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Bill Eatinger: Distance learning, a long way from the diamond | Sports

Retired San Gorgonio High baseball coach Bill Eatinger had just returned from the wedding of a long-ago player, slipping a bit from any perceived tough coaching exterior.

He’s already stepped aside as coach.

“Those kinds of relationships,” he noted, “is one reason you go into coaching.”

Ryan Porter, known more for a pro football career, was that former Eatinger player. Said Eatinger: “He was a JV player for me. Ryan’s gone through a lot since

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How to Balance Working From Home and the Kids’ Remote Learning (Without Losing It)

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For working parents, the pandemic hasn’t just been stressful, it’s felt impossible at times. Not only have you been challenged to meet the needs of your children as they adapt to remote-learning set-ups, but your career has evolved too, creating additional curveballs around every corner.

While we all know how important it is to prioritize self-care, take a bath, and eat clean, the reality is, sometimes the dinner menu kind of has to

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5 Best Online Learning Platforms to Start Selling Courses Today

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The way we learn has changed. Over the course of the last year, circumstances have driven more and more people to turn to online learning. Whether it be taking academic courses or diving into a new creative skill, everyone is slowly adjusting to using

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Most Memphis students to continue remote learning, survey shows

Laura Faith Kebede, Chalkbeat Tennessee
Published 5:31 p.m. CT Nov. 13, 2020

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Parents of 65% of Shelby County Schools students do not plan to send them back to school buildings in January, based on survey results obtained by Chalkbeat.

Some parents told Chalkbeat they are reluctant because COVID-19 cases are surging, some are unsatisfied with online learning continuing even if students are in the building, and

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Online learning threats parents need to know about

Millions of American children are spending this fall semester taking at least some of their classes online, through Zoom, Google Meet and other platforms.

And while many of the bugs, glitches and surprise Zoom “bombings” of this past spring have been fixed, experts say many threats remain.

Arneesha Collins, parent of an elementary-aged boy, worries what her son is exposed to when she is not watching.

“I already don’t want my son on the iPad

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Family moves to Lexington from Italy and struggles to adapt to online learning

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Moving thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean may sound stressful enough, but it’s even more challenging during a pandemic.

In August, Erika Sala and her family did just that. They uprooted their life in Modena, Italy, and moved to Lexington, Kentucky.

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Erika says the hardest part came after the move, when they transitioned her 9-year-old daughter, Stella, to online virtual learning.

Stella’s mother says her daughter is normally a

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Fairbanks teachers vote to continue remote learning | Local News

Members of the local teachers’ union met on Oct. 24 and voted that students should remain in remote learning while the school district is in the operational high risk zone for COVID-19, according to the president of the Fairbanks Education Association.

The union represents about 900 teachers who work for the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

The decision comes after the Board of Education asked the district administration to explore ways to get students

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Machine learning helps hunt for COVID-19 therapies

Newswise — Michigan State University Foundation Professor Guowei Wei wasn’t preparing machine learning techniques for a global health crisis. Still, when one broke out, he and his team were ready to help. 

The group already has one machine learning model at work in the pandemic, predicting consequences of mutations to SARS-CoV-2. Now, Wei’s team has deployed another to help drug developers on their most promising leads for attacking one of the virus’ most compelling targets.

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Opinion | The Art of Holding On, Letting Go and Learning to Golf

I didn’t expect to fall in love during a global pandemic.

On Dec. 31, 2019, I turned to my husband as we readied to ring in the new year in our hotel room in Cairo and asked him about the months ahead. “Maybe this year will be the year I travel a little less?” I said. He smiled. “You have, what, 10 trips between now and May alone?” he asked.

As Egyptologists, my husband and

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How UMBC is experimenting with virtual learning during the pandemic

Abu, 21, a senior at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, is one of millions of college students forced to experience many, most or all classes online in a fall term that has become a gigantic national experiment in remote higher education.

The coronavirus pandemic, which rocked colleges in March, is threatening to extend these extraordinary restrictions on face-to-face classes into next spring. Results so far suggest the enforced distance could take an increasingly steep

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Rock Island-Milan School District set to begin blended learning option for families

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – The Rock Island-Milan School District will now allow families to choose between a 100% online or blended learning model as the school begins its second quarter on October 19.

Although one Rock Island parent is keeping her kids online for a surprising reason.

“We decided that probably we should leave that room in the classrooms for some of the kids who maybe need to be there more, if we were

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Champions For Learning awards grants for teachers’ projects amid pandemic

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Vineyards Elementary first-grade students from the classrooms of Joanna Campanile and Janell Matos hold up their teachers’ grants on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (Photo: Courtesy of Collier County Public Schools)

Escape rooms that make learning an adventure, a student store encouraging creativity, and a new way to engage students about civics are just three Collier teacher projects that received funding Friday through Champions For Learning.

Champions For Learning awarded 141 grants totaling about $79,700 

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Why Some Kids Are Shy In Remote Learning But Not In-Person Classes

There are many reasons why a child who is not usually introverted at school would be shy in a remote learning setting. (Photo: Mayur Kakade via Getty Images)
There are many reasons why a child who is not usually introverted at school would be shy in a remote learning setting. (Photo: Mayur Kakade via Getty Images)

Remote learning often comes with technical difficulties, but it also can bring about challenges with student engagement.

By now, most students have been in school for about a month and a half to two months, so if you’re a parent, you’ve likely noticed some patterns with your

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Make Virtual Learning Fun and Easier | Family Living

(Family Features) Learning remotely from home is now the norm for many families across the country. Kids and caregivers alike have settled into a routine, though keeping children engaged can still be challenging.

While kids have had to be resilient and adapt to learning away from their school buildings, there are ways to make the adjustment easier. These ideas can help infuse more fun and moments of inspiration into school days to keep kids engaged

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Make Virtual Learning Fun and Easier | State

MISSION, Kan., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — (Family Features) Learning remotely from home is now the norm for many families across the country. Kids and caregivers alike have settled into a routine, though keeping children engaged can still be challenging.

While kids have had to be resilient and adapt to learning away from their school buildings, there are ways to make the adjustment easier. These ideas can help infuse more fun and moments of

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Katie Redd: Teaching and learning to live with COVID-19 | Op-Ed Commentaries

The Kanawha County Board of Education voted 3-2 to send students back to school five days a week, skipping the second week of hybrid classes. Two weeks of hybrid learning was settled on by teaching professionals and community members as a waiting period to assess the spread of the virus in schools, and to give the school system a necessary adjustment period to learn to manage procedures for handling the virus.

To paraphrase board member

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Mom of 8 kids sets up cubicles at home to improve virtual learning: ‘A huge difference’

In today’s professional age, you’re never too young to get cozy in a cubicle.

A creative mom of eight has reconfigured a room in her home to serve as a virtual learning study space by deploying a go-to seating arrangement from the office days of yore: cubicles.

Heather James of Tempe, Ariz.,

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A mom of 8 used office cubicles to turn her lounge into a classroom for remote learning

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The family purchased and assembled six cubicles in their living room. Heather James
  • Heather James, a mom of eight, recently purchased six cubicles for her home in Tempe, Arizona.

  • Her children are taking online classes this fall, and the family was struggling to find enough space for everyone to have a designated place to learn and study.  

  • To solve the problem, James purchased office cubicles and transformed their entertainment room into a classroom.

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As More Schools Move to Hybrid or Virtual Learning, Construct Working with Canvas to Improve Online Learning Experiences for Students and Teachers | News

With growing emphasis on virtual learning, online program enablement is more important than ever

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As more schools respond to COVID-19 exposure with hybrid or virtual learning this fall, educational technology providers focus on delivering interactive online learning that engages students. That is why Construct, a global leader in learning design, today announced a new case study highlighting how one school district with nearly 20,000 students

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Work Or Online Learning? Homeless Families Face An Impossible Choice : NPR

Freda and her 9-year-old son visit the Purple People Bridge in Cincinnati. She and her five children have been living in the front room of a friend’s apartment, sleeping on pads of bunched-up comforters.

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Freda and her 9-year-old son visit the Purple People Bridge in Cincinnati. She and her five children have been living in the front room of a friend’s apartment, sleeping

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