The Dothan City, Ala., School District announced the creation of a virtual help desk to provide technical support for devices provided by Dothan City Schools (DCS).
Before most of the nation’s K-12 schools closed their doors in March, sending students to learn from home while the COVID-19 pandemic raged, school leaders confronted a job that no one imagined when the school year began. They had to facilitate remote work for hundreds or thousands of professional staff and remote learning for exponentially larger numbers of students – none of whom were used to working outside of the traditional school environment.
While technology in the K-12 classroom is nothing new, COVID-19 has heightened the role it plays in education. New research from the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) found the vast majority of parents support the use of education technology, but also have serious concerns.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools to shift towards remote and hybrid learning, which has shined a bright light on the digital divide in education.
The Mooresville School District, in Indiana, has launched what is being dubbed “the classroom of the future” just in time for the 2020-2021 school year.
Up to 1.7 million K-12 students in Oregon and Washington are getting access to Verizon’s Distance Learning Program. Today Verizon announced that it has signed an agreement with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to provide reliable and affordable Internet access for up to 1.7 million students across Oregon and Washington.
The Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) had a rough start to the new school year. In the first three days of the fall semester, M-DCPS was the target of various cyberattacks designed to cause disruptions in Internet service, impeding teaching and learning. In partnership with the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department (M-DSPD), FBI, the Secret Service, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the cybercriminal was identified and arrested.
K-12 schools nationwide have been rolling out new distancing learning technologies amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. However, for students at Rockland High School, in Rockland, Idaho, the latest innovation in distance learning looks a little different.
After a massive shortage of laptop computers in the lead-up to the 2021 school year, the third-largest school district in New Jersey now has a laptop for every student.
As the 2020-21 school year kicks off primarily online, a new survey shows that while most teachers are confident in their ability to successfully teach students this fall, the majority of parents are less than confident in schools’ ability to provide high-quality education.