COVID-19

Caring for Children’s Hearing at Home

Nearly 15% of U.S. Children Ages 6–19 Have Hearing Loss As American families shelter in place due to COVID-19, children with hearing loss may need additional help at home, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association...

Cambridge English offers support for English language teachers

Cambridge University Press ELT and Cambridge Assessment English have reached over two million users already with free, online content to support teachers and learners to meet the huge challenges posed by the global pandemic. The...

Multilingual Emergency Info Lacking

Non-English-speaking communities in the U.S. have voiced concern that coronavirus information is being communicated to them after the rest of the country and in less detail, creating a divide that could put minority groups...

Pop Stars Use Isolation to Learn (and Teach) Languages

Cuban-American singer, songwriter, and actress Camila Cabello is teaching her boyfriend, Shawn Mendes to speak Spanish during their self-isolation period. In return, the Canadian singer, songwriter, and model is giving Cabello guitar lessons, while...

Cambridge Univ Press Offers Free ELL, Gen Ed, Academic Resources

English Language Teaching CUP has launched the “Supporting Every Teacher” campaign and, in partnership with Cambridge Assessment English, is producing large amounts of free, online content for teachers and learners. Hosted on its World of Better Learning blog,...

The digital divide leaves millions at a disadvantage during the coronavirus pandemic

Amidst the flurry of social media updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, a chart illustrating the importance of flattening the curve has gone viral. The idea is that taking measures to slow the spread of...

How to Succeed in Distance Education

With the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, many schools are closing their doors and shifting students and faculty to on-line study with little-to-no advanced notice nor training. I know one’s first reaction might be to panic...

Lockdown in Italy: What one teacher’s experience shows us about teaching online

“Where do you want to do your lessons today?” “Erm, well, I was teaching in the spare room yesterday so perhaps we could do a swap today?” “Well, what time’s your first lesson?” “I start at 10am and then I’ve got three...

AERA Announces Cancellation of 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

The American Educational Research Association announced today that it is cancelling plans for a virtual 2020 Annual Meeting in April. The decision was approved in a unanimous resolution by AERA Council, the association’s...

U.S. Department of Education Guidelines for Web Access & Students’ Rights

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education has released a webinar on ensuring web accessibility for students with disabilities for schools utilizing online learning during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In...
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