Supports & Resources to Succeed with Continuous Learning during COVID-19
The ICAM team would like to offer supports and resources to assist educators, parents, and anyone who will be assisting students while schools are shut down. Please let us know if you have any information that we can share with others.
TechforLearners.org is a searchable online database of education technology tools that facilitate online classrooms and teaching, allowing educators to search for free and discounted tools and services by grade level, product type, and subject matter.
The Governor's Council for People with Disabilities wants you to know that the State of Indiana is still open for business. The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services is working to make sure that direct care staff are able to do their jobs and that people have access to the funds necessary to continue providing supports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indiana State Department of Health are the two best places to receive updates on COVID-19 and how developments may impact you.
Crick Software is offering a free Clicker trial. A free trial is a great opportunity to explore all the features of Clicker. Simply sign up to trial Clicker with an unlimited number of students and staff, both at school and at home.
Apple is offering free novels and audiobooks in Books app. Apple is promoting Apple Books as a source of entertainment for those self-isolating because of the coronavirus, with a notification for its Books app reminding users of the collection of free books and audiobooks offered within the app. The free content also applies to audiobooks, which in the US includes titles like Winnie the Pooh, Lock and Key, and Rise of the Dragons.
Apple Education Learning Series - Supporting Schools and educators with remote learning resources: This series is presented by the Apple Education Leadership and Learning teams. Each video is designed to help educators use built-in features of their Apple products to enable remote learning for all students.
Audible to provide free audiobooks for children & teens during COVID-19 pandemic, launching Audible Stories.
Vooks Storybooks is offering a free first year of Vooks exclusively to all school teachers and homeschool educators!
Don Johnston is offering its tools for free during the COVID-19 crises. In an effort to help support students with complex needs during this time of school disruptions, they are also offering a free Readtopia thematic unit. Four weeks of content, all accessible from a central website.
KidsActivities.com has a list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning and Daytime Emmy-nominated children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams imaginatively produced videos featuring celebrated actors including Viola Davis, Allison Janney, Chris Pine, Wanda Sykes, Justin Theroux, and Betty White reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations, helping to inspire a love of reading in children. Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, and educators worldwide. For each book, supplemental curriculum developed by a literacy specialist is provided, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners worldwide.
Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf, is reading bedtime stories on Twitter to comfort kids in isolation.
Epic! was born out of a single question: How do we make books more accessible to kids? As parents, it always seemed strange to us that our kids could so easily play games and watch videos on their iPhones and iPads, but the same couldn’t be said for books. So in 2013, we decided to build the first “epic” reading experience, designed just for kids. Today, Epic! has grown into an award-winning subscription service, which gives millions of families and classrooms instant, unlimited access to thousands of books, videos and quizzes from leading publishers to help kids everywhere read, learn and grow. Free for 30 days for parents.