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In this Q&A, ed tech coach, consultant and FETC 2020 speaker Brianna Hodges discusses why personalized coaching should be a key component in professional development. Read more>>

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Students engaging in harmful behaviors often reveal their intentions on school-issued devices. While student privacy is protected with Chromebooks and G Suite for Education, a human monitoring system detects risky behaviors in real time. Read more>>

Sylvia Martinez, DA guest columnist and FETC 2020 speaker

DA guest columnist and FETC 2020 speaker Sylvia Martinez discusses how creativity is a key component of deep learning and how it can be integrated into the STEM curriculum. Read more>>


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The session track is ideal for learning about effective practices for using technology to support the academic and social-emotional growth of all students, including those with disabilities. Read more>>

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Chris Burt

A new facility for special needs students in Pennsylvania provides a state-of-the-art environment for STEM learning and building self-confidence. Read more>>

Gregory Haynes, DA guest columnist and FETC 2020 speaker

Through gameplay, students with disabilities may improve their social and mental wellness and feel empowered alongside their nondisabled peers, says Gregory Haynes, DA guest columnist and FETC 2020 speaker. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Harvey Mudd College staff nightly homework hotlines for high school and middle school students who need help with math and science. These college tutors aim to guide the younger students toward solving the problem themselves. Read more>>

Nancy Mann Jackson

As the world becomes increasingly connected, school districts are harnessing new technologies, such as automation and facial recognition, to develop smart school buildings that are safer and more efficient. Read more>>

District Administration

District Administration kicked off its first session of the CIO Academy with technology leaders from across the nation. Participants learned about management vs. leadership, cybersecurity, changes in technology, transformational leadership, and the changing role of the CIO. They walked away with a new trusted network of peers. Read more>>

DA and Schneider Electric

Senate Bill 11 in Texas introduced sweeping school safety measures to combat a rise in school shootings. Learn how the superintendent of Scurry-Rosser ISD upgraded security and facilities, and glean tips for accomplishing energy efficiency and capital improvement projects. Register now>>

Edtech in the News


A group of Colorado teens has developed software that will scan public social media pages to look for potential concerns for mass shootings. By using historical analysis of past perpetrators, the technology would employ an algorithm to search for key words and rate an online user as a possible threat. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report

Is it good for education to have more dollars financing ed tech innovations? Ultimately, tax dollars are paying for companies’ products—in the form of public school spending on supplies. More money spent on software means less money for good teachers' salary. Read more>>

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