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How Technology, Coronavirus Will Change Teaching by 2025

Professors Elliot Soloway and Cathie Norris reflect on how ed tech use in schools has changed in the last five years, and then predict what might lie ahead in a time of massive disruption in K-12. (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.

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..

Spotlight on Cybersecurity

School districts are facing an increasing number of cybersecurity threats each year. In this Spotlight, examine cyberattack statistics, discover how district leaders are combating and preventing cyberattacks, and learn the importance of practicing online ethics.

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Cyberattacks On Schools: How Educators are Responding
There have been at least 775 publicly disclosed cyber incidents in K-12 schools nationally since 2016. Under normal circumstances, this was a big problem. Now, the coronavirus could make it even bigger.

Tech Use Surges Under COVID-19: Where Does Artificial Intelligence Fit In?
Education Week’s final installment of its three-part series on ed-tech issues examines the role of artificial intelligence in K-12 teaching and learning and the management of schools.

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The schooling services that English-language learners and students with disabilities receive don’t always translate well to remote learning. Here’s how schools can help.
September 17, 2020 – Education Week
With so many students taking classes only from home, a cyberattack can have an outsized impact on schooling.
September 14, 2020 – Education Week
Florida's largest school district is severing ties with an online platform many blame for failures as the county tries to get kids back to school.
September 10, 2020 – AP
A student has been arrested for orchestrating network outages and cyberattacks in Florida's largest district.
September 3, 2020 – AP
Florida's largest school district is still under siege by cyberattacks that began Monday as students returned to school remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
September 2, 2020 – AP
In Florida, a grassroots movement of teachers banded together to give each other lessons in their new online learning environment.
August 31, 2020 – McClatchy-Tribune
Academic cheating is a big problem in virtual learning environments, but educators can discourage and prevent it.
September 9, 2020 – Education Week
Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year’s most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed for online learning, an Associated Press investigation has found.
August 23, 2020 – AP
It’s time to abandon our focus on technology etiquette and turn to online ethics instead, writes Michelle Ciccone.
September 2, 2020 – Education Week
When in-person classes are livestreamed to distance learners, every heated class debate, teacher mistake, and student outburst is on display and might be recorded.
September 9, 2020 – Education Week

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