Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation: IPLC Launches the Student and Youth Environmental Activism Web Archive

Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation: IPLC Launches the Student and Youth Environmental Activism Web Archive. “The Student and Youth Environmental Activism Web Archive… documents youth and student engagement in climate change and environmental issues from around the globe beginning in 2019. It contains websites and online documents created by individuals, groups, organizations, and coalitions of student and youth-led environmental activism.”

Europeana Pro: GIF IT UP – inspiring students to engage with digital cultural heritage

Europeana Pro: GIF IT UP – inspiring students to engage with digital cultural heritage. “With this year’s GIF IT UP competition currently taking place, Cristina Roiu talks to teenager Anamaria Şune about her experience of making GIFs and how the competition inspires educational engagement with digital cultural heritage.”

Open Culture: Explore a Digital Archive of Student Notebooks from Around the World (1773-Present)

New-to-me, from Open Culture: Explore a Digital Archive of Student Notebooks from Around the World (1773-Present). “To bring back memories of your schooldays, there’s nothing quite like the sight of your old exercise books. This holds true whether you went to school in Ghana in the 2010s, Italy in the 90s, France in the 80s, China in the 70s, Japan in the 60s, or India in the 50s. All of these examples and many more have come available to view at the Exercise Book Archive, an ‘ever-growing, participatory archive of old exercise books that allows everyone to discover the history, education, and daily life of children and youth of the past.'”

Future of Privacy: The First National Model Student Data Privacy Agreement Launches

Future of Privacy Forum: The First National Model Student Data Privacy Agreement Launches. “Protections for student data privacy took an important step forward this summer when the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) released the first model National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA) for school districts to use with their technology service providers. Ever since education technology (edtech) emerged as a key tool in classrooms, both schools and edtech companies have struggled to create data privacy agreements (DPAs) that adequately protect student data and meet both schools’ and providers’ needs. DPAs provide crucial protections for student data by limiting its use and sharing.”

CNN: Parents send student to school while knowingly infected with coronavirus, mayor says

CNN: Parents send student to school while knowingly infected with coronavirus, mayor says. “Almost 30 teenagers have to quarantine after parents sent their child to a Massachusetts school despite knowing they were positive with Covid-19, according to Attleboro Public Schools and the town’s mayor. A Covid-19 positive student attended class on Monday, but the school wasn’t notified of their diagnosis until the next day, Attleboro High School superintendent David Sawyer said in a letter sent out to families Tuesday night.”

BuzzFeed News: At 17, Noel’s College Football Dreams Are Up In The Air. What Else Will He Lose This Senior Year?

BuzzFeed News: At 17, Noel’s College Football Dreams Are Up In The Air. What Else Will He Lose This Senior Year?. “Noel Raehl thought he’d be spending the Friday nights of his senior year of high school on the football field, making tackles under the bright lights. As a lineman on both sides of the ball, he was gearing up for clashes with the opposing team in the muddy trenches between end zones, blocking their defense from tackling his teammates as they ran the ball for a touchdown, or muscling his way past their linemen to rush and sack the quarterback. This fall was the Chicago 17-year-old’s last chance to get an offer to play in college — his last shot at an athletic financial aid package to help pay for his education. But now, because of the coronavirus, that future is in jeopardy.”

Phys .org: Smartphones are lowering student’s grades, study finds

Phys .org: Smartphones are lowering student’s grades, study finds. “The ease of finding information on the internet is hurting students’ long-term retention and resulting in lower grades on exams, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick study. The study, published in the journal Educational Psychology, found that smartphones seem to be the culprit. Students who received higher homework but lower exam scores—a half to a full letter grade lower on exams—were more likely to get their homework answers from the internet or another source rather than coming up with the answer themselves.”

Slate: This Year Will Be a Nightmare for Marginalized Students

Slate: This Year Will Be a Nightmare for Marginalized Students. “The anxiety for teachers right now is palpable. As I trudge through this long Sunday night that is August, and I recall the intense challenges of last spring, I’ve found myself worried. I know that this fall, our educational system needs to do many things differently in order to truly serve our students. If we can’t ‘reimagine’ our system, many of our already marginalized students will only fall farther behind.”

Binghamton University: Covid-19 Pandemic Could Be Learning Opportunity For Middle-grade Students

Binghamton University: Covid-19 Pandemic Could Be Learning Opportunity For Middle-grade Students. “In the field of middle-grades education (grade 4-9), the COVID-19 pandemic may offer educators a perfect real-world scenario that invites students to critically examine how our global community’s actions impact one another, according to Bogum Yoon, associate professor of literacy education at Binghamton University.”

University of Mississippi News: Mississippi Teacher Corps Offers Free Summer School Across State

University of Mississippi News: Mississippi Teacher Corps Offers Free Summer School Across State. “The Mississippi Teacher Corps, an alternate-route teacher preparation program housed at the University of Mississippi, has taken its annual summer school program online and will offer free summer classes to instate students in grades 7-12 and more. Designed for students in need of credit recovery or enrichment, the program will last from June 15 to July 17 and will meet online 9-11 a.m. weekdays. Registration for the virtual summer program opens at 5 p.m. June 9.”

Coronavirus: When teaching during a disaster, students need to be partners (The Conversation)

The Conversation: Coronavirus: When teaching during a disaster, students need to be partners. “In addition to having experience in disaster management, my doctoral studies were in the field of educational technology. This combination of education and experience has been of great value in thinking about how to best support students’ continued education during the pandemic in the Master of Arts in Disaster and Emergency Management program at Royal Roads University where I teach. To help inform the changes we are making in our program due to coronavirus, I drew on two distinct practices respectively grounded in higher education and disaster management: working with students as partners and using impact and needs assessments to support decision-making.”

Refinery29: All The Virtual Graduations Happening This Month — & How To Watch

Refinery29: All The Virtual Graduations Happening This Month — & How To Watch. “The Class of 2020 is going to be honored with some seriously star-studded ceremonies this graduation season. While in-person events have been cancelled due to the pandemic, there won’t be a shortage of fanfare to celebrate this year’s seniors. Among the headliners: Lady Gaga, Oprah, and even the Obamas. Ahead, here are all the virtual graduation ceremonies — including events hosted by YouTube, Natty Light, Facebook, and more — happening this season so you can plan and bookmark accordingly.”

Arizona Public Media: For students without internet access, the pandemic hits harder

Arizona Public Media: For students without internet access, the pandemic hits harder. “In Arizona, as many as 350,000 households — 13% of all households in the state — don’t have an internet subscription, according to the most recent estimates from the American Community Survey. Though Gov. Doug Ducey is beginning to lift restrictions on businesses, schools will remain closed at least through the summer. Leaders in education say the pandemic has revealed a stark digital divide among Arizona students, putting the promise of a public education out of reach for some.”

EdWeek Market Brief: New Database Catalogs Remote Learning Approaches in 82 Districts Closed by Coronavirus

EdWeek Market Brief: New Database Catalogs Remote Learning Approaches in 82 Districts Closed by Coronavirus. “Companies wanting a closer look at how districts are implementing remote learning plans can tap into a new database with details on 82 K-12 districts and their efforts. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is cataloging efforts by districts across the country to continue instruction for students as their schools are closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. So far, CRPE has collected data from 82 districts, many of them in urban areas of the country, and will continue to add districts to the list, said Robin Lake, the organization’s director.”