COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


CA State Agencies, Companies and Philanthropists Step Up to Close Digital Divide

To bridge the "digital divide" in California, state agencies, private companies and philanthropists, urged on by Gov. Gavin Newsom, have stepped forward to deliver internet access to households without it and to provide computing devices to students who need them.

Teaching from Home: How Distanced Teaching Creates PD Needs and Opportunities

Most K-12 educators are still not ready to teach online. It would be foolhardy to overlook this reality.

Virtual Naval Parade to Mark 75th Anniversary of End of WWII

A virtual parade of World War II naval vessels will take place on game-streaming service Twitch, to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe.

Updated: Free Crafting and Making Resources for Schools During the COVID-19 Outbreak

A listing of crafting and making resources organizations are offering for free in response to COVID-19-related school closures. (Updated April 30)

Ed Tech Company Proposes Student Bill of Rights for Remote Learning

Doing school work remotely is different from handling it in-person. For one, teachers can't necessarily see how a student is accomplishing class work and may therefore make faulty assumptions about how it was done; and two, the education technology that facilitates online learning collects data on the student and the interactions, frequently without the student even knowing, let alone opting in.

4 Strategies for Supporting Students' Social and Emotional Well-Being Remotely

In these challenging times, taking the time to check in with students’ social-emotional wellness is just as important as attending to their physical well-being.

ED Grant Competition Offers $300 Million in Funds to 'Rethink Education'

The United State Department of Education has announced a new grant program offering $307.5 million in funds for states to "create adaptable, innovative learning opportunities for K-12 and postsecondary learners in response to the COVID-19 national emergency."

The State of AP Credit During COVID-19 Adjustments

There's no guarantee that colleges or universities will grant credit for successful Advanced Placement testing in any of the 38 AP courses currently available.

Montana Schools May Reopen as Soon as May 7

Montana's Office of Public Instruction issued a recommendation April 9 that districts keep their schools closed for the rest of the spring semester. However, two weeks later, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced as a part of a phased reopening of the state that district leaders may decide for themselves whether they will resume in-person instruction or not.

Fantasy Student Robotics Competition on YouTube This Saturday

Competitive student robotics are back in business. On Saturday, Apr. 25, 2020, the Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation will be broadcasting a fantasy robotics competition on YouTube. Competitors will be virtually generated using past match results from the VEX IQ Challenge Squared Away and VEX Robotics Competition Tower Takeover world championships, with the winners of the new tournament recognized during the "VEX Virtual Worlds Celebration."

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