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Barbara Rembiesa, DA guest columnist

As the coronavirus continues to spread, President and CEO Barbara Rembiesa of International Association of IT Asset Managers provides advice for K-12 leaders sending faculty and staff home with school and district equipment. Read more>>

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While communication and collaboration tools can prove useful for distance learning, students may still feel isolated during this transition. Gaggle is here to continue their 24/7/365 review of content to help districts identify and support students who are struggling. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

At FETC, an ed tech coach consultant and spokesperson shares how teacher leaders can improve teaching and learning. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Traditional school schedules fail to take advantage of the natural, daily cycle of a student's cognitive abilities, which are analytical earlier in the day, fall into a trough around noon, and become more creative later. Read more>>

Rosalyn Washington, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Rosalyn Washington discusses three ways to guide today’s students through the research and writing process. Read more>>

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Chris Burt

Here are free resources, services and teaching materials being offered at no charge during the coronavirus outbreak. Updated on April 29. Read more>>

Matthew X. Joseph, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker; Christine Ravesi-Weinstein, DA guest columnist

DA guest columnists Matthew X. Joseph and Christine Ravesi-Weinstein offer strategies for continuing learning opportunities and addressing student wellness—for the first week out and beyond. Joseph, director of curriculum, instruction and assessment at Leicester Public Schools, is a featured speaker at FETC. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Administrators shifting to distance learning should not expect to become overnight experts during the early stages of COVID-19 school closures. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

The shift to remote instruction for Dare County Schools in North Carolina has gone more smoothly thanks to a few years of professional development in online education. Read more>>

Edtech in the News

Chalkbeat Chicago

After an investigation revealed systemic failures to protect students from sexual abuse, Chicago restricted which technology platforms teachers could use to communicate with students. Those restrictions are now being tested. Chicago teachers want the district to grant them the expanded technology access they say is critical to reaching students. Read more>>


One district in Illinois has taken a unique approach to ensure every student has access to the internet. Belleville Township High School District 201 is deploying school buses equipped with WiFi to serve as hotspots throughout the community. Read more>>

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