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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.
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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.
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.
3 Ways to Integrate Computer Science into Home-School Learning
- Activities for Self Based Learning
- Age Appropriate Unplugged Activities
- Corona Virus Based Reading Activities about Computing and Society
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.
CSforALL is conducting a series of Community Calls to continue CS conversations, share resources, challenges, and discuss future strategies.
Tuesday March 31, 2:00 EST PM
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!