Students and educators alike are gearing up to head back to school. But the 2020-2021 school year is shaping up to be unlike any we’ve experienced before. 

COVID-19 has changed many parts of our daily lives. School is no different. Distance learning and virtual schools have become the norm. 

Looking after the well-being and health of our schools, educators, students and communities is important. At YearbookLife, we are here to support you during this unusual time. To help schools and our communities, we’ve put together free education and health resources. Check out our COVID-19 resources for schools list below. 

Distance Learning Resources

BrainPOP – Originally founded in 1999, BrainPOP is an online learning resource supporting “core and supplemental subjects, reaching millions of learners worldwide.” Science, social studies, math and English are just a few of their available resources. 

Back To School Planning – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have put together a helpful checklist to help parents, guardians and caregivers prepare for the upcoming school year. 

Dance Mat Typing – Touch typing is a valuable skill. The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) have developed Dance Mat Typing, a fun way to teach touch typing. 

Duolingo – Learning a second language is made easier with Duolingo’s free mobile App. Available for iPhone and Android devices. Duolingo breaks language learning into small, easily digestible daily tasks.  

Resource-Bank – As stated on their website, “Created by Scholastic Resource Bank’s team of educational experts, you’ll find hundreds of engaging resources to help your child build key skills, develop their understanding and reach their full potential.” 

Epic! – Gain access to a vast library of books, videos and more to help develop reading skills. 

Prodigy – This math platform aims to motivate 1st – 8th grade students to learn and practice math. 

School Administrator Resources

U.S Department of Education – Read the latest advice and information for educators from the U.S. DoE’s COVID-19 Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel.

CDC’s Guide for K-12 School Administrators and Child Care Programs – Per their website: “This interim guidance is intended for administrators of public and private child care programs and K-12 schools. Administrators are individuals who oversee the daily operations of child care programs and K-12 schools, and may include positions like child care program directors, school district superintendents, principals, and assistant principals. This guidance is intended for administrators at both the school/facility and district level.”

Further Support Resources

Speaking To Your Children About COVID-19 – It can be difficult to broach the subject of COVID-19 and its repercussions. The National Association of School Psychologists have put together a guide to help. 

Avoiding Loneliness During Isolation – Social distancing is important to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. But it can leave us feeling isolated and alone. This article from NPR offers advice on avoiding loneliness. 

At YearbookLife, the safety and wellbeing of everyone is at the front of our minds. That’s why we are offering Digital Yearbooks to help with No Touch distribution concerns. This year may be unusual, but it doesn’t mean that it’s not worth remembering. Our digital yearbooks look the same as a traditional printed yearbook, and allow you to message each other directly through the app: keeping you in touch, in a touchless world! Remember all your memories and keep safe with YearbookLife’s Digital Yearbooks. Read more by clicking here.