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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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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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The mix of hybrid learning approaches is dizzying, but schools are learning valuable lessons about what is worth replicating.
November 11, 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
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
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

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