In response to COVID-19 closures, government funding has made it possible for schools to provide more technology for students in their districts, effectively making significant progress toward more equitable education. However, the key in access to equitable education is not only access to the devices and programs themselves but also to the internet to use those devices.
An enduring challenge for K-12 administrators and teachers alike already looms even as the school year wraps up.
Educators are likely looking ahead to the start of the coming school year and pondering how to best help students recoup learning lost over the summer.
As the period of the pandemic lockdown appears more fully in the rearview mirror for many, educators are faced with yet another unprecedented equation:
Summer Slide + COVID Slide = ???
Will these intertwining elements associated with learning loss create more of a challenge for K-12 students and educators in the upcoming school year?
The best schools are places of innovation. With the rise of remote learning, technology has broadened the ‘classroom.’ Remote learning is one of many tech trends that are changing what, where, and how students learn today. And it doesn’t stop there – trending technology is making education more accessible, changing who can learn. Whether we
Protecting student privacy is a major concern for educators. Since the start of the pandemic, 55% of schools have purchased laptops for their students. Another 42% have purchased other devices for all of their students. This means that educators have access to more student data than ever before. As a result of the increase in
It’s official. We’re happy to announce an exciting new collaboration with PowerSchool, the leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education. The collaboration brings Skooli’s online tutoring platform together with PowerSchool’s learning management system and Unified ClassroomTM Schoology Learning. This union gives PowerSchool’s Schoology Learning network access to unlimited 1:1 online tutoring with Skooli. This
It’s no surprise that students are able to dramatically improve their school performance with the help of an online tutor. The one-on-one support offers exceptional help and feedback, is self-paced, and offers students a comfortable and intimate space to work through their academic struggles. As a direct result of this, learners are able to develop
Online tutors can be a great source of help for students, providing one-on-one support to help them work through specific issues as they arise. When a student connects with the right tutor at the right time, the progress they can make is truly exceptional. A study from the Education Endowment Foundation in the UK found
October 25 marks the start of US Media Literacy Week, a national event to promote a greater understanding of how we consume information and understand the world around us. The essential skill here is critical thinking. Becoming media literate means developing good judgment and evaluation skills that help you assess how reliable new information is
As the first true digital citizens in human history, Gen Z lives and breathes in cyberspace. A recent Barnes & Noble College study has shown that 90% of Gen Z now use apps with interactive live video, including Zoom, Snapchat, and Twitch. Gen Z’s digital habits have started to affect education. Traditional textbooks will still