2020 Emergency Home Instruction Resources

Sample Home Instruction Plans

Bergen County District Preparedness Plan

Monmouth County Vocational School District Preparedness Plan

Morris County School Health-Related Closure Preparedness Plan

Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Public Health Related Closure – Preparedness Plan

Mt. Olive School District (Sample Plan Highlighted by Department of Education)

West-Windsor Plainsboro (Sample Plan Highlighted by Department of Education)

General Online Learning Resources:

Remote Delivery of Instruction – BCIT Slideshow for Teachers

Google Classroom: Google classroom can be used to set daily assignments. The assignment can be disseminated at 12:01 am and collected at 11:59 pm. This will permit the district to easily keep track of student attendance. (Source: D. Hartman, BCIT)

Peardeck – an add-on for Google slides to assess students in real time (Source: K. Harmon Monmouth)

NearPod: NearPod permits teachers to add interactivity to their presentations. Any Google slide presentation can quickly be edited using the NearPod extension, which will permit the distribution of resources and collection of demonstration of learnings. Interactive slide types include polls, contests, web content, video, virtual field trips, graphing calculators, fill in the blank, drawing slides, matching, 3D imaging, and open-ended questions. (Source: D. Hartman, BCIT)

List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings

EdPuzzle: EdPuzzle can be used to ensure students have viewed and understand the content of a video. It allows teachers to create questions periodically throughout the video and prohibits students from skipping parts. (Source: D. Hartman, BCIT)

Goose Chase: Goose Chase would be particularly useful in CTE or health and PE classes. Teachers can create a list of tasks for students to complete. A student must complete the task and take a photo or video (teacher discretion) and submit it as proof that they have completed the task. For example, a teacher could ask them to complete calisthenics, film and submit it, or a landscaping teacher could ask them to look for a particular landscaping element in their neighborhood and submit it. (Source: D. Hartman, BCIT)

Floopedu.com is a feedback tool that permits students to submit pictures of their work in progress along with questions they need help with. Teachers can view the work and type in comments (specifically tagged to places on the photo) and send it back to students. (Source: D. Hartman, BCIT)

Flipgrid – Grids are the meeting place for your classroom.  Start with an icebreaker, add weekly reflections, share book talks, explore STEM principles, give mini-presentations … any Topic to ignite discussion! Check out the Flipgrid Educator’s Guide. (Source: K. Harmon Monmouth)

Screencastify – is the #1 free screen recorder for Chrome. No download required. Record, edit and share videos in seconds. (Source K. Harmon Monmouth)

Khan Academy – An array of online materials for all academic courses (Source: K. Harmon Monmouth). Khan Academy’s Math For The Trades.

Desmos – free online graphing calculator

Padlet  – Make beautiful boards, documents, and webpages that are easy to read and fun (Source: K. Harmon Monmouth)

IXLLearning – personalized learning materials, pre assessments, etc. for academic classes (Source: K. Harmon Monmouth)

Anchor easy way to make a podcast K. Harmon (Source: K. Harmon Monmouth)

PhETsims – interactive simulations for math and science (Source: K. Harmon Monmouth)

Gimkit Gimkit is a game show for the classroom that requires knowledge, collaboration, and strategy to win. (Source K. Harmon Monmouth)

Voice ThreadWith VoiceThread, instructors and/or students can create, share, and comment on images, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, videos, audio files, documents, and PDFs, using microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio-file upload (Source: K. Harmon Monmouth)

Teachers of science and social studies may want to facilitate deeper inquiry through the lens of the coronavirus. There is Newsela Science for Science and Engineering Projects: Viral Reproduction, and made additions to the Newsela Social Studies History Comes to Life collection to help teachers cover Pandemics. These resources contain compelling questions, supporting questions, and suggested instructional activities; they’re available free to all Newsela users. (Source: K. Harmon Monmouth)

Ted Ed   (J. Vastano, Ocean)

Career Readiness Resources:

ROI-NJ – An online news platform that provides news about business and industry in New Jersey.

Google Applied Digital Skills: Google Applied Skills has premade videos that can be implemented quickly and easily in resume writing, planning and budgeting, research, technology, ethics, and security, evaluating the credibility of resources and more. The courses can be disseminated through Google Classroom. (Source: D. Hartman, BCIT)

Everfi: EverFi has a number of free courses that could be used for financial literacy, career exploration, prescription drug safety, STEM exploration, entrepreneurial exploration, investments, and African American history. Teachers can quickly set up coursework for students in these topics. *Some courses are not free. (Source: D. Hartman, BCIT)

Parlay: Permits teachers to distribute reading or videos and hold online discussions around the content. A teacher could have students watch a welding video, for example, and then send out questions and hold an online discussion on the topic presented. (Source: D. Hartman, BCIT)

Nepris is an online community that virtually connects students with career professionals to bring real-world relevance and exposure to student learning through short, micro-engagements.  These virtual career discussions, hosted by industry professionals via video chat, are now available for students to experience from home, at no cost.

There are general career readiness resources, as well as career-specific videos and interactions.  Learn more and register for virtual Industry Chats here

NewsELA: Newsela has current event articles that can be customized to student reading levels. The articles have paired questions and customizable writing prompts. Teachers can quickly search for topics relevant to their content and easily assign it to their students. (Source: D. Hartman, BCIT)

Career Program Resources:

Nepris is an online community that virtually connects students with career professionals to bring real-world relevance and exposure to student learning through short, micro-engagements.  These virtual career discussions, hosted by industry professionals via video chat, are now available for students to experience from home, at no cost. There are general career readiness resources, as well as career-specific videos and interactions.  Learn more and register for virtual Industry Chats here

Share My Lesson — links to CTE-specific resources: (J. Vastano, Ocean)

Advanced Manufacturing and Emerging Technologies

Agriculture, Natural Resources and Animal Science

Arts and Communications: Visual and Performing Arts, Broadcasting, Audio Visual Technology, Digital Design, Graphic Arts and Journalism

Automotive and Engine Technology

Business and Finance

Computer Science and Information Technology

Construction Technology, Architecture and Welding

Cosmetology

Culinary Arts and Tourism

Global Logistics and Distribution

Health Sciences

Law and Public Safety

Science, Technology, Mathematics & Engineering (STEM)

Teaching and Early Childhood Education

Academic Program Resources

Arts

English Language Arts

Multi-Discipline Resources

Math

Music

Physical Education

Science

World Language

Social Studies