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Classroom Technology

Join the conversation about edtech, and find info about technology tools that can help address specific teaching and learning goals in the classroom.

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Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

These tools from Google for Educators, whether old and familiar or new and improved, will keep teachers and students inspired, inventive, and organized.

The Flipped Class: Which Tech Tools Are Right For You?

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech

Four content-creation tool categories -- screencasting, tablets, document cameras, and video cameras -- will help your students take flipped learning outside of the classroom.

What Edtech Can You Trust?

Education needs reliable standards for validating edtech product claims. In addition to Edutopia, Judy Willis suggests Consumer Reports, Graphite, the British Education Index, and WhatWorksClearinghouse.

Building Your EdTech Ecosystem

A learning environment is a delicate balance of mutable elements, requiring a nurturing teacher and ongoing evaluation of information handling, content creation, and results.

Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance

Andrew Marcinek suggests a thoughtful course correction for teachers who are integrating technology and offers three classroom technology suggestions to compliment or enhance what students are learning.

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Integrating Technology and Literacy

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Middle School Maker Journey: Review, Rethink, and Retool

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Tech Literacy: Making It Relevant Through Content Learning

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48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

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Harnessing the Power of YouTube in the Classroom

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Unlocking the Code for Robotics in the Classroom

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Video and Professional Development: The Power of Observation

Video cameras in the classroom? Teachers gladly contribute to each other's PD in a culture of safe sharing, support for best efforts, and collaborative growth mindset.

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Middle School Maker Journey: Review, Rethink, and Retool

In part ten of his year-long series, Kevin Jarrett reviews the learning and teaching experiences during the first year of his middle-school makerspace program.

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Harnessing the Power of YouTube in the Classroom

If you want to use YouTube in the classroom, here are some tips to help you find and distribute appropriate content, explore virtual reality, and share student work.

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New Tools for Interactive Fiction and Engaged Writing

An interactive storytelling tool called Twine hooks students into deeper learning through the empathy of creating a choice-filled historical narrative with multiple outcomes.

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5 Ways to Enhance Your Educational Conference Experience

Check out these tips for experiencing your favorite conference from a new angle. Tip five: Join a Twitter chat.

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Stream Videos With Free iPad Apps

With iPad apps from PBS, Discovery, History, Smithsonian, BrainPOP, and even the NBC Nightly News, you can capture children's interest in a topic through educational programming.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Getting Started With Classroom Apps

Need a bit of help bringing apps into your classroom? This video playlist and resource collection will help you get started using apps with your students.

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What Is Successful Technology Integration?

Well-integrated use of technology resources by thoroughly trained teachers makes twenty-first-century learning possible. From our Technology Integration Professional Development Guide.

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What Does "Technology Integration" Mean?

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz shares her four levels of classroom technology integration: sparse, basic, comfortable, and seamless.

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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

Digital learning specialists provide a quick overview of seven apps that are appropriate for teaching younger children one of the most critical 21st century skills: coding.

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Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

Blogger Suzie Boss shares 20 ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.

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5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

With tools like Socrative, Kahoot, Zaption, Chatzy, and Plickers, teachers can use tech for immediate feedback about how students are learning and understanding the lesson.

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Teach With Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom

Teacher, 1:1 evangelist and Edutopia blogger Monica Burns provides a list of apps to turn your iPhone into the ultimate Swiss Army knife of teaching tools.

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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator Diane Darrow suggests a number of helpful ways that iPad apps can enhance traditional creative strategies.

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