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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  • 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 ...

  • As a student (and future teacher) who has been a part of many breakout rooms, I can tell you that checking in with the groups and going over the group work as a whole class is important. I've been stuck in a few rooms where none of us understood the assignment, ...

  • There are SO MANY WONDERFUL ideas here! Thank you all! @Denise Wright - I was JUST talking the other day with a teacher who recently started sending postcards via snail mail to her students. I guess you can get postcards from the post office with appropriate ...


  • 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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