Research & Resources

Online Teaching and Learning Resources


The David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching continues to closely monitor the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As the situation with COVID-19 continues to change rapidly, our priority remains supporting educators in providing a quality education to students, including in distance or online learning contexts.

Like so many others, we are anxious to share a list of online resources that can support teachers and parents in continuing to provide excellent learning opportunities for their students. We know that many teachers are conducting online learning classes for the first time and that parents are balancing supporting their child’s ongoing learning with their own work responsibilities. We have provided a carefully curated list of resources that support both learning and well-being in distance learning environments. 

We know that many teachers and families find themselves in new territory in online classrooms. We will continue to seek out and add new content to the resources listed below as the pandemic continues to evolve.

Finally, we are also interested in collaborating with educators and serving as a live resource during this time. Please submit a question, problem-of-practice, or other challenge you are encountering while teaching online. We will share both the submitted questions and a response aligned with best practices in efforts to collaboratively build a strong support structure for distance learning.

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The resources listed below include information applicable for online instruction from grades Pre-K through College.

The Florida Center for Instructional Technology (FCIT): Distance Learning Resources from FCIT provide students and teachers with high-quality collections of digital content.

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE): 10 Strategies for Online Learning During a Coronavirus Outbreak

Harvard University: Best Practices in Online Pedagogy 

Pearson: 9 Strategies for Effective Online Teaching


U.S. Department of Education: Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak

Equity Literacy Institute: Free downloadable handouts and resources related to equity in education.


ChooSELove To Thrive program: Easy and actionable daily tips for the whole family based on the Choose Love Formula from Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, designed to uplift and inspire us all to respond to the uncertainty of this time and the future with love based on scientifically-proven social and emotional learning (SEL) principles. Provided by a partnership with the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, the Santoro Foundation, and the School Mental Health Collaborative at University of South Florida.

Harvard Graduate School of Education: Helping Children Cope with Coronavirus and Uncertainty.

Edutopia Roses and Thorns Opening Activity: quick strategy for building community and developing student voice.

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP): Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19

Storyline Online: Videos of famous actors conducting read-alouds of books that support student’s social emotional wellbeing.

Teacher Interrupted: Leaning Into Social-Emotional Learning Amid the COVID-19 Crisis: insight into how to support teachers and students during the pandemic.

Newsela SEL Collection: Embedded SEL resources with articles and activities.

Florida PBS Learning: Free videos and resources to support students’ social emotional development. Organized by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)’s five SEL competencies.


Amazon Future Engineer: The Amazon Future Engineer program is focused on increasing access to computer science education for hundreds of thousands of students and teachers. Amazon Future Engineer is offering free online computer science classes for any student or teacher affected by school closures due to COVID-19 in the US.

American Association of Chemistry Teachers: Selected resources are unlocked and freely available to the chemistry community through April 17. These resources include activities, animations, projects, simulations, and videos for elementary school, middle school, high school, and Advanced Placement/general chemistry.

Harvard University ecoXPT Project: EcoXPT is an immersive simulation in which students use inquiry to learn how ecosystems work.


The National Science Teaching Association: Provides a library of STEM education resources for educators and students in all levels primary, middle school, high school and even undergraduate students.

Exploratorium: A public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception in San Francisco, California, offers online teaching tools to provide first-hand investigations of scientific phenomena

LITERACY RESOURCES A collection of articles and reading comprehension questions that help students build knowledge, vocabulary, and reading stamina.

Flocabulary: A library of songs, videos and activities for K-12 online learning.

Epic: A digital library with over 35,000 books, audiobooks, videos and quizzes. Free access for teachers and parents is available until June 30, 2020.

Google Arts and Culture: Virtual tours of the 10 top museums of the world.

The International Children’s Digital Library: Access to a variety of historical and contemporary books for all ages that represent a wide range of cultures and languages.

Reading Rockets: Literacy and learning resources.

Scholastic Learn At Home Resources: Free resources of 20+ days’ (3 hours per day) of content across disciplines including projects based on articles and stories, virtual field trips, and reading and geography challenges.

National Council Teachers of English: Online professional learning resources compiled by NCTE.