Flipped Classrooms, Blended Learning & Virtual Schools


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 WiFi for Online Learning During COVID-19

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Educators Feeling Stressed, Anxious, Overwhelmed and Capable

More than nine in 10 teachers (94 percent) shifted to remote teaching in response to school closures. While most of those teachers that haven't transitioned to online teaching (another 4 percent) intended to do so, among the tiny share that haven't and won't, the primary reasons they gave were tied to lack of access to technology and lack of support at home for their students. More than half in that position (55 percent) said they were handing out paper materials to parents for students to use at home.

New Report Guides States on Helping Deliver Digital Learning

How can states support their schools' efforts to deliver digital learning? That’s the topic of a new report from SETDA, the State Educational Technology Directors Association, an organization for technology leaders at state levels. The report defined digital learning as "any learning powered by technology," whether inside or outside of the classroom.

Kahoot Games Now Work in Microsoft Teams

Education technology company Kahoot has added integration with Microsoft Teams.

Learning.com Announces Online STEM Summer School Program for District Use

An education technology company that develops digital literacy curriculum is opening up an online summer school. "Summer TechUp," from Learning.com will target students in grades 6-12 with modules in digital literacy and computer science. Topics will cover keyboarding, robotics and Python coding.

Des Moines Equips 21,000 Students with Devices

The largest district in Iowa distributed almost 21,000 laptops to students during April to enable them to attend classes online.

Google Meet Now Available Free

Zoom has some new competition. Google has just made premium functionality in its online video meeting software freely available to anybody with a Google email account.

Guidelines for Teachers to Avoid Pitfalls in an Online Learning Environment

As educators delve into the world of remote and online learning, we must be mindful of the need to retain professional boundaries at the same time as working to maintain a high level of support for students.

Career Content Provider Launches Online Platform for Live, Remote Ed

Nepris, which produces a library of career videos and sets up industry connections between industry and classrooms, has launched a "virtual classroom," that combines real-time instruction with K-12 classroom management functionality.

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