Tech Tools & Distance Learning
Before using any technology tools to deliver services to students, consult with your district/school. Note: For details about HIPAA and FERPA relative to digital platforms for school counseling, click here.
- Google is offering free access to G-Suite for Education at no cost through July 1. Learn more about how to use Google to serve students when schools are closed.
- Flipgrid offers a platform for recording and sharing videos (free for educators)
- Loom allows you to capture your screen, voice and face and instantly share your video (free for educators).
- Microsoft Teams lets you collaborate while working remotely with your team (free access).
- My Blueprint offers a platform for students to create portfolios (free access)
- Nearpod provides a platform for live lessons.
- Padlet Backpack lets you provide access to students for lessons, plans and more (free 30-day trial).
- Seesaw is a remote learning platform, but the home-learning tips for families may be helpful for school counselors to share.
- Screencastify lets you record, edit, and share videos (free Google Chrome add-on).
- Southern Regional Education Board offers two relevant webinars for school counselors, including School Counseling from a Distance and Follow Up: School Counseling from a Distance
- Stanford Online High School offers guidance for how to create an online classroom.
- Talking Points lets you translate your messages for students and families in any language (free access)
- The Association for Career and Technical Education has compiled a list of resources for distance learning as well as free online courses.
- Weebly provides a free website builder.
- WebEx offers free access to connect with students and colleagues.
- Wevideo provides a platform for student-created videos (free to schools closed due to COVID-19).
- Zoom offers free resources for educators during school closures.
- Because kids are participating in more digital learning, offer a refresher on digital safety, cyberbullying, etc.