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How Districts Can Develop a Comprehensive Plan for Remote Learning Come Fall

Edsurge

(Credit: Mike Zetlow) I know from my year teaching at VIPKid that students can learn online , a conclusion researchers have also reached. This online learning model doesn’t work for every child, but it is right for some. Invest in blended and online learning professional development.

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Pandemic Spurs Changes in the Edtech Schools Use, From the Classroom to the Admin Office

Edsurge

MDR reports a “surge,” with 1:1 schools most likely to be high schools (41 percent), then middle schools (37 percent) and finally elementary (22 percent). And when learning remotely, 56 percent of teachers said student devices were Chromebooks, far and away outpacing tablets like iPads (16 percent) and other mobile computing devices.

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Digital curriculum targets ELL learning gap

eSchool News

A new suite of digital instructional materials is designed to boost language acquisition and achievement for English Language Learners (ELL), which, with nearly five million students is among the largest and fastest growing demographic in U.S. Digital Learning and Tools News Online Learning Top News'

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PROOF POINTS: Fixing online credit recovery remains elusive

The Hechinger Report

The online software was a lot cheaper than paying a teacher and graduation rates went up. Journalists discovered cheating scandals and evidence of low-quality instructional materials. Just putting a kid in front of a computer is not the best way to learn. But there was a downside. Cost remains a concern.