Remote/Virtual Learning

Education news, analysis, opinion, and lessons learned about schooling happening outside of schools including all-virtual schools and students learning from home during periods of school closures.
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Teacher Preparation Opinion Make Teacher Prep Practical, Not Theoretical
Ready teachers for the rigors of the classroom—how to plan lessons, differentiate instruction, and all the elements of educating students.
Larry Ferlazzo, May 16, 2022
18 min read
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Teaching Teachers Struggled to Stem 'Learning Loss' During Pandemic, GAO Finds
A report documents teachers' concerns about students losing academic ground during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Evie Blad, May 12, 2022
1 min read
People look at a crater created by a Russian rocket attack in a school yard in Dobropillya, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, April 28, 2022.
People look at a crater created by a Russian rocket attack in a school yard in Dobropillya, in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, in April.
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Teaching How U.S. Teachers Are Helping Ukrainian Students 'Half a World Apart'
Teachers at a U.S.-based virtual school share what it's like to teach students in a war-torn country.
Ariel Gans, May 10, 2022
4 min read
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Classroom Technology 5 Ways to Use Technology to Improve Teaching and Learning
Here's an outline of the priorities schools need to address, with links to helpful resources.
Lesly Moore, April 29, 2022
2 min read
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Special Report Making Technology Work Better in Schools
Our annual Technology Counts report examines the tech strategies educators are using to improve student learning in classrooms and at home.
April 12, 2022
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Virtual Instruction Is Here to Stay. Here Are 7 Tips for Doing It Well
Student engagement and creating a classroom community may be even more important in a virtual classroom than a traditional one.
Alyson Klein, April 12, 2022
11 min read
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IT Management From Our Research Center How Tech-Driven Teaching Strategies Have Changed During the Pandemic
Expanded use of popular tools like Khan Academy, Google Classroom, and Accelerated Reader point to lasting changes in how teachers work.
Benjamin Herold, April 12, 2022
7 min read
Teacher Lauren DeNicola talks about the structure of water and the water cycle during a freshman biology class held at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in Scotch Plains, N.J., on March 10, 2022.
Teacher Lauren DeNicola talks about the structure of water and the water cycle during a freshman biology class at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in Scotch Plains, N.J., in March.
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Teaching How Schools Survived Two Years of COVID-19
Survey data and one school district's story highlight public education's resilience amid extraordinary loss and change.
Benjamin Herold, March 15, 2022
19 min read
Classroom Technology Video VIDEO: The Tech Tools That Are Here to Stay
The pandemic has forever altered the way educators and administrators do business—from checking on students’ math understanding to conducting meetings to providing mental health supports.
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Kindergarten teacher Karen Drolet works with a masked student at Raices Dual Language Academy, a public school in Central Falls, R.I., Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022.
Kindergarten teacher Karen Drolet works with a masked student at Raices Dual Language Academy, a public school in Central Falls, R.I., in February.
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Student Achievement What's Behind the COVID Academic Slide? Some Things Mattered More Than Remote Learning
A new analysis of student test data challenges the idea that online learning alone caused the dips in academic progress.
Sarah Schwartz, March 8, 2022
6 min read
Classroom Technology Spotlight Spotlight on Anywhere, Anytime Learning
This Spotlight will help you review key lessons from virtual learning, discover how to improve remote options in your district, and more.
February 23, 2022
Susan Gilley, the executive director of federal programs and instructional technology for the  Harrison Public Schools in Harrison, Ark., created the GOBSmobile, a mobile learning library and STEM lab for students.
Susan Gilley, the executive director of federal programs and instructional technology for the Harrison Public Schools in Harrison, Ark., created the GOBSmobile, a mobile learning library and STEM lab for students.
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School & District Management Leader To Learn From A DIY Approach to Boost STEM Engagement in Rural Schools
Arkansas educator's technology integration and mobile STEM lab offer students better access during remote instruction and beyond.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 16, 2022
8 min read
Visiting educators tour Hope House in 2016, the shelter and foster home for homeless students that Tiffany Anderson opened as superintendent of the Jennings School District in Missouri. Anderson, now the superintendent of Topeka Public Schools in Kansas, said that educators from around the country reached out about her work in Jennings after she was profiled as a Leader to Learn From in 2015.
Visiting educators tour a shelter and foster home for homeless students that Tiffany Anderson opened while superintendent of the Jennings district in Missouri. Anderson, now the superintendent in Topeka, Kan., said that educators from around the country wanted to learn about her work after she was profiled as a Leader To Learn From in 2015.
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Professional Development 'Ambassadors of Hope': Why Past Leaders Lean on Their Fellow Honorees
Former Leaders To Learn From say they've relied on their fellow honorees for inspiration, support, and new insights during the pandemic.
Sarah Schwartz, February 16, 2022
7 min read