Online Learning During COVID-19

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When Project Tomorrow surveyed students in 2015 about what they envision schools will look like in 2020, one student described school as being the place where there would be more educational videos, online class discussions, online games, and texting between teachers and students.

Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well. Coronavirus closures gave many just days.

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After the Arizona State University Preparatory Academy announced on Friday, March 13, that it would shift its 11 schools to online learning because of the coronavirus crisis, teacher Theresa Ordell switched to high gear. Photo: Alexandria Neason for The Hechinger Report.

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Majority of schools in Ohio report using blended learning

The Christensen Institute

A big challenge with blended learning is knowing how many students are actually experiencing it. Since we made the prediction in Disrupting Class that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses would be online in some form or fashion—the vast majority in blended learning —good data has been hard to come by. A new report released today goes to some measure to tackle this problem in the state of Ohio. Only seven percent reported wanting advice on resources.

New Report Says Schools Should Try To Reopen In Person For Elementary Students

MindShift

That’s the top-line recommendation of a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The report includes an updated review of the evidence from around the world and a set of recommendations on mitigation strategies for the coronavirus in school settings.

How Designing Accessible Curriculum For All Can Help Make Online Learning More Equitable

MindShift

As the dust settles from emergency distance learning, schools now have the summer to reckon with what worked and what must change as they grapple with the uncertainty of the next academic year. Online Class Design. Universal Design for Online Learning.

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What if public schools never reopen?

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Credit: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. The coronavirus pandemic forced schools across the country to switch to remote learning this spring. A hybrid system is a logistical nightmare while remote learning will almost certainly leave the most vulnerable students behind.

Grandparents raising grandchildren under lockdown: When the protectors are the most vulnerable

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The coronavirus pandemic closed schools and launched a national experiment in remote learning that has been chaotic and stressful for millions of American families. “Teaching at home is just not the same as them learning with their peers,” she said.

The ‘Katrina-to-Covid Class’: How the coronavirus era affects New Orleans students more acutely

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The coronavirus pandemic closed schools and launched a national experiment in remote learning that has been chaotic and stressful for millions of American families. Credit: Kathleen Flynn for The Hechinger Report. Credit: Kathleen Flynn for The Hechinger Report.

Education companies see an “upside to the pandemic” for business

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But for some online education companies, the upheaval represents a chance to profit. Last month, Hechinger reported that website traffic was surging for some ed tech companies. On the earnings call, Davis emphasized that the pandemic could increase acceptance of online education.

Schools provide stability for refugees. Covid-19 upended that

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When the Covid-19 pandemic forced schools to pivot to remote learning, Nawar Almadani and her family weren’t sure what they’d do. Her three kids were enrolled in middle and elementary school; she was working toward her GED. is learning loss for their kids.

Middle school is often difficult. Try experiencing it under quarantine.

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Her mother, Leomia Hampton, says that after classes went online in mid-March, that wasn’t far from the truth. “It’s There’s an evolutionary reason for this social learning: Figuring out how to get along with others is key to flourishing in life. They are learning at a phenomenal rate.”.

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

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The extreme scarcity of counselors in Arizona, especially in elementary schools, puts students there at particular risk. Nearly a third of high school students surveyed reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, according to the CDC. About 19 percent reported anxiety.

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U.S. ranks No. 13 in new collaborative problem-solving test

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In this 2015 photo, fifth graders collaborated on a Rube Goldberg machine in a Pennsylvania elementary school. 13 in new collaborative problem-solving test appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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

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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. Credit: Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

‘It feels a little hopeless’: Parents of kids with disabilities worry coronavirus quarantine will mean regression

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Not only does she need more specialized support than many students, but her vision challenges and other impairments can make online learning difficult. Van Brusselen learned just a month before her due date that her baby had hydrocephalus, or an accumulation of fluid in the brain.

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

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Credit: Gail Robinson for The Hechinger Report. Are you ready to learn the basics?”. Each student already had a device that all but the youngest took home every day, and some spent hours a day working online in school. Credit: Gail Robinson for The Hechinger Report.

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

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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.

Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

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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.

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

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Rising fourth graders listen as a teacher reads a book at an elementary school summer program in Silver Spring, MD. As the coronavirus closes schools, online platforms are proving to be invaluable, allowing instruction to continue and alleviating the severity of students’ learning loss.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more! See Eric’s blog post on emojis in Google docs to learn how to do this. And when they then published that to the web you’ve got an online animated comic strip, whether it’s to explain a vocab term or science concept or retell part of a story. Never stop learning.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

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Summit Learning’s personalized learning program is a key part of the school’s improvement efforts. Credit: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. He finds it easy to teach himself with online content as his guide. But Logan’s feelings about online learning are common.

Challenging the tried-and-true, to serve a younger generation of students

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The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. Biochemistry can be elementary. Both groups reported higher levels of engagement and participation after the furniture swap.

Finland offers lessons for building student, teacher agency

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As I listened to her discuss her travels this past May in Philadelphia, I was struck by how relevant some of the insight she had gained in Finland were for those creating blended-learning schools that seek to personalize learning and build student agency.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

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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.,

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning

Doug Levin

I have been critical of the treatment of technology in both the 2015 and 2016 Education Next back-to-school polls for a variety of reasons, including sloppiness in reporting, bias, and lack of relevance to education policy and practice considerations. Reporting by the poll authors aside, this is what struck me most about this year’s findings: Teachers seem to be strong proponents of equity of access to technology in high school classrooms for educational purposes.

Why Black families are choosing to keep their kids remote when schools reopen

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Although the district is one of the most racially diverse in the state, school officials are expecting a fragmented return along demographic lines as more families of color than white families opt to enroll their children in online learning.

A bilingual app with sign language brings more stories to deaf children

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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. K-12 News English language learners online learning Personalized Learning

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It’s not about sex: Teaching young children where babies come from (and other stuff)

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To help parents learn how to talk to their kids about sex-adjacent topics without losing their cool, there’s a new online video series called “ Amaze Jr. ” (There’s also a well-watched series for teens called “Amaze.”) K-12 News Curriculum Health and nutrition online learning Parents

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. Future of Learning. Dan D.

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

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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. Photo: Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. I learned that our solar panels rotate,” she said. “So, ARLINGTON, Va.

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

Public school districts began innovating with blended learning before most charter schools. According to surveys that Brian Bridges has conducted in multiple states, including California where blended learning is growing rapidly, more school districts utilize blended learning than do charter schools. And the pace of innovation with blended learning is picking up within school districts nationwide.

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

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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.”.

TEACHER VOICE: Reimagine schools? We must widen our starting points

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Much continues to be said about “ learning loss ” and how we catch up, as if the work consists primarily of cramming more material into young people’s heads at a faster rate. Consider how students learn freedom and responsibility when served a curriculum whose primary endpoints are exams.

Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

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As Malkus himself notes, online courses have long provided a solution to filling gaps in coursework that schools otherwise can’t afford. The upside for schools willing to invest in online courses to fill these gaps is threefold. Indeed, online AP courses marked the beginning of the disruptive trajectory that online learning has taken for over a decade. These approaches, however, only work if a school is willing to hire online courses to fill in gaps.

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