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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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How are schools infusing the arts into STEM education, how are students becoming interested in coding, and what STEM fields are growing the fastest?

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

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Special Report: The New World of Work
Students may need new and different skills—such as creativity or data know how—to thrive in the emerging economy. This special report explores what some schools are doing to meet those needs and what employers want from their new hires.

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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An in-depth review has concluded the program should be discontinued as an option for full distance learning in Hawaii’s public schools.
October 13, 2020 – McClatchy-Tribune
Schools are struggling to figure out what's appropriate in remote learning classrooms this fall—yet another adaptation demanded of educators during the coronavirus pandemic.
October 13, 2020 – AP
Concerns about screen time are not new—but they are heightened when kids across the country are spending much of their school day online.
October 21, 2020 – Education Week
Here’s a recap of key findings for how to improve virtual learning, prioritize what to teach, make up for lost learning, and tend to students’ well-being.
September 30, 2020 – Education Week
The coronavirus, the limits of ed tech, and the often-unscientific way schools teach basic reading skills could mean catastrophe.
October 21, 2020 – Education Week
Educators need new tools to keep reading instruction consistent and new philosophies for engaging students in remote learning environments.
September 30, 2020 – Education Week
First grade teacher Claudia Margaroli talks about the difficulties of teaching reading remotely and how she is trying to adjust.
September 30, 2020 – Education Week
In the world’s wealthiest country, why is broadband access denied to so many and in such high numbers? Mark Lieberman investigates.
September 23, 2020 – Education Week
Early into the new school year, ‘Zoombombings’ are already becoming an all-too common learning disruption for students and their teachers.
October 7, 2020 – Education Week
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

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