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Rachelle Dene Poth, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

From conducting class and creating interactive lessons to providing support, DA guest columnist, veteran teacher and FETC featured speaker Rachelle Dene Poth discusses the tech tools that teachers should consider. Read more>>

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Greg Bagby, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

Leading during school closures means empowering teachers—plus offering encouragement and giving grace, says DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Greg Bagby, who is coordinator of instructional technology for the Hamilton County Department of Education in Tennessee. Read more>>

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Explore the current state of remote learning, from 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. Read more>>

DA Staff

Shannon McClintock Miller, innovation director for Iowa’s Van Meter Community School District and a featured speaker for FETC, discusses how to share library resources and online literacy opportunities in a virtual library for teachers, learners and families. Read more>>

Ann McMullan, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

DA guest columnist, FETC featured speaker and education consultant Ann McMullan shares five tips for K-12 district leaders to consider as nonprofits and for-profits offer free access to ed tech resources during school closures. Read more>>

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Matt Zalaznick

School leaders navigating coronavirus closures have shifted online learning on-the-fly to help students and teachers face numerous challenges, including access and illness. Read more>>

Cameron Shaw, DA guest columnist

DA guest columnist Cameron Shaw credits educator dedication and the quick implementation of communication tools for Dawson ISD’s successful response to COVID-19. He is technology director of the Central Texas district. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Coronavirus school closures could be the worst thing to ever happen to schools, the best thing or somewhere in between, says one superintendent. Read more>>

Chris Burt and Steve Isaacs

A renowned middle school teacher offers up some of the best ways to keep students engaged and connected during COVID-19 ... by giving them something they enjoy: Minecraft. Read more>>

Edtech in the News


Although the New York team was unable to meet, they continued putting their STEM skills to use after their STEM tournaments were canceled due to COVID-19. Team members are using 3D printers to make protective face shields for hospital workers. Their efforts are part of a project organized by Ithaca Generator volunteers. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report

Schools across the U.S. have closed due to coronavirus. But efforts to expand e-learning raise thorny questions about digital equity and access: If schools can’t teach all students, should they be teaching any at all? Read more>>

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