Instructional technology

5 remote instruction takeaways for leaders

DA guest columnist, FETC featured speaker and ed-tech specialist Suzy Lolley shares this advice to help K-12 administrators improve their leadership—and student learning—now and when they welcome everyone back on campus.

5 steps to deploy a 1-to-1 initiative by the fall

The sheer number of schools that switched to online learning due to the coronavirus has proved the importance of 1-to-1 learning, and with scientists predicting another wave of COVID-19 in the fall, many school leaders whose districts do not yet have a 1-to-1 program want to start deploying devices as soon as possible.

Should we start next school year early, and make it longer?

Starting the 2020-21 school year early and lengthening the calendar into next summer may be the best way to provide equity for students and narrow achievement gaps that have widened during coronavirus closures.

Creativity in Crisis: Delivering ed-tech PD with ‘Tech Tidbits’

Brainerd Public Schools Director of Technology Sarah Porisch uses weekly "Tech Tidbit" videos to give teachers tips on everything from photo editing to classroom management apps to accessibility.

How teachers will make up for lost learning time

Many educators prefer beginning with instruction on grade level or resuming with what was being taught when schools closed, according to a survey.

Videoconferencing for serving physical therapy students

In this first installment of the Bright Spot of Innovation series—profiling education service providers across the country using innovative and collaborative approaches to serving student with disabilities during school closures—a school physical therapist guides families with individualized exercises through video

Why some schools are ending the year early

The challenges of online learning, including family stress and students' lack of access to technology, has led superintendents to close early and begin preparing for fall 2020.

Online? In-person? How fall 2020 is taking shape for schools

Ideas are emerging for fall 2020 as school leaders foresee blending in-person and online learning for different groups of students on alternating days and in the evenings.

How schools may change forever when they reopen in fall 2020

Reforms resulting from coronavirus closures might include blended learning where struggling students spend more time in classrooms while others take online classes.

Creativity in crisis: WiFi buses narrow the digital divide

Turning school buses into mobile WiFi hotspots will provide broadband access and equity in narrowing the digital divide in online learning during the coronavirus crisis and beyond.

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