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Zoom and Google Outages: How Schools Should Prepare for Tech Problems

The vast majority of U.S. schools are relying on technology platforms more than ever before. That means schools have been particularly affected when big tech providers like Zoom and Google have experienced temporary outages. Zoom was down on the first day of school for thousands of students across the country last fall, and the possibility

2021-01-27T19:44:59+00:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Education|

How Tech Leaders Can Help Shape The Future Of K-12 Education With Edtech

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed not just the appearance of K-12 education, but its very inner workings as well. The global lockdown of educational institutions has caused major disruptions in K-12 learning — such as interruptions of internal assessments, cancellations of public standardized tests and the complete transfer from physical classes to digital

2021-01-25T17:44:47+00:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Education|

3 Tech Initiatives to Prioritize in the Virtual Classroom

Finding technology tools and solutions amid the challenging year that was 2020 often felt like Mission: Impossible at times for many school districts. There aren’t necessarily “wrong answers” when it comes to adding technology to the educational experience, but there are some initiatives that you should prioritize over others to achieve the most important outcomes

2021-01-20T20:32:13+00:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Education|

2020 Set These Trends In the EdTech Sector

2020 was a very challenging and promising year for learning. Basically supported by technology, education was forced to accelerate some of the transformations that were already being prepared, especially in the digital world. Although this translates as an advance in the sector, the rapidity of the change also evidenced the areas of opportunity that online

2021-01-12T20:30:36+00:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Education|

Accessibility and Remote Classrooms — Are Your Digital Learning Tools Leaving Students Behind?

Educators around the world are adopting digital learning tools to adjust to new remote educational environments necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in an effort to reach and support students by virtual means, teachers risk leaving the most vulnerable behind. READ MORE FROM THE ORIGINAL SOURCE HERE

2021-01-04T17:16:11+00:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Education|

Quarantines Leave Schools Scrambling for Substitute Teachers

Josephine Brewington has been a substitute teacher in suburban Beech Grove, Indiana, for a decade, but her job has grown in importance as her school district scrambles to supervise pupils whose teachers are sick, quarantining or caring for others. “We’d have teachers from the high school come over and help teach fourth graders because we

2020-12-28T19:07:34+00:00December 28th, 2020|Categories: Tech Up Education|

After disruption, what does college look like?

2020 has been a year unlike anything anyone could have predicted. Cities, states and countries went into lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. As a result, some colleges sent students home and most rushed to implement strategies to facilitate remote learning leading to a dramatic rise in the adoption of online-learning technology. READ MORE FROM THE ORIGINAL SOURCE HERE

2020-12-22T13:31:19+00:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Tech Up Education|

Notable Benefits of Technology in Education

The debate on the potential role of technology in the classroom has been going on for a while, with some compelling arguments from both sides of the divide. Already, there is no denying that technology has permeated all aspects of human life, including how we communicate and interact. The opportunities for educational tech are unlimited,

2020-12-14T17:38:06+00:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: Tech Up Education|

The Importance of Tech Education for Older Adults

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a surge in the use of digital health care, including among older adults. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has expanded the list of telehealth services reimbursable by Medicare, and seniors are using them. According to a survey from Deloitte, more Medicare Advantage members said they used

2020-11-30T14:47:08+00:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Tech Up Education|