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.