The only work that will ultimately bring any good to any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world. – Marianne Williamson
Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve been hearing a lot about the coronavirus. Lots of events are being canceled or moved online and many organizations are making changes in the way they will work. This week I’ve found a few things that you might find helpful as you navigate this situation. If you’ve found other useful resources that you’d like to share send them my way and I’ll reshare them with others. Thanks for reading!
What I’m Listening to: Our family has been watching Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist lately and I found an actual playlist of the music from the show that I’m starting my day with and it has put a smile on my face.
Last week’s most clicked item:
Making long-term memories in minutes:
a spaced learning pattern from memory research in education
Best Resources For Creating Live Virtual Training Right Now
Connie Malamed has gathered a collection of resources for transitioning from the classroom to live virtual education, training, meetings and events.
5 Quick Tips for Managing Files in Microsoft Teams
If you and/or your colleagues are working remotely, you’ll want to know how to work on and share files. This article has some tips for working with Teams and Sharepoint that I found pretty helpful. (It isn’t nearly as intuitive as it should be!)
Free Online Collaboration Offers from Microsoft, Google & Others
Lots of things are happening due to the coronavirus situation. Here are few you should know about that can help keep you and your organization working even if you can’t be in the same physical space:
- Microsoft is offering its premium version of Teams for free for six months and has lifted existing user limits on its free version. The premium Teams product was already available for no extra cost to those who pay for the Office Suite, and Teams had already been free for many schools.
- Google made the premium version of its Hangouts Meet product free until July 1, allowing for free calls with up to 250 participants, live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers and recording capabilities.
- LogMeIn is making “Emergency Remote Work Kits” available for free for three months for nonprofits, schools, and health care organizations that aren’t already customers. The kits include GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar–where users can host presentations for up to 3,000 users–and LogMeIn, which provides remote desktop access from numerous devices.
- Cisco is offering the free version of its Webex service with no time restrictions. In addition, it will allow up to 100 meeting participants and has added toll-free dial-in features with a 90-day license for businesses that are not already customers.
- Zoho is offering its Remotely suite of online collaboration and work tools for free through July.
Zapier’s Ultimate Guide to Remote Work
Whether you currently work in or run a remote team, or you think you might need to in the future, this ebook is full of good info.
When Virtual Classrooms Become Virtually Required: Leveraging the Virtual Classroom To Meet the Needs of Business During a Crisis
Jane Bozarth and Jennifer Hofmann joined forces for a special 90-minute session to explore how to meet a sudden demand for help as organizations move their already planned conferences, meetings, and training events online.
A free educational resource from Articulate to educate people more deeply about the novel coronavirus.
A few other things just because I can.
Tools & Resources
- [design] Free icons for coronavirus awareness
- [design] Big collection of free photo resources coordinated by Andrew Jacobs
- [design] 11 Places to Get Free Illustrations for Your Next Project
- [windows] 5 Best Ways to Take Screenshots on Windows 10
- [app] Unscreen removes backgrounds from videos
Conferences & Learning Events
- Check out the upcoming conference schedule
- L&D webinars and professional development events calendar by Kari Knisely (@KariKnisely)
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