Online Learning: Page 2

  • Educators find strategies fostering SEL, play for youngest students as coronavirus continues

    As some schools physically reopen this fall, educators are finding ways to adapt traditional in-person activities even with social distancing in place.

    By Lauren Barack • Sept. 16, 2020
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    Most voters see digital divide as problem, want federal funds to expand access

    Lack of home internet was a nuisance prior to COVID-19, but a new poll shows distance learning has increased urgency to connect all students.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Sept. 11, 2020
  • Hartford, Miami cyberattacks highlight need for vigilance as districts reopen

    K-12 is a prime target for hackers due to limited security resources and vast amounts of data, and the pandemic hasn't slowed them down.

    By Sept. 10, 2020
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    Helping middle-schoolers build self-regulation skills remotely

    The middle grades are a key time for core social-emotional development, and there are a variety of strategies to continue that progress virtually.

    By Lauren Barack • Sept. 9, 2020
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    Deep Dive

    Presentation and choice fuel accessibility — in-person or remote

    Being mindful of resource design also contributes to inclusive spaces that promote the success of all students.

    By Lauren Barack • Sept. 9, 2020
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    Free digital resource in US history builds civil discourse skills

    By emphasizing the skills and disposition that leads to respect of other viewpoints, "Life, Liberty" promotes not just the theory but the practice of civil discourse.

    By David Bobb, President of the Bill of Rights Institute • Sept. 8, 2020
  • Opinion

    Distance learning isn't a panacea for educating kids

    The executive director of a Midwest education research organization urges caution in embracing for-profit virtual education providers.

    By Gretchen Dziadosz • Sept. 2, 2020
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    1:1 programs 'on steroids' bring challenges for school districts

    Districts have largely used rainy day funds or money from state and federal COVID-related K-12 relief funds, but have had to cut corners in some cases.

    By Natalie Gross • Sept. 1, 2020
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    How to engage youngest learners in remote learning

    One educator suggests calming students with familiar objects and routines, in addition to creating scenarios for them to interact with one another.

    By Lauren Barack • Aug. 26, 2020
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    State of American Education: Issues of equity, reopenings, budgets loom large

    In a Wednesday NASSP webinar, administrators and policymakers expressed concern about educator attrition and called for more representative curriculum.

    By Aug. 20, 2020
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    3 ways to build online class culture

    A teacher at an online-only school says connecting with students through video, email and phone has empowered her to create meaningful relationships that encourage students' success. 

    By Andrea Teske • Aug. 19, 2020
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    Improving online learning through reflective practice

    Reflective practice can identify the pros and cons of digital tools used this spring to encourage adoption of more flexible technology, experts say.

    By Lauren Barack • Aug. 18, 2020
  • Research: Most ed tech PD in spring was informal, teacher-initiated

    With the need for ed tech expected to grow in the next three years, experts say educators will need the right information to make effective decisions. 

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Aug. 17, 2020
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    Chef's summer camp course demonstrates how virtual classes can embrace ambition

    While pivoting to online learning was an often daunting challenge, planning and the right amount of guardrails can help maintain rigor in learning, experts say.

    By Lauren Barack • Aug. 12, 2020
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    Is tutoring the answer to the COVID slide?

    Research demonstrates tutoring's success in raising achievement, but expanding access to low-income students is a significant hurdle, experts say.

    By Aug. 11, 2020
  • New guide aims to help schools navigate privacy concerns for students with disabilities

    The Future of Privacy Forum and National Center for Learning Disabilities unveiled a downloadable resource for navigating privacy law minefields during distance and hybrid learning.

    By Aug. 5, 2020
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    As new school year approaches, how will districts address the 'COVID slide'?

    Prolonged spring closures and uneven remote approaches require preparation for a variety of responses to address learning loss, administrators say.

    By Natalie Gross • July 30, 2020
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    California students program robots remotely during distance learning

    A pair of enterprising Compton summer school instructors used cameras and a giant world map to let students command their robots' travels between nations.

    By July 29, 2020
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    Supporting special needs students during remote IEP meetings, learning

    There are several ways educators can help make special needs students comfortable in virtual IEP gatherings and remote environments this fall. 

    By Lauren Barack • July 15, 2020
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    NWEA: Rethink online assessments, student growth in wake of COVID-19

    The nonprofit assessment provider suggests leaders invest in aligning with hybrid and distance learning, adjusting to ensure equity and transparency.

    By July 15, 2020
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    Amid coronavirus, educators learn to differentiate, add choice with tech

    A variety of online tools helped educators expand their approaches to lessons during shutdowns — and they plan to keep them in their toolkits.

    By Lauren Barack • July 8, 2020
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    Survey: Students relatively positive on distance learning, but obstacles remain

    A YouthTruth survey of 20,000 students finds Black and Latinx students report more obstacles to learning, and female and nonbinary students experience more mental health struggles.

    By July 7, 2020
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    Uncertain educational environment requires shift in PD

    A former National Teacher of the Year finalist who's now a professor of practice suggests a focus on trauma-informed practices, as well as team-building and collaboration.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • June 22, 2020
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    Rapid switch to online learning created cybersecurity risks

    With uncertainty around distance learning during the upcoming school year, experts say planning for cybersecurity will be difficult. 

    By Shawna De La Rosa • June 19, 2020
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    3 coronavirus challenges for curriculum directors this fall

    Administrators are facing tighter budgets along with a need to establish expectations and adopt resources that fit multiple paths.

    By Lauren Barack • June 17, 2020