Online Learning Tools and Resources

Online Learning Resources

As we face these unprecedented challenges, the AAA Community Impact team is here to support our school partners. During these uncertain times, the resources below are still available for you to utilize while social distancing and teaching virtually. We hope you will find these useful.

1. The AAA Lesson Plan is a free curriculum available to download throughout the year containing topics such as, bullying, self-driving car safety, crossing the street safety, etc.  Teachers can also choose to be sent a free teacher’s packet to help with teaching the lessons.

2. Help kids #PlayAtHome. The Play at Home Playbook, powered by our valued partner, Playworks, is now available to download. In this playbook, you will find ways to keep students active and moving. Additionally, Playworks is hosting a virtual recess 3x a day on Facebook Live.

3. Comcast is offering it’s Internet Essentials customers two months of free service when they sign up by April 30th. After two months, service is $9.95/month plus tax. Find out if you qualify for this service here. Other internet providers have responded similarly, check out more information posted by Charter, Cox, and AT&T.

4. Google has given G Suite and G Suite for Education customers free access to advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities. This includes:

-Larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call
-Live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain
-The ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive

Check out Google’s tips for Educators on how to maximize online learning here.

5. Zoom is lifting its 40 minute meeting limit on free Basic accounts; request these upgrades for your school here. Additionally, check out Zoom’s list of tips and tricks for teachers educating on the Zoom platform.

6. Adobe is offering free access to Creative Cloud tools. This resource will be available until the end of May and is available for students attending schools that currently only provide lab access. Check it out here.

7. Wide Open School, a site built in response to COVID-19 and school closures, is a free collection of the best online learning resources for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense Media. Many of these resources can be completed off offline or on smartphones.