E-Learning and Distance Learning Resources

As e-learning becomes a necessary platform for Islamic Schools in the wake of COVID-19, this page has been created to help compile and organize resources being shared on the IECN.

Distance Learning Plan- Shanghai American School (SAS)

  • Links to a 17-page PDF document that provides the following information:
    • Distance Learning Platforms @ SAS
    • Schoolwide Roles + Responsibilities
    • Student Roles + Responsibilities
    • Parent Roles + Responsibilities
    • Faculty General Guidelines for Distance Learning
    • Distance Learning: Elementary School Overview
    • Distance Learning: Middle School Overview
    • Distance Learning: High School Overview

Shared by Rasha El-Haggan, ISLA Board Member (March 19, 2020 on IECN)

Inventory of Ed Tech Tools

  • Over 250+ educational technology tools
  • Includes tool name, category for tool (ie productivity, assistive technology, pedagogy, etc), link to the tool, and detailed description of tool
  • View-only Google Spreadsheet

Compiled and shared by Dr. Mohammed Saleem (March 19, 2020 on IECN)

eLearning Protocols

  • Learning protocols, including teacher and parent expectations
  • 1-page Word document

Originally shared by William White (Principal of Islamic School of Louisville, KY; March 16, 2020) and modified by Magda Saleh (Principal Bayaan Academy, FL; March 17, 2020 on IECN)

Educational Companies Offering Free Resources & Services

  • Huge list of educational resources and services that are now free for parents, teachers, and others in the wake of COVID-19
  • Includes Company, Category/Subject, Grade/Age, Link, Description and Free Service Offered
  • Organized in Alphabetical Order

Shared by Yama Achikzai (March 15, 2020 on IECN)

Online Learning Integrity Agreement

  • Student agreement to abide by the school’s online learning rules. Grades Pre-K-2 have parents sign on their behalf.
  • 1-page Word document

Shared by Magda Saleh, Principal, Bayaan Academy (FL) (March 17, 2020 on IECN)

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus- Noor Kids

  • By Sana Aaser, Educational Director of Noor Kids
  • Resources to talk to kids age 6+ about Coronavirus
  • Includes some tips for parents and a comic for kids to help understand the virus
  • Also includes list of additional resources

Shared by Sufia Azmat, ED of CISNA (March 13, 2020 on IECN)

Webinars by ISLA/IECN Members

E-Learning Platforms Webinar

  • One-hour webinar on e-learning platforms
  • Hosted by CISNA featuring Br. Ala Odeh
  • Reviews the features, benefits and limitations of all of the following
    • G Suite for Education
    • Google Hangouts (Meet & Chat)
    • Zoom
    • Google Classroom
    • Slack
  • Q & A with helpful resources

Shared by Sr. Sufia Azmat, ED of CISNA (March 17, 2020 on IECN)

Some Considerations for Distance Learning- Part I

  • 3-minute video by Dr. Mohammed Saleem
  • Considers how we can mitigate the losses and leverage the gains to maximize learning using distance learning platforms

Shared by Dr. Mohammed Saleem (March 14, 2020 on IECN)

E-Learning Platforms Webinar

  • One-hour webinar on e-learning platforms
  • Hosted by CISNA featuring Br. Ala Odeh
  • Reviews the features, benefits and limitations of all of the following
    • G Suite for Education
    • Google Hangouts (Meet & Chat)
    • Zoom
    • Google Classroom
    • Slack
  • Q & A with helpful resources

Shared by Sr. Sufia Azmat, ED of CISNA (March 17, 2020 on IECN)

Some Considerations for Distance Learning- Part II

  • 12-minute video by Dr. Mohammed Saleem
  • Discusses the following considerations:
    • Difference between E-learning & Distance learning
    • 5 Ingredients to make Distance Learning successful
    • Also:
      • Making Distance Learning User-Friendly
      • Easily Accessible by ALL
      • Self-Containing
      • Clear Learner Outcomes
      • Clear Product Deliverables
      • Feedback & Guidance
      • The Human Touch

Shared by Dr. Mohammed Saleem (March 15, 2020 on IECN)

COVID-19 Resources & School Communications

Al-Rahmah School (MD) COVID-19 Letter & Plan

Includes:

  • Letter to the parents
  • Teacher expectations
  • Student expectations
  • Step-by-step tutorials for parents/ students to follow to access Google Sites
  • Google Classrooms and Google Meets
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Shared by Mehnaz Fatima, Vice Principal

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