Video Played a Prominent Role
Some 93 percent of survey respondents said, whether they were fully or partially remote, video played a huge role in their pandemic instruction. They used it for full-class, small-group and one-on-one instruction. However, going forward, while 55 percent plan to retain video in some form, only 18 percent plan to use it for full-class instruction.
Post-Pandemic Tools Will Remain in Education
Survey respondents also said they will continue to incorporate a variety of digital tools, including online polling or quizzes (41 percent), on-demand instructional videos (32 percent), one-on-one video meetings (25 percent), online tools to ensure academic integrity (24 percent) and project-based learning (23 percent).
Among the top 200 school districts across the country, 128 (64 percent) are offering stand-alone, virtual academies for the 2021-2022 school year, according to Burbio, a website that tracks school calendars and reopenings. As of July, 60 districts had no plans to offer virtual academies, and the rest hadn’t yet decided.
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