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COVID-19 Updates for Ohio Educators

Security Concerns With Zoom

Cybersecurity researchers have found that Zoom video conferencing software, particularly on Windows OS, can expose sensitive vulnerabilities in user credentials, which hackers are actively exploiting. Without the safety of your buildings’ firewalls, Windows teachers and districts admins should be extra cautious when using the software to teach and work remotely.


Google Launches “Teach From Home”

In an effort to assist educators struggling to teach remotely, Google launches their information hub Teach From Home. Learn how to set up video calls, livestream a lesson and more.


The CDC Offers Businesses Guidance as They Plan, Prepare and Respond to COVID-19

This resource offers guidance based on what experts and officials currently know about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The CDC will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.


Cloverleaf Local Schools Lays Out a 3-Week Schedule For the District’s Closure in Light of COVID-19 Outbreak

Superintendent Daryl Kubilus lays out a three week timeline for the Ohio district that includes closing schools immediately. The timelines begins by initiating remote instruction on March 30th, postponing all athletic and extracurricular activities until the second week of April, and scheduling a date to collaborate with state government and the Medina County Health Department to determine if in-person classes and activities may resume by April 6th.


Creating a Visual Depiction For How Canceled Events and Self-Quarantines Can Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

According to a Harvard infectious disease epidemiologist, it’s “plausible” that 20 to 60 percent of adults will be infected with Covid-19 disease. An inundation of hospitals can be averted with protective measures we’re now seeing more of — closing schools, canceling mass gatherings, working from home, self-quarantine, self-isolation, avoiding crowds — to keep the virus from spreading fast.


In Light of School Closings, “Amazing Educational Resources” Offers Educators Free Service Subscriptions

The educational Facebook community page has compiled a list of helpful resources that educators can use to stay prepared for new course methods and teaching strategies.


To Support Increases in Remote Coursework, Spectrum Offers Free Access to Broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 Days

Charter Communication will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a subscription.


LightSpeed Systems Relay Offers Free Services Until the End of the School Year

Relay by Lightspeed Systems helps educators filter, manage, monitor, protect, and analyze student data across operating systems on a single platform, and it’s now free for the remainder of the school year.


Vinson Outlines A Professional Learning Plan That Educators Can Use to Improve Remote Coursework

As your district moves to online coursework, leverage this resource to help you plan an advanced lesson plan for your remote classroom.


E-Rate Applications Filling Window Extended

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, E-Rate applicants now have until Wednesday, April 29, 2020 to submit their Funding Year (FY) 2020 FCC Form 471 applications. This marks an extension of 35 days.


US Senators Call for the FCC to Free Up E-Rate Access for Distance Learning

In a letter to the chairman, US senators asked that the FCC allow the $2 billion as-yet unallocated $4 billion in the E-rate fund to be used for Wi-Fi capability or devices for students who do not have internet access at home.

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