Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects


The condition has numerous names: secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue. One of the handful of studies of STS in schools found that more than 200 staff surveyed from across six schools reported very high levels of STS. How Schools Can Acknowledge Secondary Trauma. Learn about additional individual and organization strategies for addressing secondary traumatic stress, compiled by the U.S.

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.


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Making Access and Equity a Reality for Diverse Students

Large school districts in different parts of the United States have now developed systematic ways to increase diverse students’ access to advanced courses, and the districts are also providing other important aspects of an equitable education that prepares the students for 21st century careers.

Remote Learning Is Here to Stay, Raising Concerns About Teacher Training and Data Privacy


The survey, conducted of RAND’s nationally representative American School District Panel from September through November 2020, included more than 375 K-12 public school districts and charter management organizations. Online learning efforts may remain even when the pandemic fades away.

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

The Hechinger Report

The superintendent in Lincoln, Nebraska, says a district survey this past fall found that 10% of parents liked remote learning – pandemic or not. The program also bolstered access to learning opportunities at times limited by availability and affordability.

Schools in Three States Establish or Expand Student Access to Courses from The Virtual High School


a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization helping schools provide their students with a variety of online and blended learning programs, has spurred institutions in Rhode Island and Vermont to give their students greater access to the wide array of VHS core and elective courses. The Virtual High School has a distinguished 22-year history of providing middle and high schools from 40 states and 33 countries with access to high-quality online and blended learning experiences.

BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

iLearn Technology

Each day we were in remote learning, I sent a daily email with a video message for the community, links to all of our teacher’s daily plans, links to tech-support, and a daily check-in survey so parents could share how remote learning was going in their house.

To test or not to test? Educators weigh the value of standardized testing during a pandemic

The Hechinger Report

Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESSA, states are required to test every student in seven grades annually, and to separate scores by race, income, English language proficiency and special education status.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations.

How one country with close parallels to the United States has made college free

The Hechinger Report

Fifteen percent of beneficiaries of free tuition in Chile would otherwise not have sought a college education, even if they had access to a scholarship or loan. Most American free-tuition programs also don’t cover those expenses , according to a survey by The Education Trust.

Facing uncertain futures, high school seniors weigh tough college options and alternate paths

The Hechinger Report

Liz Willen is editor-in-chief of The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit news organization that covers K-12 and post-secondary education. Stephen Smith: What do the surveys, public opinion polls, show about the overall concerns of high school seniors.

Automation is remaking Mississippi jobs: Are workers ready?

The Hechinger Report

Leave this field empty if you're human: Automation affects workers around the world — nearly half of the employers surveyed by the World Economic Forum last year expected automation would reduce their workforce by 2022. Experts and educators point to a few strategies — some of which are already being explored by leaders within the state: Increase access to post-secondary education. A recent survey of auto shops he conducted confirmed the trend.

As students return to college, a basic question persists: What are they learning?

The Hechinger Report

Higher education has found itself under increasing pressure to change that, just as has happened in elementary and secondary schools, where a battery of standardized tests constantly check in on what students know. The National Survey of Student Engagement , or NSSE (pronounced “Nessie”), which McCormick now runs, was conceived in 2000 to track the ways students spend their time in college, including how and how much they study, meet with faculty and participate in class discussions.

Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than just money

The Hechinger Report

But Say Yes also provides students with support specialists like Stubbe, access to medical and dental care, mental health counseling and legal clinics, plus after-school enrichment activities, college-readiness programs and mentoring; it provides students’ parents with job-readiness workshops and referrals to housing services. At the outset a survey was conducted to assess the needs of schools, families and communities. Are our students completing post-secondary education?

Fitbit for education: Turning school into a data-tracking game

The Hechinger Report

Computech is the district’s only “bring your own device” school, and all students have access to a laptop or similar device every day with which they can log in to the portal at any time. Within the first semester, almost 30,000 students had accessed Strides at least once, according to Jansen. That’s most of the secondary students in the district (traditionally the top users of the student portal). K-12 News Personalized Learning Technology access

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Building a culture of academic integrity in a remote learning environment


A recent survey indicates that 93% of teachers believe students are more likely to cheat if attending school online. This concern is not unfounded; plagiarism is prevalent and accessible for students, especially now.

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Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

polls, forms, or surveys. It is a robust, intuitive tool that makes forms and surveys easy to create for teachers and a snap to join for students (for example, no login required — just a class code). Polls, forms, and surveys. Polls, forms, and surveys are great options when teachers need to create sign-up sheets, push out formative assessments, auto-grade quizzes, and more. Survey Monkey. Survey Monkey can also be used as a warmup/exit ticket.

Lack of Technology Can Impede Creative Skills, Adobe Research Finds

EdTech Magazine

After surveying K–12 and university instructors across the globe, Adobe reports that 74 percent of educators say professions that require creative thinking are less likely to be impacted by automation. Yet, 69 percent of these educators also say today’s primary and secondary curricula doesn’t emphasize creative problem-solving enough. Limited student access to software and other tech, at school and at home. Adobe Makes Tech More Accessible.

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Teaching AP Students Remotely: What Does It Look Like?


On any given day students can participate in these mobile friendly classes covering AP topics such as: Tonicization through Secondary Dominant Chords, Voting Rights and Models of Voting Behavior, and Introduction to Acids and Bases. This supports equity and access.

SCALE-UP Classroom Technology: Supporting The Learning Environment

ViewSonic Education

As more schools begin adopting SCALE-UP and other more collaborative teaching models, IT professionals in secondary and higher education must be ready to support them, providing the technology needed to help students perform their best in these new environments. Whiteboards and/or flat-panel displays are strategically arranged on perimeter walls, so every student has good access and visibility.

Is a Backpack the Key to Closing the Homework Gap?

EdTech Magazine

Millions of students lack the ability to access the internet from home — a problem compounded by increasing expectations from educators that students do so to complete homework and research. . Kajeet ’s ConnectEdNow campaign , announced in June, aims to make broadband access more affordable by providing students with portable Wi-Fi hotspot devices, a $200 mobile device subsidy and discounted data plans from Verizon , T-Mobile and other LTE providers.

Can technology decentralize the hospital?

The Christensen Institute

For years, we have written about the need to decentralize the healthcare system to improve access, cost, and quality. A July 2020 survey found that patient satisfaction with virtual care is so high, many hope that it remains available post-COVID. . From the expediency in which a patient can access medical care to the consistent monitoring of chronic conditions, new technologies are allowing for interventions to be taken before a patient’s health worsens.

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No Single Solution: Working Together for Equity at ESEA

MIND Research Institute

Part of the discussion includes updates on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and how schools and districts can use these funds to support their students.

How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class


In a survey from the International Journal of Education, 97% of teachers reported never or seldom using a flexible curriculum for their students.[2] Content : How the student will access the information.

Using virtual mentors to expand offline networks and grow career aspirations

The Christensen Institute

This August I’ll be releasing a book on a new wave of disruption in education: innovations that deepen and diversify students’ access to relationships. Mentors and students engage on a technology platform and work one-to-one throughout the school year on structured activities focused on academic success, career exploration, and post-secondary planning.

“Working with [a disabled] student really challenged me… I learned to be more flexible, and to focus on the possibilities rather than the limitations.” – Anna Mendoza, Australia

Daily Edventures

Gleneagles Secondary College. I love my students to learn through inquiry and explore information online,” she tells us, “learning to understand credibility of sources as well as generate their own information through survey tools. We use the web to access information as well as collaborate and communicate with a wider audience.”. 21st century skills Accessibility Australia immersive reader mieexpertAnna Mendoza. Teacher and English Domain Leader, E-pedagogy.

Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Secondary and middle schools in Ontario, Canada , are banning the use of cell phones during classes effective from September 2019. For a documentary, Screenager: Growing up on in the Digital Age , a survey was conducted which had more than 1,200 parents of middle school students as respondents. According to the survey, 55% of parents said that their children owned a cell phone.

Reducing Friction in OER Adoption

Iterating Toward Openness

In this vision of the world, OER replace traditional, expensive textbooks for all primary, secondary, and post-secondary courses. One might rightly claim that the GUI democratized access to the power of computing.

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Your Next Great Hire Is Graduating From a Community College


In a survey of 1,000 U.S. While community college students may have good course content in their classes, they may lack access to internships and other work experience opportunities.

OPINION: Investments in child care facilities are critical to building a more equitable system of care

The Hechinger Report

For K-12 public schools, the Government Accountability Office has regularly conducted surveys to determine the condition of facilities, most recently identifying the number and categories of building systems needing updates or replacement.

Disrupting teacher prep for new, powerful student supports

The Christensen Institute

Prior to Digital Promise, Susanne was a teacher and administrator, leading and advising 1:1 programs at middle , secondary, and collegiate levels, as well as teaching English and advising yearbook staffs. It is like when you take a survey and the more people who are asked the more correct the survey is. As Julia Freeland-Fisher lays out in her book , technology can radically expand students’ access to the relationships that are at the heart of social capital.

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7 ways to engage students in remote learning

eSchool News

According to a recent survey of high school students, more than half ( 54 percent ) reported being less engaged during remote learning than during in-person classes. Virtual visitors can also help students maintain focus on post-secondary goals.

EmpowerU Secures Funding for National Launch of Tech-Powered Solution to Address Student Anxiety and Depression

eSchool News

A recent EdWeek survey indicated that 66% of high school principals are actively searching for effective solutions to battle the escalating levels of student anxiety, avoidance and depression. Students can access the EmpowerU portal on any computer or mobile device.

After net neutrality: how should educators respond?

Bryan Alexander

When I say “education” I’m thinking of the American education system, including primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and museums. Getting technical: surveying the surveillors Educators with the right skillsets and resources could keep an eagle eye on ISPs to alert the rest of us when they misbehave (throttling traffic, censoring content, setting up extortionate price plans, etc).

What Student Activists Want Teachers To Know About Virtual Learning and Reopening Schools


When schools closed last March, many districts could not ensure that all students had a computer and internet access for virtual learning. On the survey, 57% of students reported that they were less motivated during emergency distance learning, and 65% reported that they were less engaged.