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Friday round-up - a range of educational highlights from around the globe

Personal report on the start of the academic year at Oxford under new covid chaos (Full article – The Critic) Interesting report on modular learning for those in work (Full article - THE) Opening up academ . . .

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US: Educators teaching online and in person at the same time feel burned out

Schools all around the world have been trying to develop effective ways to continue to educate children during the pandemic.  This article from NBC News is reporting on the difficulties faced by teachers tryi . . .

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University donates 100 tablets to help special education students in West Virginia

It is quite obvious that Hong Kong has a growing digital divide. The digital divide is happening globally. Independence University, an accredited online university, donated 100 tablets to assist the Special Educat . . .

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UK: 2021 exams: how to make sure next year's GCSE, AS and A-level exams are fair?

An interesting proposal being put forward to the UK education minister by a collective of teaching unions and educational associations on how to try and ensure a fairer grade awarding system if exams have to be ca . . .

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US: Teachers and social workers search for students who are 'missing' in the pandemic

This article from CNN is looking at efforts to track down students who are not attending their virtual online lessons.  The article is from California but the problems are not uncommon in many places around t . . .

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UK: University students should be given tuition fee refunds if their course is disrupted by Covid-19, regulator says

With the disruptions to many university students as a result of Covid-19 this recommendation by the Office of the Independent Adjudicator and the Office for Students should come as some relief (The Student Room). . . .

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IBO launches the IB Webliography with free resources recommended by IB educators worldwide

Chalkface likes to share news about useful free resources that are available to teachers and students.  Here is a great new online facility launched by the IBO.  The International Baccalaureate (IB) has . . .

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Effect of pandemic on children's wellbeing revealed in new report

The following press release from the UK government paints a mixed picture of the effects the pandemic is having on children’s mental health. The State of the Nation report provides an in-depth picture of the . . .

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