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The two-screen setup of an elementary school teacher in Seattle. (Photo courtesy of Two Screens for Teachers)

Remote teaching is about to get a little bit easier for thousands of teachers in Seattle Public Schools. The nonprofit organization “Two Screens for Teachers” announced Tuesday that it’s purchasing a second computer monitor for every teacher who needs one, and plans to deliver about 3,000 monitors at a value of around $430,000.

Started by a small group of Seattle startup veterans, Two Screens for Teachers aims to boost teacher productivity through added technology, helping to make remote instruction less stressful during the ongoing pandemic.

Matt Lerner and Mike Mathieu are behind the idea. They previously co-founded Walk Score, a Seattle startup that sold to Redfin in 2014. Their hope is that their latest cause will spread beyond Seattle and they can inspire techies in other cities to purchase monitors for the thousands

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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) contact tracing smartphone app of Britain's National Health Service (NHS) is displayed on an iPhone
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) contact tracing smartphone app of Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) is displayed on an iPhone

Two weeks in, the NHS Covid-19 app for England and Wales seems to have got off to a good start, with more than 16 million downloads so far – but a range of employers are actively discouraging their staff from using it.

Earlier this week, both the pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline and a Hull-based fuel supplier told staff the app should be switched off at work – both said it was unnecessary in their “Covid-secure” workplaces.

And now, there are numerous reports teachers are being told they should not use the app in school.

I have received a message from a teacher in north-west England who wants to remain anonymous.

Triggered alerts

This person downloaded the app on the day it was released and then, last Monday, tested positive for coronavirus.

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Combining the power of the web, the gig economy, and
distance learning, Mentorwolf a new peer to peer educational
website with a twist, launched today just in time for World
Teachers’ Day. The site connects tutors (mentors) with
learners (mentees) worldwide.

Mentorwolf is not an
online university and encourages its’ members to think
beyond the scope of traditional academic subjects like math
and science, urging them to be more creative and have fun
with their education. “Most anything can be taught and
learned on the platform from re-upholstering ones dining
room chairs to repairing a vintage vehicle’s carburettor,
to learning how to make Rocky Road ice cream – we want
people to explore and learn from each other.” says founder
and CEO Kaspur Franke, an entrepreneur from New York who
found himself travelling in New Zealand when the global
Coronavirus pandemic

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Naina Mishra

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 27

As many as 150 senior and junior computer instructors working in various government schools of the city since 2008 have not been paid salaries for the past four months.

A 35-year-old male teacher said, “I am yet to pay my son’s fee for six months amounting to Rs21,000 as I haven’t received my salary for the past four months. My six-month electricity bill is also pending and I haven’t even paid my insurance instalments as well. I am reeling under financial trauma and I have no strength to stretch it any further.”

A 35-year-old female computer teacher said, “I have drained all my savings and have no resources left for sustenance. I have been earning for the past 12 years. We haven’t received our salaries after May and do not know for how long we are going to survive like this.”

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