Mississippi Connects Summit

Reflections on Mississippi Connects Initiative: Our Journey

By Jessica Powell-Allbright June 20, 2024

Exploring the Relevant, Engaging, Sustainable, and Timely Impact of friEdTech’s Journey with Mississippi Department of Education’s Initiative Four years ago, friEdTech jumped into the deep end with both feet. We joined forces with one of our long-time partners, CDWG, to…

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We’ve friEd Up Some Great Stuff

By Jessica Powell-Allbright October 17, 2023

We love sharing with educators so much that we’ve actually created a special page on our website to house all our favorite inside tips & tools! This month, we’re MOST excited to share how to get your own AWESOME custom stickers from our pals at Sticker Mule.

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Amazing Veteran Teacher Shares Her Best Secret for Classroom Management, and You Can Execute it TODAY

By Amy Mayer September 1, 2023

Dear Teachers, This is Amy, CEO and founder of friEdTech, and I have a story for you that you will not want to miss. I wish I could call every one of you and tell you individually, but since that’s…

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Pam's Tribute

Tribute to Our Friend and Colleague, @EdTechThatWorks Pam Cadwalder

By Amy Mayer April 19, 2022

Pam Cadwalder, @EdTechThatWorks It’s rare that someone in this small world we call “ed tech” exits too soon and not of their own choosing, but unfortunately, this week, we will say goodbye to our friend and colleague Pam Cadwalder, who…

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Google’s State & Community Impact Project

By Jessica Powell-Allbright August 29, 2021

friEdTech is proud to be a part of the Google State & Community Impact Project, serving educators from all around the country to participate in no-cost professional development designed to help them build their digital toolkits as they work to…

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friEdTech’s Newsela Partnership

By Jessica Powell-Allbright August 29, 2021

In August of 2019, the friEdTech team entered into a partnership with Newsela, one of our favorite EdTech companies. Newsela has a single goal: Meaningful classroom learning for every student. Like friEdTech, they strive to provide engaging, relevant instructional content…

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Google Product Development Webinars

By Jessica Powell-Allbright August 29, 2021

In mid 2020 and early 2021, Google for Education launched a litany of product updates to meet the ever evolving needs of the virtual and blended classrooms. As with any major product roll outs, communication was vital for users to…

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Mississippi Implements Groundbreaking Technology Initiative

By Elizabeth King August 27, 2021

The state of Mississippi has made huge strides in academic growth over the last several years, and the global pandemic of 2020 did not slow them down!  Under the leadership of Mississippi Department of Education Superintendent, Dr. Carey Wright, the…

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The Top 4 Ways to Get Students Writing

By Amy Mayer April 13, 2021

As a former English teacher and lifetime lover of education technology, I’ve thought a LOT about student writing with technology. I am also always interested in ways to motivate students to do what we all know is best for their…

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Diving Into Distance Learning: Google Attendance Form

By Shantel Lott July 20, 2020

As we potentially dive back into distance learning, you may be trying to figure out how to manage your virtual classroom attendance. How can you keep track of who shows up? Well, we’ve got a free and easy solution for…

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Jefferson Parish’s Online Transition Plan with Google Tools

By Amy Mayer April 2, 2020

Our company has worked alongside Jefferson Parish Public Schools, the largest school district in Louisiana, located in New Orleans and surrounding areas, with approximately 50,000 students, for over a year now, and we were proud they thought of us when…

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Embrace the Suck of NEW

By Brooke Lowery March 29, 2020

As an educator, I have been asked numerous times to accept NEW. Not just one or two NEW things, but sometimes ALL THINGS, and embracing the new can suck. Right now across the world teachers are being asked to embrace…

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