New Jersey Department of Education

Teacher Resources for Remote Instruction

The New Jersey Department of Education has provided guidance and a list of resources to help educators meet the diverse needs of their students while schools are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While there is no single way to provide remote instruction, it is important to remember that there will be differences in student’s access to technology; safe and supportive learning spaces; and adults and/or peers to support learning.

Designing Learning Experiences

  • Recognize the need for flexibility in terms of time schedules and technology access;
  • Engage students in relevant and meaningful learning experiences;
  • Connect what students have been learning thus far in the year to the new learning experiences in which they will be engaging;
  • Allow for student choice and voice when possible/appropriate with regard to how students engage in the experience and/or how they demonstrate their learning;
  • Remember that students learn in different ways and provide flexibility in how they engage in new learning (e.g., reading, video); and
  • Encourage students to self-reflect upon their learning.


Please note that the New Jersey Department of Education has not approved the materials related to these resources. The resources are provided for informational and convenience purposes only. Neither the New Jersey Department of Education nor its officers, employees or agents specifically endorse, recommend or favor these resources or the companies/entities who have developed them.

Technology Tools

Digital Resources for Content Areas

Computer Science
English Language Arts
Grades K-2
Speaking and Listening
Mathematics: Elementary
Grades K-2
Grades 3-5
Mathematics: Middle & High School
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12
  • Dan Meyer 3 Act Tasks: Problem-based lessons that foster student curiosity and engage students in perplexing Act One, an information and solution seeking Act Two, and a solution discussion and solution revealing Act Three
  • Desmos Conics: A collection of activities designed for Algebra 2 or pre-calculus students studying conic sections
  • Distance Learning with Desmos Algebra: A collection of Algebra distance learning activities
  • Distance Learning with Desmos Calculus: A collection of calculus distance learning activities that includes topics such as derivatives, intermediate value theorem, limits and continuity
  • Distance Learning with Desmos Precalculus: A collection of pre-calculus distance learning activities that includes topics such as periodics, transforming functions, and building conics
  • High School Summative Assessment Tasks: A collection of novice, apprentice and expert level tasks that require students to autonomously apply their mathematical knowledge
  • Illustrative Mathematics High School: Illustrative instructional tasks and resources organized by conceptual category (e.g., function, geometry, statistics and probability)
  • NRICH Topics in Secondary Math: A collection of activities ideal for developing middle and high school mathematics knowledge and problem-solving skills
Note: The number in each parenthesis indicates the appropriate grade level for the instructional material.
Grades K-2
Physical Science
Grades 3-5
Life Science
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12
Social Studies
Grades K-4 
Economics, Innovation, and Technology
Grades 5-8
Economics, Innovation, and Technology
Grades 9-12
Additional Resources
  • Wide Open School: A free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense Media. Wide Open School offers many resources that can be completed offline and on smartphones, as well as bilingual and English-language learner resources.
Page Last Updated: 04/01/2021 12:51:00

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