COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


U Phoenix and Blackboard Host Virtual Teaching Academy

The Virtual Teaching Academy, an initiative by the University of Phoenix and Blackboard, is intended to help educators develop a blueprint for teaching in the next school year.

Google Meet Now Available Free

Zoom has some new competition. Google has just made premium functionality in its online video meeting software freely available to anybody with a Google email account.

Maker Mask Teams with pi-top to Share Lessons on 3D Printing Respirator Masks

A new nonprofit maker organization is working with a company that creates computer kits to encourage people to make respirators for their communities.

Research: Students Feeling Stressed; So Are Their Teachers

Two recent surveys have examined the social and emotional well-being of K-12 students but from opposing sides — one focused on the students and the other focused on teachers.

Most High Schoolers Expect to Head Back to School in the Fall

Spring fever is taking on a new profile in a time of pandemic stay-at-home orders. High schoolers are now feeling much more enthusiastic about the prospect of returning to school in the fall.

Updated List of Statewide School Closures with Closure Dates

Almost all states have now closed their schools to in-person instruction through the 2019–2020 academic year. Plans for summer and fall are now being discussed. Here's a complete listing of all states' closures, along with current known plans for the summer and fall terms. (Updated May 11)

Guidelines for Teachers to Avoid Pitfalls in an Online Learning Environment

As educators delve into the world of remote and online learning, we must be mindful of the need to retain professional boundaries at the same time as working to maintain a high level of support for students.

Updated: Free Arts Resources for Schools During the COVID-19 Outbreak

A listing of arts resources organizations are offering for free in response to COVID-19-related school closures. (Updated May 6)

Career Content Provider Launches Online Platform for Live, Remote Ed

Nepris, which produces a library of career videos and sets up industry connections between industry and classrooms, has launched a "virtual classroom," that combines real-time instruction with K-12 classroom management functionality.

Khan on Where School is Headed in the Fall

Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, comments on digital equity; why the internet has just become a major need, not just a want; and how school could change for the better next fall.

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