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DA Staff

Students and teachers from Salamanca City School district, an FETC STEM Excellence Award finalist for 2020, are using 3D printing technology to help ease shortages of protective gear for doctors, nurses and first responders. Read more>>

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The CARES Act offers new funds to help support students through digital learning and mental health challenges. By creating a digital student safety net, districts can keep students safe and enhance digital learning spaces while monitoring student mental health. Read more>>

Matthew X. Joseph, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Matthew X. Joseph addresses how districts can move from short- to long-term solutions for delivering special needs services. He shares nine strategies for at-home learning success. Read more>>

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Explore the current state of remote learning, from both educational and technology infrastructure perspectives; the current technology needs for educators; the ramp up so far; how networks and technologies will shift going forward; and what the remote learning landscape may look like in the long term. Register now>>

DA Staff

Shannon McClintock Miller, innovation director of instructional technology and library media for Iowa’s Van Meter Community School District and a featured speaker for FETC®, shows how free e-books are a fun way to improve vocabulary and comprehension during school closures. Read more>>

Kathy Schrock, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

Educational technologist, adjunct professor and FETC featured speaker Kathy Schrock shares the ideas, solutions and feelings of her graduate students—K-12 teachers on the front lines of moving instruction online and helping children (and parents) adjust. Read more>>

From DA

Matt Zalaznick

"Zoom bombing" is a growing cybersecurity concern as hackers infiltrate online classes to heckle teachers while displaying pornography and racist images. Read more>>

Richard Quinones, DA guest columnist

DA guest columnist Richard Quinones offers guidance for securing student connections to the internet and safeguarding data while they work remotely. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Mobile WiFi hotspots, also known as MiFis, are in short supply as equity-minded superintendents work to ensure all students have access to the internet to participate fully in online learning. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Screen time, social media, video games and other online activities are the only way students can stay in touch with friends under stay-at-home orders. Read more>>

Edtech in the News

Los Feliz Ledger

Superintendent Austin Beutner said it will likely take until May to get needed technology to all students so they can participate in online learning. The district recently purchased $100 million in computers and Wi-Fi infrastructure, with a focus on families who cannot afford the technology. Read more>>

Geek Wire

Washington's state superintendent is calling on the tech and telecom industries to help narrow the digital divide now that in-person learning is canceled for the rest of the school year. Chris Reydal urged companies to create hotspots in rural and urban areas with poor connectivity. Read more>>

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