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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

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.

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.

Our Tools Shape Us

The educational tools that we choose often shape how we educate our students, so let's choose them wisely with one eye on the future.

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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#EdTechWish: What Do We Want?

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Everyone’s a Technology Teacher...Right?

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5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

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5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

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Everyone’s a Technology Teacher...Right?

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Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

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Common Core ELA Resources for Middle School Educators

Implementing Common Core English in middle school is going to be a challenge. Here, blogger Matt Davis curates some of the best resources online that can help update existing content.

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Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning

Guest bloggers Drew Minock and Todd Nesloney, elementary teachers and edtech game-changers, introduce us to Augmented Reality and list just a few of its many possible uses in the classroom.

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6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in School

Guest blogger Jennifer Krzystowczyk, an Apple Certified Trainer, shares the six proven benefits of district-wide iPad integration in Bellevue, Nebraska.

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Mimi Ito on Learning in Social Media Spaces (Big Thinkers Series)
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Mimi Ito on Learning in Social Media Spaces (Big Thinkers Series)

Mimi Ito, an expert in young people's use of digital media, shares her research on informal learning in online communities, where students can build technology skills, learn media literacy, and create and share their work.

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5 Open Education Resources for K-5 Common Core Math

Of all the many Common Core lesson plan sources on the Web, blogger Matt Davis has chosen a few of the best that are easy to use and extremely useful.

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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

Digital learning specialist Anna Adam provides 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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International iPad Collaboration: Sharing Best Practices Across Language Barriers

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns looks beyond national borders and language barriers as she connects with likeminded educators to expand her professional learning network and share her passion for ed tech.

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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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K-5 iPad Apps for Analyzing (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 4)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for Analyzing are reviewed in this fourth post of a six-part series.

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How to Use Twitter to Grow Your PLN

Edutopia's Betty Ray on how to get started using Twitter to expand your personal learning network.

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Guías Gratuitas de Clase

Guías de Clase: Obtén dinero para tu escuela utilizando Crowdfunding

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iPads: From Pedagogical Crutch to Education Innovation

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher compares classroom use of the iPad to walking with a crutch - in the best possible way. She demonstrates how this versatile tech tool lends itself to support, access and mobility.

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Five Ways to Use Online Portfolios in the Classroom

Education leader and entrepreneur Heather Hiles makes a case for the organizational power of online portfolios for student work.

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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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