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How COVID-19 Is Shaping Tech Use. What That Means When Schools Reopen

Surveys by the EdWeek Research Center show teachers seeing their ability to use technology improving during school closures, but huge tech-equity issues could get worse. (June 2, 2020)

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Spotlight on Remote Learning During COVID-19

As schools experience closures due to COVID-19, teachers and district leaders have worked to implement effective remote teaching. In this Spotlight, learn about how educators are addressing equity issues within remote learning, how teachers are employing trauma-informed teaching online, and how districts are helping teachers understand new tech tools.

Spotlight on Digital Reading and Literacy

As the nation enters an unprecedented digital learning era due to COVID-19, the need to examine digital reading and literacy becomes more crucial. In this Spotlight, learn about ways educators can use ed-tech in English classes, how online reading has changed, and how teachers are maintaining reading practices during the pandemic.

Spotlight on Transformative Learning in Ed-Tech

Technology and digital learning are transforming the education system. In this Spotlight, discover how teachers are using adaptive learning in the classroom, how technology is assisting English-Language Learners, and how educators are using digital games to assess knowledge.

LEADERS TO LEARN FROM

High-Quality Online Learning Is Possible and Indiana Leader Wants to Prove It
As the director of virtual and blended learning at Indiana's Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, Michele Eaton strives to bring personalized learning to students and teachers. She is recognized as a 2018 Leader To Learn From.

QUIZ

Quiz Yourself: Personalized Learning
How is personalized learning used in the classroom?

Quiz Yourself: E-Rate and Digital Learning
What is the federal e-rate program and what are the biggest challenges to digital learning?

Digital Education Blog

06/30 02:03 pm | 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.

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Special Report: Personalized Learning: Vision vs. Reality
Education Week takes a hard look at the big arguments against personalized learning, what the latest research says about it, and how the approach is playing out in classrooms.

Special Report: Personalized Learning: 4 Big Questions Shaping the Movement
Four critical questions about personalized learning are prompting educators to take a harder look at this approach and determine if they need to correct any missteps.

EXPLAINER

What Is Personalized Learning?
From blended learning to computerized testing, digital and online technologies are reshaping the classroom experience for millions of students.

The K-12 Educator’s Guide to Safe and Effective Videoconferencing
Videoconference platforms are useful for educators trying to maintain instruction and manage district priorities during extended shutdowns. This guide will help schools navigate concerns around technology, privacy, and security.

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Tracking student attendance under remote learning this spring was complicated and oftentimes ad hoc, a messy process that could continue to be a big problem during the 2020-21 school year.
July 14, 2020 – Education Week
Super-short stories written by teachers about their triumphs and frustrations, and the hilarious or absurd moments from their lives.
July 7, 2020 – Education Week
The lesson-sharing platform recently pledged to promote anti-racist resources and provide free professional development. But teachers say the company's content moderation policy still allows for racist resources to remain on the site.
July 15, 2020 – Education Week
New EdWeek Research Center survey examines the frustrations educators had as the school year wound down and some challenges ahead for 2020-21.
June 29, 2020 – Education Week
Some mix of in-school attendance and online learning is what many districts are planning as the best way to adhere to social distancing requirements and provide at least some face-to-face instruction and support for students.
June 25, 2020 – Education Week
In communities where cases of COVID-19 remain low, schools can plan for students to be in classrooms every day with some important modifications. Understand the pros and the cons.
June 25, 2020 – Education Week
This scheduling option can help schools with large enrollments manage space constraints and provide built-in breaks for enrichment and remediation.
June 25, 2020 – Education Week
Schools that stick with only virtual learning this fall will have to provide a much more robust experience than what most delivered in the spring. Here are some ideas to make it work.
June 25, 2020 – Education Week
Students with serious health concerns and those with other specialized needs may opt out of returning to school. What schools can do to keep serving them.
June 25, 2020 – Education Week
A closer look at planning for the logistics behind assigning groups of students to come to school on a rotating basis.
June 25, 2020 – Education Week

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