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Rachelle Dene Poth, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

It's becoming more common for students to work in groups rather than individually. DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Rachelle Dene Poth says creating these active learning communities can positively impact a learner's ability and help meet individual learner goals. Read more>>

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Join this web seminar to learn about the flipped classroom as an active learning approach in which learning is student-centered rather than teacher-centered. Hear from experts on how to start with technology-enhanced learning and how to overcome challenges. Watch now>>


The Mobile MegaShare collaborative forum at FETC 2020 will focus on uses of innovative mobile and digital technology in education. Read more>>

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In this Q&A, Josh Stumpenhorst, the learning commons director for Naperville Community School District 203 and an FETC 2020 speaker, discusses transforming the library and the role of the librarian. Read more>>


Don’t miss out on the best deal to attend the Future of Education Technology Conference. You have less than one week left to take advantage of the $150 super savings off the on-site rate. Read more>>

From DA

Matt Zalaznick

As more states and policymakers urge schools to expand computer science instruction, experts are examining the ramifications of how the subject is being integrated.  Read more>>

Lorrie Owens, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

Transformational leadership means much more than making simple tweaks to the way you've always done things, says DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Lorrie Owens. It also means changing how stakeholders think and feel about doing those things. Read more>>

Chris Burt

The HSEL’s new partnership with charity Varsity Esports Foundation will help serve a larger pool of under-resourced K-12 students, hit future financial goals, and enhance the learning environment for children interested in STEM programs and esports. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

TikTok lets kids make short videos set to music, and some schools are forming clubs around the app. Still, social media continues to cause concerns. Read more>>

DA and Connection

E-rate funding has transformed the ed tech landscape in schools. DA surveyed administrators asking how they have used E-rate discounts, what they found challenging about the process, and what changes they would support. Learn about the results and what the future of E-rate could look like, and discover other sources of funding to support your district’s technology initiatives. Register now>>

Edtech in the News

Athol Daily News

Montachusett Regional Technical Vocational School officially opened its new automation robotics mechatronics lab, which will prepare students and adult learners for careers in advanced manufacturing and automation. Read more>>

Science Daily

Tablets and laptops have their educational virtues, according to Annahita Ball, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, but her research suggests they have limitations as well. A new study finds that added access to technology can lead to a decrease in students’ academic motivation. Read more>>

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