The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) recently released a digital learning guide for parents and families to help them navigate the digital and remote learning taking place during the pandemic. Many Ohio school districts are teaching students remotely all or part of the time, a situation that’s likely to persist longer as COVID-19 cases surge in the state.
USDOE says the guide addresses topics such as the following:
- How to use the flexibility and innovation of technology to meet unique needs, such as those of students with disabilities or who are English language learners.
- Steps parents can take to keep their child safe online, such as accessing device security features, tracking log-in information, methods to keep kids safe during videoconferencing, and tips to help children navigate online bullying or encounters with troubling content.
- How competency-based learning can harness technology for students’ benefit, including through online assessments and periodic check-ins to gauge progress, and provide instructional flexibility during disruptions.
- Primers on major federal laws regarding student privacy and safety.
USDOE says the guide is the first in a series on digital learning resources.
Click here to access the guide.