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NJECC Live Online Professional Development Calendar for Remote Teaching and Learning

NJECC Live Online Professional Development Calendar for Remote Teaching and Learning 

In response to the COVID-19 School Closures and subsequent move to remote learning, NJECC is partnering with our trustees, advisory board and vendors to provide FREE live professional development workshops for all NJ educators on topics related to remote teaching and learning. Please view the calendar below with direct links to the Zoom sessions being offered. No registration is required to attend these live sessions. 

Find Remote Learning Resources on the shared NJECC Support Page: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-7lwdPJiexS6KDI0ulvjTQ1vsvPyX3VbDCjfLIOmPew/edit
Live Support can always be accessed via the NJECC GroupMe @ https://groupme.com/join_group/58660524/7kLFdzeJ

NJECC - info@njecc.org

Gregg Festa - greggfesta@gmail.com

If you need immediate support, try asking your question in our live GroupMe Chat @  https://groupme.com/join_group/58660524/7kLFdzeJ

View our New Calendar of Live Online Workshops for NJ Educators - Instructional Design for Online Learning 

Instructional Resources:

Kahoot Premium is free right now and has “distance learning challenge feature.”

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Flipgrid - Does anyone use this in high school? Looks good but looks built for K-8 https://flipgrid.com/widaglobal2020

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Google Meet - premium version is available to Google districts.  Can record and share a hangout. Can share a screen. Up to 250 external connections.  Google Hangouts Meet allows for almost unlimited domain connections.

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Screencast has a coupon code so that you can upgrade from the regular version to the paid version for free.  The code is CAST_COVID

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https://www.screencastify.com/ - free Chrome extension to record your browser window or use your webcam. The free version lets you record up to a 5 minute video

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Using Microsoft Teams for Online Instruction - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN5ypuZF1bI

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How to Instantly Increase Interaction Using Insert Learning Chrome Extension

https://howtoteachanovel.blogspot.com/2017/11/how-to-instantly-increase-interaction.html?m=1

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Microsoft Teams vs. ZOOM. Any strong opinions? Yes. I will get back to you. 

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Youtube Live Stream: Introduction to Livestreaming with linked resources Example of a youtube live stream channel:Link

Video Instructions: How To Live Stream On YouTube - Start To Finish

Video Info: Introduction to live streaming - YouTube Help

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Interactive Meetings, Quizzes, Polls - https://www.mentimeter.com/   https://www.mentimeter.com/plans

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Quick Tutorial for Teachers on how to use Google Meet as a presentation tool -

https://youtu.be/B-Ww9oG3r1Q

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Common Sense Media - Virtual Learning, Core Subject Resources and much more -  Website

Curriculum Resources 

PD/Training Resources

  1. Screencasting for integrators is critical while distanced.
    1. My favorite is Camtasia but you have to pay for it. Inquire about educator price. It is also a powerful video editor. 
    2. Evaluated screencast-o-matic vs. screencastify (I liked screencast-o-matic better, but experiencing upload to youtube issues lately.)
    3. Screencastify is extremely easy to use. Redeem coupon: CAST_COVID 

    1. Eduscape free Webinars - https://eduscape.com/events/

Distance Learning Resources (New Section Added 3/18)

Tips for video conferencing

Google Distance Learning Resources - Added 3/18

Google Classroom Notification Setting to Help Teachers who may have too many- Added 3/18

Getting Started with Hangouts/Meet (look at list below the Describe Your Issue search field) - Added 3/18

  1. Meet
    1. Basic Overview 
    2. Getting Started

Online Learning Tips for School Closures

Empowering Teachers to Teach Remotely 

Digital Trends is a variety of online resources 

General Information that is Helpful to Schools and Teachers 

  1. If students need to upload several pages into one pdf, Microsoft Office Lens is easy. Here is a SHORT video if it. 
  2. Not a MS school? Kami allows your to combine and split PDFS, as well as annotate and run OCR

Internet Equity 

Altice/Lightpath and Comcast have opened all their hotspots with no username or password and no need to sign up.  Allowing many students internet. Comcast is also offering I believe 90 days free of internet and then goes to $9.95 per month for low income.

ADDED THE LINK (Comcast’s Info on this)- Added 3/18

Parent Resources

Google Classroom for Parents: This is modified by me, but I found the original creator and credited her. Includes not just signing into Drive from a browser, but also a Chromebook and Guardian Summaries. 

Testing, FERPA, FAPE and Guidance

Special Education

Self Care  (New Section April 7,2020)

Self Care Workbook

https://www.empowermt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Self-Care.pdf

Taking Care of Yourself During a Public Health Emergency

https://tinyurl.com/t8rw4ce

Social Emotional Learning

SEL Home Newsletter

https://www.smore.com/r8exs

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