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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.


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 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?

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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.


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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Schools are putting in place or considering measures such as extending holiday breaks or shifting back to full-time remote learning.
November 16, 2020 – Education Week
The mix of hybrid learning approaches is dizzying, but schools are learning valuable lessons about what is worth replicating.
November 25, 2020 – Education Week
The shift could have lasting effects on both public schools and the home-schooling movement.
November 25, 2020 – Education Week
What schools are finding during COVID-19 is that personalized learning is very difficult to pull off.
November 4, 2020 – Education Week
Tailoring lessons to individual students’ academic needs and personal interests might be getting pushed to the backburner, out of necessity.
November 4, 2020 – Education Week
Educators are helping students learn to dig deeper into topics in remote, hybrid, or socially distanced learning, but it isn’t easy.
November 4, 2020 – Education Week
Tailoring instruction to the needs of individual students is hard. It takes a lot of planning.
November 4, 2020 – Education Week
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?
November 4, 2020 – Education Week
Educators who work in personalized learning schools are adjusting instruction for remote, hybrid, and in-person learning.
November 4, 2020 – Education Week
Educators are innovating and learning important lessons on the fly that they believe will make their schools better for the long haul.
November 4, 2020 – Education Week

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