Remote Learning Software
Some services and vendors are offering resources for free. We've linked to many of them on our Remote Learning page, and want to provide additional detail here.

Newsela
Licenses are now live for your entire learning community, with Newsela ELA, Newsela Social Studies, Newsela Science and Social Emotional Learning.
Take note:
  • Teachers will see that their existing accounts (PRO or free) are automatically updated when they log in (they may need to logout and log back in)
  • Teachers that do not have any type of existing license linked to your district, direct them to this link: Instant access for non-licensed teachers (LINK HERE)
More Support:
  • Getting Started with Newsela toolkit (LINK HERE and attached)
  • Remote Teaching Toolkit (LINK HERE)
  • Distance Learning Toolkit for Administrators (LINK HERE)
Quick tips:
1. Find Content HERE and attached.
2. Text Set Assigning: 
3. Tutorials to get started:
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Screencastify

To activate Screencastify Unlimited access, follow these instructions:
  • Visit this page and click "Redeem coupon" (under the Next Billing Date)
  • Enter code CAST_COVID
  • Click "Activate License" (no credit card required). Ignore the Next Billing Date - that will be incorrect
Here's a quick video that demonstrates these steps.
Check out our collection of free resources to help you prepare for distance learning.

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Smart Technologies

Distance Learning Resources:

A growing library of distance learning resources, covering both self-paced and teacher-led learning, click here for full access to SMART Learning Suite Online at no cost.

Webinars:

Getting Started with Distance Learning – SMART Learning Suite Online  

Exploring the many ways to deliver live and asynchronous lessons to students at home with SMART Learning Suite Online. 

Ready? Set. SMART – Professional Learning Webinars

Webinars to fast track teachers as they prepare for remote learning.

Facebook Watch Party – Ask Questions and Receive Live Support

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