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Yay Erica,

Thanks so much for putting this together and for sharing it!  There will be
a lot of common needs and challenges for going online, and the less we can
reinvent the wheel, the better!

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 7:49 AM Erica Zimmer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Folks!
>
> As we are bracing for impact because of the Coronavirus, I've drafted a
> jump start guide for educators who are being thrown into distance
> learning.  This is not meant to replace processional
> development/training/courses and resources needed to go to a distance
> learning environment, that should still happen, but instead this is
> something for those in a pinch who have no idea where to begin, the
> barebones. Feel free to share. There are links to wakelet collections and
> I'd love if you could send me tools that I might be overlooking. I'm
> basically compliling these from Twitter and emails. There are also quite a
> few edtech companies who are making their tools available for free to
> educators affected by coronavirus.
>
> I believe that if anything good comes from this pandemic it's that it is
> catapulting K-12 education into the 21 first century. Teachers who are
> already teaching in a personalized, student-centered, and proficiency-based
> environment only need to take a small step to convert to fully online, but
> it's time to play catch up for everyone else. The technology has been there
> for awhile and studies show that a blended learning environment is more
> effective than a traditional face-to-face or fully online. And if you have
> the blended Learning structure set up, it's a small step to go to fully
> online in emergencies like this.  Personally, I believe this is going to
> bring positive change to education and will be seen as a pivotal moment.
>
> Thanks for listening!
>   Distance Learning Jump Start Guide
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WL6tXFJs01HIbGt-FaG8WW4o6igeSPaj04U0CvpiEmI/edit?usp=drivesdk>
>
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