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3 ways teachers can integrate SEL into online learning

07/08/2020

Topics: Online learning, SEL

The coronavirus crisis has compelled educators everywhere to make new pedagogical shifts to meet the demands of online teaching. Teachers will continue to be challenged to use education technology to…

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Edtech students help K-12 educators with online teaching during pandemic

07/07/2020

Topics: ISTE Certification, ISTE Standards for Educators, Online learning

When the coronavirus pandemic hit and schools closed, students in Sarah Schroeder’s educational technology classes at the University of Cincinnati suddenly…

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4 tips for teaching with tech: Online learning edition

06/24/2020

Topics: Coding & robotics, Online learning

Two weeks before school started, the iPads arrived. Sixth-grade English teacher Laurie Guyon, who had never touched the device before, suddenly found herself in the midst of an exploratory 1:1 pilot. Her…

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People-power fuels launch of district’s remote learning

06/15/2020

Topics: Online learning

For the Greece Central School District in New York, getting remote learning up and running was as much a people-focused undertaking as a technical one.

Sure, there were Chromebooks to be…

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NASA@Home

NASA keeps the STEM lessons going during quarantine

05/07/2020

Topics: coronavirus, COVID-19, NASA, Online learning, STEM

From launching simple paper rockets to learning how to read satellite images, NASA has assembled a rich collection of STEM activities for students from kindergarten through high school to do on their own at…

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How to lead a school district in a crisis

04/29/2020

Topics: coronavirus, Education leadership, Online learning, Technology planning & infrastructure

Remember when 1:1 devices were a luxury and video lectures felt subversive? For many school districts, it wasn’t that long ago.

Over the past few decades, education has been dipping its feet in the…

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Teacher conducts a lesson remotely

Five tips for designing materials for remote learning

04/27/2020

Topics: Learning sciences

Before we go any further, a big thank you to the many teachers who’ve put together content, often at a few days’ notice, to try keep learning going during these uncertain times. Over the past weeks, I’ve seen so much guilt expressed on Twitter and occasionally an attempt to do too much. This…

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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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Two students read on a digital tablet

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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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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