By Tonya Harris
The second half of the 2020-21 school year is poised to be as challenging as the first half for district leaders who must make high-stakes decisions about student and employee health and safety as the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark.
There is no national data that capture the mode of learning in the nation’s more than 13,000 school districts. This tracker presents the current operating status of some of America’s largest school districts (plus, the Toronto, Ontario district). All are members of the Council of the Great City Schools, which is closely documenting how its districts are providing instruction.
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Artificial intelligence has taken the world around us by storm, and like all things in the 21st century, it has thoroughly impacted the education sector.
From chatbots to automated thermostat conditioning, the machines around us learn from our behavior and then act intelligently to deliver the best possible service or product.
Almost every industry out there is leveraging the power of AI. How, then, can education not be impacted by something so all-consuming.
AI has changed the delivery, approach, and stylization of the education sector around the globe with relevant innovation. Here is how we see the industry evolve and grow, owing to AI.
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Coaching special education students on metacognitive strategies helps them stay motivated during the pandemic.
By CHRISTINE FLOYD
Online learning swept across the country in early 2020, but it isn't without its hurdles-here's how to help students navigate their new reality
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During the pandemic, digital products and services have become the salvation, and the demand for technology and new developments has grown sharply. The global EdTech industry grows by 17-25% per year. It received an additional impulse to grow due to the lockdown. Those trends that were relevant before the current situation are gaining momentum more and more.
By Arthur Evans
Virtual reality (VR) has changed life as we know it. It has also affected the dynamics of education. VR has opened the world’s educational system to a vast horizon of possibilities. Working hand in hand with artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR), it has taken education to a whole new level.
Virtual reality brings the world to the students in the classroom. Students can visit and experience the place they’ve never even dreamed of, from the depths of the oceans to the heights of space. Several institutions are already using this technology to enable a more interesting, interactive, and explorative learning environment. It is already closing the gap between the varying ways and the pace students at which students learn.
Here are five great ways that universities and students are effectively using virtual reality across the educational system.
By Nancy Howard
VR has a significant impact on educational processes: only through this technology can students safely and in detail, see what they are learning, from the decay of atoms to extinct organisms. According to analysts at ABI Research, by 2022, the global market for VR-learning will grow to a total of $6.3 billion. As early as the end of 2018, virtual technology has been implemented in 18% of U.S. curricula. Let's take a look at how VR is used to enhance educational processes.
A long-time Google Expeditions partner, stepped up to fill the gap created by Google’s decision to sunset the popular app, introducing VR EXPEDITIONS 2.0
San Francisco, Nov. 20, 2020, - RobotLAB Inc., the leading educational robotics company, announced today the general availability of VR Expeditions 2.0 for classroom teachers. The company created the virtual field trip app and content management system in partnership with Encyclopedia Britannica, following Google’s decision to sunset the Expeditions App as publicly shared on Nov. 12, 2020.
By Rhonda Martinez
Virtual reality technology slowly gets adopted in various industries, and education is no exception. VR is more than just a fun thing that can help educators entertain students and improve engagement in the classroom. VR has tremendous innovative potential so it can help educators create new learning opportunities for their students.
BY VR Direct
The message is stark, urgent and global; the progress of the coronavirus pandemic can only be slowed to manageable levels if we all practice social distancing and self-isolation.
We all have daunting challenges to face in a world of restricted travel, remote working, and limited social interaction. Even after the initial crisis measures have been relaxed, it won’t be ‘business as normal’ for some time to come.
So exactly how can we continue providing essential training and education? How can we meet together at trade and cultural events? How can we nurture personal contacts and convert them to sales?
One way is to use the technology already out there to bring people together in a virtual reality. A virus ca nnot spread when there is no actual physical contact.
Let’s take a look now at how VR can not only give you a socially responsible advantage during the height of the crisis, but will give you a competitive edge in its aftermath.