Los Angeles Times: Kindergartners struggle to learn online. But this mother-daughter duo keeps them glued

Los Angeles Times: Kindergartners struggle to learn online. But this mother-daughter duo keeps them glued. “A year ago, mother and daughter taught in classrooms one room apart at Bushnell Way Elementary School in Highland Park — Mrs. Carter with 4-year-olds, Ms. Tai in a mixed group of children ages 4 and 5. Many of the felt puppets and linking cubes they shared there are the same ones Karen Carter used when her daughter was a student in her classroom. Out of respect for her mother’s long tenure, Tai Carter goes by Ms. Tai at school. Now, the pair teach their pint-size students from home, keeping L.A.’s youngest learners engaged online even as kindergarten enrollment has plummeted and online attendance has slumped.”

The Irish Times: What’s cooking? The best online classes for all ages and experience

The Irish Times: What’s cooking? The best online classes for all ages and experience. ” Covid restrictions have meant in situ teaching for many cookery schools has either been taken away completely or greatly minimised meaning the move to virtual teaching for many is inevitable. But how exactly do you swap a real life kitchen for a keyboard?”

‘Online learning is here to stay’: King student creates online database of education websites (York Region)

York Region: ‘Online learning is here to stay’: King student creates online database of education websites. “Sophia Joffe saw a gap in online education and she filled it. The Grade 12 student at King Township’s Country Day School has created … an online database that lists 300-plus learning websites.”

Reason: An Online Student Attended a Rooftop Party. He Was Reported to NYU and Suspended Indefinitely.

Reason: An Online Student Attended a Rooftop Party. He Was Reported to NYU and Suspended Indefinitely.. “It was a gorgeous August weekend in New York City, and Andy—a college senior at New York University (NYU)—decided to attend a rooftop social gathering with his roommates. The party was consistent with New York City’s Phase 4 COVID-19 guidelines, which allow events of up to 50 people. Many attendees went mask-less, but Andy says he didn’t stand in close proximity to anyone other than his roommates—who are also students—and they left after a short while. But unbeknownst to Andy—whose name has been changed for this article to protect his privacy—someone at the party posted a video of the event on social media.”

WTHI: Indiana partners with ‘180 Skills’ to open free library of workforce skills courses

WTHI: Indiana partners with ‘180 Skills’ to open free library of workforce skills courses. “The State of Indiana has partnered with ‘180 Skills.’ Together, they are opening a free online library of courses. These courses are designed to improve general employability skills. This includes acing a job interview, mastering Microsoft Office products, and improving communication skills.”

Digital investigations: New online course teaches journalists how to follow the digital trail of people and entities (Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas)

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Digital investigations: New online course teaches journalists how to follow the digital trail of people and entities. “The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering the free online course, ‘Digital investigations for journalists: How to follow the digital trail of people and entities,’ to help journalists obtain the tools necessary to investigate and monitor people and entities behind social media accounts. The MOOC (massive open online course) will be held from Oct. 5 to Nov. 1, 2020, during four weeks, on Journalism Courses, the distance learning platform of the Knight Center.”

Phys .org: Three ways to get kids to tune in and pay attention when schools go virtual

Phys .org: Three ways to get kids to tune in and pay attention when schools go virtual. “When nearly all U.S. brick-and-mortar schools suddenly closed in March 2020 and went online, large numbers of students simply didn’t log into class. Even if they did show up, many more weren’t paying much attention or doing their schoolwork. As a new school year gets underway, is there anything that teachers and families can do to curb these problems with remote learning due to COVID-19? Having spent our careers doing research on student motivation and learning with technology, we recommend these three strategies.”

Dallas Innovates: New Website Helps Texas Students Find the Best In-State Online College Programs

Dallas Innovates: New Website Helps Texas Students Find the Best In-State Online College Programs. “The site provides information from 67 colleges and universities offering more than 1,500 online degrees, including costs, top-ranked programs, details on the percentage of students fully online, the student to faculty ratio, and graduation rates.”

Hindustan Times: Online classes leading to stress, eye problems in children, say parents

Hindustan Times: Online classes leading to stress, eye problems in children, say parents. “The long hours children spend on computers and smart phones for online classes as schools remain shut due to the Covid-19 pandemic is beginning to bother parents as complaints of headaches, eye problems and stress surface, it has been learnt.”

The Print: India’s online classrooms are outdated for disabled kids. Covid just made it worse

The Print: India’s online classrooms are outdated for disabled kids. Covid just made it worse. “The manner in which digital education is being made accessible is outdated and uncoordinated. In 2012, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) published a National Policy on ICT in School Education, which is silent on universal design principles for digital education and does not refer to the most up-to-date Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) that were released in 2018.”

ValleyCentral: Reports show more than half a million Texas students stopped logging into virtual classes

ValleyCentral: Reports show more than half a million Texas students stopped logging into virtual classes. “Thousands of Texas students stopped completing assignments during virtual learning. It raises concerns as schools will continue virtual learning at least for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.”

CNET: This 12-year-old CEO is offering free coding, AI classes during COVID-19

CNET: This 12-year-old CEO is offering free coding, AI classes during COVID-19. “Samaira Mehta is a 12-year-old with lofty goals. The founder of Yes, 1 Billion Kids Can Code and CEO of a board game company called CoderBunnyz wants to get 1 billion kids into coding by the time she graduates from college around 2030. While the coronavirus pandemic threatened to put a damper on her ambitions to host workshops, one quote taped to her bedroom wall stood out to her: ‘When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars.'”

Politico: DeSantis kills online learning program amid virus resurgence

Politico: DeSantis kills online learning program amid virus resurgence. “With a stroke of his veto pen, Gov. Ron DeSantis wiped out the entire $29.4 million budget for a suite of online education services that have become critical to students and faculty during the Covid-19 outbreak. The move, barring action before midnight Tuesday, will kill the Complete Florida Plus Program, an array of technology systems that faculty, staff and students throughout Florida rely on, never more so than now, in the midst of a pandemic that has amplified reliance on distance learning. The cuts include a database of online courses and an online library service that provides 17 million books to 1.3 million students, faculty and staff.”