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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.

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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Small, Safe Steps for Introducing Games to the Classroom

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All Fun & Games? Understanding Learner Outcomes Through Educational Games

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Using Scannable Technology to Reach Parents Year Round

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Take a Quiz: Learn Something New About Yourself!

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All Fun & Games? Understanding Learner Outcomes Through Educational Games

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How Teachers Use Technology: The Latest Research

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz considers the implications of a new study by Pew Research about how teachers are using technology at home and in their classrooms.

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Transitioning to Open Educational Resources

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek explains why and how Burlington Public Schools are transitioning to Open Educational Resources, and offers four OER options to get started.

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Free Tools to Incorporate Game-Based Learning

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller looks at a few of his favorite game-based learning tools - the ones that cost nothing and are available right now.

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Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs describes five free Web 2.0 tools and how to best use them to support your lesson planning.

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Create Engaging Presentations with Free iPad Apps

Teacher and blogger Monica Burns recommends some of her favorite free iPad apps that help teachers and students create engaging presentations.

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Technology Integration Research Review: Avoiding Pitfalls

Some of the biggest challenges to successful technology integration come with implementation. We've compiled a list of strategies to help manage and resolve the most common issues educators face.

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Technology Integration Research Review

Edutopia’s tech integration research review explores some of the vast body of research out there and helps you navigate useful results.

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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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Social Media Guidelines

Being involved in social media allows adults, teens and kids connect with each other, learn with each other and grow together.

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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

Guest blogger Dave Guymon says that student portfolios are narratives of growth. He suggests four free web tools - Kidblog, Google Sites, Evernote and Three Ring - for students, teachers and parents to track this progress.

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Why BYOD Makes Sense: Thinking Beyond a Standardized 1:1

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek, a technology director who's launched 1:1 programs in two school districts, suggests that BYOD may be a more realistic strategy for digital learning in the classroom.

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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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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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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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