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3 ways to make remote learning more engaging

04/23/2020

Topics: Online learning

Like many teachers, since COVID-19 I've been teaching all of my classes remotely. Although I am not new to online teaching or coaching, I wasn’t sure how…

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Teach students how to read — and understand — digital text

04/17/2020

Topics: Online learning

Creating online educational content isn’t as simple as transferring printed materials to a virtual space. One of the barriers, researchers have found, is…

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9 tips for organizing a virtual learning environment

03/31/2020

Topics: Online learning

The Innovator Solutions section includes contributions from corporate sponsors and advertisers representing education organizations, businesses, policy-making bodies and other influencers dedicated to…

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Meeting students' social-emotional needs during a COVID-19 lockdown

04/07/2020

Topics: Online learning, social-emotional learning

High school junior Sadie Bograd doesn’t mind having extra leisure time to catch up on her novel reading or binge-watch the latest season of The Good Place. But there are moments when the unstructured…

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Flexibility is key to successful remote learning

04/06/2020

Topics: COVID-19, Online learning

Adjusting expectations has been a theme of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ohio’s Lakota Local Schools, a suburban K-12 district with more than 16,700 students, designed its remote learning guide with…

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COVID-19: Get federal funding for your district!

03/31/2020

Topics: Online learning

The COVID-19 public health crisis continues to impact schools across the country. As closures extend further into the year, states and districts are leveraging online learning models, and…

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5 pandemic-friendly resources for bridging the digital divide

04/20/2020

Topics: COVID-19, digital equity, Online learning

If educators have learned anything from the coronavirus outbreak, it’s that digital equity is a complex and moving target. Never has the breadth of the digital divide been more apparent — and never has it been…

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COVID-19 thrusts digital equity to the forefront

03/26/2020

Topics: COVID-19, digital equity, ISTE Expert Webinars, Online learning

With millions of students out of school across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, districts everywhere are scrambling to put in place remote learning programs. A big stumbling-block is guaranteeing…

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School is closed, but learning is open! Lessons from COVID-19

03/26/2020

Topics: coronavirus, COVID-19, Online learning

In the past, schools were paralyzed and learning ceased in extenuating circumstances. In cases of extreme weather, epidemics and fires, learning in an organized face-to-face setting was no longer possible.…

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7 ways to make remote learning accessible to all students

03/23/2020

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, digital equity, Online learning, UDL

Across the nation, equity and accessibility are two of the thorniest issues districts face as they rapidly move toward remote learning. Some states are delaying…

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