COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


School Librarian Delivers Books by Drone for Summer Reading

A librarian at Montgomery County Public Schools has introduced book delivery services via drone, to keep kids reading during the summer. Librarian Kelly Passek, a Blacksburg Middle School librarian, pitched district leaders on the idea as a response to school closures related to COVID-19.

Closing the Digital Divide

A project in North Carolina offers lessons worth learning for your efforts to help students get the technology they need for internet access.

AP Teachers: 'Go with Hybrid, Please'

Nearly half of Advanced Placement teachers believe schools should be implementing a hybrid approach.

Toolkit Offers Facility Ideas for Safe School Reopening

The report was developed with input from a number of design and urban planning organizations, all of whom envisioned how to get people into the facility and help them move around without a lot of physical proximity.

Extreme Intros Kits for Hosting Safer Events

A network gear company has compiled a bundle of products that's being promoted as a ramp-up for hosting virus-safe esports and athletic events at schools and other locations.

Experts Weigh In: How to Reopen Schools Safely

A team of clinicians, scientists and educators has examined the issues involved in helping schools prevent the spread of COVID-19. Among the essentials that will be required: "large-scale" viral testing in students, appropriate communications and robust contact tracing.

NEA Predicts 20 Percent Decline in Education Workforce

The largest labor union in the country, the National Education Association, has estimated that the United States could lose 1.9 million education jobs unless Congress delivers additional funding for states and localities to bolster support for schools.

Guide Lays Road to School Reopenings

The National Labor Management Partnership Coalition, a loose group of education organizations, has issued a short report to help schools plan their reopening in the fall. The seven-page guide advised the use of a "collaboration matrix" involving administrators, district staff and teachers and community members for decision-making.

The Lesson of COVID-19: Learning at School and Learning at Home Must Be Seamless

The COVID-19 disruption caught K-12 unprepared and issuing packets of paper, the March solution, won’t work in the Fall. Learning must be continuous, seamless, regardless of location. Time for schools to join the 21st century and use digital curricula. In this week’s blog, we describe classrooms in Michigan that seamlessly weathered the COVID-19 disruption.

YouTube Rises Above All Else in Student Learning at Home

During the pandemic, an education technology company found that YouTube dominated student traffic on school-managed devices — accounting for more time online than all of the other top-10 most-used domains combined.

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