Online Resources

Here are a collection of great online resources that families can access.

Parent/Guardian Perspective Video Tutorials

Coming Soon!

Video Tutorials for Anyone

Credit for videos below are from SeDoMoCha staff and/or the posting person including: @JakeMiller, @AmandaSandoval, @GoogleAppsForEdu, @DitchThatTextbook, @EricCurtis, @BenCogswell, @CandyTechIdeas, @MeganVenezia, @DustyPorter, @JaceyCrowl

Audio App for Chromebook's
Engaging Instructional Lessons
IXL
MobyMax
Padlet
Pearson Math
Photo App for Chromebook's
Raz-Kids (Learning A-Z
Remind
ScreenCastify
Seesaw
Spelling City
Video App for Chromebook's

Surviving Distance Learning

Dr. Andrew Kahn, Clinical Psychologist at Eastern Maine Counseling and Testing in Bangor, has prepared a video and slides offering parents and families support during remote learning while schools are closed due to COVID-19. Some of the topics he covers in this video include:

  • Surviving Distance Learning
  • Learning at Home
  • Spaces and Places
  • Alternative Workspaces
  • Alternative Workspace Tips and Pitfalls
  • How to Help
  • Managing Frustration

These videos are part of a five part series that he is presenting funded by The Southern Penobscot Regional Program for Children with Exceptionalities.

Surviving Distance Learning Video – #1
Surviving Distance Learning Slides -#1
Surviving Distance Learning Video – #2
Surviving Distance Learning Slides – #2

Surviving Distance Learning Video – #3 Vacation Week Tips
Surviving Distance Learning Video – #4
Surviving Distance Learning Video Slides – #4
Surviving Distance Learning Video – #5

Working from Home video series
by Mr. Carroll, 7th Grade Social Studies

Communicating from Home – music file citation
“Outfoxing the Fox” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

NASA Live Event on April 13, Monday
1:20 p.m. – Maine students speak with NASA astronauts on the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Jessica Meir will respond to questions recorded by students from across the state. Cassidy, who considers York, Maine, his hometown and Meir, who was born in Caribou, Maine, will be on the International Space Station together for eight days, following Cassidy’s arrival at the station on Thursday, April 9, and Meir’s departure on Friday, April 17.

Pre-Kindergarten Resources
Literacy Scholastic Learn at Home
Family Virtual Field Trips

Cleaning Computers, Laptops and Other Electronics

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends cleaning “high-touch” surfaces everyday.

Computers, tablets and other personal electronics (including cell phones) fall under “high-touch” surfaces.  However, the methods for cleaning these devices differs from cleaning counters, tables, desks and doorknobs.

Apple offers the following recommendations for cleaning devices

(which would include “Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod, display, or peripheral device.”)

  • Use only a soft, lint-free cloth. Avoid abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels, or similar items.
  • Avoid excessive wiping, which might cause damage.
  • Unplug all external power sources, devices, and cables.
  • Keep liquids away from the product, unless otherwise noted for specific products.
  • Don’t get moisture into any openings.
  • Don’t use aerosol sprays, bleaches, or abrasives.
  • Don’t spray cleaners directly onto the item.

On March 9th, Apple released an updated statement around using “solvents” such as Clorox and Lysol wipes.  They had previously advised against using these items.

“Using a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, you may gently wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces of your Apple product, such as the display, keyboard, or other exterior surfaces. Don’t use bleach. Avoid getting moisture in any opening, and don’t submerge your Apple product in any cleaning agents. Don’t use on fabric or leather surfaces.”

Touchscreen devices (tablets and convertible laptops) have an oil-resistant (oleophobic) surfacing.  Use of strong solvents (bleach, rubbing alcohol) could damage this surfacing.