COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


Helping Students Experience Hands-on Learning Again

As students return to in-person school in the fall, a science specialist explains how she’ll apply the lessons she learned during distance learning.

78% of Elementary Teachers Spend Their Own Money on Tech for Teaching at Home

A survey of K–5 educators conducted this spring found that 78% of teachers had to spend their own money to supplement technology needed for teaching at home during the pandemic. The same survey found that 80% of elementary teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies.

Educators See Lower Engagement, Lower Achievement During the Pandemic

A survey of K–12 math and writing teachers released today found that most believe student engagement has waned during the pandemic and that student achievement has also suffered.

Promoting College Readiness Through Technology, Self-Pacing and Empathy

An AP chemistry teacher shares how he guides his students towards independent learning, no matter if they’re in the same room or not.

Arizona Brings Discovery Ed Platform to Schools Across the State

The Arizona Department of Education has partnered with Discovery Education to provide Discovery's Experience platform to all teachers and students throughout the state.

Procurement Shifts Online as a Result of Pandemic

Across all sectors, including K–12 and higher education, procurement is making a big shift toward online, propelled in large part by the pandemic. Some 85% of organizations report they pushed more of their procurement to digital as a direct result fo the pandemic, and 96% of those expect to continue doing so beyond the pandemic, according to a report released this week.

How Online Learners Can Succeed in a Fragmented Education System

The fragmented U.S. education system works in our favor by giving schools the opportunity to try different tools, technology and curricula to see what works and what doesn’t. We can use this data to inform how we instruct future generations of learners so that with each passing year, the educational experience gets better and better.

Creating Access, Connectivity and Support for English Learners

In the best of times, English learners can find themselves to be one to two years behind their peers. Add in learning loss due to the pandemic, and instructional time for ELs becomes even more critical.

Making Plans for Virtual School? You’re Not Alone

While there’s still no crystal ball able to accurately predict what even the near future might look like, many schools are preparing to cover multiple bases in the fall.

E-Learning to Reach $1 Trillion Within 6 Years

The surge in distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic is helping to drive staggering growth in the worldwide e-learning market.

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