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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    A few of our teachers have used it and I haven't heard anything, but I prefer to use Microsoft Translator. Only the teacher needs to have an account (free) and the students/participants can choose their language. As a tech trainer, I was asked to train ...

  • Profile Picture Is anyone using Yoteach? Any privacy concerns? I have been looking for a backchannel to use with middle school ------------------------------ Tom Acker Instructional Designer Instructional Designer Chesterfield County --- ...

  • If anyone has insight into how to restrict the use of microsoft teams for education so that students are unable to chat and create meetings outside of classroom meetings we appreciate and responses. We are struggling to control the amount of socializing ...

  • Karyn, They do 🎉. It was built into their most recent update. ------------------------------ Kara McFarlin Other Instructional Technology Coach @mrstechfarlin ------------------------------


  • 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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