Remote Instruction Resources

Digital Classroom & Instruction Tutorials

google classroom:


live video conferencing:

  • how to set up an online video conference with your students
  • both you and your students simply use our @rutlandgs.org emails to join

GOOGLE HANGOUTS MEET - how to record and share video conference

  • another how to set up a video conference
  • how to record the session so it can also be shared and viewed later by those you cannot be on live (or reviewed after the meeting ends)


  • ANOTHER common free online video conference platform
  • how-to video - can add to Google Classroom, invite students to join using our Google School Calendar, record and upload to YouTube (to view later), an annotate over the top of your screen while you show examples / teach

recording lessons / videos:

  • record your voice and your computer screen while you show examples

  • for uploading videos for students to find (can be from Screencastify, your phone, or even other YouTube videos you find and add to your channel) - USE YOUR @rutlandgs.org eMAIL ACCOUNT TO CREATE YOUR YouTube ACCOUNT

guidelines for reading published works online:

  • Temporary guidelines for reading copyrighted work from the following publishers: Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins Children's Books, Macmillan, Little, Brown Young Readers, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Candlewick, Lee & Low, and Lerner
  • Please see the article in the link above and refer to information for each publisher when needed, as they all have their own procedure for sharing their works online in various ways

  • The tutorial covers: • Setting time and skill goals so students know what is expected of them • Tracking goal attainment so teachers can monitor student work remotely • Getting to know your Student Dashboards where progress is charted


Tips for Online Learning (click to view)

If I Had it to do Over Again/Things I Wish I Knew About Going Online Quickly (crowdsourced advice and tips from overseas teachers affected)

Teaching Online Resources (from the Learning Technology Center of Illinois)

Tips for Running Online Learning (and interview with American instructional coach Jen Pearson in China)

Tips for Transitioning Online

COVID-19 Education Resources (sign in with email)

Tips and Tools for Remote Learning

Online Teaching Resources (Lucy Gray)

Online Tools for E-Learning

Creating an Online Classroom

Platform Resources

PLATFORMS OFFERING ASSISTANCE - click to view list with descriptions

Free Newsela resources to help students understand coronavirus

Flipgrid’s Remote Learning Resources

Khan Academy Schedules for School Closures

Pear Deck Resources | (Same Pear Deck slideshow in PPT)

Ready-Made Resources

K-5 eLearning Template

Slideshow of Tools Make a copy here (from Dominic Hill, 6 weeks into online classes in Hong Kong)

Online Communication Netiquette Checklist

Free Templates

Daily Schedule Planner

Daily Journal Template

Planning Resources

Q & A for Providing Services to Students with Disabilities

COVID-19 and Special Education FAQ

Plan for accessibility when teaching online

Teaching Remotely in Times of Need

Going Old School: Offline Activities for Remote Learning | Print-friendly version

E-Learning Planning deck (from Japan)

Resources for Teaching Online Due to School Closures (includes concerns to be aware of)

e-Learning Resources

eLearning-Inclement Weather Days Secondary

Planning for Remote Learning Guidelines for Middle School