On this page, you will find a variety of different tools, templates, and examples related to teaching and learning in the digital learning environment. Please check back often as we will be adding new resources. If you have questions about the Digital Learning Toolkit, find a broken link, or would like to propose a resource be added to the list, please complete this form.
Throughout the technology planning process, it is important to keep student learning at the forefront. Technology has the potential to transform learning experiences and make classroom workflow more streamlined and efficient while also providing enhanced access to curricular resources. Furthermore, technology makes providing students with individualized learning and support more possible than ever before.
- NEW-Teacher-Digital-Learning-Guide.pdf from the U.S Department of Education
- Digital Instructional Materials
- Blended Learning with Google Toolkit - created by Kasey Bell
- Teaching Digitally - A FREE Resource Guide for ANY K-12 teacher - created by Nadine Gilkison
- IDOE Remote Learning Resource Database
- Using Video to Assess Student Attention in Virtual Class Meetings - created by Torrey Trust, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Learning Technology at University of Massachusetts Amherst
- 9 Tips For Teaching Online
- Free Tech for Learning Database - provides a searchable list of tools that educators can implement in classrooms based on the subject area, student grade levels, and other needs
- Digital Course Curation Checklist
- SETDA’s Guide to Quality Instructional Materials
- ISTE Standards for Students
Lesson Planning Templates
To enhance learning outcomes, technology adoption and implementation should be driven by the Indiana Academic Standards and student learning goals. Rather than something that is “added on” to the curriculum, technology should be seamlessly integrated with the content. Curriculum maps and like tools can help ensure this integration.
Every student needs and deserves to be provided with technology-rich learning experiences embedded throughout the instructional day. Equitable access includes both having access to the proper technology, including reliable internet connectivity, and access to the content, regardless of special needs.
- Evaluating Digital Content for Accessibility - seven steps to ensure accessibility for all students
- PATINS - Promoting Achievement through Technology and Instruction for all Students
- AEM Center - Making Everyday Curriculum Materials Accessible for All Learning
- Understanding Accessibility in Digital Learning Materials - National Center on Accessible Educational Materials provides this overview of accessibility features to look for in digital learning materials
- National Center on Educational Outcomes - five formative assessment strategies to improve distance learning outcomes for students with disabilities
- Accessibility Tip Sheet - compiled by Yue-Ting Siu, TVI/COMS, Ph.D
- Accessibility of Learning Content for All Students from SETDA
- 1 Million Project - a 501(c)(3) on a mission to provide mobile devices and high speed internet to 1 million students without reliable internet at home. View this program orientation document to learn how to get your school involved.
It is imperative to monitor learning throughout instruction through formative and summative assessment. Sometimes this is more challenging in an online environment.
- Formative Assessment Tool Flowchart - use this sample tool to help you decide which popular tool might best meet your needs
- 40 Different Types of Reflective Prompts
- Project Zero's Thinking Routines - routines to help develop formative questions and activities
- 75 Digital Tools and Apps - tools to support formative assessment in the classroom
- How to Use Edpuzzle for Assessment
Rubrics and Feedback
- Know Your Terms: Holistic, Analytic, and Single-Point Rubrics - for feedback and scoring, by Jennifer Gonzalez
- Example of How to Use Screencasting - an option to provide feedback to students instead of text
- Kaizena - use this tool to offer voice comments as feedback
Effective and efficient technical support personnel and policies help to ensure limited instances of instructional disruption due to network or device issues. Technical support should be available for teachers, students, and parents.
- SETDA's Transformative Digital Learning - A Guide to Implementation
- Provide technology support for students and staff experiencing issues while working from home.
- Consider how students and staff will request technology assistance from home.
- Provide alternatives for any student without internet access.
The ever-changing world of digital learning necessitates a robust, nimble, and targeted professional development schedule for all stakeholders.
- Indiana eLearning Lab
- IDOE Archived Webinars
- Teaching in a Digital World Webinar Series Recordings and Slide Decks
- IDOE PD Calendar
- Free Webinars from edWeb - requires a free account
- Free Webinars from ASCD - requires a free account
- Free Virtual Webinars from Five Star
- ISTE Certification
- Defined Learning Free Webinars
- NIET-Professional Learning, Strategies and Ideas for Educators
These resources have not been vetted by IDOE, nor should this be considered an endorsement. Educators should be mindful of digital resources that require teachers or students to create online accounts. Please check district policies and consider HIPAA, FERPA, and COPPA laws with regards to students privacy BEFORE implementing any of these resources.