2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
New York City is now the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. Many adult literacy students are on the frontlines, performing critical roles in the service industries that are enabling all of our communities to survive and living in densely populated neighborhoods and housing where the virus can easily spread. The need for digital literacy, health literacy, and the ability to access, understand, and interpret complex information has never been greater.
Below are a set of useful links, followed by specific ideas and resources for adult educators:
World Affairs interview by Ray Suarez with Larry Brilliant
Join the Adult Education Technology Community
Join the LINCS Integrating Technology Community:
Moving Instruction Online:
With or Without a Smartphone
Google Applied Digital Skills LessonsG Suite Certification
Google Forms Basics (video)
Google Classroom (Lizelena Iglesias Resources)
Here is a GIANT list of free resources and subscriptions offered by education companies and institutions that have opened their platforms and repositories. Many companies have waived fees (e.g. Newsela) for the moment. The list does include K-12, but many of the resources are adult education appropriate. Here you can find:
It is updated regularly, and they also have a facebook page.