Flipped Classrooms, Blended Learning & Virtual Schools


High Schoolers More Likely to Study Math, Science and Forsake Other Topics During COVID-19

School closures and remote learning have gone hand-in-hand with decreased student engagement in all high school subject areas, according to a study by education technology company Quizlet.

How to Best Support Students with Special Needs During School Closures

With the right communication tools and best practices, we can still serve all of our students.

Promethean ClassFlow Gets Google Classroom Integration

Promethean has become a Google Education Partner. Its ClassFlow software now integrates with Google Classroom for rostering, Google Drive and Google Single sign-on.

Zoom Enters Appliance Business with Zoom for Home

Zoom Video Communications announced a new dedicated device for home videoconferencing. But at least one analyst suspects the price may keep buyers at by. In mid-July Zoom announced it would be taking pre-orders for Zoom for Home, a dedicated appliance for allowing employees to meet and collaborate online. Currently, the device is available for pre-order.

Time Spent in Virtual Schooling Probably Didn't Meet State Thresholds

How much virtual schooling happened during the early months of the pandemic? Less than what the laws in at least half of states say students should be getting.

Google Reveals Plans for New Meet Functionality

Google has gone public with some of its plans for updates to Meet, the web conferencing tool that's part of the company's G Suite for Education. The basic thrust is to give teachers more control over their real-time sessions and help them make the classes more engaging.

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.

900 San Diego Students to Get Always-Connected PCs

A grant from Qualcomm Technologies, a San Diego-area company, will enable the San Diego Unified School District to deploy 900 new personal computers to students. What's unique is that the units have built-in cellular connectivity. The company has also committed to a one-time $141,000 donation to cover the cellular connectivity costs for the devices.

AP Teachers: 'Go with Hybrid, Please'

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

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.

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