COVID-19: You can make an IMPACT!
Big Deal Media has created a special edition of its biweekly K–12 Technology newsletter to help School Leaders, Teachers, Students, and Parents understand, cope, and take action during this time of COVID-19.
Planning, Preparing, and Responding
Making Policy Decisions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With more and more schools across the country shutting down for an extended time, the  Centers for Disease Control  (CDC) has provided K–12 educators and school leaders with information about some of the policy implications…

Planning, Preparing, and Responding
Supporting Youth Leaders with Rapid Response Grants

Peace First  is convening a global group of youth leaders between the ages of 13 and 25 to design a meaningful,  youth-centered campaign  in response to COVID-19. The organization is offering  minigrants  of up to $250, mentorship, and project support to young people leading initiatives to address secondary effects of COVID-19 in their communities.

Planning, Preparing, and Responding
Helping Children Cope with Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. Helping children cope with anxiety requires providing accurate prevention information and facts without causing undue alarm.
Planning, Preparing, and Responding
Navigating Containment of COVID-19

In response to the World Health Organization’s declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) has created a COVID-19 landing page with resources for social studies educators, administrators, and professionals.

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Planning, Preparing, and Responding
Maintaining “Cyber Hygiene” During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt global health, economic, political, and social systems, another unseen threat is rising in the digital space: the risk of cyberattacks that prey on our increased reliance on digital tools during the uncertainty of the crisis.
Planning, Preparing, and Responding
Facilitating Continuity of Learning During COVID-19’s Disruption

As of March 17, 2020, 115 countries have announced or implemented school and university closures; 105 countries have shut schools nationwide, impacting almost 959.2 million children and youth; and a further 10 countries have implemented localized school closures to prevent or contain the spread of COVID-19.

Teaching and Learning
Protecting Against COVID-19 and Standing Against Racism

The world has been on high alert concerning the spread of the new strain of  coronavirus, COVID-19. Facing History and Ourselves offers a  teaching idea  outlining the known facts about the virus and giving students the opportunity to explore instances of discrimination related to this novel strain of coronavirus.

Teaching and Learning
Educating Children with Autism During COVID-19 School Closures

With the widespread school closures creating a situation where many families are facing the unexpected challenge of educating and engaging children with  autism  or  other special needs  at home,  Stages Learning Materials  is offering a  free  Autism Curriculum Kit  to support families during COVID-19 school closures.
Teaching and Learning
Teaching Young People About COVID-19

NPR  has published a  comic  geared to children about the newly discovered coronavirus. The comic has also been published in  Chinese  and translated into other languages–and it is finding an audience in schools and libraries as well as in homes.
Teaching and Learning
Comparing COVID-19 to Other Infectious Diseases

How deadly is the new coronavirus? And how does this pandemic compare to other infectious diseases?  The  New York Times  Learning Network  offers two  classroom activities  to help students apply media analysis techniques to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Teaching and Learning
Washing Hands to Stay Healthy

Did you know that hand washing with soap and water can reduce sickness by up to 45 percent?  Project WET  has created “When Should You Wash Your Hands?”/“¿Cuándo debe Lavarse Las Manos?
Teaching and Learning
Examining Media Stories About COVID-19

STEM teacher William Reed from Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep in Chicago has shared a multipart lesson–“Coronavirus: What’s the Real Story?”–in a blog post on the website of the  National Science Teachers Association  (NSTA).