2020 Remote Learning Resources for Quarantine
SNL is always working to support school librarians in the Houston area and beyond. We know that you are all going above and beyond to support the teachers and students you would rather be supporting on campus each day. With that in mind, here are some distance learning resources you may not have found yet. Learning at home can take many forms, and kids with cabin fever need lots of new ideas to stay engaged.
You may have seen these links show up in real time on the SNL Facebook page. I hope that consolidating them here will help you find them easily.
Please share this with your families and administrators as yet another indication how essential libraries are to school programs and student well-being.
Couros, George. "Toward a New and Better Normal." George Couros, 1 Apr. 2020.
"Change is an opportunity to do something amazing."
I have continuously heard the term, "when we get back, we will have to understand that it will be a new normal." To me, I want something more than that. I am going to focus on creating a "new and better normal."
Turner, Cory and Sequoia Carillo. “Coronavirus, Racism And Kindness: How NYC Middle-Schoolers Built A Winning Podcast.” NPR All Things Considered, 17 June 2020. “First, the end: ‘Please be kind to one another. That's all for today.’”
For Students and Families (click through to new page):
Writing (including Poetry, Podcasts & Pen Pals)
Literacy (includes ESL & many languages)
Books and Reading
Audiobooks & Read Alouds
Science, Outdoors & Movement Ideas
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Enrichment Ideas (click through to new page):
Crowdsourcing (Citizen Science)
Music & Sound
General Enrichment (including theater, dance and tech)
Language (includes ESL)
Geography, History, Culture (click through to new page)
For Everyone (click through to new page):
COVID19 Info Resources
For Adults (Librarians, Parents, Teachers)
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Classroom Resources (Core Subjects)
Social Emotional Learning
Tech Tools (incl. Zoom backgrounds)
Equity of Access
Advocacy for School Libraries