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]
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]
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]
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]Photo: Maria Teneva