid help

Peardeck Pear Deck is built to support active learning and empower teachers to hear from every student, every day, in any classroom!

  • Build your slides from scratch and use Slide Templates.
  • Present your lesson and collect responses.
  • Extend the lesson with homework and review.
  • Review responses later.
Student paced mode for peardeck
Google Forms This is a great tool for teachers to create formative or summative assessments to gather information from students.  There are a wide range of question types to use with this tool. Be sure to check out the Settings tool for ‘Quizzes’ and you can use the lock mode for students while they take the assessment. Example for a pre-existing template 
Buncee Buncee enables you to easily bring together all kinds of content (buncee artwork, photos, videos, drawings, audio, and links) onto one digital canvas, making a cloud-based, shareable creation.

Student’s can use buncee to turn their experiences and lessons into multimedia digital stories, travel scrapbooks, research projects, and more.

Meanwhile, teachers can create interactive lessons and multimedia presentations, flip their classrooms, and send home beautiful newsletters and invitations to parents and the local community.

Getting started with Buncee
Vocabulary This tool helps you learn new words and play games to use the vocabulary in new ways. How to use Vocabulary.com
Padlet Have students use this tool to add resources, ask questions in a parking lot format, or comment on other student responses How to use Padlet in the Classroom
Peergrade Peergrade is a free online platform to facilitate peer feedback sessions with students. Peergrade demo
Playposit Upload a video and embed questions, voiceover, or comments.  Allows you to view assessment data and how many times a student watched the video.  It’s a great tool for formative assessments. Tips for Playposit
Classkick Students can work on tasks or activities and you can provide real time feedback to them. Classkick Tutorial
SeeSaw

 

Seesaw allows students to publish and curate their work and communicate with their teachers about their work. Seesaw Tutorial

 

College and Career Resources

Here is the completed Career Videos! document if any of the teachers want to pull from it.
 
Also, here is a tutorial for kids on how to schedule a virtual meeting. You can share with teachers and they can make a copy and customize if they would like. If they want info on calendly to manage appointments, they can reach out to the career coordinators for assistance.
 
If you want to put in something about the Career Pathways team being available to brainstorm about any activities for their students using pathwayMANAGER, YouScience, JobsEQ, or just in general – please do so if you feel this is the right time for that now or at a later date.
 

Library and Research Resources

Contact your librarians and use the LRC databases for lesson planning.
 
East Library        Rummanah Aasi         Colleen Cochran
Below are additional resources available to all students and staff:
 
PrepStep: This database contains practice tests for core classes and the ACT, SAT, and AP tests, college and career exploration resources computer skills classes, and more. Access this resource on your home school Library database page (links above). 
 
TIME for Kids    Description:  ree digital library to ensure students, families and teachers around the world have access to this important material through the rest of the school year. This library includes a complete collection of all 2020 editions, at all available grade levels, of TIME for Kids and Your $, our financial literacy magazine for children. 
 

Additional Databases from Infobase (Available through May 5, 2020)

To access the databases:

username: maine207

password: slib

Classroom Video on Demand: https://cvod.infobase.com/PortalPlayLists.aspx?wid=96902

Contains 373,584 multimedia assets covering all disciplines for all grade levels. Most videos have available text which is highlighted to follow the narrative. Videos can be shared with Google Classroom and cited using a link to NoodleTools.

Bloom’s Literature: https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=96902&pid=WE54

An excellent database of literary criticism. Articles can be saved to Google Drive and a preformatted citation is available.

World Religions: https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=96902&pid=WE30

There are 30,704 articles and 3,474 videos about religions BC and AD, including mythology, across the world. Articles can be saved to Google Drive and a preformatted citation is available.

https://bit.ly/WestCurated

EBSCO PrepStep LINK WEST: 

Maine West High School http://lexpr.es/home?AuthToken=9f3b3e47-c69e-47d4-bf1c-c665af0962f7
To access Drama Online (Available through April 29, 2020):
 

Username: jcs013

Password: Authentication

This database contains more than 2,550 play texts, as well as videos and audios of play performances.

Social Emotional Learning, Behavior and Health

Resource

Resources To Get Balance Back In Your Daily Routine

For Parents, For Students

https://padlet.com/cbader8/7herk0pf60aa