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Google’s State & Community Impact Project

By Jessica Powell-Allbright August 29, 2021

friEdTechnology 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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friEdTechnology’s Newsela Partnership

By Jessica Powell-Allbright August 29, 2021

In August of 2019, the friEdTechnology 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 friEdTechnology, 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 5 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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Start Webinars with Music

By Amy Mayer March 26, 2020

We’ve been playing some tunes for our webinar participants this week while we were waiting for start time. This has had the unintended yet desirable consequence of allowing our participants to make sure they are hearing sound from their computer…

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Virtual Online Teaching: Crash Course

By Amy Mayer March 16, 2020

In 2019, schools all over the nation and world found themselves moving to online learning, and we’re hearing from teachers that there is a knowledge gap that needs filling immediately. For this reason, the friEdTechnology team recorded a series of…

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Top 5 Ways to Provide Meaningful Feedback for Students

By Amy Mayer November 13, 2019

Providing immediate, meaningful feedback to students has been a challenge for teachers as long as education has existed. The story goes something like this: If a teacher spends ten minutes “marking” a paper, the student will spend ten seconds looking…

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Type with Emojis on your Mac, PC or Chromebook

By Amy Mayer May 27, 2019

It’s true! You can type in everyone’s newest favorite language—emojis—on your Mac or PC laptop, and it’s SUPER easy! Emojis are a crucial way that young people interpret and share emotions in the digital age. So while they are certainly…

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