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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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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?
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Safely storing videos of classroom lessons and protecting sensitive health information will be a challenge.
August 11, 2020 – Education Week
Some school districts plan to require teachers to deliver virtual instruction alone from classrooms.
August 4, 2020 – Education Week
Many teachers who will be leading classes remotely are building colorful virtual environments for their students featuring avatar versions of themselves. Some districts are even mandating trainings on how to create them.
July 30, 2020 – Education Week
Uber-popular with tweens and teens, the video-sharing platform on which users share short clips is raising concerns about student data privacy and national security.
July 29, 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
The education secretary was an enthusiastic supporter of virtual education until President Donald Trump started putting pressure on school districts to reopen buildings and return to in-person instruction for the 2020-21 academic year.
July 27, 2020 – Education Week
From demonstrations and packed board meetings to burgeoning Facebook groups, parents are putting school leaders on the hot seat. But will everyone be heard?
July 23, 2020 – Education Week
Some districts are scrambling to account for thousands of devices—a task made more urgent by the uncertainty over when students will be able to return to school buildings full-time.
July 23, 2020 – Education Week
Full-time remote instruction? In-person instruction? Or a hybrid model? Deciding among those three options can be an excruciating decision for school officials. But the choice many schools appear to be leaning toward is a hybrid model, at least for now.
July 23, 2020 – Education Week
Data on the usage of educational technology tools can provide districts with a helpful road map for improving student engagement under remote, in-person, or hybrid learning conditions. See how school districts are using such data to make smart, strategic decisions.
July 23, 2020 – Education Week

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