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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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A nationally representative EdWeek Research Center survey found that just 1 percent of teachers said their school or district was paying for their high-speed, wireless internet at home.
May 4, 2020 – Education Week
Educators are struggling to learn how to use new tech tools—devices, apps, software, and online textbooks—in greater volume than ever before.
April 22, 2020 – Education Week
Typically, taking attendance is simply a matter of asking, is the student in the building or not? With most school buildings closed, it’s now represented by a more amorphous set of factors.
April 17, 2020 – Education Week
The effort amounts to a low-cost alternative and readily accessible solution for schools that have been forced to develop and implement long-term online lesson plans on the fly.
April 6, 2020 – Education Week
Schools across the country are evaluating their engagement with the videoconferencing tool, with decisions varying from banning its use to figuring out how to use it safely.
April 3, 2020 – Education Week
School districts are competing against each other for purchases of digital devices as remote learning expands to schools across the country.
April 1, 2020 – Education Week
Virtual charters represent an imperfect model for the kind of remote learning school districts should be providing during school shutdowns, some experts argue.
March 31, 2020 – Education Week
Teams of teachers used their schools’ 3-D printers to make medical face shields and rounded up hand sanitizer and latex gloves to donate to local hospitals, clinics, and senior care facilities.
March 31, 2020 – Education Week
States are adjusting the policies and strategies designed for short- term remote instruction—like snow day plans—to support students for the rest of the school year.
March 27, 2020 – Education Week
An unprecedented number of online interactions between teachers and students from their respective homes introduce new privacy questions that lack easy answers.
March 26, 2020 – Education Week

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