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Discover how edtech coaches’ roles are evolving and morphing due to the COVID pandemic with a new report from Digital Promise.
The previous trend toward digital technology becoming ubiquitous in the physical classroom is being dramatically accelerated by the virus. Even the almost 50% of students that will be entirely in school physically next year are affected by the digitized classroom. It is imperative for teachers to create interactive environments to keep their students excited to learn.
Distance learning has made it feel to many teachers like they cannot effectively help their former physically-present students. This is exacerbated by the stress of adapting to an online-only environment and changing their coursework to fit within that context. These changes can prove to be challenging for all students, but especially those who receive significant school-based support. They no longer have that same physical 5 day per week support that was so much easier in the classroom.
Schools have been becoming more and more digital in the past several years, with many implementing a 1:1 initiative so that all students have equal access to technology. With these changes to operations, digital security has become of increased importance as the data trails that individuals leave behind expand.
As schools and universities move online due to state-wide lock downs and safety concerns from the corona virus, many schools have had a challenging time adjusting to the new environment. Students have very different interactions with teachers and peers in this situation, and this translates to very different ways that their needs have to be filled. Our C&I (Curriculum & Integration) team has spent hundreds of hours developing a distance learning best practices guide complete with various resources,
2019 has been a year filled with gadgets, gizmos, and applications that are not only fun, but functional in the classroom. The end of the year is just around the corner, so maybe wrap it up with a little gift – Treat your students, friends, or maybe just yourself, to some of the coolest ed tech tools we could find for the classroom. From maker-bots to new Chrome devices, there are so many interesting bits of tech you can give to yourself and your classroom!
Top Edtech Trends Still Making Waves in 2019!
In 2019 many new Edtech trends rose to the surface; Many of which stayed strong, some of which didn’t, and a few of which are still making waves in the education community!