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Like many throughout the world, teachers and students have found themselves in the midst of a dangerous pandemic. As we learned more about the COVID-19 virus and the statistics started trickling in, we collectively tensed in shock. Overnight, as teachers and students we've been tasked to move, teach, and learn online (or, as some have called it, to do so "remotely")—an environment with which teachers and students often have little or no experience. Teachers have turned to email lists, social media, and the web to develop their online pedagogies, and students have scrambled to find out what this new environment will require and what the technology changes associated with it will mean. We've developed this archive to collect our teaching, learning, and personal experiences, shared and individual, so that we can understand this important moment in history. We expand on our reasons for creating this archive on our background information page.

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Read David Ishizaka's story, "Love in the Time of Corona."

Share Your Stories

This site is a place to tell your story, to share your experiences and insights with others, and to create an archive of materials that will provide a basis for reflecting on our collective teaching, learning, and personal experiences in the future. If you choose to contribute, you can share your name and institutional affiliation with others or keep that information private. You will be asked to complete an opening page that includes a consent agreement. On the second page of the story form, you can add your story to the archive. You can do so by using our web form or by uploading a file. If you choose to upload a file, please use our file template to guide your response.

Do You Have More Than One Story to Tell? There are no limits on the number of stories you can share.

Update a Story

You can also continue to work on a story you've created. To do so, please click on the link in the email message that we will send to you via email once you submit a story. Or enter the ID token in that email message in the following field. You can find the email message by searching your inbox for a message from DoNotReply@colostate.edu. If you cannot locate the message or have deleted it, please contact John Scenters-Zapico at John.Scenters-Zapico@csulb.edu.

Instructor Resources

The following activity has been provided by Lindsey Harding.

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The following stories have been reviewed by the Archive editors and released for viewing.

Story Title: University Coronavirus Notes
Contributor Name: Sam Coleman
Created: May 31, 2020 at 5:27 PM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: May 29, 2020 at 7:10 PM
Story Title: Loving my students with yoga in times of Corona
Contributor Name: Birgit S. Penzenstadler
Created: May 28, 2020 at 9:32 PM
Story Title: Comfort Through Connections
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: May 26, 2020 at 11:09 PM
Story Title: Grounded Before Launch: Young Engineers Amid a Global Pandemic
Contributor Name: Aaron Landon
Created: May 24, 2020 at 10:20 PM
Story Title: WHAT A BOTHER
Contributor Name: Lisa Owusu Safo
Created: May 24, 2020 at 1:26 PM
Story Title: Living Through the Pandemic
Contributor Name: Camila C. Vega Molina
Created: May 22, 2020 at 12:20 AM
Story Title: Grammy's Electronic Kitchen Table
Contributor Name: Diana C. Flynn
Created: May 21, 2020 at 3:01 PM
Story Title: The Horrors in the Reality of Quarantine
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: May 20, 2020 at 1:09 AM
Story Title: You are Quarantined Here
Contributor Name: Brian Jauregui
Created: May 14, 2020 at 10:13 AM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: May 13, 2020 at 9:18 PM
Story Title: Coronavirus Experiences
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: May 13, 2020 at 6:21 PM
Story Title: Dear Future Generation
Contributor Name: Ester Serrano
Created: May 13, 2020 at 6:03 PM
Story Title: Reflections on My Last Semester of College Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic
Contributor Name: Spencer Holmes III
Created: May 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: May 13, 2020 at 3:45 PM
Story Title: A college student during the coronavirus
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: May 8, 2020 at 4:19 PM
Story Title: New Perspective
Contributor Name: LESLEY HUIZAR
Created: May 8, 2020 at 3:22 PM
Story Title: The Plan Untold
Contributor Name: Nyla Manuel
Created: May 8, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Story Title: Love in the Time of Corona: A Humument Interpretation
Contributor Name: David Ishizaka
Created: May 8, 2020 at 10:28 AM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: May 8, 2020 at 12:19 AM
Story Title: Writing to Santa
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: May 7, 2020 at 8:29 PM
Story Title: Coronavirus Letter to my Dad
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: May 7, 2020 at 5:15 PM
Story Title: Diary Entry #1: The Unexpected
Contributor Name: Melissa G. Cervantes-Anguas
Created: May 7, 2020 at 12:38 PM
Story Title: Is the COVID response appropriate?
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: May 4, 2020 at 6:43 PM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: May 3, 2020 at 4:06 PM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: May 2, 2020 at 5:38 PM
Story Title: Coronavirus Diaries- 1
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: April 30, 2020 at 11:28 AM
Story Title: Dear Professor,
Contributor Name: Patricia Navarra
Created: April 29, 2020 at 9:46 PM
Story Title: Blogging the Pandemic with students
Contributor Name: Jane C. Nesmith
Created: April 23, 2020 at 9:33 AM
Story Title: When Pandemics Cause Flashbacks
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: April 22, 2020 at 5:14 PM
Story Title: Pandemic Concerns
Contributor Name: William (Bill) A. Younglove
Created: April 22, 2020 at 10:55 AM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: April 21, 2020 at 11:07 AM
Story Title: Finding Blue Skies
Contributor Name: Riley Moon
Created: April 19, 2020 at 12:50 PM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Ron Scott
Created: April 19, 2020 at 8:53 AM
Story Title: Engagement at distance
Contributor Name: Charles Bazerman
Created: April 17, 2020 at 9:29 PM
Story Title: Virtually aware
Contributor Name: Geoff Clegg
Created: April 16, 2020 at 8:04 PM
Story Title: We Could Just Be Kind
Contributor Name: Megan McIntyre
Created: April 16, 2020 at 11:28 AM
Story Title: Fuck Academic Rigor
Contributor Name: Mara Lee Grayson
Created: April 15, 2020 at 11:37 AM
Story Title: Corona-virus Diary
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: April 14, 2020 at 12:27 PM
Story Title: Dr. K's Stay-at-Home Story
Contributor Name: Karin Evans
Created: April 13, 2020 at 1:51 PM
Story Title: Food Transports
Contributor Name: Nick Carbone
Created: April 12, 2020 at 1:49 PM
Story Title: Easter 2020 - A slap in our Arrogant Face
Contributor Name: Stamatis N. Astras
Created: April 12, 2020 at 8:23 AM
Story Title: with covid-19
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: April 12, 2020 at 1:53 AM
Story Title: Making Lemonade out of Lemons
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: April 9, 2020 at 6:47 PM
Story Title: Reflections from Long Island, New York
Contributor Name: Ethna D. Lay
Created: April 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Story Title: Gut Feelings
Contributor Name: John T. Scenters-Zapico
Created: April 1, 2020 at 11:07 AM
Story Title: What I know...
Contributor Name: Bernadette Stockwell
Created: March 31, 2020 at 4:50 PM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Sarah Moon
Created: March 31, 2020 at 11:31 AM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Aaron J. Barlow
Created: March 30, 2020 at 5:01 PM
Story Title: Everything Was Happening Too Fast
Contributor Name: Emma Lee. Guthrie
Created: March 27, 2020 at 3:07 PM
Story Title: Covid Entry
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: March 22, 2020 at 9:27 PM
Story Title: Teaching in the Times of Coronavirus
Contributor Name: Jim Hays
Created: March 21, 2020 at 6:56 PM
Story Title: Using YouTube to Support Faculty in Moving Courses Online
Contributor Name: Jessica R. Jorgenson Borchert
Created: March 21, 2020 at 5:25 AM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Deborah Mutnick
Created: March 20, 2020 at 6:04 PM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: March 20, 2020 at 1:44 PM
Story Title: Teaching in the Time of "The 'Rona'"
Contributor Name: Anonymous
Created: March 20, 2020 at 12:09 PM
Story Title: To Everyone: Please Self-Isolate, Now is the Most Dangerous Time
Contributor Name: Luke L . Williams
Created: March 20, 2020 at 10:57 AM
Story Title: Not Provided
Contributor Name: Holly Gallagher
Created: March 19, 2020 at 9:37 AM