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Education Tech

How IT can take distance learning to the next level

September 21, 2020

Via: eSchool News

Last spring, school districts rushed to transition to distance learning as quickly as possible to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and staff. Now, schools are reflecting on what worked, what didn’t, and how these learnings can be […]


Education Tech, Educational Forms, Informal learning

Using digital tools for engaging remote STEM instruction

September 21, 2020

Via: eSchool News

Providing science and math content online can be relatively straightforward, but engaging students in true distance learning requires more than just transmittal of information. Secondary students in particular need to be able to see and ask questions during remote STEM […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

4 ways to keep your school resilient during distance learning 2.0

September 18, 2020

Via: eSchool News

The first phase of distance learning shocked education systems across the nation as schools were forced to migrate students and staff to distance learning in a week’s time, leaving many struggling to simply “make it work.” Fast forward six months […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Colleges look for lower-risk ways for students to socialize

September 18, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

One hallmark of the fall semester so far has been the recurrent theme of college administrators pleading with students to stop partying — and threatening and imposing punishments on those who do — to try to tamp down the spread […]


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IBM plans $100M investment in HBCU computing program

September 17, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The programs are “very specifically targeted” to help develop talent among students and research faculty at HBCUs, said Kayla Lee, growth product manager at IBM Quantum and Qiskit. A research-focused effort, the IBM-HBCU Quantum Center, led by Howard University, will […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

3 ways to improve online learning security

September 17, 2020

Via: eSchool News

Over the coming weeks, students, teachers and caregivers alike have adjusted to the modern-day classroom – many of which consist of a full or hybrid online learning model. This virtual shift brought on by COVID-19 comes with many unique challenges, […]


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Schools Are Nearly Back. Here’s What to Know.

September 16, 2020

Via: NY Times

At last, New York City’s public schools should soon be back in session. Schools are set to reopen next Monday, Sept. 21, 10 days later than originally scheduled — and only after weeks of wrangling between City Hall, students, parents […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

How to make hands-on physics approachable during remote learning

September 16, 2020

Via: eSchool News

When our school closed in the spring, my physics class still had two units left to cover for the school year – waves and electricity. I immediately thought about how I was going to teach remotely when a lot of […]


Education Tech

Learning lightboards bring a human element to online learning

September 16, 2020

Via: eCampus News

Trinity Western University (TWU) students bring more human faces to online learning by building lightboards that allow professors to look directly into the camera while drawing and illustrating on lighted glass. Through a matching grant from ECO Canada, Trinity Western […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

It’s time to rethink how schools use data to implement social and emotional learning

September 15, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Data is critical to school improvement. It’s our window into what we’re doing, what is working, why it is working, and what we could be doing better. But the way we, as educators, are currently using data could itself use […]