Blended Learning & Technology

4 Tips for Making Online Teaching Work
4 Tips for Making Online Teaching Work

The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it a host of unknowns, including what the future of teaching and learning will look like. Yet between the ongoing spread of the virus and the challenges of adhering to the Centers for Disease Control's school reopening guidelines, many of us are beginning to suspect...

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Best Practices for Online Literacy Instruction
Best Practices for Online Literacy Instruction

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into the 2020–2021 academic year, an increasing number of observers are declaring that distance learning is here to stay—in one form or another. In a USA Today article outlining the conditions under which schools can safely reopen, reporter Erin Richards noted that some districts simply...

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Applying an Equity Lens to Online Learning
Applying an Equity Lens to Online Learning

In a post for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) website, educator Dena Simmons contended that “on some level, COVID-19 is our equity check, reminding us of who we could be if we valued equity as much as we say we do.” For Simmons, childhood summers were spent...

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Silver Linings: Why Remote Learning Allows Some Students to Shine
Silver Linings: Why Remote Learning Allows Some Students to Shine

March 2020 saw a massive upheaval in Americans' day-to-day lives as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take its toll. While professionals able to do their jobs remotely transitioned to working from home, schools closed their doors and took on the Herculean task of moving learning from the classroom to the...

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Adjusting to the New Normal
Adjusting to the New Normal

Transitioning from classroom teaching to online instruction is a challenge even under the best possible circumstances, let alone as an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In education, as in the rest of the world, it will take a while to adjust to the “new normal.” Beyond the heartbreak associated...

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Avoid These 5 Common Remote Learning Pitfalls
Avoid These 5 Common Remote Learning Pitfalls

With in-classroom learning on hold for many schools throughout the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, educators, students, and parents have been adjusting to the often-referenced “new normal.” In education, navigating the transition to remote learning has been a significant component of this adjustment—and because moving from the classroom to...

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Online Learning: Accessible to All?
Online Learning: Accessible to All?

A recent New York Times article began by presenting a familiar scenario: A young girl, newly equipped with an iPad, was eager to begin online learning after her public school had been shuttered due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, reporter Nikita Stewart went on, 10-year-old Allia soon discovered she could not...

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Classroom to Cloud: 3 Factors to Consider When Transitioning to Remote Learning
Classroom to Cloud: 3 Factors to Consider When Transitioning to Remote Learning

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. In the face of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, organizations of all types are being forced to rapidly reevaluate and restructure the way they conduct business during a public health emergency. Like other business leaders, school administrators must think critically about how each decision...

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