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COVID-19 Extended Learning Resources

These resources were assembled by K-12 technology support teams from around California in an effort to assist all K-12 education agencies with providing distance learning opportunities to their students during the extended school closures (as a response to COVID-19).

Resources

For Students & Families

Continuity of learning is the continuation of education in the event of a prolonged school closure or student absence. These webpages have been curated to help families and educators transition from learning in a classroom setting to an online learning environment. 

While there is no replacing the valuable face to face experiences students experience in schools everyday, there is a wide variety of free content that allows us to do much of what we are capable of doing as educators in brick-and-mortar schools. 

  • Connectivity is important to use these online resources. If you do not have Internet access, see the “Get Connected” information below.
  • These webpages are organized by grade-level bands, but a number of these resources span PK-12. If you have children in different grade levels, you might want to look for resources that are a fit for everyone rather than using a lot of different services.
  • Note that some of these free resources require a login. If you see a login button for a service your district/school uses such as Google Suite, your child should be able to use that login.
  • These pages are focused on free resources, but many districts/schools use paid services. Reach out to your school/district if you need help accessing these resources.
  • We encourage you to give your child/children opportunities to interact with their environment and be hands-on as much as usual. Not all learning experiences need to be digital. 

Resources

Get Connected!

Getting Internet Access: Available Plans

The California Department of Education has compiled a list of special offers extended by various Internet providers throughout the state.

https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/availableinternetplans.asp

Everyone On:

You may qualify for affordable, Home Internet if you are participating in one of the following programs:

  • Child Enrolled in the NSLP (National School Lunch Program)
  • CalFresh (food stamps) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
  • Program (SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability
  • Insurance (SSDI)
  • Medi-Cal

Or Have a Household Income Under $40,000/year

For more information see the following website:  www.everyoneon.org/tcsos

Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.

  • Pausing Our Data Plan: With so many people working and educating from home, we want our customers to access the internet without thinking about data plans. While the vast majority of our customers do not come close to using 1TB of data in a month, we are pausing our data plans for 60 days giving all customers Unlimited data for no additional charge.
  • No Disconnects or Late Fees: We will not disconnect a customer’s internet service or assess late fees if they contact us and let us know that they can’t pay their bills during this period. Our care teams will be available to offer flexible payment options and can help find other solutions.