COVID-19 Educator Help Desk

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COVID-19 is posing unprecedented challenges to schools around the globe. In this community, educators are coming together to help meet those challenges. Ask questions, get advice, and learn what other educators are doing around the world.

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  • Hello- I am super new to the platform, and I am a Special Education Teacher. I don't see a lot in this area, or I am wondering if I am not navigating in the right direction, Any ideas or thoughts specifically for Special Education progress and info shares ...

  • My district is looking into ways to engage students as they come back into school full time, at some point.  One idea is to create a points system that allows students to earn points for coming to school, attending school functions, and other activities.  ...

  • Hi Helen- In my experience just having the teacher randomly pop into the room goes a long way in keeping students on task.  However, if you really want to monitor what is going on in multiple breakout rooms at the same time, here is a link to a youtube ...

  • Hi Kristin,  Indeed going to the post office and purchasing already stamped post cards work great. I have to admit I am lazy ( LOL) . I bought a large book of stamps at Costco and address the envelops in my home office. I then put the flag up on my mailbox ...


  • COVID-19 Resources curated by ISTE members

    Members of the ISTE community have been creating and sharing amazing resources to assist schools and districts facing challenges related to COVID-19. As a disclaimer, the majority of these resources were not created by ISTE and we recommend using your best judgment in how you apply the information they contain. Read More
  • Read first: How to use this community

    This community has been created to help educators respond to the challenges created by COVID-19. Volunteers and staff from ISTE and ISTE's affiliates and partners are here to help answer questions and provide guidance.

    To make sure that this is a safe and supportive community for all educators, we ask that:

    • No one uses this space as a platform for making a sales pitch. Solicitors will be removed from the community.
    • Community members focus on solutions rather than fear-mongering or misinformation.
    • Community members agree to follow our standard Code of Conduct.

    For even more resources around how to adapt to changes in education during this time, ISTE and our partner organizations are curating strategies, tips and best practices for teaching online. Visit for more information.

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