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Explore innovative ways to use technology to expand learning beyond the walls of your classroom.

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  • Reaching Through the Screen to Develop a Community of Learners

    Online instruction is remote, but it doesn’t have to be distant—teachers can cultivate a cohesive group in early elementary classrooms.
    Kailyn Fullerton
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  • For Teachers, It’s Been a Year

    We asked educators to call in and let it all out, wax poetic, or sound off about their experiences teaching during the pandemic—here’s what they had to say.
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    What Teachers in China Have Learned in the Past Month

    An American whose classroom in Beijing is now online shares what she and her team have learned since the coronavirus hit, just as U.S. teachers make the same shift.
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  • Using Hand Signals for More Equitable Discussions

    Whether your class discussions are online or off, hand signals enable students to engage in multiple ways.
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    Teaching Through a Pandemic: A Mindset for This Moment

    Hundreds of teachers, many of them operating in countries where teach-from-home has been in place for weeks, weigh in on the mental approach you need to stay grounded in this difficult time.
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  • A Teacher’s Guide to Copyright and Fair Use

    There are rules when it comes to using copyrighted material in the classroom—and easy ways to make sure you’re always in the clear.
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    Strategies to Encourage Students to Turn Their Cameras On

    Incorporating SEL approaches, playing games, and giving students options can inspire them to show their faces.
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  • A Bitmoji Classroom

    Educators Turn to Bitmoji to Build Community and Engagement

    Both fun and practical, Bitmoji classrooms are adding some levity to fall planning this year.
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    The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2020

    We reviewed hundreds of educational studies in 2020 and then highlighted 10 of the most significant—covering topics from virtual learning to the reading wars and the decline of standardized tests.
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    4 Tips for Teachers Shifting to Teaching Online

    An educator with experience in distance learning shares what he’s learned: Keep it simple, and build in as much contact as possible.
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    Covid-19’s Impact on Students’ Academic and Mental Well-Being

    The pandemic has revealed—and exacerbated—inequities that hold many students back. Here’s how teachers can help.
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  • Getting Ready to Teach Next Year

    There’s a lot of uncertainty about the 2020–21 school year, but planning for a mix of remote and in-person instruction will help educators be ready.
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  • 13 Virtual Games to Play in Your Elementary Classroom

    From scavenger hunts to Pictionary, we’ve gathered a batch of virtual games to get students talking, laughing, and engaging with peers.
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  • Teaching Strategies of Award-Winning Online Instructors

    A recent study gleaned five insights on virtual instruction by examining the techniques shared in common by top-rated online instructors.
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  • 7 Ways to Do Formative Assessments in Your Virtual Classroom

    Finding out what your students are really learning remains indispensable to teaching. Here’s what teachers are doing to check for understanding online. 
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