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Susan Brooks-Young, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Susan Brooks-Young says the surge in the deliberate use of misinformation reveals Americans’ limited abilities as effective consumers of media. She offers several ways to help teachers and students find the truth in what they see. Read more>>

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On Tuesday, January 14, FETC will take you on a technology field trip. Choose one digital learning site to visit from the registration menu. Each site visit will include an overview of the school’s program and classroom visits plus opportunities to engage staff and administrators in discussion. Use Source Code DAMAG20. Read more>>

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Mashpee Public Schools in Massachusetts leverages unprecedented visibility into ed tech usage at the class level to empower teachers and develop tailored, data-informed learning environments. Read more>>

Rosalyn Washington, FETC featured speaker

In this Q&A, Rosalyn Washington, a digital learning specialist for literacy at Atlanta Public Schools and a featured speaker at FETC 2020, discusses the changing role of the librarian, and the importance of teaching students technology and media skills. Read more>>

From DA

Steven Blackburn

Districts of Distinction honoree Baltimore County Public Schools creates equitable learning opportunities for students across the district with a mobile innovation lab. Read more>>

Ken Thompson, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Ken Thompson lists key points to consider when realigning, reorganizing or implementing changes within a newly designed or seasoned technology organization. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Students who play in a high school esports league are no different from their classmates on the football, baseball or basketball teams, says one athletic director. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Trucks, and working on them in the Walmart parking lot, is what the boys in Lindsay Johnson’s sixth-period English class mostly wanted to discuss last school year. So Johnson helped the students channel their enthusiasm into a podcast. Read more>>

DA and Connection

District Administration recently asked administrators how they have used E-rate funding, what was challenging about the process and what changes they would support. Watch this web seminar to learn what the future of E-rate could look like, and find out more about other technology funding sources. Read more>>

DA Leadership Institute

Attendees of DA's CIO Academy left with a greater understanding of change management, governance and digital transformation. Current and aspiring CIOs and their leadership teams had the chance to collaborate on issues relevant to their roles today. Stay tuned for information on the next academy in the spring of 2020. Read more>>

Edtech in the News

Nashville Business Journal

The Greater Nashville Technology Council’s Go Tech program, which includes businesses, community colleges, Metro Nashville Public Schools and several other school districts, is getting a $1 million grant from Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee. The program offers teacher development, internships, industry certifications, summer camps and job shadow days for students, and more. Read more>>

Star Tribune

Over the past decade, Minnesota districts have spent millions of dollars on tech devices. After several years of tech-heavy learning, there are still plenty of challenges—and debate over the impact of all those iPads and Chromebooks on academic success, equity and students’ focus. Read more>>

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