8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Wally Clipper, has a great run-down on 8 trends you’ll want to watch in 2020: 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020. This year, educational institutions are using blockchain for accessible record keeping.

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Announcing the 2020 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows

Digital Promise

We’re excited to announce the 2020 cohort of HP Teaching Fellows! These educators create deep, meaningful learning experiences for their students that are personal and accessible , authentic and challenging , collaborative and connected , and inquisitive and reflective.

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Hundreds of thousands of students still can’t access online learning

The Hechinger Report

Students who haven’t had access to technology since mid-March could face significant problems, said Karen Cator, CEO of Digital Promise, a nonprofit that works for innovation in schools. “If If we can’t get every student access, that’s going to exacerbate the gaps even more.”

How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

Why require a summative written report rather than one delivered via video or audio? Do you want an assessment that determines shortfalls and then provides a roadmap on how to get from here to there or a one-and-done report?

Nine New Lawsuits Target ‘Inclusive Access’ Textbook Programs, Alleging Antitrust Violations


Nine lawsuits filed in March, April and May against major textbook companies and retailers take aim at their bulk deals with colleges to offer online course materials, sometimes referred to as “inclusive access” programs.

8 Ways Parents and Teachers Support Remote Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

The first thing parents need to arrange is online access. Fortunately, most people have smartphones, and it is possible to access online teaching platforms from a phone. The family can choose the time a child accesses her lessons.

How to Manage Student Devices for Remote Learning

Digital Promise

With most schools, restaurants, coffee shops, and public libraries closed, students have lost much of their access to public wifi. Work with local businesses and partners to create wifi hotspots where students can safely access wifi while maintaining social distancing protocols.

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How Will Coronavirus Impact Education Technology Investments in 2020?


Axios reported that venture firms have cumulatively raised $100 billion over the past two years, and many are “ open for business ” and actively investing. Hundreds of other education companies are also offering access to their tools for free or reduced cost.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

A lot of our kids don’t have internet access,” said Coe, who knows students who routinely head to the library or the town’s McDonald’s to get online. For students who don’t have online access, we’re happy to be able to provide this,” said Seeta Pai, executive director of education at WGBH.

3 Strategies for Personalizing Feedback Online

Catlin Tucker

Students also reported being more motivated by audio and video feedback because it was clear and personalized (Voelkel & Mello, 2014; Henderson & Phillips, 2015). Interestingly, teachers also reported higher levels of engagement when giving video and audio feedback.

What are the Most Popular Classroom Technologies in 2020?

EdNews Daily

Teachers may ask the students to access the site or download its app on their smartphones. It also monitors students’ topic-wise test performance and reports their progress to the teachers. . This free app can be accessed through any device with a web browser.

What’s New in Google Classroom? [2020 Updates]


Previously only available in beta, Originality Reports and Rubrics are Google Classroom features that are now available to all users. . Originality Reports. Google Classroom’s Originality Reports function as a tool to correct un-cited content and potential plagiarism.

Exploring Coaching Trends in Classrooms

Digital Promise

Moreover, teachers who received DLP coaching reported greater skills and confidence in leveraging technology in their teaching, which resulted in increased student engagement and learning. Read the full report to learn more, then join us for a webinar on Feb.

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Top 10 Ways to Give Back While at Home

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Kim Schonert-Reichl – Bio as Submitted Dr. Kim Schonert-Reichl is an expert advisor for the WE organization’s WE Schools program, which is accessed by over 18,000 schools across North America – with a special emphasis on social and emotional learning and mental wellbeing.

In the wake of a global pandemic, healthcare coverage ? access to care

The Christensen Institute

Insurance doesn’t help when it’s still virtually impossible to access timely care. The Institute of Medicine defines access as “the timely use of personal health services to achieve the best possible health outcomes”. For coverage to make a difference, people need to be able to access the level of care that makes sense for them, at a point in time when that care is most effective. access to care appeared first on Christensen Institute How do we address COVID-19?

15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

Instructions are both written and audio, making them accessible to lots of learners. Once registered, teachers have access to lesson plans and other resources to help unpack the Stock Market Game experience for their students.

Why so few students transfer from community colleges to four-year universities

The Hechinger Report

The results were issued in a May 2020 report and media briefing. Even students who were close to the transfer threshold sometimes reported that the one class they still needed was only offered once a week at a time that conflicted with their schedules, Cooper said.

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Special Education (SPED) and Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

You can access it HERE. Below are some specific pieces from the report I have pulled where I also add my thoughts.

The 9 elements of Digital Citizenship your students need to know


Digital access. Although we live in a digital era, not everyone has access to technology. Read more: 4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives. With the rise of the Internet, we have become more and more present in the online world.

Gen Z Talks About Election 2020

Educator Innovator

The Let’s Talk About Election 2020 youth media challenge showcase officially opened for submissions on Jan. 20, 2020 – exactly one year before our next president is inaugurated on the U.S. Join the Election 2020 challenge and empower your students’ voices!


When Colleges Sign ‘Inclusive Access’ Textbook Deals, Can Students and Professors Opt Out?


Yet the contract terms for these subscription arrangements—which some publishers call “inclusive access” programs—raise questions about whether publishers and colleges pressure students into participating. That’s the conclusion of a new report from U.S. PIRG and author of the report.

OPINION: Access issues for students go beyond online content, extending to housing and food

The Hechinger Report

Historically disadvantaged students, though, will have unequal access to the internet and to the hardware needed to fully participate in online courses. Campus closures, or restricted access, mean immediate threats to housing and food security for both college and school-aged students.

8 Lessons in amplifying literacy with technology


However, if you’re not into the idea of social media, Youtube, or a public blog, you can use a simple library of items that students can have access to such as Google Drive, or something more advanced such as your school’s learning management system.

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation


Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

With higher ed in limbo, students are switching to community colleges

The Hechinger Report

One in 10 high school seniors who were planning to attend a four-year college or university before the pandemic have also already made alternative plans, and nearly half of those have said they will enroll at a community college , Simpson Scarborough reports.

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Enrollment and financial crises threaten growing list of academic disciplines

The Hechinger Report

Credit: Photo: Leslie Ovalle for The Hechinger Report. The University of Michigan has forecast losses of as much as $1 billion through the end of the year; the University of California system reports $558 million in unanticipated costs in March alone.

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On challenges and opportunities: Emergency remote teaching


Emergency remote teaching is a shift in instructional delivery that provides temporary access to education in a quick (and reliable) way. With an LMS, tracking and reporting are automatic and in real-time.

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A college where the graduation rate for black students has been 0 percent — for years

The Hechinger Report

Credit: Aaricka Washington for The Hechinger Report. Credit: Aaricka Washington for The Hechinger Report. Credit: Aaricka Washington for The Hechinger Report. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Race

Decades old student counseling benchmark has no research basis

The Hechinger Report

This 1959 book, known as the Conant Report, is the source of the 250-to-1 student-to-counselor ratio recommendation, according historical research conducted by Harvard graduate student Tara Nicola. Conant’s report, “The American High School Today,” was published as a book in 1959.

The Next Pandemic: Mental Health


Meanwhile, our littlest learners are currently deprived of social interactions, sequestered to playing inside, and relegated to growing screen time (if they have access to technology at all). “The pandemic has been a challenge I never expected … My emotions are all over the place.

How school admins use the LMS to achieve their goals


Being able to access valuable data is just one of the perks that come with an LMS. A big bonus is that all the progress can be demonstrated with reports that you generate directly using the LMS.

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Little-noticed victims of the higher education shutdowns: college towns

The Hechinger Report

Some are already reporting massive losses for community services such as public transportation and freezes on projects including hospital expansions. College towns are already reporting massive losses as a result of the pandemic, according to the ITGA. ANN ARBOR, Mich.

Schools on a screen: One tech-savvy school district has lessons for others going online

The Hechinger Report

Credit: Gail Robinson for The Hechinger Report. The Gates Foundation is among the many supporters of The Hechinger Report.). Credit: Gail Robinson for The Hechinger Report. It was the kind of report students traditionally deliver orally to their classmates.

Long before coronavirus, student parents struggled with hunger, homelessness

The Hechinger Report

Grachan said the school is maintaining its food pantry once a week, but he knows many students are instead accessing food banks closer to where they live. The post Long before coronavirus, student parents struggled with hunger, homelessness appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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Biggest gap year ever? Sixteen percent of high school seniors say they’ll take a gap year

The Hechinger Report

Credit: Photo: Yunuen Bonaparte for The Hechinger Report. This story about a gap year was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

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