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News from DA’s FETC

Melissa Ezarik

With hundreds of sessions to choose from, FETC attendees choosing the Educator track probably felt the need for a clone (or two or three). Hot topics included augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, digital teaching tools, esports, and MakerEd/robotics. Read more>>

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Matt Zalaznick

Educators got a sneak peek at some soon-to-be-released digital translation programs and a wealth of other ed tech tools at the “TechSHARE LIVE Keynote” at FETC. Read more>>

Melissa Ezarik

Attendees got their hands dirty with high-tech and low-tech creations offered by a Kennesaw State service, iTeach, for teachers and students. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

The “Elementary Digital Tools Sandbox” was a huge service to district leaders and curriculum developers. Many participating vendors also staffed booths throughout the vast Expo Hall, while others focused exclusively on the sandbox event. Read more>>

From DA

Matt Zalaznick

Elementary-age students at the Marie Philip School at The Learning Center for the Deaf near Boston are programming robots to learn the engineering design process. Read more>>

Alesha Arp, DA guest columnist

Learning games should not only boost engagement, but also support productive struggle for students—and progress tracking for educators, says DA guest columnist Alesha Arp. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

In North Dakota, the phrase “You don’t have to recover from a good start" drives Superintendent Kirsten Baesler as she works to expand online preschool to rural communities. Read more>>

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Edtech in the News


A bill that would require Mississippi public schools to offer computer science to all elementary and high school students has been introduced in the Mississippi Senate. Read more>>


A study from the Center for an Urban Future found large geographic gaps in New York City’s tech training and education programs. There is also a disparity between the K-12 grades that take part in tech education programs, with very few programs offered to students in the fifth grade and below. Read more>>

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