These resources are intended to be used by middle level educators as they teach their students remotely. All resources and websites on this page are not owned or managed by the Ohio Middle Level Association. They should be carefully vetted prior to sharing with students.
A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
As schools around the world close their buildings and families find themselves at home, we want to ensure that learning together continues. So we’re partnering with Khan Academy and other learning creators to bring parents & families resources and activities to make the coming days as educational and fun as possible. Of course, these resources won’t replace any homework assigned by teachers — but they can complement that work. Welcome. We’re so happy you’re here to learn with us.
This is a completely free resource for teachers, parents, caregivers, and students as they try to find engaging and accessible content while compelled to stay at home. The at-home version includes 16 interactive experiences that range from light and sound energy to nature's geometry - something for everyone!
Experts from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network share their recommendations for educators supporting students during the COVID-19 crisis.
Hundreds or educational companies offering free services throughout the Coronavirus Crisis.
Get free access to Quizlet Teacher through June 30, 2020. During the outbreak of COVID-19, Quizlet’s goal is to support teachers and students around the world. We’re offering an extended free trial of our Quizlet Teacher subscription, with no credit card required, through June 30, 2020. Create engaging study sets. Upload images, add audio and more to create sets that your students can study in seven different ways on desktop or mobile. Keep track of your students’ learning. Use Class Progress to share and assign sets with your students and see how they’re engaging with the material on Quizlet.
As a mission-focused non-profit, it is Khan Academy’s duty to do our part to ensure students keep learning amidst the school closures. We also want to support teachers and parents to the best of our ability as we navigate this crisis together.
List of apps available through Apple’s App Store
Videos created by Khan Academy Teachers about Remote Learning (Hint - Keep track of your professional development hours for your Individualized Professional Development Plan.)
This video shows you how to get started with Khan Academy. Khan Academy’s mission is to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
Free Educational Resources - From Good Things Guy: Only Good Things
A long list of free educational resources.
A blog post from Newsela with FAQs about Remote Learning. Contains many links to resources that can be used through remote learning.
Many resources for E-Learning, Distance Learning, Remote Learning, Virtual Learning, or anything in between.
Suddenly, you’re not in the same physical space as your students. We asked teachers to share strategies for maintaining relationships - both peer-to-peer and student-teacher - when everything’s gone remote.
The coronavirus creates a unique challenge for students with special needs - educators share recommendations for aps to support learning at home.
GoPeer.org pairs vetted college students who attend top-tier universities with students between the ages of 5–18 for 1-to-1 tutoring lessons.
Zoom offers multiple methods to schedule a meeting. A host has control over the options for their scheduled meetings except for settings that an administrator has locked for all users in the account or for all members of a specific group.
A resource of educational web tools and mobile apps for teachers and educators.
Use these ready-to-implement resources in your virtual classrooms for older learners.
We’ve found 18 free resources online that parents can turn to in these trying times.
For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It's that easy.
This is the list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings. We’ve provided direct links for you. All you need to do is click the link and follow the instructions on that website to sign-up.
A list of resources created by one of our OMLA Board Members for the Valley View Local Schools.
A list of online resources made available through the Cuyahoga County Public Library.
There are many, many great online resources for makers, but these are a few of our favorites. Explore and enjoy!
The library offers a variety of online learning resources for our patrons. Using these tools, you can learn about the latest technology for web development and software, study a new language or get homework help from a live tutor. These resources are available for use in the library, at home or on the go. (Requires library card through Akron-Summit County Public Library)
A comprehensive list of digital resources sorted by subject area.
We hope that Wide Open School helps make learning from home an experience that inspires kids, supports teachers, relieves families, and restores community. This site was built in a matter of days on a shared vision. We plan to keep building until things get back to normal. A group of more than 25 organizations came together and raised their hands to help, and many more are joining on a daily basis. Watch for new features and content partners frequently. Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.
The Ohio Middle Level Association is an affiliate of Association for Middle Level Education.
The members of the Ohio Middle Level Association believe that a school serving middle level students is an educational process that serves the needs of the middle level child. Middle level schools maintain their child-centered focus by developing programs and activities that nurture the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being of the young adolescent. The middle level environment is a positive, caring, and motivating learning atmosphere that recognizes and is attentive to the variety of learning styles and enhances self-esteem.
OMLA’s principle purpose is to promote the middle level concept and provide a medium for those involved with Ohio’s elementary, middle and junior high schools to share with one another.