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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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07/14 04:06 pm | Congress Heightens Emphasis on K-12 Cybersecurity During COVID-19 | Congress introduced two new bills, the PROTECT Act and the National Cyber Director Act, to strengthen cybersecurity measures across the nation, including for schools.

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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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Tracking student attendance under remote learning this spring was complicated and oftentimes ad hoc, a messy process that could continue to be a big problem during the 2020-21 school year.
July 14, 2020 – Education Week
Nashville's school year will start off virtually instead of in person due to the growing spread of COVID-19, local school officials announced Thursday.
July 9, 2020 – AP
New EdWeek Research Center survey examines the frustrations educators had as the school year wound down and some challenges ahead for 2020-21.
June 29, 2020 – Education Week
The coronavirus school building closures are leading to some tough decisions now—instead of years down the road—about providing iPads and Chromebooks, even for kindergartners.
June 17, 2020 – Education Week
Education Week’s annual Technology Counts report takes a hard look at how the massive shift to remote learning under COVID-19 is shaping ed-tech use now and into the future.
June 3, 2020 – Education Week
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 3, 2020 – Education Week
The big question is whether educators will be more likely to turn to technology in the classroom when students are back in school buildings.
June 3, 2020 – Education Week
Answers from more than 30 teachers range from heartening to hopeless, and everywhere in between. Though varied, almost all of the feedback shows teachers’ commitment to their students.
June 3, 2020 – Education Week
The rapid shift to remote learning forced educators across the country to upgrade their tech skills. But will those newfound skills transform teaching and learning?
June 3, 2020 – Education Week
As school districts equip students with more laptops and tablets than ever before, the big question is how that will reshape learning inside and outside the classroom.
June 3, 2020 – Education Week

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