Blended Learning & Technology

What's My Motivation? Tips for Keeping Students Engaged in Remote Learning
What's My Motivation? Tips for Keeping Students Engaged in Remote Learning

According to youth engagement consultant Adam Fletcher, "Students are engaged when they are attracted to their work, persist despite challenges and obstacles, and take visible delight in accomplishing their work." The positive impact of student engagement can be seen in academic performance, social skills, and graduation rates, with strong student-teacher...

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5 Tips for Working with Students with Dyslexia During Remote Learning

The transition to remote learning has presented its own unique challenges for teachers and students alike, but educators of dyslexic learners and the students they work with have been feeling the struggle on a deeper level. The shift from face-to-face interactions with instructors and small-group work within school walls has...

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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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