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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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Year One With a 3D Printer: 17 Tips

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Jaw-Dropping Classroom 3D Printer Creations

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The Sky's the Limit: Kids' Top Tools for the Classroom

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Storytelling With Wearable Technology

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Teaching with Google+

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Chrome Smashing: Creating the Inconceivable

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland talks about stretching the Chromebooks platform and breaking out of the box to help students unleash their creativity with a different approach to the tools they were already using.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Spoken Word Poetry

It's National Poetry Month. Here Edutopia's VideoAmy highlights some videos and resources to engage students in her favorite genre -- spoken word poetry.

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Tear Down That Wall: Joining the Global Classroom Community to Instill Global Citizenship

Guest blogger, traveler, teacher and speaker Adam Carter introduces three web-based platforms for connecting classrooms around the world, which he calls the first step in the hands-on communication and collaboration of global citizenship.

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Feeding Our Students' Reading Interests with RSS

Guest blogger Troy Hicks, an associate English professor with a technology focus, presents RSS as an essential tool for bringing students reading material that interests them, and how to use it for leveraging critical reading practice.

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Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning?

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson, in the second half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, suggests that U.S. students are losing ground because educators put access and resources ahead of knowledge and learning.

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Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek provides a thoughtful course correction for teachers facing full-on technology integration, offering three suggestions for focusing on media and balancing it with what students should be learning.

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Student Filmmakers Shine at White House Film Festival

VideoAmy reports on the glory and the glamour of the first annual White House Student Film Festival.

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Research-Supported PBL Practices

At one New Tech Network high school, strategies backed by research make project-based learning effective and engaging for teachers and students.

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How to Teach with Technology: Social Studies

Students fire off ideas for using digital tools to teach history and current events.

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Technology Integration Research Review: Additional Tools and Programs

Technology tools also have value beyond teaching the core curriculum. Here are our recommendations for research-proven tech tools that can enable more comprehensive assessment and better collaborative discussions. We also explore the best resources for...

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Free Online Resources Engage Elementary Kids (Tech2Learn Series)

Fifth-grade teacher Nicole Dalesio keeps her class motivated to learn by encouraging them to create multimedia presentations and projects using technology tools on the Web.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

Edutopia's VideoAmy uncovers some of the best tools online that enable teachers to engage students with educational Web videos.

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The Word and the World: Technology Aids English-Language Learners

A growing number of software programs and Web tools help educators teach academic English.

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Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators

Digital Citizenship Week is October 19-25, and it's the perfect time to talk about online responsibility and safety. Matt Davis has collected some of the best resources to bring digital citizenship into the classroom.

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