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The latest news about online learning, including articles, opinion essays, and special features.

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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

08/04 01:33 pm | Congressional Pressure on Big Tech: 4 Takeaways for K-12 Leaders | Congress grilled the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google about "pandemic profiteering," anti-competitive practices, and the flow of misinformation about ...

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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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Many substitutes are weighing the costs of going back to schools, where they’ll be exposed to lots of people, under inconsistent safety protocols, and for little pay and potentially no health benefits.
August 10, 2020 – Education Week
Some districts are giving these groups priority to make up for lost learning and lack of access in the spring.
August 7, 2020 – Education Week
The lure of in-person instruction is driving interest. But questions remain about capacity, access, and how the pandemic could affect private schools as well.
August 6, 2020 – Education Week
This principal advice columnist answers your questions about remote teacher evaluation, staying accountable on racial equity, and what she wishes she’d known as a first-year principal.
August 6, 2020 – Education Week
Now more than ever, schools need to give all students access to grade-level work, experts say. Here’s how.
August 6, 2020 – Education Week
To address the complex academic and emotional needs of students who are returning to school—either physically or virtually—some schools are experimenting with new staffing models.
August 6, 2020 – Education Week
Some school districts plan to require teachers to deliver virtual instruction alone from classrooms.
August 4, 2020 – Education Week
The nation’s K-12 educators have many questions about the coronavirus. EdWeek is helping answer them.
August 4, 2020 – Education Week
Super-short stories written by teachers about their triumphs and frustrations, and the hilarious or absurd moments from their lives.
August 4, 2020 – Education Week
Educator support for how governors are handling the K-12 challenges related to the coronavirus dropped from 57 percent to 39 percent between April and July, but opinions varied significantly from state to state, an EdWeek Research Center survey found.
July 28, 2020 – Education Week

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