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John Sowash, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

For district leaders, organizing and sharing resources is easier with this common tool, says DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker John Sowash, who wrote The Chromebook Classroom, a comprehensive guide to using Chromebooks in education. Read more>>

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Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

Special education consultant and FETC 2020 presenter Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles discusses breaking barriers for all learners through the use of assistive technology and Universal Design for Learning. Read more>>

Wendy OIiver, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

District leaders can use blockchain technology to move from traditional, linear student transcripts to cumulative-skill chains, which give learners ownership of their own data, says Wendy OIiver, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker. Read more>>


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From DA

Matt Zalaznick

The key to the effectiveness of any ed tech tool, including robots for children with autism, lies in whether students transfer the skills they’ve learned from schoolwork into their daily lives. Read more>>

Ray Bendici

Educators are more proactively using technology to support learning for all students, and support the four C’s—collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking. Read more>>

Emily Ann Brown

Open educational resources have become more than digital substitutes for textbooks. Educators now use OER to make instruction more learner-centered. Read more>>

Victoria Locke, DA guest columnist

A new study finds that access to effective computer-adaptive learning software levels the playing field. That’s why blended learning should be an integral part of any district plan, says DA guest columnist Victoria Locke. Read more>>

Edtech in the News


Gov. Andrew Cuomo will commit at least $71.4 million to renovate an abandoned high school in Syracuse into a multipurpose complex. It will be the state’s first STEAM-focused regional high school and worker training center. Read more>>

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

A state Assembly legislator is prioritizing the passage of a bill in the New York Senate that would impose a moratorium on biometric technology in grade schools during the upcoming legislative session. Read more>>

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