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Keeping Your Digital Classroom Functioning During Distance Learning

Transitioning to distance learning includes adopting digital tools that may have been less commonplace in your physical classroom. Maintaining your digital classroom and keeping it firing on all cylinders will require you to navigate a variety of apps and virtual software. Here, we'll provide some useful tips and links to keep you digitally functioning throughout distance learning.

Tools

Google Classroom Add-ons – This list of Google Classroom apps and extensions range from video lessons to kid-friendly digital news publications. With so many educators utilizing Google Classroom, these add-ons are sure to help keep students engaged.

Video Resources – Students react well to video-based learning, and now is the perfect opportunity to support this method of information delivery. PBS Learning Media provides video content for Florida educators across a variety of subjects and grade levels.

Evernote – Offering extensions for most popular web browsers, Evernote serves as a great way to keep track of useful webpages, interesting articles, and more. With so much happening online, Evernote can help you stay organized and easily reference material.

Zoom Backgrounds – Sure, a video classroom isn't ideal, but cycling through some backgrounds is a great way to liven up video lectures and class meetings. WeAreTeachers have provided some free downloads, but don't shy away from using fun backgrounds or ones that align with your lesson plans.

For more resources to keep your digital classroom functioning:

How to Forge a Strong Community in an Online Classroom

Online Games That Are Fun and Educational Too (K-12)

Digital Tools and Apps Teacher Can Us to Support Formative Assessment

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