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Rachelle Dene Poth, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

Games offer students choice, while giving educators access to data that allows them to adjust lessons accordingly, says Rachelle Dene Poth, DA guest columnist, veteran teacher and FETC featured speaker. Read more>>

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Shannon McClintock Miller, innovation director for Iowa’s Van Meter Community School District and a featured speaker for FETC®, addresses how to take students (as well as teachers and families) around the world virtually and shares a curated list of destinations. Read more>>

Steven W. Anderson, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

Just because most learning now is remote doesn’t mean it all has to be digital, says Steven W. Anderson, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker. Read more>>

Rachelle Dene Poth, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

Using one or two tech tools that provide interaction and connection is important for teachers now to boost student engagement online—without overwhelming them, says Rachelle Dene Poth, DA guest columnist, veteran teacher and FETC featured speaker. Read more>>

From DA

Matt Zalaznick

Momentum is building for an emergency stimulus fund that would help schools bring broadband internet access and WiFi to students left out of online learning. Read more>>

Lenny Schad

Government, telecom companies, the business community and school districts must work together to overcome significant obstacles, says Lenny Schad, chief information and innovation officer of District Administration, and former CIO for Houston ISD. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Turning school buses into mobile WiFi hotspots will provide broadband access and equity in narrowing the digital divide in online learning during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

Students at Glastonbury Public Schools, a previous Districts of Distinction honoree, are using district iPads to complete assignments from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more>>

Edtech in the News

The Post-Standard

Syracuse and Onondaga County officials are moving ahead with plans to create a $74 million STEAM school, despite recent warnings from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that school districts could face draconian cuts in state aid because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more>>

The Denver Post

Children in households lacking internet are disproportionately Hispanic, English-language learners, younger and from lower income families, according to a study issued by Colorado State University’s Futures Center. Read more>>

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