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10/14/2020

With the 2020 U.S. election only three weeks away, now is the time to explore election teaching resources from respected, non-partisan sources. Most are 100% free, and offer lesson plans, activities, games, and more.

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Tech & Learning
10/14/2020

Everyone has experienced trauma throughout the pandemic, so we need to acknowledge and work through it to establish a strong foundation for learning. First understanding concepts such as window of tolerance and self care is necessary to start the healing.

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Tech & Learning
10/14/2020

At Gindi Maimonides Academy in Los Angeles, the focus has been on keeping hands-on, playful learning going, especially during times of crisis. Students have been more engaged and demonstrating better outcomes after being sent home with the STEAM learning solutions, such as LEGO building kits.

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Tech & Learning
10/14/2020

The best mobile device management tools can help an education institution better keep track of, and control tablets, laptops, smartphones and desktops. The right MDM can help IT admins stay in firm control and be far more efficient.

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Tech & Learning
10/14/2020

With remote learning coming to the forefront during the pandemic, educators have to stick to their commitment to providing the best learning environment possible and ensuring that students are safe. To do that, there are five key challenges that districts much face and work through.

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Tech & Learning
10/14/2020

The University of Virginia is responding to increasing anxiety, stress and other issues among students by letting them choose to take credit for courses without recording the letter grades. The choice will not affect grade point averages, the university says.

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University of Virginia
10/14/2020

Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania is considering making permanent a temporary policy that accepts the transfer of any general-education credits from accredited institutions. The plan keeps transfer students from losing money on classes they've already taken and allows the college to increase the number of transfer students enrolling -- up 13% this fall over last year, associate provost Susan Tammaro says.

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The Hechinger Report
10/14/2020

Phishing attempts at colleges are up as hackers try to take advantage of the uncertainty pervading campuses and confusion about things such as testing. Zoom bombers are still trying to disrupt video sessions. And perhaps most significantly, campus research institutions are seeing an uptick in attacks from groups associated with nation states as they try to steal data about coronavirus vaccine trials and other COVID-19 research.

10/14/2020

To come up with a remote learning plan, education leaders should lean on their past successes and tested methods based on familiar frameworks rather than tearing up roadmaps and starting from scratch.

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Tech & Learning
10/14/2020

Harvard Business School has created a seven-pronged plan for increasing racial equity, the need for which was reinforced following the killing of George Floyd, Dean Nitin Nohria says. Efforts toward "meaningful and enduring change" will include hiring a chief diversity officer, bringing in visiting scholars on race and inequality, and including coursework case studies that better address diversity.

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