This is a short and to-the-point video (Students Distance Learning.mp4) from Alex Case in Loudoun County. It can give you ideas for making your own video for your division's students, and even for your teachers!
This short guide to accessibility in OER provides links to sites that maintain up-to-date guides, tips, directions, and helpful tools for creating accessible materials.
This is a cross-curricular activity that uses the story Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday to practice money and decimal skills in addition to reading and writing skills. After reading or hearing the story, students will complete the attached worksheet. (If it's read aloud, students would need a way to refer back to the story to answer the questions. The worksheet has a mixture of reading and math questions. It can be edited if you choose. It can be used for either 3rd or 4th grade. With slight modifications, it could also be used for middle school EL students to learn about currency.
A printable, illustrated, step-by-step guide on how to align resources on #GoOpenVA to Virginia Standards of Learning.
This presentation focuses on the basics of UDL (Universal Design for Learning) and how various technology tools can support all students. It is about 57 minutes long and the accompanying slide deck is included.
Patrick Hausammann of Clarke put together this slide deck that covers 30 tech tools that help students with their creativity skills.
A labeled diagram of a Resource Landing Page, identifying the various elements.
The Prince William ITCs have recorded several 15-30 minute videos focusing on specific apps, such as NearPod or EdPuzzle, that can support virtual learning.
This text provides links to up-to-date resources on how to properly attribute OER within your own creations, as well as how to create your own attribution to include in your materials as a helpful guide to others.
Jennifer Daniel of Washington County has created a Wakelet to show how to create a Bitmoji Classroom if you'd like to create one of this graphic-based virtual classroom interfaces.
A digital checklist board that you can use in any content area! This is a project management resource. The directions are geared towards a book report, however, you could adjust them for any project where the students need to stay organized
Business English for Success provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition. Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise, and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate learning.
A guide for educators who are developing full lessons on #GoOpenVA (Nebraska uses the same platform as #GoOpenVA does, so the instructions are the same).
A short screencast to demonstrate how to change your password in #GoOpenVA.
This presentation focuses on the hows and whys of using Choice Board and Hyperdocs. It is about 54 minutes long and the accompanying slide deck is included.
Some best practices for adding metadata to your customized (remixed) or created resources.
Various Tech Tips from Patrick Hausammann regarding a variety of Ed Tech tools.
There are two ways you can collaborate using the tools available on #GoOpenVA. This screencast demonstrates those two ways.
Adam Seipel, with VaSCL (Virginia School Consortium for Learning), provides this recorded presentation and slide deck for creating a learning community with your students who are at home using Google Meet and Flipgrid.
This screencast covers your initial input of a resource into the Open Author online editor. Part II covers the process of publishing, including adding metadata.