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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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Google Hangouts as Edtech: Connecting, Sharing and Learning

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek makes a case for Google Hangouts as an emerging medium for connecting, sharing and learning.

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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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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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If Technology Motivates Students, Let's Use It!

Edutopia's senior fellow Milton Chen on the evolution of technology as educational tool.

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Using Today's Technology Tools to Study Yesterday's

A fifth-grade field trip from Ferryway School, near Boston, to the nation's oldest ironworks is captured with the latest tech.

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Building Your Own Textbook

Blogger Audrey Watters looks at the digital possibilities for customizing and updating texts -- at a fraction of what the hard copy would cost.

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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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The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland introduces the backchannel as a tech integration strategy for keeping students engaged in the classroom - all students, not just the ones who are always raising their hands or speaking out.

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Technology Integration Research Review: Evidence-Based Programs by Subject

Technology integration is a broad umbrella; applications and strategies vary by academic discipline. Edutopia's research analyst reviews subject-specific research and recommends programs for each.

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