COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


New Program Promises Internet Access to 50,000 Students

New York state has launched an emergency fund to provide an estimated 50,000 students with free internet access.

What You Need to Know About the Emergency Connectivity Fund

E-rate received a $7.1 billion boost specifically to cover expenses related to off-campus connectivity. An expert dissects how the ECF could be structured, what it can be used for and how to help your district prepare for its arrival.

New Classroom Camera Tracks Teachers for Distance Learning

Audiovisual technology manufacturer Aver Information USA has launched a new camera for education that uses AI to “seamlessly track” teachers as they move around the classroom. The camera was designed with K–12 remote learning environments in mind.

Sheer Access to Tech a Big Part of Learning Loss

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.

Students More Positive about Online Learning

Overall, students felt more positive about online learning in the fall than they did in the spring, according to a recent report.

Learning Loss Hit K–8 Hard from Fall 2019 to Fall 2020

New research has confirmed that students in grades K-8 are experiencing learning loss in math and reading due to COVID-19 disruptions.

New Theories in Classroom Management in the Age of Distance Learning

Managing classrooms in today’s distance-learning environment has changed and has taken on new importance since the pandemic hit.

Preschoolers Losing Learning Opportunities in Pandemic

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.

Startup Offers Online Learning 'Pods'

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.

Free Middle School Unit Explores COVID-19 and Health

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.

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