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What the 2020 General Election Results Mean for Edtech

11/12/2020

Topics: Advocacy and funding

The 2020 campaigns leading up to Election Day 2020 have been contentious, and the issue of how to ensure safe and effective student learning during the ongoing pandemic has been a flashpoint. By and large,…

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3 Ways to Ensure IT and Edtech Plans Promote Learning 

10/21/2020

Topics: IT infrastructure

If there is a silver lining surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that the national spotlight is shining brightly on equitable access to effective use of technology in schools. But in order to keep…

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Don't miss out on funding available for educator PD

10/02/2020

Topics: Funding, Online learning

As schools around the world continue to offer remote and hybrid learning, many educators are looking for opportunities to sharpen their online teaching…

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COVID-19: Support urgent federal funding for effective edtech use

05/19/2020

Topics: coronavirus, COVID-19, Online learning

With school closures likely to extend into the 2020-21 school year, educator readiness remains a large…

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Interview: How Wyoming is reimagining edtech professional learning

02/27/2020

Topics: Advocacy and funding, ISTE Certification, professional learning

State leaders, including Wyoming’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow, are learning that access to technology alone doesn’t guarantee improved pedagogy. Access must be matched by efforts…

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Interview: Defining effective edtech use

02/20/2020

Topics: ISTE Standards

In the past decade, state policymakers have invested heavily in devices and infrastructure to narrow the digital divide in schools. Many are now recognizing that, to ensure these investments are achieving their…

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Growing ME: Bridging the equity gap through mentorship 

01/07/2020

Topics: digital equity, diversity

In my past position, I offered professional development to new mentor teachers. Research shows us that the number of people entering, and staying in, the teaching field is declining. But what I find even more…

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Cheyenne E. Batista

3 Steps to Dismantle Inequities in Your School

06/03/2020

Topics: digital equity

I have the good fortune of working with talented educators around the country who are committed to centering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in their work. In my roles as a former founding school leader…

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3 strategies for engaging parents about using tech for learning

09/09/2019

Topics: Parents, Social media

When parents are informed about how educators are using technology for meaningful learning, they are more likely to become passionate advocates for school technology. Here are three creative ways  beyond…

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How to talk to parents about learning with technology

09/05/2019

Topics: Inclusion, Parents

There’s a lot of guidance out there on how to talk to parents about student privacy, the home-school connection and acceptable use policies. And it’s valuable information. But what if you shared a new story…

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