The pandemic caused drastic changes to the way we educate and connect with one another. One of the most prominent changes to the education system was the integration of virtual learning. Virtual learning during COVID brought to light how important technology will continue to be in education even post pandemic.
Curriculum Ideas and Resources
- TeachForAmerica: Virtual Learning Resource page
- Summer Camp Programming: 20 virtual camp activities
- We Are Teachers: 20 Fun Zoom Games for Kids
- Ditch That Textbook: 100 remote learning activities, templates and tutorials
- Vivify STEM: 50 Distance Learning and Icebreakers & Games
- Cult of Pedagogy: Distance Learning: A gently curated collection of resources for teachers
- Common Sense: The Best Tools for Virtual and Distance Learning
- ACA Camps: Best practices for keeping your online and virtual programming safe for campers
- ACA Camps: COVID-19 Resource Guide
- Edutopia: What is successful technology integration? Resources and Ideas for technology integration.
Virtual Tours and Activities
- Virtual St. Louis: view virtual tours of museums, performing arts, Forest Park and more!
- Virtual Science: view virtual science activities and classes from the St. Louis Science center.
- Cardinals Academic Program: a field trip experience at Busch Stadium that integrates the game of baseball with school curriculum and provides hands-on activities in various locations at Busch stadium.
- The Arch at Home: Virtual Activities, live footage and other videos to experience The St. Louis Arch at home.
- St. Louis Aquarium: view videos, quizzes and more to learn about the 13,000 animals that live at the St. Louis Aquarium.
- Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site: view a educational and informative tour of this site virtually.
- Saint Louis Zoo: Check out the virtual field trip options available at the Zoo.
Learn More about Technology Access
Washington University’s Report with Project Appleseed about technology and internet access in the St. Louis Region. Learn more about how inequalities across the digital divide affect kids and students in St. Louis schools.
- The National Digital Inclusion Alliance is a unified voice for home broadband access, public broadband access, personal devices and local technology training and support.
- The Emergency Broadband Benefit: is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will provide a discount of up to $50 per month toward broad service for eligible households.
- Project Appleseed: St. Louis region based partnerships for digital scholarships, device and hotspot programs, computer classes, family computer labs and more.