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Hybrid Heroes

Enabling Education Virtually, In-Person and Beyond

Hyrbrid Learning for Everyone
Hyrbrid Learning for Everyone

Hybrid Heroes

Enabling Education Virtually, In-Person and Beyond

Every educator and student should have the power to achieve greatness with hybrid learning. Discover how some districts have found a way to thrive in these times of uncertainty.

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Google Meet and Microsoft Teams

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ET K-12 Remote Learning

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Google Meet and Microsoft Teams

Learning each platform’s unique videoconferencing features can help educators unlock the full potential of a virtual classroom.

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A New Phase of Learning

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ET K-12 Remote Learning

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A New Phase of Learning

Blending technology with face-to-face instruction may be the future of education. Here’s what K–12 educators should know about blended learning.

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.

Explore Key IT Considerations for Today’s Hybrid Classrooms

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 >

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Remote Learning

Influencing Innovation

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

>> Andrew Arevalo discusses how moving to remote learning pushed educators in his district to rethink technology

Supporting Parents During Remote Learning

4 Tips for parents EdTech Remote Learning
4 Tips for parents EdTech Remote Learning

Supporting Parents During Remote Learning

Here’s how school and IT leaders can help parents and guardians navigating online platforms and digital tools with their children.

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