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The Minnesota State IT Center has put together this page as a place for Minnesota educators to access online resources to help with online learning, e-learning, and distance learning through the COVID-19 situation.  We will update it with new resources as we find them.

Please message kristin.zakariasen@metrostate.edu if you have any resources to share.

Resources For You

MN State IT Center of Excellence

The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence works alongside the Minnesota State College and Universities System to help engage students around the state of Minnesota in learning more about future careers in IT. We also help give young Minnesotans opportunities to experience the fun of technology and  learn valuable and necessary future life skills like coding and career readiness skills.

IT Discovery Network


A collection of awesome online tech opportunities.

IT Discovery Network  

IT Exploration Curriculum


A FREE curriculum introducing students to IT skills and in-demand tech careers

IT Exploration Curriculum  

SAS Academic Hub for Students and Educators


Description: Find free teaching and learning materials and regular updates regarding ongoing support and Live Web resources on our Academic Hub. Available exclusively to academic audiences, the Hub offers:

 

  • e-Learning to supplement existing course content.
  • Certification exam prep materials.
  • Ready-to-go teaching kits.
  • New videos and tutorials to help meet the increased need for virtual instruction.
  • Live Web office hours to connect with our Global Academic Programs team
  • For a limited time, we’re also offering students and educators the opportunity to take a certification exam for free (some restrictions apply). The code for this offer is available exclusively on the Hub.
SAS Academic Hub

3 Ways to Integrate Computer Science into Home-School Learning


Resources For:

  1. Activities for Self Based Learning
  2. Age Appropriate Unplugged Activities
  3. Corona Virus Based Reading Activities about Computing and Society
RESOURCE ARTICLE

Collaborative K12 Computer Science Education

Distance Learning Resources


In light of the school closures happening locally and around the world, computer science teachers have started an amazing list of K12 computer science distance learning resources.

CSTAMN

CSforALL


CSforALL is conducting a series of Community Calls to continue CS conversations, share resources, challenges, and discuss future strategies.

FREE WEBINARS

REGISTER

Tuesday March 31, 2:00 EST PM

NSF Program Officer Q&A for Grant Changes in time of COVID-19

Jeff Forbes and Allyson Kennedy from the National Science Foundation will answer your questions about adjusting grant timelines, budgets, and outcomes during the COVID-19 crisis.

Thursday April 9, 3:30 EST PM

Weathering the COVID-19 Storm as a Non-Profit

Ruthe Farmer, An-Me Chung, and Jennifer Klopp share resources and tips for nonprofits facing financial struggles due to the current crisis.

Tuesday April 21, 3:00 PM EST

RPPforCS Community Call

Members of the RPPforCS community share their SIGCSE presentations to share project outcomes.

Wednesday. April 22, 2:00 PM EST

Integrating Computational Thinking

CSforALL’s Member Robin Hood’s research partner, EDC, will share learnings and case studies of their first full year of supporting programs that integrated computational thinking across the elementary curriculum.

 

Setting Up Kids for Distance Learning


MN Computers for Schools

During these difficult times, it’s important to come together to help each other. While schools in Minnesota are closed, you can help make sure all kids have a computer at home to allow them to stay connected and participate in distance learning. Corporate computer donations, financial donations, and employee donation drives are all ways to do this.

MNCFS

National Girls Collaborative Project


Great Girl Media

You might be finding yourself in need of some additional, cool resources for your kids – girls and boys. We recommend these awesome girl-centric shows, sites, and apps to spark the science in your household!

NGCP

Educator Resources Page


Technology & Engineering Resources, and Much, Much More

This is an up to date and ever growing collection of links.

Don’t hesitate to check this site out!

ECoE

For You | Teacher Resources


An awesome collection of college faculty resource links from the Transportation Center of Excellence related to:

  • Career exploration,
  • Free offers for digital textbooks, and
  • Other resources related to transportation and beyond!
TCOE

ZOOM Meeting Training


As we enter this new online world of meetings, are you looking for training in ZOOM meetings? Here are free webinar trainings on how to teach online through ZOOM, taught by teachers!

WEBINAR REGISTRATION

MPR ARTICLE


Here are some ideas from the MPR News audience and elsewhere to continue learning from home.

MPR

Star Wars Learn to Code Site


Are your kids into Star Wars? Teach them to code with a Star Wars galaxy

Code Star Wars

KODABLE


As easy online way for kids ages 4 and up to learn coding!

Kodable