Preparing for Emergencies with digital learning
Team Digital provides guidance, support, and training for digital learning as you prepare for long-term solutions for extended school closure.
What if your school has to close for an extended time due to a natural disaster or illness? Is your school prepared to offer educational opportunities in the event of an emergency?
Below are some quick one-page guides and a list of both online and offline resources and considerations to help schools get started.
G Suite has many tools that can be utilized to create, collaborate and share content and resources online with students.
HyperDocs are digital lessons for students created for engaging, inquiry-based learning.
A tool to create interactive lessons or choose lessons already created by other educators. Nearpod can be synchronized across all student devices.
Virtual Arkansas is the state's virtual school. Teacher-led or content only options available Grades 7-12
Wifi on the bus
One approach to provide students fast broadband while traveling on the bus. Park buses strategically at community locations in your district to provide students local internet access.
Zoom or other video
Easy and reliable cloud platforms can be used for video and audio conferencing. Platforms have tools for collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems.
Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides have the ability to let you create, edit, and view files offline. For additional help visit http://bit.ly/OfflineGoogle.
HyperDocs are digital lessons for students created for engaging, inquiry-based learning. Many resources can be downloaded to devices or printed for offline use.
A tool to create interactive lessons or choose lessons already created by other educators. Nearpod can be saved as a pdf for students to access the lesson.
Create a plan of action for offline students to submit assignments (i.e. mailing, dropoff location).