My Ultimate Guide To Teaching Online Due To School Closures

Last week I published a comprehensive guide to teaching online due to school closures on The Edublogger. There's something for everyone whether you're just planning for school closures or are in the midst of teaching online.

The COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic is affecting the world in unprecedented ways. And the whole situation continues to change rapidly and exponentially.

I’ve been following this topic very closely for a number of reasons. As you may know, I have a 6 year old daughter in the middle of treatment for leukaemia so we are extra vigilant about infections.

I’ve also been following the impact on schools around the world closely. I’ve always enjoyed collaborating with other educators around the globe. The way the education community is coming together during this difficult time is nothing short of inspiring.

While a record number of students are not attending school right now in an attempt to control the spread of COVID-19, other schools that are still open are scrambling to prepare for possible closures.

You might be wondering how on earth do you get started with online teaching and learning?

Last week I published a comprehensive guide to teaching online due to school closures.

You can read the post on The Edublogger.

Youโ€™ll get ideas on:

๐ŸŒ Options for structuring the school day
๐ŸŒ Planning an online lesson
๐ŸŒ Setting up a virtual home base or online platform
๐ŸŒ All about using videos and conferencing in online learning
๐ŸŒ Free online tools for virtual learning
๐ŸŒ 10 tips for virtual teaching and learning
๐ŸŒ Obstacles and issues created by school closures
๐ŸŒ A parent survey you can use/adapt to plan for a school closure
๐ŸŒ A checklist for schools facing a closure

The post includes a range of useful graphics to help you that youโ€™re free to use and share. Here’s a summary of some.

Resources for teaching online due to school closures Kathleen Morris

Please check out the post and leave a comment if you have any other tips or experiences. And please take care during this challenging time!

8 Replies to “My Ultimate Guide To Teaching Online Due To School Closures”

  1. These are great resources! I love that you included both online and offline resources. I know many of my students’ parents were concerned about their kids spending too much time online during this time off.

    1. Kathleen Morris says: Reply

      Hi Madison,
      So glad it’s helpful! Getting that mix of online and offline right is so important! Such a tricky time for everyone. Good luck!

    2. Kemi Callender-Gittens says: Reply

      I agree that the post was quite useful especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the protocols the students have to participate in online and offline classes. As you correctly stated, several parents are concerned about the amount of time that students spend online. At my school, we post asynchronous work for the students. This allows the student to complete the work at their leisure. Sitting at the computer for extensive periods can cause problems to the eyes, wrists and back.
      However, I must commend Kathleen on posting links that can be used offline. I will share these with my workmate as they seem quite useful. Kathleen, I hope that everything goes well with your daughter and that she remains safe and infection free.

      1. Kathleen Morris says: Reply

        Thank you so much, Kemi. That is very kind. Best wishes to you too. Remote teaching is not easy!

  2. Hi Kathleen,
    I’m from Brisbane and my fabulous education consultant has directed me to your website. Great ideas and I’m reading your blogs. Thanks for sharing the maths book for students from 5-8 years of age – it will be incredibly helpful for our teachers, parents and students.
    Kind regards

    1. Kathleen Morris says: Reply

      Hi Cath,
      Thanks so much for getting in touch and letting me know the maths book will be helpful! It’s so awesome to be able to share a few ideas during such an uncertain time.
      Take care,

  3. Thank you for sharing your ideas and hard work! I’m praying for your daughter!

    1. Kathleen Morris says: Reply

      Thank you so much, Deborah! That’s very kind. ๐Ÿ™‚

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