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Some of the best new ideas in ed tech will be showcased at FETC's third annual Pitchfest. More than two dozen startup companies will take turns showing off their products to attendees and a panel of judges in a theater in the expo hall. Read more>>

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Students are exposed to many risks when they use their school-issued devices. If you’re not providing a digital safety net for your students, you could be liable. How do you protect students from risky behaviors? Learn more>>

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Connecting with new and old friends is one of the most crucial aspects of a conference. At FETC, you'll have plenty of opportunities to grow your PLN. Take a look at the full schedule today to get started. Read more>>

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School districts must implement the most effective security practices to protect their communities. Use this checklist to diagnose your defenses and preparedness in the following areas: cybersecurity, risk management and data privacy. Read more>>

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Nikosi Darnell, a speech language pathologist, founder of Clearview Speech and Consulting Services and a FETC 2020 presenter, discusses how the working relationship between student, pathologist and teacher can yield positive results. Read more>>

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Looking to integrate coding or computer science into your technology plan? It’s never been easier with this free e-book that features resources, worksheets and tips. Download SAM Labs' latest e-book dedicated to helping educators effortlessly build out a coding program at both a school and district level. Download now>>

Josh Stumpenhorst, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Josh Stumpenhorst explains how Innovation Days at school drive student learning with choice and autonomy. Read more>>

From DA

Chris Burt

The Center for Educational Innovation is hosting an NBA2K esports tournament at OS-NYC on Giving Tuesday in Manhattan that will give students the chance to learn, play and connect together. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

While several states have laws that either require or allow the use of cameras in special ed classrooms, some districts are pursuing their own school surveillance policies to improve student and teacher safety. 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>>

Edtech in the News

The Buffalo News

Changes to Lockport City School District's facial recognition program are almost good enough to allow the district to use it, according to the State Education Department. The New York district needs to make more policy tweaks to prevent students' photos from being programmed into the system. Read more>>

Allen American

McCarthy, Collin College and 100 mentors hosted 90 Plano and Frisco ISD high school students interested in architecture, construction and engineering at the Collin College Technical Campus construction site. The event provided a diverse look at all trades involved in construction. Read more>>

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