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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.


How do I Integrate Technology into English Class?

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3 Classroom Tools to Measure Student Learning

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48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

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How Can We Share Photos During Class Time?

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Are We Getting Smarter about Ed Tech?

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Let Teaching Guide the Technology

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The Persistent Appeal of Technology in Learning

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick considers three reasons why education and technology seem like such an inevitable pairing.

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Rethinking How We Use Calculators

Math teacher and coach Jose Vilson weighs the pros and cons of calculator use as an enhancement or impediment to student understanding.

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Bringing Web Tools to Gatsby's Party: A Digital Path into a Jazz Age Classic

English teacher and author Lee Ann Spillane walks us through her students' discovery of a classic American novel by way of 21st century web tools.

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Six Science Project Resources for Parents and Students

Blogger Matt Davis has curated a list of science fair resources, focusing on providing parents and students guidance as they work on a science project.

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National Poetry Month: Poetry and Technology

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz helps us celebrate National Poetry Month with some of her favorite technology tools.

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Gamestar Mechanic: Gamification Made Easy

Andrew Proto, middle school English teacher and former technology instructor, talks about how Gamestar Mechanic can serve as a cool student engagement tool.

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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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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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Technology Integration Research Review: Annotated Bibliography

Dig deeper into the specific articles, studies, and reports included in our technology integration research review.

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Web Tools Blog Series: Tools to Help Students Collaborate

Eric Brunsell's ongoing series showcases some innovative tools and examples for student collaboration.

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Why Digital Writing Matters in Education

Professor, researcher, and ed tech developer Jeff Grabill explains that, while writing is no longer exclusively about setting pen to paper, learning to write well is an increasingly important digital age skill.

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Summer PD: Use a Web Site to Help Manage Your Classroom

High school English teacher Nicholas Provenzano shares a couple simple tips for using the Web to keep students engaged.

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4 Tools to Help You Go Paperless This Year

Your teaching practice doesn't have to generate stacks of paper. Evernote, Noteshelf, Doxie, and Google Drive can help you save frustration and trees.

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From the Classroom: What Does Blended Learning Look Like?

Blogger Bob Lenz highlights one of his college students who uses blended learning in the special education class she teaches.

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