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Digital Citizenship in the Time of Remote Learning 

The internet is a vast abyss of content. These days it seems like you can learn almost anything online—from how to change a tire to how to suture like a surgeon. The growth of edtech tools has led to a whole new range of possibilities when it comes to learning. As students and teachers leverage technology to enhance learning, it is imperative that students understand the qualities of digital citizenship.

The shift to online learning during the pandemic was a challenge to say the least; however, we can’t deny the benefits of ed tech’s capacity to engage students like never before. As we embrace a more digital curriculum, we need to be prepared to teach digital citizenship.

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Accessibility in the Tech Classroom: Including Every Learner

With the COVID-19 pandemic still looming over our heads, educators are continuously looking for ways to modify lessons to create lessons for digital learning.  The tech classroom is a place for students to learn valuable and real world skills that will help them be successful in today’s workplace. While edtech teachers work to create engaging lessons for their students, it is important for them to consider ways to support accessibility in the classroom and achieve equity in the classroom. 

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Back to School in Edtech: How to Combat Learning Loss

Ask any teacher what learning loss is, and they’re likely to tell you that it’s the forgetting of previously learned information that occurs every year while students are on summer break. After all, it’s why teachers always start the first few weeks of each new school year by having students review information and practice skills they learned the year before. 

And while learning loss certainly isn’t a new phenomenon by any stretch of the imagination, it has garnered a lot of attention ever since the covid school closures brought the issue into focus. The learning loss in the 2021–2022 school year is going to be a challenge even more difficult than it ever has been before. Kids are far behind in academics and they are struggling to make sense out of everything that has happened since the pandemic.

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Use Your ESSER Funding in the Technology Classroom! Are you ESSERIOUS?

Use Your ESSER Funding in the Technology Classroom! Are you ESSERIOUS?

Time is ticking for ESSER grants. There’s lots of information to sift through when deciding how to seek ESSER funding for your school or classroom. Are you going cross-eyed yet? We are! How can you allocate the ESSER funds for your technology classroom? We’re breaking it down for you piece by piece and giving you the best resources you need to cash in on some much-needed funding for typing and digital citizenship as summer winds down and back to school kicks into gear for 2021-2022. 

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) requires local districts to release plans for a safe return to in-person instruction within 30 days of receiving funds, so the time to plan for your technology classroom is now!

Read on to combat the substantial learning loss affecting most children from COVID-19.

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Curate Your Classroom with Typing.com

As a teacher, having control over the different parts of the student experience is key to creating a thoroughly engaging classroom. Whether it’s custom lessons or assignments, disabling/enabling aspects of the curriculum, or setting grade boundaries at both a class and individual student level, there are tons of great ways to differentiate your learning plan with Typing.com.

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