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FETC 2020 will include an interactive "sandbox" experience focused on elementary digital tools and technology. Attendees can experience new ed tech geared specifically for elementary school education in a hands-on environment. Read more>>

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FETC 2020 will feature The Computer Science "Firehose," a special event for educators exploring successful strategies and trends in computer science education via an unrestricted flow of presentations and data out of one huge nozzle. Read more>>

Patrick Turnage, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Patrick Turnage discusses a variety of resources to develop content that is not only accessible by students with disabilities but by everyone. Read more>>


In this Q&A, literacy technology consultant and FETC 2020 presenter Shaelynn Farnsworth discusses the interrelationship between technology, literacy, differentiation and systemic change. Read more>>

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Matt Zalaznick

Leveraging his students’ passion for fantasy battle game League of Legends, teacher Jason Dilley tasks his players with understanding the numbers behind the virtual action. Read more>>

Lenny Schad

Lenny Schad, DA’s chief information and innovation officer, says organizational change can be a daunting experience unless it is backed up with a solid management plan. Read more>>

Emily Ann Brown

Technology is transforming libraries into makerspaces and robotics labs, and spaces where librarians can provide students with social-emotional support. Read more>>

Emily Ann Brown

By promoting data dashboards and state report cards, districts can share information about key indicators, such as graduation rates and postsecondary readiness, with students and their families. Read more>>

DA and PowerSchool

In this pre-recorded web seminar, three K-12 tech thought leaders and administrators discuss major ed tech trends in 2020, as well as key topics that will impact schools and districts in the future. Watch now>>

Edtech in the News


Through a three-year agreement, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will provide funding for training programs in four New Jersey county vocational technical schools. Students will get firsthand experience with trades professionals as part of the pre-apprenticeship program. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report

Similar to professional athletes, PE students in one Illinois middle school record their movements to identify and study their weaknesses. They also use their downtime to record video self-reflections, which are uploaded to an online classroom management platform. Read more>>

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