03/27/2020 by Carney Sandoe Staff |

COVID-19 Resources

Remote learning is now a reality for nearly 300 million students worldwide. Teachers, students, families, administrators, departments, and whole communities are being forced to respond and adapt quickly.

Many of the well-known independent school associations are publishing content related to COVID-19, and a lot of companies are choosing to make their products free for schools, teachers, and students during these turbulent times. While here at Carney Sandoe we are focusing on helping schools and job seekers navigate a virtual hiring process (explore our resource page), many of our school partners and candidates we're talking to have been sharing their recommendations related to online learning, working from home, and emotional well being.

Below is a growing list of online resources we're collecting from those conversations. You can also follow us on Twitter where we're sharing ideas from other educators and schools.

We’re all going to get through this together…starting online.

Note: This list is drawn anecdotally from conversations with candidates and schools, and from across the internet. We have not vetted all third-party sites nor do we endorse these resources.

Association Resources

EMA (Enrollment Management Association)

NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools)

NBOA (National Business Officers Association)

SAIS (Southern Association of Independent Schools)

TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools)


Academic Continuity

Academic Continuity During COVID-19 Closures: A Case Study (NBOA)

COVID -19 School Continuity Resources (OneSchoolhouse)


General Online Learning Resources

COVID-19 Resources (Global Online Academy)

Creating an Online Classroom (Stanford Online High School)

Resources for Teaching Online Due to School Closures (The Edublogger)

Confronting the Coronavirus Outbreak – an ongoing series (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

Distance Learning During COVID-19 Campus Closure – one teacher shares insights after six weeks of online learning (Teaching Is Learning)

Coronavirus Resources: Teaching, Learning and Thinking Critically (The New York Times)

3 Ways to Turn Your Classroom Remote in a Hurry (KQED)

Coronavirus: Multilingual Resources for Schools – resources for educators to provide communication around this crisis to families in multiple languages (Colorín Colorado)

Tips for Teaching Online – a blog by a fourth-grade teacher at an online school


Online Learning Tools

Amazing Educational Resources – a crowd-sourced document lists education companies that are offering free subscriptions during school closures

175+ Amazing Online Learning Resources – divided by grade level (We Are Teachers)

Free Education Subscriptions – these companies are waiving fees while schools are impacted by COVID-19

Pear Deck for Google Slides – build engaging instructional content from Google Slides

Screencastify – easily record, edit, and share videos

Buncee – create online lessons, boards for students to share their thoughts and work, and collaborative learning spaces; free to schools closed due to COVID-19

Seesaw – create a supportive remote learning environment for students when emergencies prevent them from coming to school

Khan Academy – free courses for kids in subjects such as math, science, and history

Linda Peck Virtual Programs – virtual courses to engage students through highly interactive experiences that tap into their inner technology for outer learning

Computer Science

Popfizz Computer Science – online student courses for grades 6-12; free until July 1

English and Language Arts

CommonLit – literary and non-fiction reading passages for grades 3-12

Zinc Learning Labs – online reading instruction, leveled authentic texts with comprehension quizzes, and gamified vocabulary for grades 6-12

Foreign Language

iCulture – cultural immersion resource for Spanish, French and German language learning for grades 6-12

History and Civics

iCivics – free educational video games and lessons that teach students to be knowledgeable, curious, and engaged in civic life

National Constitution Center – free Classroom Exchanges where classes interact directly with classes across the U.S. to learn how constitutional issues impact them


American Association of School Librarians – check out their own Learning Library plus a collection of free vendor resources


The San Francisco Unified School District has made its entire Elementary Math Core Curriculum available.

First In Math – online math program with 200+ grade-level games; free for school administrators and teachers


MusicFirst – online learning management system for teaching music at all age levels; offering free access to the entire MusicFirst system while your school is closed


ChemMatters Online – free resources for middle and high school science teachers

Social Justice

Support for Teachers During the COVID-19 Outbreak from Facing History and Ourselves – resources on standing against racism surrounding the coronavirus



EdSurge and ISTE are holding free weekly live webinars on Fridays (11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET) on the impact of the coronavirus on K-12 education.


Student Well Being

Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 (National Association of School Psychologists)

The Trevor Project – for LGBTQ students—especially in non-accepting families—social isolation at home may be difficult

E-book: “Helping Kids Cope with Coronavirus” – child psychologist Emily McClatchey offers simple ways to engage children’s coping skills


Educator Well Being

Down Dog is offering free access to all of its yoga apps for students and teachers until July 1.

LinkedIn has made 16 courses in its Learning platform free that cover topics like using virtual meeting tools (Microsoft Teams, Skype, Zoom etc.) and how to balance family and work dynamics in a healthy way.

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety – a website with resources for addressing anxiety that educators may be feeling

60 Digital Resources for Mental Health from Social Work License Map


Parent Support

Parent Support for Online Learning (Facebook Group)

Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Common Sense Media)

Tips for Managing the Stress of Social Distancing as a Family (KQED)

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

Coronavirus and Parenting: What You Need to Know Now (NPR)


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Are there other tools or sites that you have found useful? Share your own resources in the comments below!

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1 Comment

Cara 4/20/2020 at 2:09am

Thank you for sharing this! This is life-saving! It’s been tough the past few months, I hope this tragedy ends soon 🙁 Anyway.. good job on the list, you, I’m currently looking at this list too https://alldigitalschool.com/, just wanted to share this with you. You might find this useful for your resources list.

Take care Carney!