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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.

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.

Learning with Robots: Content Mastery and Social Skills

When introducing younger students to robots, the high-engagement nature of these tools can add a social-emotional layer to the more obvious learning goals.

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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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

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Travel the World From Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips

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Question About Dragonspeak Naturally

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6 BYOD Discussions Every School Should Have

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What Edtech Can You Trust?

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How Building Robots Captivates Kids' Imaginations (Is School Enough? Series)
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How Making Robots Captivates Kids' Imaginations

Building robots inspires such passion in high school seniors Violet and Kjersti that they've begun mentoring younger robotics teams to teach STEM skills -- and save their school's robotics program.

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How To Help Families Integrate to 1:1 Programs at Home

Family therapist and author Jason Brand considers the impact on students' home life when a school or district gives everyone an iPad.

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The Simple Power of a Screenshot

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns offers some creative teaching possibilities for the 1:1 classroom based on simple yet effective ways for using screenshots.

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Teachers' Tech Tools for Physics

Technology teacher and blogger Charlie Schofield presents some of his favorite apps for simplifying the often overwhelming subject of physics.

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The Best 1:1 Device is a Good Teacher

Edutopia blogger Andy Marcinek, a frequent advocate for one-to-one classrooms, admits that no edtech can truly replace an engaged, forward-thinking teacher.

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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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Guías Gratuitas de Clase

Guías de Clase: Obtén dinero para tu escuela utilizando Crowdfunding

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The Virtual Classroom: Online Learning
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The Virtual Classroom: Online Learning

Virtual schools make available a world of new courses -- from obscure electives to Advanced Placement classes -- that challenge students intellectually and open up new doors educationally.

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The Importance of Digital Citizenship in Social Media

Blogger Andrew Marcinek reflects on social and digital media integration into the lives of teachers and students.

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New Teacher Boot Camp Week 1 - Using Wordle

Some fun and informative activities from Lisa M Dabbs (@teachingwthsoul) and Joan Young (@flourishingkids) to help new teachers use Wordle.

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Crossing the Digital Divide: Bridges and Barriers to Digital Inclusion

Now that we’ve reached the second decade of the new millennium, how is digital access changing, and what are the implications for schools?

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Beyond the Worksheet: Playsheets, GBL, and Gamification

Guest blogger Alice Keeler introduces playsheets, gamified worksheet apps that sweeten skill-and-drill by increasing student self-efficacy through the challenge-and-reward model they associate with a gaming environment.

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Common Core in Action: Math in the Middle School Classroom

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns demonstrates how to use tech tools for teaching Common Core skills to middle school math students.

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

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

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