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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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3 Edtech Myths

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Is Early Elementary Science Dying?

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The JASON Project: Kids Become Virtual Adventurers

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20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

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6 BYOD Discussions Every School Should Have

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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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Advice to New Technology Coaches

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz shares her advice for any school that might be planning to hire a new technology coach.

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Kurt Squire on Civic Engagement Through Digital Games (Big Thinkers Series)
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Kurt Squire on Civic Engagement Through Digital Games (Big Thinkers Series)

Game-based learning scholar Kurt Squire explores how to leverage young people's interest in social networks, gaming, and new forms of media to foster deeper connections to civic and political life and greater youth involvement in the community.

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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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Will the iPad and Similar Technology Revolutionize Learning?

A student can access a world of information on the iPad -- and also create a blog, or design a digital project.

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Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts
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Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts

Innovative teacher Vicki Davis leverages wikis, blogs, podcasts, virtual worlds, and other new media tools to connect students in rural Georgia to the world.

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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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How Teachers Collaborate Online and in School
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How Teachers Collaborate Online and in School

The Vail School District in southern Arizona developed a wiki for teachers to share lesson plans and resources. Today, the wiki is a smash hit, and textbooks are a thing of the past.

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David Thornburg on the Evolving Classroom (Big Thinkers Series)
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David Thornburg on the Evolving Classroom (Big Thinkers Series)

The noted educational futurist describes his "holodeck" classroom -- an environment that supports project-based learning -- and makes the case for why the role of the teacher must change from lecturer to exploration guide.

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Kindergartners Explore Through Project Learning

The Auburn Early Education Center immerses young children in self-directed projects.

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Media Smarts: Kids Learn How to Navigate the Multimedia World
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Media Smarts: Kids Learn How to Navigate the Multimedia World

Teachers are discovering the value of imparting media-literacy skills, from critical analysis of news programs, commercials, and films to basic design and video-production techniques.

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