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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.

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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5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

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What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Technology Integration

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Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology

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Interactive Fiction in the Classroom

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Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology

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Experiences of Google Drive at Primary School

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Ramping Up Technology for Your Next PBL Project

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller, in another installment of our series about the PBL classroom, offers four suggestions for how to integrate technology.

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Computers in the Classroom: A Mindful Lens on Technology

Blogger and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff wonders if we're making the best possible use of all the digital technology gaining a foothold in our classrooms.

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How to Use Twitter to Grow Your PLN

Edutopia's Betty Ray on how to get started using Twitter to expand your personal learning network.

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Resources for Computer Science Education Week

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz tells us why Computer Science Education Week matters and suggests ways to celebrate it.

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Challenging the Model of 1:1 with BYOD

Amanda Paquette describes how her school district is blending the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and 1:1 classroom technology models to meet students' needs.

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Digital Native vs Digital Citizen? Examining a Dangerous Stereotype

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz invites us to look at our assumptions that all kids are born tech-savvy, and encourages us to think more globally about how we can teach them to thrive as citizens in a digital world.

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Assistive Technology and the 1:1 Student

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek, in another story about Burlington High's 1:1 program, describes one student's easy use of the iPad as assistive technology.

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Five Reasons for Integrating Technology

Reasons for integrating technology in classrooms and schools far outweigh the reasons for not.

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A Clean Slate: Interactive Whiteboard Makes Lessons Snazzy

There's no reason to be bored with this new kind of board.

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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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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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Teaching with Google+

Blogger Terry Heick unravels the mysteries of Google+ and suggests how this emerging social media tool can become a valuable teaching aid.

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Dispelling the Myths About 1:1 Environments

Edutopia blogger Andy Marcinek confronts five myths about 1:1 learning environments and dispels them with experiential evidence.

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High Tech in Hawaii: The Real-World Relevance of Technology

Students at this elementary school in Hawaii use sophisticated tools to learn to solve problems.

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