Building a Culturally Sensitive Remote Classroom

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Teachers and students were thrust into remote learning situations with little to no preparation at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Many instructional programs were able to carry over the  relationships and routines established in the physical classroom to the online environment. Teachers worldwide worked to keep the connections established in face-to-face experiences in … read more »


National Family Literacy Day and Remote Learning

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Our current situation has magnified the importance of connecting with our students’ families and the community, but it’s a crucial time to help families connect with their children. Caregivers and parents play a critical role in a child’s literacy development. Much has fallen in our students’ families’ laps as they navigate the challenges of remote … read more »


Digital Inclusion Week

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October 5 through 9 is Digital Inclusion Week. The goal of this international event is to raise awareness and find solutions to support those lacking home internet access and devices and to bring attention to local technology training and support programs. The creators of Digital Inclusion Week encourage supporters to share ideas and plans that build … read more »


Accessibility for Remote Learning

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In the Middle Atlantic States, the month of September ushers in cooler weather, sweaters, pumpkin spiced lattes, apple picking, and other fall entities, but this month is significant for another important reason.  September is National Deaf Awareness Month, an observance founded to increase awareness of deaf issues, people, and culture. Both deaf and hearing allies … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Screencastify Part 1

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Screencastify is a Chrome browser extension that you can use to create quick and easy screencasts — recordings of your screen you can use to demonstrate class instructions, introduce yourself to students, create videos for a substitute, enhance remote learning lessons, and so much more. Students can even create their own screencasts to show what … read more »