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What technology/resources can I use to connect with my colleagues and students?2020-03-19T13:43:28-04:00

Zoom is offering upgraded basic accounts that remove the 40 minute meeting limit for educators.  Check it out here.

Need a conference line for free?  Check out this resource.

Consider signing up for a Google Voice number so you can still reach students, but keep your information private.

Consider creating (if you don’t already have) a professional Facebook or Instagram account. Both platforms have video capabilities and these are platforms students are already using.  Similarly, you can do Facebook or Instagram live videos that students can comment questions as you go.

The Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Connection website has a number of resources including tips to prepare for and implement robust digital learning plans and their partner Digital Promise has helpful COVID-19 online learning resources and FAQs.

If you are leading a team remotely, check out this great article for tips and strategies to continue your work.

How can I support my students who are currently in college?2020-03-19T13:44:24-04:00

This list of colleges that are moving to remote instruction  is updated regularly so you can see which of your students are being impacted.

Check out this amazing guide “Beyond the Food Pantry” created by the Hope Center.  This guide focuses on how we can support students during COVID-19.

I can’t go to the gym. What can I do to care for my physical and mental health?2020-03-19T13:44:51-04:00

Check out Daily Burn for 60 days of free workouts you can follow at home.

Reach out to your counselor/therapist and ask if teletherapy is an option during this time.

Protecting Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak

NAMI Guide provides a lot of mental health resources.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline (800) 985- 5990 that provides 24/7, 365-day-a- year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters

NAMI HelpLine at 800-950-NAMI (6264) Monday through Friday, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm EST for mental health resources.

Try the free version of a mindfulness app like Calm or Headspace.

I have kids at home and I have to work remotely. Help!2020-03-19T13:45:28-04:00

Here’s another spreadsheet that sorts by age for good activities!

Cincinnati Zoo Animal Livestream – every day at 3pm our time, a different animal tour!

There’s all sorts of folks reading stories to kids online – check them out!

Two more resources:

How to Talk with Kids about COVID-19”, Stanford Children’s Health, March 10

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019, from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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