K12itc provides hotline to assist educators during school closures

K12itc, a leader in providing technology solutions for school districts, has set up a hotline to assist schools with technical questions and challenges as schools increase virtual learning during closures caused by the coronavirus. 

The special hotline number is 1-844-841-3506 (toll free) or educators can email covid19help@k12itc.com. The hotline will be staffed and available from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Based in Kansas City, Mo., K12itc is a member of KASB’s Prestigious Partner program, providing schools across Kansas and Missouri with cost-effective, customized IT solutions.  

K12itc has also provided a list of services that may be of use during the COVID-19 school closures. Items with a check mark are free.  

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Teaching  

Organization (some dual as teaching tools)  

  • Airtable - Free version, collaboration & tasks 
  • Webex free plan for personal setup. Reach out to local VAR. 
  • Zoom – offering BASIC free to edu 
  • Microsoft Teams — included in O365 A1, free for ed. 
  • Discord Go Live – stream capacity bumped to 50 people temporarily 
  • Edmodo – – Distance learning toolkit.  
  • Edpuzzle – –  Platform that allows you to take any video and make it interactive.  
  • Explain Everything – –  Online Scenarios helping you create explanation videos.   
  • Nearpad – – Online platform that allows you to create interactive lessons in minutes.   
  • Clever – –  Learning at home resources including webinars and guides.   
  • TechSmith Snagit and Video Review to capture and record in order to share images and videos. 

Internet Access  

 Assorted Collections  

Remote Access  

 Remote Files  

  • OneDrive 
  • Google Drive 

 For Parents  

 Useful Tips  

  • Consider delivering offline content to students using USB drives 
  • Local ISP(s) are offering reduced rates for students.

 

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