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Common Sense Media Offers Resources to Deal with School Closures and More [web resource]

Common Sense has launched two new webpages compiling extensive resources for parents and educators with best practices for learning at home, keeping kids supervised and engaged, safeguarding physical and mental wellness, and more.

The Common Sense Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic includes:

  • What to watch, read, and play while staying home, with quality age-appropriate media and books lists
  • Online resources for learning at home and homework help
  • Guidance for understanding COVID-19 news coverage and helping kids to process what is happening
  • How to stay calm for yourself and your kids, with movement games and wellness apps
  • Spanish language resources

The Common Sense Resources for Educators During the Coronavirus Pandemic includes:

  • Extensive tools and advice for virtual education, including student-led learning and virtual field trips
  • Remote teaching resources for core subjects
  • Tools for video collaboration and discussion and communicating with parents
  • Digital Citizenship resources for challenges and cyberbullying students may face as learning and interaction moves online
  • Family education materials
  • Research-backed strategies to ease stress and encourage learning
  • News and media literacy to help students and families understand what information is credible and what isn’t
  • Media balance tips

Common Sense editors will be updating these hubs regularly.

Read the original article, “Common Sense Launches Online COVID-19 Resource Hub for Families and Educators” on the Tech & Learning website.

Source: Tech & Learning | Common Sense Launches Online COVID-19 Resource Hub for Families and Educators, https://www.techlearning.com/news/common-sense-launches-online-covid-19-resource-hub-for-families-and-educators | © 2020 Future Publishing Limited Quay House
Common Sense is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. Common Sense research gives parents, educators, health organizations, and policymakers reliable, independent data on children’s use of media technology.

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