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42 Distance Learning and Inspiring Resources for Educators

Over the past months, many educators have been sharing resources, best practices, and more about distance learning. I've compiled many of the items from this blog, the podcast, and other places to share the hottest items in case you missed them.

Summer Learning

  1. – a blog post I wrote on twenty concepts to help you this summer along with links to some suggested courses from Advancement Courses. (Remember to use COOL20 to save 20%)
  2. with Class Tech Tips Monica Burns
  3. with Danielle Strohmeyer.

Distance Learning Excellence

  1. – an infographic and information about excellence in online learning
  2. Be – 3 minute video with some principles to help you.
  3. with teacher Rae Hughart
  4. with Assessment Expert Dr. Thomas Guskey
  5. – the story from my school
  6. with teacher Mary Howard
  7. – some ideas from me on courses to improve how you teach in a distance learning environment
  8. – where to connect and build your PLN for learning

Leadership in Distance Learning and for the Fall

  1. with Policy Leader and teacher Joseph Fatheree
  2. some of my thoughts on learning in Covid-19

Edtech Tools for Distance Learning

  1. with Kasey Bell from Shake Up Learning
  2. – Some of my personal faves
  3. with teacher Bruce Reicher
  4. with teacher Mary Howard
  5. – my toolkit from distance learning
  6. – some thoughts from me on security concerns with tools and apps.
  7. a video tutorial with Wizer CEO Nira Sheleg
  8. with Noelle Pickering
  9. video series

Pandemic Education and Social Emotional Learning Needs

  1. – some important principles to understand for now and the fall
  2. Some awesome SEL resources are at for free resources
  3. Dr. Kim Schonert-Reichl
  4. with Dr. Amy Cranston
  5. with Dr. Amy Cranston
  6. – a blog post with some resources
  7. – teenager Jameson Cohen shares how he volunteers from home
  8. – how to volunteer from home with Dr. Kim Schonert-Reichl
  9. with Rupa Mehta

Other Education Topics

  1. with Dr. Michael Walker
  2. Kim Piper, New Hampshire Teacher of the Year 2020 who works with the prison population in New Hampshire and talks about how teachers can help kids not end up there.
  3. with Tim Needles
  4. with neuroscientist Susan Cresswell
  5. with Lauren Harris
  6. I celebrated my birthday in quarantine and shared — How I celebrated my quarantine birthday with joy.

Note that I shared these last week in my newsletter. I always share my best items and a personal note of encouragement each week in the newsletter. Go to to sign up.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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