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11/25/2020

A number of colleges and universities are planning to expand COVID-19 testing when students return in the spring after experiencing outbreaks during the fall semester. Some schools, including the University of North Carolina System, will also require students to be tested for the coronavirus before returning to campus.

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11/25/2020

Just in time for Black Friday! The best headphones for teachers in remote learning situations can make a huge difference to the quality of a lesson. From being more clearly heard, to hearing more clearly yourself and, of course, remaining comfortable for long periods of time - there are many factors to consider.

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Tech & Learning
11/25/2020

Now is the time for librarians to lead, and leadership takes strategy and courage, according to Shannon McClintock Miller, District Teacher Librarian and Innovation Director, Van Meter Community School District in Iowa. During the recent NYC DOE "Beyond Access" virtual forum, Miller shared advocacy and branding strategies designed to empower librarians to develop their own library stories, goals, and visions.

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11/25/2020

Buncee is a slideshow system designed specifically for educators, students, and administrators. It allows users to create presentations by adding Buncees, which are essentially slides. The end result can be a multimedia presentation board that's easy to share, making it ideal for both in-classroom use and remote learning.

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Tech & Learning
11/25/2020

A brilliant mind, a brilliant STEM story: Dr. Cheryl Ney, is a social justice leader in higher education who is changing the trajectory of students, educators, and leaders on the eastside of Los Angeles. Her passion and experience as Dean of the Charter College of Education, California State University, is influenced by pioneering women in the sciences. Learn how to go inside and be empathic through this shero.

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11/25/2020

T&L's COVID Diary series follows educators and administrators at Westminster High School of Carroll County Public Schools in Maryland as they share how the school is handling teaching and learning during the pandemic. Connectivity, hardware, and the jump to remote learning have been among the biggest challenges.

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11/25/2020

Purdue University is giving its faculty and staff a $750 "appreciation award" for their work in keeping the West Lafayette campus open despite the COVID-19 pandemic. University president Mitch Daniels called their work heroic and noted the award would be part of their December paychecks, saying that part-time staff would get a pro-rated amount.

11/24/2020

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has started, and remote learning will have a big part to play, writes Ray Schroeder, associate vice chancellor for online learning at the University of Illinois Springfield. As schools manage the current situation, many also are formulating plans on how shutdowns in the future will play out, Schroeder writes.

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11/24/2020

Marymount University in Arlington, Va., has become the first Hispanic-serving institution in the state. The university has 25.1% of its undergraduate population identifying as Hispanic.

11/24/2020

The University System of Georgia is using $11.5 million from the Governors Emergency Education Relief funding to expand mental health services and student support services. The system will use $8 million to create telehealth resources, as well as in-person services, while the rest of the funds will go toward setting up a new USG Mental Health Consortium.