COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


It's Not Online Ed; Call it 'Crisis Teaching'

Nearly the entire American education system had to move online with "little to no preparation." Nobody was fully prepared, not the educators, the parents or the students. That was the description given to what happened when schools closed their doors and turned on their Zoom accounts, according to Future of School, a "public charity" focused on giving students access to quality education.

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.

Updated: Free Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources for Schools During the COVID-19 Outbreak

In response to COVID-19-related school closures affecting more than 56 million students in the United States, STEM/STEAM education companies and other organizations have stepped forward to help educators reach students in virtual ways. (Updated June 11)

Updated: Free STEM and STEAM Resources for Schools During the COVID-19 Outbreak

In response to COVID-19-related school closures affecting more than 56 million students in the United States, STEM/STEAM education companies and other organizations have stepped forward to help educators reach students in virtual ways. (Updated June 11)

7 Steps to Making Your School’s Website Accessible to All

With districts around the country relying on their websites to convey essential information to their communities, accessibility is more important than ever.

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