The switch to online teaching and learning could be an opportunity to embrace inclusive education and create differentiated online teaching activities.
South Africa's constitution provides for equal access to education and its inclusive education policy exists to make this a reality. But in practice students' diverse needs are not being met.
Pupils weren’t persistent in using a maths app to study the subject after school because were distracted by peers and social media apps.
High school pupils enjoy using mobile devices for socialising. But their motivation to use devises decreases when it comes to studying online, especially unsupervised.
Putting less emphasis on grades is essential.
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In order to keep students honest, research suggests that educators should focus on what's driving them to learn in the first place.
Distance learning has its advantages, but requires the correct technology and respect for intellectual property rights.
Distance learning requires not only the right technologies, but also policies that respect intellectual property and personal data. Open educational resources are an approach that is gathering support.
Indigenous people with experience guiding culturally safe talking circles in an online environment can work with students to nurture safe virtual spaces.
Student respondents to a survey discussed memories of historical trauma of infectious disease and displacement, financial hardship related to Alberta tuition hikes and mental health concerns.
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The adolescent brain is particularly vulnerable to experience. Puberty is is the time brain networks are hardwired around milestone events. We should help teenagers make meaning of the pandemic.
A fifth grade teacher conducts her class via distance learning in a classroom.
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Just because learning is remote in many places doesn't mean teachers can't build more meaningful relationships with their students, a researcher who has examined the issue suggests.
U.S. Secretary of Education nominee Miguel Cardona testifies during his confirmation hearing.
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Four experts weigh in on ways to replenish the US teacher workforce and curb burnout.
Jokes often fall flat when class takes place online.
Humor is a key ingredient to successful learning. Can educators keep the laughter going when learning takes place online?
We compared the educational progress in years 3 and 4 in 2019 with 2020 – the year normal schooling was disrupted by the pandemic. Overall, students progressed at the same rate in both years.
New South Wales and Victoria are investing $250 and $337 million respectively for disadvantaged students who fell behind in 2020 to have extra tutors.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during the daily briefing on COVID-19 on March 27, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
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US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has resigned. Five experts comment on the impact she had on education.
Remote work provided by schools is particularly important to underprivileged families.
Playing games can offer an insider’s perspective on screen time quality and quantity.
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Caregivers can strategize with young gamers and challenge racist and sexist stereotypes.
Most states have avoided deep education budget cuts this year, but they project revenue shortfalls for the coming school year.
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Layoffs and pay freezes next year would hurt in-class instruction and student progress when it's most needed.
A kindergarten student practices social distancing in the playground of her private school.
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Kindergarten enrollment dropped 16% this year, according to an NPR survey of 60 school districts across 20 states.
Students prefer videos that are simply produced, convenient to watch and with a narrative that's delivered in an informal conversational way.
Cyberattacks against America’s K-12 schools are on the rise.
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America's public schools often lack the adequate security to protect their students' most sensitive data from being linked on the web.
Mike Keller, a 13-year old boy with autism, uses a keyboard and iPad to communicate with his mother, Lori Mitchell-Keller.
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Some parents of kids with disabilities are doubling as specialized teachers, occupational therapists, speech therapists and psychologists during the pandemic.
Preschool is an opportunity to develop important social skills like taking turns, working in groups and making friends.
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Kids ages 3 to 6 may be missing out on important social, emotional and behavioral lessons during at-home learning.