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A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I But Bredder can’t give students the tool he considers most indispensable to 21st-century learningbroadband internet beyond school walls. They’re building their own countywide broadband network. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

The pandemic’s remote learning legacy: A lot worth keeping

The Hechinger Report

As districts across the United States consider how to get student learning back on track and fortify parent interest in public schools, they’re asking the same question as Steve Joel: What should we keep after the pandemic? Hints of a remote learning legacy are emerging.

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

The Hechinger Report

But while many districts around the country have moved to remote learning platforms like Google Classroom, Coe was using the school’s copy machine to put together printed packets for his students to take home. We can’t do any of that online stuff.”.

Hotspots no silver bullet for rural remote learning

The Hechinger Report

Back in April, as schools across the country shifted to online instruction to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Scott Muri saw firsthand just how damaging lack of internet access can be for students and families.

OPINION: The truth about returning to school? There’s no easy answer

The Hechinger Report

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos saying it’s not her job to track school reopening plans to states providing woefully inadequate guidance and support for districts to move online, we’ve done very little right. Finally, we just cannot yet do online learning well.

Teachers, cafeteria workers and school bus drivers should be next in line for the Covid vaccine

The Hechinger Report

Opening schools would also free up broadband, computer hardware and time for parents who have had to set up home offices next to their children’s remote learning stations.). Schools are located in areas that are generally accessible to the public.

Homework in a McDonald’s parking lot: Inside one mother’s fight to help her kids get an education during coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

Her high school had recently closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic and shifted to distance learning. Her cellphone’s data plan — the only way she could access the internet at home — wasn’t up to the task. Widespread lack of broadband access complicates learning.

OPINION: Even before the pandemic, students with disabilities and other challenges were being left behind

The Hechinger Report

Had broadband even existed then, chance are we wouldn’t have been able to afford it. They may have disabilities or not speak English as a first language or come from low-income families or lack access to stable housing. No student should be denied the tools needed to learn.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

Almost no district was truly ready to plunge into remote learning full time and with no end in sight. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy and no must-have suite of digital learning tools. Blaney Elementary School in Elgin, S.C.,

Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

The Hechinger Report

My biggest worry is the kids I’ve gotten no response from,” said Rose, who is retiring in June and never expected to end her career struggling with online teaching. “I’m Along with Rose, I contacted a middle and an elementary school teacher to see how they are faring.

Schools lead the way to zero-energy buildings, and use them for student learning

The Hechinger Report

Dressed in pastel pink and green for an early spring day, second-grader Katherine Cribbs was learning about energy on a virtual field trip – to her own school. Katherine Cribbs, a second-grader at Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, explores the online “energy dashboard” that tracks her school’s energy consumption and production. I learned that our solar panels rotate,” she said. “So, ARLINGTON, Va.

Seeking asylum in a time of Covid

The Hechinger Report

In January, Rosa Bermudez brought home a colorful worksheet from Stansbury Elementary School, meant to guide her “power plan” for a safe, healthy relationship to technology. Here, it’s necessary to learn English,” Rosa said in Spanish.

A new playbook for summer school

The Hechinger Report

Tate Reeves has allowed school districts to reopen for summer learning programs, even as the state’s rate of new coronavirus infections has shown few signs of receding. Related: Takeaways from research on tutoring to address coronavirus learning loss.

As coronavirus ravaged Indian Country, the federal government failed its schools

The Hechinger Report

After his high school on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona shut down in March, he finished about three weeks of distance learning via his family’s computer. If I were a teacher, would I know how to shift to teaching online?”. Another says to “plan for student learning.”.

Coronavirus is poised to inflame inequality in schools

The Hechinger Report

State and federal agencies have advised schools to create online learning plans to minimize the disruption to student learning. Most schools are completely unprepared – or, at best, woefully underprepared – for coronavirus and virtual learning. Future of Learning.

29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

Abrupt shifts to virtual and hybrid learning laid bare the vast inequities that exist in the U.S. The move to online learning also made people wonder: Are there practices we can continue when the pandemic abates? This may assist with mitigating learning loss.

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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis.

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Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

“Most of what our staff does is show up committed and dedicated — they really take care of these kids and make sure that they’re safe, that they’re healthy, that they’re happy, they’re eating, they have clothes,” says Amy Creeden, an elementary school principal. Compared to white and affluent students, low-income and minority students have less access to nearly every type of educational benefit.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

Most of what our staff does is show up committed and dedicated — they really take care of these kids and make sure that they’re safe, that they’re healthy, that they’re happy, they’re eating, they have clothes,” says Amy Creeden, an elementary school principal. Compared to white and affluent students, low-income and minority students have less access to nearly every type of educational benefit. “It’s The initiative is in place at elementary and middle schools in Middletown.

What If Schools Viewed Outdoor Learning as ‘Plan A’?

Edsurge

and since learning inside was deemed dubious at best, the classroom was moved outdoors, where group gatherings were considered safe. Neither insufficient money, limited outdoor space, nor inclement weather should stand in the way of a school doing outdoor learning.

To Prepare for Coronavirus, Simple Measures Are Often Most Effective

MindShift

With confirmed and suspected cases of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) spreading throughout the United States, school and district officials are starting to plan for school closures and shifts to online learning.

The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One

MindShift

For 6-year-old Sadie Hernandez, the first day of online school started at her round, wooden kitchen table in Jacksonville, Fla. “Are you ready to do this online stuff?” Three days to load classes onto an online platform.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

edWeb.net

Diablo Unified School District in California, one of the biggest changes and challenges was her district’s sudden switch during the summer from a return to schools to going entirely online at the start of the new school year. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Sign up now: [link] Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever. Understanding when, where, and how learning takes place has never been more important. Blended Learning ? Brain-based Learning ?

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Do you co-learn with a classroom across the globe? See you online!

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Republicans try to take cheap phones and broadband away from poor people,” Ars Technica reports. monthly subsidies toward cellular phone service or mobile broadband. The for-profit Charlotte School of Law says it might get its access to federal financial aid restored. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. Still in its early stages, this ambitious project relies on a little-known public resource – a slice of electromagnetic spectrum the federal government long ago set aside for schools – called the Educational Broadband Service (EBS).