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Remote Education Resources

K - 12 EDUCATION

Apple

Preparing your school's Apple devices for remote learning

  • A how-to for IT leaders to prepare devices to be taken home
  • Ways for educators and students to leverage apple devices to stay connected
  • Apps for educators to utilize while teaching remotely

Swift Playgrounds

  • Learn how to write code in a fun, interactive way on your iPad or Mac

Teaching Code

  • Teaching code? Here's a helpful guide from Apple on how to get started, with lots of help from a suite of free programs.

 

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Learning computer science at home

Resources to support and guide children through computer science lessons at home.

Schoolclosures.org

Information and free tutoring for families during COVID-19 school closures.

  • School closing information
  • Food access for children who are not in school
  • Resources for parents who work or parents who are in need of work
  • Tips to keep children on track while out of school
  • Psychological support
  • Socializing and connection resources

Take a Code Break

Weekly episodes to learn about code with new guests. Tune on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET. Recordings will also be available on the page above after the episode has aired.

Google

Set up Meet to help your team work remotely

Google is allowing G Suite for Education customers to use the Hangouts Meet premium functionality for free through July 1.

Users can host virtual meetings with up to 250 people and live streams with up to 100,000 viewers. Additionally, they'll be able to save recordings of their meetings to Google Drive.

Khan Academy

Remote Learning Resources

Khan Academy is a free resource for students, teachers and parents. They offer free lessons in math, science and humanities from kindergarten through the early years of college. Students can use their exercises, quizzes and instructional videos to learn and master skills.They will get immediate feedback and encouragement.

Microsoft

Free trial of Microsoft Teams available indefinitely

Microsoft, which includes Teams in the Office Suite, is now offering educational institutions not currently licensed for Teams a free Office 365 E1 offer, with no end date specified. The company has lifted restrictions on user.

Making the transition to remote learning

Microsoft has created resources, training and how-to guides that will support IT, educators, staff and students as they make this transition to distance learning.

TEALS Program - A Brief Guide to Remote Teaching Best Practices 

This guide provides guidance and suggestions for instructor-led remote learning programs. It is based on 8 years of TEALS remote instruction learnings.

CSTA-Compiled Resources to Support Teaching During COVID-19

This list of resources includes ways to teach students about the coronavirus in addition to multiple online teaching webinars and resources, including the TEALS guide above.

 

Spectrum

Free Wi-Fi for student households

Spectrum (owned by Charter Communications) will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with k-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

  • Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across its footprint for public use.
  • Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.

CS Unplugged

Computer science without a computer

CS Unplugged is a collection of free teaching material that teaches Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.

 

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CompTIA

CompTIA Practice Labs

Practice Labs expose you to situations in which your skills will be needed and allow you to put your knowledge to work.

You'll gain practice in these areas:

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U61
  • CompTIA A+ 220-1002
  • CompTIA Network+ N10-007
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004
  • CompTIA Security+ SY0-501
  • CompTIA CySA+ (Cyber Security Analyst)
  • CompTIA PenTest+ (PT0-001)
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner CASP CAS-003

CompTIA Exam Prep Bundle

The Exam Prep Bundle gives you access to practice exams with real questions from previous exams, and have the opportunity to test your knowledge and know whether you're truly ready for the test.

Bundle includes these practice exams:

  • CompTIA Network+ N10-007
  • CompTIA Server+ SK0-004
  • CompTIA Security+ SY0-501
  • CompTIA CySA+ (Cyber Security Analyst)
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