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Professional Development Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Professional Development for EdTech?
Quiz Yourself: Is professional development lacking for ed tech?
March 19, 2021
Technology Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Ed-Tech Usage Post COVID-19
Quiz Yourself: How will ed-tech usage change after COVID-19?
February 18, 2021
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Families & the Community How Schools Are Preparing for the Perfect Storm of Holiday Travel and COVID-19
Schools are putting in place or considering measures such as extending holiday breaks or shifting back to full-time remote learning.
Alyson Klein, November 16, 2020
7 min read
A student at The Social Justice Public Charter School in Washington raises two fingers in answer to a question during an in-person English language arts class. Although some students are attending classes in the school building, others are still learning virtually.
A student at The Social Justice Public Charter School in Washington raises two fingers in answer to a question during an in-person English language arts class. Although some students are attending classes in the school building, others are still learning virtually.
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School & District Management How Hybrid Learning Is (and Is Not) Working During COVID-19: 6 Case Studies
The mix of hybrid learning approaches is dizzying, but schools are learning valuable lessons about what is worth replicating.
Mark Lieberman, November 11, 2020
17 min read
Jaron Chung, 12, attends an online science class as part of remote learning at Kairos Academies in St. Louis.
Jaron Chung, 12, attends an online science class as part of remote learning at Kairos Academies in St. Louis.
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Classroom Technology 6 Lessons Learned About Better Teaching During the Pandemic
Educators who work in personalized learning schools are adjusting instruction for remote, hybrid, and in-person learning.
Madeline Will, November 4, 2020
9 min read
Educators say one-on-one and small group instruction are suffering in remote, hybrid, and socially distanced learning environments.
Educators say one-on-one and small group instruction are suffering in remote, hybrid, and socially distanced learning environments.
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Professional Development Why Personalized Learning Is Struggling During COVID-19
Tailoring lessons to individual students’ academic needs and personal interests might be getting pushed to the backburner, out of necessity.
Alyson Klein, November 4, 2020
9 min read
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Classroom Technology Personalized Learning: Same Subject. Same Teacher. 3 Different Student Experiences
Tailoring instruction to the needs of individual students is hard. It takes a lot of planning.
Mark Lieberman, November 4, 2020
4 min read
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, educators are learning important lessons on the fly that they believe will make their schools better for the long haul.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, educators are learning important lessons on the fly that they believe will make their schools better for the long haul.
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Professional Development How Personalized Learning Is Weathering Tough Times: 'Iterate and Learn'
Educators are innovating and learning important lessons on the fly that they believe will make their schools better for the long haul.
Kevin Bushweller, November 4, 2020
6 min read
Saras Chung, center, her daughter Karis, 14, left, and her son Jaron, 12, walk up to Saras's workplace office in St. Louis. Karis and Jaron, who are attending school remotely full-time, are participating in personalized learning programs.
Saras Chung, center, her daughter Karis, 14, left, and her son Jaron, 12, walk up to Saras's workplace office in St. Louis. Karis and Jaron, who are attending school remotely full-time, are participating in personalized learning programs.
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Personalized Learning How the Pandemic Is Testing Personalized Learning
What schools are finding during COVID-19 is that personalized learning is very difficult to pull off.
November 4, 2020
2 min read
Teacher Sherisa Nailor helps Parker Drawbaugh, left, and Jacob Knouse in their Small-Animal Science class at Big Spring High School in Newville, Pa.
Teacher Sherisa Nailor helps Parker Drawbaugh, left, and Jacob Knouse in their Small-Animal Science class at Big Spring High School in Newville, Pa.
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Classroom Technology Why 'Deep Learning' Is Hard to Do in Remote or Hybrid Schooling
Educators are helping students learn to dig deeper into topics in remote, hybrid, or socially distanced learning, but it isn’t easy.
Alyson Klein, November 4, 2020
7 min read
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Classroom Technology The Mastery vs. Seat-Time Debate Takes Center Stage Under Remote Learning
Emphasizing mastery of a subject over time spent in a classroom has become more relevant during COVID-19. But will that lead to big changes?
Mark Lieberman, November 4, 2020
9 min read
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School Climate & Safety Opinion What Demands to 'Open Schools Now!' Sound Like to a Teacher
COVID-19 deniers’ attacks on educators are part of a long history of asking public schools to do more with less, writes Lyn Peticolas.
Lyn Peticolas, October 29, 2020
5 min read
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Teaching Profession Opinion Dear Teachers, You're Our Country's Greatest Hope Right Now
Those on the front lines of teaching during the pandemic deserve a lot more admiration and support, writes Louie F. Rodriguez.
Louie F. Rodriguez, October 26, 2020
3 min read