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How Community Coalitions Are Bridging the Digital Divide

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Across the country, local networks known as Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) are bringing together partners and resources to meet urgent needs and envision a new future for teaching and learning. Tackling the Digital Divide with Device Deployment in Kansas City.

Fall Semester is Here. Now What?

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The Digital Divide Has Narrowed, But 12 Million Students Are Still Disconnected

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In the months that followed, many states and school districts mobilized, using federal CARES Act funding, broadband discounts and partnerships with private companies to connect their students and enable online learning. Education Technology Diversity and Equity Education Research

Why I’m optimistic about bridging the digital divide

eSchool News

Preparing for the unexpected is easier said than done – especially when it comes to education. Long-term school closures caused by a global pandemic were certainly not at the top of educators’ priority lists at this time last year.

Here’s How Colleges Should Help Close the Digital Divide in the COVID-Era

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It’s a harsh and disastrous reality that is wreaking havoc on families, local economies and the education system. Digital divide is a term used to describe the gap present in society between those who have access to the internet and technology and those who don’t.

Moving a Summer Program to the Virtual World — While Closing the Digital Divide

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For those working in education, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to rethink how we engage with young people. Build a Healthy Virtual Culture Many high schoolers from underserved communities have never interacted in virtual professional or learning environments before.

PROOF POINTS: Paper beats pixels on most picture books, research finds

The Hechinger Report

A meta-analysis of 39 studies of children’s picture books finds that children score better on comprehension tests after reading a paper book than after reading a digital book. Digital picture books have been a godsend during the pandemic.

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

The Hechinger Report

After schools switched from physical instruction to remote learning in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, districts and state leaders assured families they would get devices for students and the technology resources needed to do schoolwork at home.

OPINION: College in a pandemic is tough enough — without reliable broadband access, it’s nearly impossible

The Hechinger Report

That means we must prepare now for the potential that colleges and universities that swiftly shifted to online instruction as the pandemic swept through the country and forced campuses to shutter will have to continue, and even ramp up, those efforts in September. Department of Education.

Coronavirus accelerates higher education’s trend toward distance learning

The Hechinger Report

Earlier this month, California State University, Fullerton, asked its faculty to prepare for teaching all their fall classes online. If it does go that way, CSU-Fullerton would benefit from the fact that it already offers a significant amount of online coursework.

Chaos Learning: Classroom vs Online?

My Island View

If this pandemic has taught me anything, this would be my lesson learned. When it comes to the American education system, I have experienced it in many ways and on many levels. Now I deal with education as a speaker, writer, blogger, and podcaster. Let’s mandate remote learning.

How Educators Can Empower Students Through Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

With education turning on the technology skills of students and teachers, its important to gain a rudimentary understanding of foundational technology. I mean the basics of how to use the tech tools that are driving learning. Ready or not, digital transformation has come to education.

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? We are in that moment now in education.”.

OPINION: Creating better post-pandemic education for English learners

The Hechinger Report

As the winter turns to spring and pandemic learning reaches its one-year mark, something like a return to normal, in-person schooling is becoming a reality in communities across the country. By and large, English learners aren’t thriving under distance learning.

From normal to better: Using what we’ve learned to improve education

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Since the beginning of the school shutdowns, there have been debates about the effectiveness of online learning. Many education experts have offered ideas on how to improve what was, in essence, an emergency service for which the majority of teachers were not prepared.

A multilingual, multicultural call center helps families of color cope with remote learning

The Hechinger Report

Working with some of the most vulnerable families in her community last spring, Sharonne Navas saw first-hand why some families of color needed more than just a tech hotline to help them with their online learning troubles. Remote learning helpline for teachers…and parents.

OPINION: School leaders must come forward to help Latino students after the pandemic set back long-awaited progress

The Hechinger Report

Before the pandemic hit our Latino community, we were making slow but steady progress in closing the equity gaps that prevent Latino students from truly thriving in our education system and workforce. Related: Survey reveals stark rich-poor divide in how U.S.

Where’s the Silver Lining for Education?

My Island View

The consequences of our nationwide quarantine however, may be having a profound positive effect on our education system. From an education perspective, there may be a silver lining to one of the darkest clouds to ever cover this country. The digital divide must be addressed.

Closing the homework gap so ‘no child is left offline’

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Department of Education, during the forum. It has been digitized.

Innovating Beyond Avoidable K-12 Crises

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By Amy Valentine There’s always a crisis in education. Covid-19 is the most recent and most significant, and it has challenged our education system in innumerable ways. Online learning is a quarter century old. Featured How Learning Works Technology

What’s next? Lessons from the lockdown on traditional education

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Specifically, many teachers are wondering: What’s in store for the future of education? However, we can make at least some educated guesses about what needs to change from now on. Online learning is student-centered by default, having its own advantages and pitfalls.

Every student needs summer school this year to combat coronavirus learning loss

The Hechinger Report

As the coronavirus closes schools, online platforms are proving to be invaluable, allowing instruction to continue and alleviating the severity of students’ learning loss. More recent studies show that the summer is a pivotal period for student learning.

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

This summer, educators need to get some rest so that we can be our best. However, our professional accreditation requirements are still on track and need to be renewed, as we have to learn and up our abilities for the fall. Social-Emotional Learning. We have to relate to educate.

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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. But America’s persistent digital divide has greatly hampered efforts toward this goal.

COVID-19: Creating a new education reality

eSchool News

With the onset of coronavirus (COVID-19), school districts, institutions of higher education, and educators are finding themselves in uncharted territory. Related content: 4 possible COVID-19 learning realities.

MLTI is not a Tech Buy or Commodity. It’s a Learning Initiative.

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The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) has been around since 2001, providing 7th & 8th Grade students and teachers with devices and more. Recently a new piece of “Concept Draft” legislation popped up: LD 137: An Act To Make the Maine Learning Technology Initiative More Cost-effective. I have been involved in learning through technology initiatives for more than 20 years. MLTI has always been about learning. But there are two digital divides.

Remote Learning Is Not Going Away Soon. This Is How to Make It Better.

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Clearly, remote learning is here to stay, at least for the next few months. In recognition of that reality, a new report has outlined “10 ways to make online learning work,” covering a range of best practices. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology.

Teachers use high and low-tech means to reach English Language Learners during coronavirus crisis

The Hechinger Report

Administrators at Dorchester School District Two in suburban Summerville, South Carolina, were well aware of the digital divide when they decided to give students both paper and online resources after shuttering schools because of coronavirus.

This Is the Moment for States to Design the Future of Education

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We begin 2021 heartened by the resiliency of educators and students from around the country pushing through the disruptions of COVID-19. For example, Gwinnett County Public Schools designed an online learning system (eCLASS) to support emergency online learning needs.

Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

A century ago, counselors didn’t spend much of their time on the mental health of students, or what’s known in schools as social-emotional learning. The state board of education later approved about half that money for schools to hire nearly 150 new counselors by August 2020.

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OPINION: U.S. public schools should be federally funded

The Hechinger Report

Education funding is like any other public infrastructure investment. Even as distance-education removes the spatial component from public education — lessons no longer happen in a particular classroom, or at a particular school, but on the (ostensibly worldwide) web — these lines still separate children from one another. In states like Kansas and Arizona , leaders have long underfunded their public education systems. public education.

FCC changes its rules, puts educational spectrum up for open auction

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Higher Education. Mississippi Learning. Tom Rolfes, education IT manager for the Nebraska Information Technology Commission.

Coronavirus is the practice run for schools. But soon comes climate change

The Hechinger Report

How Schools Are preparing – and Not Preparing – Children for Climate Change,” reported by HuffPost and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. But more work needs to be done to shrink the digital divide.

Ready or not, a new era of homeschooling has begun

The Hechinger Report

The suburban Seattle school is part of the Northshore School District, which closed earlier in March and has since paused its online learning program. (AP The rapidly spreading coronavirus is instantly changing the way education is delivered, as school and home become the same place.

4 things we need to realize about digital equity

eSchool News

As COVID made quite painfully clear, student access to reliable high-speed internet and engaging digital tools is essential. “Digital equity is not a new topic for CoSN. education system,” according to the report.