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Classroom Technology As Teachers Livestream Classes, Privacy Issues Arise
When in-person classes are livestreamed to distance learners, every heated class debate, teacher mistake, and student outburst is on display and might be recorded.
Sarah Schwartz, August 20, 2020
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Aimee Rodriguez Webb reads emails at her dining room table, which she set up as a virtual classroom in Marietta, Ga. After a rocky transition to distance learning last spring, Webb bought a dry-erase board and a special camera for displaying worksheets.
Aimee Rodriguez Webb reads emails at her dining room table, which she set up as a virtual classroom in Marietta, Ga. After a rocky transition to distance learning last spring, Webb bought a dry-erase board and a special camera for displaying worksheets.
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Teaching How to Make Lessons Cohesive When Teaching Both Remote and In-Person Classes
When some students are online and others in school buildings, how can teachers make sure everyone is learning what they need to learn?
Sarah Schwartz, August 5, 2020
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Teaching Explainer Teaching and Learning in the Pandemic
Advice for deciding what to teach, how to teach it, and how to make sure students and teachers both get the support that they need.
August 5, 2020
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Sunnyside Elementary School 4th grader Miriam Amacker tackles a school assignment at her home in San Francisco last spring. Experts say many students will likely be transitioning back and forth between remote and in-person instruction this school year.
Sunnyside Elementary School 4th grader Miriam Amacker tackles a school assignment at her home in San Francisco last spring. Experts say many students will likely be transitioning back and forth between remote and in-person instruction this school year.
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Curriculum How to Balance In-Person and Remote Instruction
Full-time remote instruction? In-person instruction? Or a hybrid model? Deciding among those three options can be an excruciating decision for school officials. But the choice many schools appear to be leaning toward is a hybrid model, at least for now.
Mark Lieberman, July 22, 2020
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Classroom Technology Explainer COVID-19 & Remote Learning: How to Make It Work
Read our tips, checklists, best practices, and expert advice on how to make teaching and learning at home engaging, productive, and equitable.
Mark Lieberman, July 22, 2020
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Classroom Technology Pre-Course Prep for Online Learning Yields Few Benefits, Study Finds
Preparing students for online coursework by giving them an up-front introduction to the relevance of those virtual studies pays few dividends, a new study finds.
Sean Cavanagh, June 30, 2020
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Classroom Technology Clayton Christensen: Did He Really Disrupt K-12 Education?
The champion of disruptive innovation in business and education passed away this month. One of Christensen's co-authors of "Disrupting Class," Michael B. Horn, assesses the impact his late colleague had on schools.
Alyson Klein, January 29, 2020
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Classroom Technology Teachers, the Robots Are Coming. But That's Not a Bad Thing
Ignoring artificial intelligence won’t keep it out of the classroom. Instead, teachers should be actively shaping it.
Kevin Bushweller, January 7, 2020
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Classroom Technology Should Blue Light Glasses Be on Your Back-to-School Shopping List?
Companies that make the special lenses and some eye-doctors suggest blue light glasses are a good back-to-school purchase, but some experts are skeptical.
Alyson Klein, July 24, 2019
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Classroom Technology From Data Security to Digital Literacy: The 5 Toughest Tasks for One CTO
Rob Dickson, the executive director of information management services for the Omaha Public Schools, outlines his biggest challenges and lessons learned from this school year.
Alyson Klein, June 11, 2019
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Classroom Technology Digital Content, Open Resources, Cybersecurity, and Makerspaces: That's What's on This Superintendent's Mind
Superintendent David Schuler is always trying to see what’s next in technology, but with a critical eye on its effectiveness and cost.
Michelle R. Davis, June 11, 2019
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Classroom Technology What Good K-12 Tech Leadership Looks Like
Want to make your mark as a school district CTO or CIO? Technical expertise is just the beginning, and strong communication skills are a must.
Benjamin Herold, June 11, 2019
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Education Funding Money, Data, Security: The Biggest Challenges Facing K-12 Tech Leaders
From budgeting on a shoestring to breaking down information silos to guarding against breaches, five school district tech leaders discuss their biggest worries.
Benjamin Herold, June 11, 2019
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Classroom Technology Even 'Digital Natives' May Need Lessons on Online Political Discourse
New research suggests that students who’ve learned about media literacy and participatory politics in school are more likely to take part in political activity online.
Stephen Sawchuk, April 30, 2019
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