COVID-19 Related Articles for Teachers and StudentsClick/Tap to View
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus [NPR] This comic is for Children. It's based on a radio story that NPR education reporter Cory Turner did. He asked some experts what children might want to know about the new coronavirus discovered in China.
Print This So You Don't Bring Coronavirus Home [CNN] With the help of physicians and infectious disease experts, CNN built a tip sheet to make sure you don't bring the virus back home with you.
At-Home Learning Tips and Resources for Parents [BCAA] information and tips from the government and BC educators on productive home learning to help you find ways to keep your child engaged.
COVID-19 Tracker [Bing] An interactive map with COVID-19 statistics for each country in the world updated daily.
Tracking the Coronavirus [CBC Canada] Stay informed with the latest data on the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada and around the world + A section on frequently asked questions.
Comparing the Coronavirus Curve [CBC Canada] How does Canada compare to the rest of the world when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic? How are our attempts at reducing the spread of the virus working compared to others?
How You Can Keep Thousands of People From Getting Coronavirus, In One GIF [Vox] A visualization that shows how one person with the coronavirus, who passes on the virus to three other people can very quickly spawn a public health nightmare that afflicts thousands of people. But it also shows how one person can mitigate that effect through social (physical) distancing.
Innovative Ways to Make Coronavirus a Teachable Moment [Edutopia] - When the world feels dangerous, harnessing learning can provide some measure of clarity and perspective.
Why coronavirus will accelerate the fourth Industrial Revolution [The Economist] The pandemic's silver lining is the chance to experiment with technologies and co-operative approaches across borders that could lead to safer, more sustainable and more inclusive global futures.
Experience of Isolation
Cocoon is worth the watch for educators, students and families. The film portrays the experience of isolation from the perspective of young people. It could be a strong text to include in an inquiry about belonging, connection, resilience or relationships. Probably more suitable for upper elementary aged students.
The film Cocoon documents the early months of the pandemic told through the perspective of students, ages 4 to 17, living in their homes in Portland, Oregon. The film explores students' varying points of view about the pandemic on issues including job loss, health concerns, and school changes. As students express their fears and insecurities, they also share what they have come to appreciate and what they miss the most—their friends and human connection. (Global Oneness Project)
The Pandemic is a Portal
Something to Consider
The Worlds Largest Lesson has published a provocative video with a message that the Pandemic is our chance to leave the past behind and to look forward to create new opportunities for a better world. This video connects to all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Time to Change? Absolutely!
Human activities have caused the world's wildlife populations to plummet by more than two-thirds in the last 50 years, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund. Check out the Living Planet Report 2020 report which found that population sizes for monitored species declined by an average of 68 percent from 1970 to 2016. [Source: NPR Article].
For ParentsClick/Tap to View
A Parent’s Guide to Home Schooling during the Coronavirus by Sam Chaltain
7 Guiding Principles for Parents Teaching From Home - [Edutopia] - Understanding the “why” behind teaching practices can help parents create meaningful and effective at-home learning opportunities during the pandemic.
Open Learning - Click on ‘Learning from Home circle’. Good information for parents on setting up routines for home learning.
CanPlan Free daily schedule app that can break down the steps of a task with visuals, reinforced with text and audio. Developed by CanAssist at the University of Victoria.
Explaining COVID-19 to children:
Mark Rober - Coronavirus Disease - 10 minute science video teaching about how germs spread using a fun classroom experiment
Explaining Coronavirus to Kids: short video to show kids → created by CBC
Coronavirus PSA: How to Fight The New Bad Guy
[March 8TH, 2020 | 04:11]
There’s a new bad guy in town and his name is COVID-19, aka Coronavirus. In a special PSA for The Story Seeds Podcast, Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, gives kids (and grownups!) eight everyday tips for fighting germs and staying healthy, plus an example of a recipe homemade hand sanitizer (for all those slime makers out there).
Learn About the ABC's of Coronavirus With Sesame Street Characters and Guests
Part 1: Doctor answers questions from kids - 18:26
Part 2: Face masks and hand washing with Elmo - 13:02
Part 3: Dealing with big feelings - 13:27
Part 4: How to handle spending so much time at home - 11:29
Part 5: Helping kids cope with loss - 09:09
Part 6: Tips for staying healthy - 07:45