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Erin Gohl is a Getting Smart columnist, and an independent writer focusing on issues of equity, engagement, and technology in educational policy and practice. Connect with her on Twitter: @eringohl

8 Examples of the Future of EdTech, Fresh from FETC

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The enthusiasm and passion of the presenters, vendors, and most importantly, the educators at FETC 2018 made the future of education technology look very bright. In this post, we look at eight vendors that encapsulate the future of EdTech.

At FETC, Early Learning is Central to the Future of EdTech

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FETC 2018 has made clear that the clarion call to ensure that today’s students are prepared for a global, digital future has been extended to include our youngest learners.

NFL Players Helping Students Tackle the Challenges of Tomorrow Through Coding

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On this recent Tuesday, as part of Computer Science Education Week, these professional athletes traded in their pads and helmets to be Computer Science, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (C-STEM) Ambassadors. Learn more here.

How to Talk to Parents About Your School’s EdTech

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It's only natural for parents to feel some concern over the use of EdTech in their children's schools. Here are some tips for educators and EdLeaders who are facing these concerns, along with some tools you can use to demonstrate EdTech's potential efficacy.

The Case for School Makerspaces, According to Those Who Use Them

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I recently talked with some innovative educators (and their students) who have utilized makerspaces in their elementary schools. Collectively, they noted the academic benefits and the development of 21st-Century Skills and growth mindset.

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