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Bill Hansen, DA guest columnist

DA guest columnist Bill Hansen discusses the importance of improving K-12 district data backup and recovery. Read more>>

Rachelle Dene Poth, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

DA guest columnist, veteran teacher and FETC featured speaker Rachelle Dene Poth shares ed-tech tools for engaging learners and giving them a voice when schedules won't permit connections for Zoom, or similar platform, meetings. Read more>>

DA Staff

Shannon McClintock Miller, innovation director for Iowa’s Van Meter Community School District and a featured speaker for FETC, addresses the importance of librarians taking the lead in the selection, integration, organization and sharing of digital resources and tools. Read more>>

Rachelle Dene Poth, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

DA guest columnist, veteran teacher and FETC featured speaker Rachelle Dene Poth shares how educators can boost remote discussion and collaboration with ed-tech tools. Read more>>

From DA

Matt Zalaznick

Providing broadband internet access this summer to 9 million students who aren't connected to online learning would cost more than $7 billion. Read more>>

Gustavo Balderas, DA guest columnist

Ironically, our best efforts to continue educating our students through distance learning may serve to widen the opportunity and achievement gaps between our student groups, says DA guest columnist Gustavo Balderas, superintendent of Eugene School District 4J in Oregon. Read more>>

Chris Burt

Though sedentary behavior and screen time raise cause for concern, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, experts agree that setting too many boundaries for students can lead to negative outcomes. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Brainerd Public Schools Director of Technology Sarah Porisch uses weekly "Tech Tidbit" videos to give teachers tips on everything from photo editing to classroom management apps to accessibility. Read more>>

Edtech in the News

The Hill

New York will collaborate with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to “reimagine” the state’s school system as part of broader reforms, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In addition to technology playing a key role, Cuomo explained that remote learning could become an integral part of education going forward. Read more>>

Georgia Recorder

Some Georgia students and teachers are set to receive laptops, software and access to Wi-Fi hotspots after the Georgia Board of Education awarded over $21.5 million in grants to 55 districts. The funds are intended to shore up distance learning programs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more>>

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