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Holly Clark, an author, education strategist and the director of innovative learning at Oakhill Academy, says edtech is just a tool to enhance high-quality pedagogy. Read more>>

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When it comes to providing the most sought-after information on digital resources for education, more people look to Mackin and the 2019 Product of the Year, MackinVIA. This free digital content management system is the preferred platform educators trust to satisfy their digital curriculum needs. Read more>>


The FETC 2020 STEM Excellence Awards are now accepting applications. Winners will be selected based on the use of interdisciplinary curriculum, as well as the collaboration, design, problem-solving and STEM experiences offered at the school. Read more>>

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Students using school-issued devices—such as Chromebooks—are learning valuable 21st-century skills. Gaggle works seamlessly with Chromebooks and G Suite for Education to support and protect students as they learn with these high-powered digital tools. Read more>>

Ana Hale and Anna Bilyeu, DA guest columnists and featured FETC speakers

Too often, students shy away from challenging tasks that require them to step out of their comfort zones. As educators, our goal is to create an environment where students feel comfortable taking risks and are willing to persevere through difficulties. Read more>>


FETC has been known as the premier edtech event for administrators, principals and their teams for nearly 40 years. With a program that features more than 600 learning opportunities, it is best to attend with multiple team members. Discover top reasons why you and your team should register for the 2020 program. Register now>>


The Future of IT session track at FETC 2020 will feature workshops and sessions valuable for every role in a school or district technology department. Read more>>

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Matt Zalaznick

High school esports and middle school esports remain wildly popular as the new school year begins, with a free curriculum available and entire states experimenting with new esports leagues. Read more>>

John Sowash, DA guest columnist and featured FETC speaker

Should you consider touch-screen Chromebooks for your district? Are they worth the extra cost? Here are the questions you should be asking. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Enthusiasm and inquiry—not standardized testing anxiety—should drive learning. This belief led an Indiana district to turn an old swimming pool into The Imagination Lab. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

Pinellas County Schools was recognized as one of DA’s Districts of Distinction for a Personalized Learning Pathway initiative in which students created a digital platform to make learning accessible anytime, anywhere. Read more>>

DA Leadership Institute

Join us for DA's upcoming CIO Summit in Long Beach, California, from November 20-22, 2019. Juan Cabrera will engage attendees on the critical superintendent’s perspective topic and how technology leadership impacts district strategy. Don’t miss this unique leadership development opportunity just for K-12 district CIOs. Read more>>

Edtech in the News

Nebraska Today

The new Nebraska Tech Collaborative is bringing together business, education, political and philanthropic leaders to help grow and retain talent to support tech-related fields. Two of the group's primary outcomes are: offering Advanced Placement computation courses at Nebraska high schools and teaching elementary school students coding basics by 2025. Read more>>

Keloland TV

A new study finds that students at South Dakota’s public technical institutes tend to have less debt and are more likely to stay enrolled if they take dual-credit courses in high school. They are also more likely to earn dual-enrollment credits if at least one parent or guardian attended college. Read more>>

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