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Links that could be of value in the changes caused by the Covid19 pandemic

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1. Reflections on the changeover

Sandy Millin on reflections from the first week

Silvia Rovegno’s blog post on the first week of going online

Corazon Recto – lessons after 9 weeks online in China

Forum put on by StudyCat in China – 5 ELT professionals in China reflect on the things that they have done to this point – successes, failures, lessons, advice.

A great set of reflections and advice for teachers and managers after a week of working remotely by Michelle Ocriciano

Follow up blog to the online panel discussion on Sustainable online teaching and learning (see link for details)

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 2. Online teaching/learning  (Free e-book published by the British Council on remote teaching)  (Free e-book also from the British Council on innovations in learning technology)

Sandy Millin’s blog on ideas for adapting lessons to Zoom

Chronicle of Higher Education – “Going online in a hurry”

Checking students’ work online

Glenn Standish’s video on teaching through Zoom

Set of documents and useful info about using Zoom

A general guide from English Australia on going online (covers a lot very concisely)

Tech against Coronavirus:  an incredible list of apps and tools that could be useful

Matt Lunt’s document on teaching using Zoom

Catlin Tucker’s tips for teaching through video conferencing and on icebreakers as a way to combat social isolation

Bonnie James’s tips for online teaching

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3. Assessment

Blog post from CUP on assessment

4. Managing a remote workforce

Dave Cleary’s tips for Managing Remotely in ELT

Dave Cleary again with identifying pressure points

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5. Leadership – Collection of links and tips put together by Michelle Ocriciano

Andy Hockley’s blog on change and crisis

Good enough is a cause for celebration (Dave Cleary)

Recording of Chris Farrell’s webinar for EAQUALS on assisting with the management of online learning

Liam Brown’s webinar (for EAQUALS) on managing in a world of online teaching

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6. Time Management and good digital working

Google Keep

Personal Kanban


Stop feeling guilty about your to-do lists (article from HBR)

Inbox zero

Time log software


Pomodoro technique

HBR article on avoiding digital miscommunication

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7. Wellbeing

Our Q&A session with Sarah Mercer on teacher and manager wellbeing

Great post by Silvia Rovegno on teacher wellbeing

Michelle Ocriciano’s blog for ETP Magazine on “How to tackle anxiety in tough times”

Good article on SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) [Focused on teachers in US schools but of value and interest to all]