Tag: lockdown

Summer Learning to Help Students Most Impacted by the Pandemic

Two school children using elbow bump as an alternative handshake outdoors
At the end of April, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) launched the Summer Learning & Enrichment Collaborative, providing support to 46 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Bureau of Indian Education, and three territories working together to use American Rescue Plan and other federal pandemic relief funding to support as many students as...

Early Language Acquisition in COVID Lockdowns

Extensive research during the COVID-19 pandemic has shown its effect on the way we talk and engage with our language, like the introduction of new words like “quaranteam” or the increased frequency of other vocabulary items like words for “hand sanitizer” and “quarantine.” Now, researchers are looking into the effects of the pandemic on not just adults’ language, but...

The Language of Lockdown

As we continue to connect digitally for work and even with loved ones, body language has become more important than ever. Gestures have to be performed in a more exaggerated and obvious way since we cannot rely on eye contact with delays in video calls—which means the way we present ourselves to others and accentuate our speech may have...
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