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Aug 17, 2020


Grants to Support Use of Technology in Rural Areas

The Foundation for Rural Service provides grants for a variety of programs, including youth-based initiatives and educational materials to improve educational achievement in rural communities across the country, with projects that will have a long-lasting effect on the community.

Aug 17, 2020


SPOTLIGHT! On Making Remote Learning Accessible and Inclusive

Some educators who want to make online learning more engaging and accessible are exploring the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. UDL—originally developed by researchers at the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) in collaboration with Harvard University—supports special education students, but its flexibility, technology guidelines, and aim to individualize learning are best practices that can serve every student.

Aug 17, 2020


Toolset for Connecting with Students During Remote Learning

FreshGrade has launched FreshGrade Next, a learning network for the age of instant access, combining elements of lesson planners, portfolios, communication systems, and gradebooks into a seamless experience.

Aug 14, 2020


Supercharge Student Engagement with Esports

Esports is best defined as competitive video games. Games that can be considered esports require skill and are usually played in teams, though some are also single player. When on a team, esports athletes fill certain roles much like traditional sports. Teams are usually formed by students or a staff member who has an interest in gaming or simply wants to see students working together using gaming Esports is unique because it is an inclusive, coed sport and can be a way for students who cannot physically participate in traditional sports to be a part of a team and community.

Aug 03, 2020


Cloud-based Platform for Monitoring and Collaborating with Students

NetSupport’s is a low-cost, cloud-based classroom management and teaching platform equipped with teaching tools that make it easy for schools to deliver technology-based learning. Whether students are in school or at home, teachers can monitor, control, and collaborate with students to deliver engaging, interactive lessons that will keep them immersed and on task. Low cost and scalable, with clear central configuration and management, is ideal for large or small installations. Once is set up, the IT team’s involvement is minimal—and, for teachers, using its intuitive interface is a breeze, meaning more time for providing direct instruction. Register for the prelaunch trial for free at to see how you can get the most out of your classroom technology.


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