Thanks to an influx of devices and other technology needed for remote learning, teaching and learning can happen anytime and anywhere. Follow our coverage for expert insights related to remote learning and hybrid academic environments.
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Deploying the right solutions in a thoughtful way helps create more effective learning environments — no matter where students are located.
Devices such as Chromebooks include features that allow students to work offline. Explore Analog Learning >
Whether students and teachers gather in person or online, they need to be able to see and hear one another. Boost Your AV Setup >
Schools need to ensure their networks can support a flood of new devices. Stay Connected >
Schools need to be prepared to accommodate future growth and unanticipated spikes in networking demands. Get Robust Networks >
Thermal cameras and sanitizing kiosks for laptops are examples of tools that can make in-person learning safer. Protect Student Health >
Experts from our K–12 IT Influencers list weigh in on remote learning innovations in their schools and in education at large.
In my role as a district regional technology coordinator, I see many more colleagues embracing creativity and creation in the classroom. For example, video is more ubiquitous, and allowing students to create to demonstrate learning, as opposed to simply recalling, is a shift in the right direction.
Sarah-Jane Thomas, Regional Tech Coordinator, Prince George’s County (Md.) Public Schools
>> Read a Q&A with Sarah-Jane Thomas on the power of remote learning collaboration.
I created my own Bitmoji classroom and developed a solid balance of synchronous and asynchronous activities for students. I also make sure to be available to students on a variety of platforms, including e-mail, Google Classroom, Google Voice, Remind and a class Facebook group.
Adam Juarez, 6–12 Technology Integration Coach, Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District, California
>> Read a Q&A with Adam Juarez as he shares how he's harnessing the power of educational technology
Teachers have been doing some great work incorporating social and emotional learning practices into their virtual class meetings. Our district has a two-week “soft start” of school to establish the classroom routines, best practices and familiarity with the technology resources, for students as well as families.
Melissa Lim, Technology Integration Specialist, Portland (Ore.) Public Schools
>>Learn why Melissa Lim sees teachers getting more comfortable with using technology in instruction.
Having a strong fluency in digital pedagogy has allowed me to app-smash and problem-solve my way around specific distance-learning problems. I think a strong foundation in educational technology will allow teachers to make real-world connections while problem-solving in the digital space.
Andrew Arevalo, Fourth Grade Teacher and Esports Director, McCabe Union Elementary School District, California