Remote Learning Puts Teachers in the Role of UX Designers. What’s Next for edTech?
Teachers have always recognized how valuable in-person instruction is. In fact, they rely on these relationships to help students succeed. This dynamic is central to how they learn to gauge student progress—even without formal assessment. When at-home learning made one-on-one instruction next to impossible, teachers had to pivot. They immediately reached for new ways to […]Read More
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Are Your Products Remote Learning-Ready?
The data is in. According to The New York Times, the last four months of at-home learning have only highlighted the steep divides in American education. “New research suggests that by September, most students will have fallen behind where they would have been if they had stayed in classrooms, with some losing the equivalent of […]
Battling Summer Slump During COVID-19
This is part four of our ongoing series about edTech industry shifts in at-home learning. To check out the whole series, click here. The effects of “Summer Slump,” learning loss that happens over the summer months, are often shocking. Without the routine and rigor of school and extracurricular activities, students fall behind and often struggle […]
How Teachers Can Connect with Students & Families During At-Home Learning
This is part three of our ongoing series about edTech industry shifts in at-home learning. To check out the whole series, click here. Strong relationships between students and teachers support academic growth and social-emotional development. During at-home learning, however, those connections have been harder than ever to make and maintain. As the school year comes […]
Parents Are edTech’s Next Big Users
We were 10 minutes into a Zoom call with my 13-year-old daughter’s school when her teacher asked us for feedback on their remote learning efforts. Even though I’ve been actively involved in my daughter’s education, it wasn’t until afterward that I reflected on how different it felt to be asked my opinion about the way […]