A big part of the "learning loss" being identified for K-12 students is due to family income. They can't afford the technology required for continuous access to classes, teachers and study resources.
Overall, students felt more positive about online learning in the fall than they did in the spring, according to a recent report.
New research has confirmed that students in grades K-8 are experiencing learning loss in math and reading due to COVID-19 disruptions.
Managing classrooms in today’s distance-learning environment has changed and has taken on new importance since the pandemic hit.
K-12 students aren't the only ones who have experienced learning loss due to the pandemic. According to new research, children ages 3 to 5 have also lost important learning opportunities over the last year.
Two organizations that want to transform science education to be more effective have released a beta version of a new instructional unit on COVID-19 and health. The free lessons from OpenSciEd and BSCS Science Learning are intended to help students learn how people help end pandemics.
A start-up has come up with a structure for delivering online education to young learners in small groups. DailiesPods pulls together small "pods" of students in groups of four to eight, divided by age bands (three to five years, five to nine and nine to 14) in a format that the education technology company said was conducive to peer engagement. Study focuses on math, reading and writing, science and history.
As the pandemic continues wreaking havoc in education through the current school year, districts, schools, teachers and parents are being more selective about the technology they choose for instructing and engaging students. While hundreds of education companies, nonprofits and other organizations made their software and services free during the immediate switch to remote learning, many have become more thoughtful about how they help educators master online and blended instruction. We've winnowed through our original collection and sprinkled additions throughout, to bring you this updated set of free resources to help with remote learning in 2021.
UNESCO, the United Nations agency responsible for education, and Education International, the global federation of education unions, has made a plea for schools worldwide to reopen "safely" and to keep them open "as long as possible."
While Diary of a Wimpy Kid books may dominate in downloads when students are looking for digital books to read, Harry Potter books top the list when they want to listen to stories.
Rising cyberattacks, new federal requirements, and an evolving education landscape have pushed cybersecurity to the forefront for just about every district IT leader.