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Classroom Technology

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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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Honoring Pioneers in Education

Let's take a moment to admire innovators in our field including some who in spite of criticism continued forward.

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Transferring Systems: Moving Your Workflow and Procedures into GAFE

Workflow and procedure are central to our classrooms, and tech integration specialist Andrew Marcinek walks us through transferring these systems into Google Apps for Education.

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10 Self-Evaluation Tips for Technology Instructional Specialists

Successful technology integration must include an element of reflection to stay focused on how individual teachers and learners will use this technology in the classroom.

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Schoolwide Twitter Chats

New Zealand schools explore the learning potential of social media with weekly education-based Twitter chats for students.

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Coding for Kindergarteners

Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.

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5 Epiphanies on Learning in a 1:1 iPad Classroom

Inspiration and best practices merge into fun, effective learning as one teacher describes what she and her students discovered during their school's first 1:1 year with iPads.

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The Digital Lives of Teens: "If You Don't Have a Plan for Them, They Will Have a Plan for You"

Teachers should make an effort to understand how best to operate in their students' digital world if they hope to make learning engaging and relevant.

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Resources for Technology Integration

Free materials, downloads, tools, and suggested readings to better understand technology integration, from our Technology Integration Professional Development Module.

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K-5 iPad Apps for Applying (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 3)

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

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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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Five-Minute Film Festival: Flipped Classrooms

Learn more about the challenges and benefits of flipped classrooms, where lectures are assigned as homework and hands-on learning happens in class, in this playlist of videos from VideoAmy.

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Jaw-Dropping Classroom 3D Printer Creations

Learn what 3D printing is, what students like to create with this technology, and the low-cost, high-impact potential of improving the world through creative fabrication.

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How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz gives us the basic on how educators and schools can make the most of Google Hangouts.

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A Commitment to High Tech Education
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A Commitment to High Tech Education

Sophisticated electronic gadgets such as probes and global-positioning-system devices catch students' interest at Harrison Central High School.

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