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Going Back to School With the 2016 EdSurge Fifty States Project

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Going Back to School With the 2016 EdSurge Fifty States Project

Educators, we know you're getting ready to go back to school—or potentially have already started. But what if you need support? Have a question about technology, or how to integrate it?

To help you out with tips and tricks from educators who've been there, we give you the Fifty States Project: Back-to-School Edition—an EdSurge initiative to publish articles by educators in each of the 50 states and U.S. territories over the course of a year, showcasing educators and their stories of supporting learning by using technology. During 2016, we collected stories written by educators--teachers, edtech coordinators, librarians, superintendents and others--from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. In this guide, you'll see articles throughout the year organized into four categories:

  • How-To’s from Inside the Classroom: Step-by-step guides on everything from social-emotional learning to classroom management strategies in a tech-rich environment.
  • Making Data Work: Data, privacy, assessments--you’ve heard all about it. How are educators collecting and using data to tailor and improve instruction and practices?
  • Educators Know Professional Development: Strategies for revamping PD, from addressing individual needs to addressing statewide professional development programs.
  • What Educators Want from Digital Tools: Educators give their honest opinions--what are they looking for from digital tools? Have they or their schools somehow added their own flare to existing tools?

This guide includes includes a powerful list: 2016 Popular Edtech Tools From Coast to Coast—the 15 standout tools repeatedly mentioned by Fifty States writers.

If you'd rather meet these writers and ask for advice more directly, join us on Tuesday, September 6 at 5 pm PST, when many of these education thought leaders will be available to chat via Twitter for a very special #Edsurgechat, the Fifty States edition. We’ll all share more hopes and strategies for the new year, and widen our personal learning networks.

Keep on fighting the good fight!

How-To’s from Inside the Classroom

How-To’s from Inside the Classroom

Making Data Work
Educators Know Professional Development

Educators Know Professional Development

What Educators Want From Digital Tools

What Educators Want From Digital Tools

2016 Popular Edtech Tools From Coast to Coast

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