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10 Tips for Creating Community and Retaining Students When Any Part of Your Remotely-Delivered Instruction Goes Online Are our adult students ready to study online? With an optimistic viewpoint, we can say that they are on the brink of universal readiness!
21Things4Students - Online Resource to Teach Digital Literacy and Citizenship 21Things4Students is an online resource to help students improve their technology proficiency as they prepare for success in the real world." You will love this resource, not only for your students and your class, but also for yourself. This website has everything you want or need to teach your students about digital literacy and citizenship. It not only teaches students, but it also has a section dedicated to teachers who may feel they lack some of the skills themselves (more on that later). An added plus: there are no student logins, so students won't need accounts or passwords to use the site.
5 Tech Tools to Try with Adult Learners Try these five tech tools and notice adult learner engagement increase.
5 Tips for Engaging All Learners with Digital Literacy Many educators are exploring new ways to engage learners online. Engagement for Adults with Disabilities can be especially challenging due to a lack of professional support for educators.
Accelerate Learning with EdReady EdReady is a personalized math and English readiness learning system that evaluates the skills of each student in the context of their goal and then provides a learning pathway to mastery.
Adding Licensing and Attributions to Your Work for OER As educators, we often enjoy collaborating with other educators and sharing ideas, lessons, curriculum, and materials that we create.  This spirit of sharing prompted the educational community to begin curating materials to be shared in what is known as Open Educational Resources (OER). 
Applied Digital Skills with Applied Digital Skills is a free curriculum designed to help students learn digital skills while using them in practical life applications like budgeting, planning an event, or writing.
Blended Learning in Adult Education What will our "new normal" look like post pandemic? What lessons have we learned that we can utilize?
Build Students’ Digital and Information Literacy with Checkology The amount of information online is staggering, and with one in four U.S. adults online "almost constantly", the ability to scrutinize online information before commenting, sharing, or acting on it is reaching a critical point.
Canvas and Canvas Commons in Adult Education If you decide to use Canvas for your class, it is not an easy as 1-2-3 thing. You need to invest time to create your site, and then find appropriate resources to use from Canvas Commons or upload your own content.
Canvas Commons: Easy as 1, 2, 3 Canvas is a web-based learning management system (or LMS for short) that is used in many schools, including community colleges and higher education institutions.  Like other LMS, Canvas allows instructors to manage digital learning with a platform for teachers to create and add content, including lessons and assessments.
Career Exploration in Adult Education Career exploration has been widely recognized and endorsed as a necessary step in an individual's career development. It is a fundamental lever to help adults successfully navigate an evolving labor market and demand for changing skills. The value of exploration is instrumental for each student to emerge from experience with a clear and more accurate assessment of him or herself.
Choice Boards: Made for Adult Education K-12 has embraced Choice Boards in their classrooms for over ten years, but if you missed the opportunity, here it is for Adult Education. It is as if Choice Boards were designed with adult learners in mind.
CK-12: Online Digital Textbooks With Built-In Assessments and Much More Today with the help of technology, we can individualize assignments and offer them in more than one modality. Now there are customizable digital textbooks with interactive content including adaptive practice, simulations, interactives, and study guides. It is CK-12 and it is free, Open Educational Resources (OERs).
Classroom Video on Demand and Learn360 in the Blended Classroom Learn360 is a great resource for blended learning. With Learn360, you can have your learners watch a video or complete a game or activity to support what you are teaching in the classroom.
Create Flashcards and Games Easily with Flippity Flippity is a powerful tool that takes the information you enter on a Google Sheet template and then quickly and easily creates numerous online games to help students.
Creating Virtual Reality Units and Interactive Images Using Thinglink You may have seen photos of users with high-tech virtual reality goggles tuned out to the world and wonder what type of experiences can be had. By definition, users are immersed in a 3D world and virtual reality places the user inside the experience as opposed to just viewing it. With Thinglink, you can easily recreate these experiences for students who will view them using simple cardboard VR devices.
Curating Lessons and Resources Using Wakelet Wakelet is a free service that allows educators and librarians to curate content from across the web, gather research, create digital portfolios, tell digital stories, distribute newsletters, and much, much more.
Developing Reading Skills for Healthcare Workers. Reading Skills for Healthcare Workers is a free online literacy curriculum based on CNA and general healthcare content. There are over 200 reading selections between grade levels 4.5 and 8.5, and they are focused on developing academic and content vocabulary.
Do You Speak Emoji? Are emoji just a passing fad? Or are they a scientifically-researched new vehicular language for the digital age?
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.