E-teaching resources


During the COVID-19 pandemic, schools and classrooms close and teachers are asked to teach virtually. We have curated resources for educators to ease the transition from hands-on teaching to e-teaching. Also, we have included a list of lesson plans specifically designed to address the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Tips for online teaching

  • Inside Higher EdSeventeen instructors offer guidance for colleagues teaching an online course for the first time (and for those seeking a few new ideas).
  • NWEAWe’ve compiled an extensive list of 75 digital tools, apps, and platforms that can help teachers use formative assessment to elicit evidence of student learning.
  • PBS Learning MediaPBS learning Media offers videos on virtual teaching tools.
  • PowerschoolAs digital classrooms and blended learning become more prevalent in K-12 education, consider these 12 tips to help students achieve.
  • EdSurge – How do you teach art, music and PE online? In China, they’re figuring it out.
  • National Writing Project – A sojourn at home can be the occasion for lots of creativity around topics and projects of interest. For those with internet access and suitable devices, there are also ways to connect with others as you write. Here are some of our favorites from our colleague organizations in the world of youth writing and publishing.
  • The Edu Blogger – Resources for teaching online due to closures (updated daily)
  • Education Week – 6 lessons learned about remote learning during the Coronavirus outbreak
  • Global Online Academy – best practices for online learning
  • Share My Lesson – remote learning community: preparing for Coronavirus
  • EdSurge – Navigating uncertain times: how schools can cope with Coronavirus
  • EdSurge – 10 tips to make going online work
  • Khan Academy – essentials for teachers to teach virtually

Free resources

  • Google – For educators and IT administrators preparing for potential school closures — or currently facing them — here are a few ways to engage students through distance learning.
  • Pulitzer Center – Free virtual journalist visits
  • Common Lit – a reading program that reaches all students
  • Coursera – build skills with online courses
  • Digital Public Library of America – Stories of national significance drawn from source materials in libraries, archives, and museums across the United States.
  • Hack Design – easy to follow design courses
  • ReadWorks – FREE content, curriculum, and tools to power reading comprehension teaching and learning from Kindergarten to 12th Grade
  • MIT Open Courseware – makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT’s subjects available on the Web, free of charge. With more than 2,400 courses available, OCW is delivering on the promise of open sharing of knowledge.
  • Open Culture – Get 1,500 free online courses from the world’s leading universities
  • Instructables – Instructables is a community for people who like to make things. Come explore, share, and make your next project with us!
  • ICivics – engages students in meaningful civics learning and provides teachers with well-written, inventive, and free resources
  • Khan Academy – free online courses
  • EdX – Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing, we have the course for you!
  • Science News for Students – a free, award-winning online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate science news to learners, parents and educators.
  • PBS NewsHour Distance Learning – distance learning resources
  • SchoolTube – video hosting and sharing platform that offers tutorials
  • Smithsonian Learning Lab – Support deep, meaningful learning with an online universe of authentic resources and tools for making them your own.
  • TEDEd – video lessons worth sharing
  • Zooniverse – the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research

Lesson plans on COVID-19/Coronavirus

  • School Library Journal – a mini-clearinghouse on Coronavirus/COVID-19 created by two school librarians
  • Education Week – three lesson plans for science, math and media literacy
  • EdSurge – what science classes are teaching students about Coronavirus
  • Morningside Center – guidelines for talking with students about Coronavirus
  • PBS NewsHour – Coronavirus student guide: Virus explainer and news updates
  • Brain Pop – Coronavirus lesson plan
  • NYTimes – Dangerous numbers? Teaching about data and statistics during the Coronavirus outbreak
  • NYTimes – How the Coronavirus hijacks your cells
  • Share My Lesson – Coronavirus lesson plans and resources
  • Facing History – Coronavirus: protect yourself and stand against racism
  • Teaching Tolerance – speaking up against racism around the new Coronavirus