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Ed Tech News Roundup: Getting Connected

by Andrew Roush
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Howdy, folks! Welcome to another in a series of periodic ed tech news roundups. We hope you enjoy this one, and if you have a story you’d like to see included, let us know.

Connecting with Students

Among the issues and disparities highlighted by the world’s transition to remote learning, broadband internet access has been a sticking point for schools and districts everywhere.

  • In Georgia, an education professor and former educator is working to create awareness of the connectivity issues many students face today. [All on Georgia]
  • Meanwhile, schools in Maine serve as a microcosm of the struggles that teachers, students, and parents face when it comes to access to learning technology. [The Portland Press Herald]

Future-Proofing

A new kind of normal is likely to emerge from this period of remote teaching. What that “normal” looks like is only now being revealed.

  • Close to 1.4 billion students are taking part in remote learning. Here’s how the World Economic Forum predicts this era might change education for the long run. [World Economic Forum]
  • At the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, a new course in educational technology is helping educators precisely when it’s needed. [UMass-Lowell]

Helping Hands

As changes to teaching and learning develop, students and educators are offering support in a time of need, from practical innovations to emotional support.

  • In the Abilene area, robotics students are supporting local health workers through an inventive and impactful project. [Raise Your Hand Texas]
  • As the transition continues, educators are sharing stories of support for their colleagues, students, and community. [The Washington Post]

…And Finally

Has your school’s tech team been putting in a Herculean effort to keep everyone connected? It’s the same at a Miami school — except their tech team is made up of dedicated students. [CNN]

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