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

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5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

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Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology

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Texting in the Classroom: Not Just a Distraction

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Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

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11 Essentials for Excellent ePortfolios

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Connecting Educators Benefits Students

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano tells the story of how he expanded his Personal Learning Network into the online world and, as a result, enriched his students' classroom experience. (Updated 10/2013)

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Building Career Skills in Video Production Class (Tech2Learn Series)
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Building Career Skills in Video Production Class (Tech2Learn Series)

Starting with four hand-me-down cameras and four donated computers, high school teacher Jim Sill and his students built a successful media production business.

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Stars, Sparkles, and Praise: Motivation in Kids' Apps?

Teacher and education director Carolina Nugent looks at the assumptions and realities about educational apps and software for children.

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Six Tips for Teachers: How to Maximize Shared Resources

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests six ways to overcome the problems of technology resource sharing in a school where there may not be enough to go around.

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Investing in Professional Development for Technology and Inquiry-Based Learning
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Investing in Professional Development for Technology and Inquiry-Based Learning

In rural Missouri, a job-embedded PD program called eMINTS has made a positive impact with long-term, relevant, and hands-on technology training.

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High-Impact Professional Development for Rural Schools

This high-quality professional development program consisting of 200 hours of training spread over two years has consistently demonstrated positive impacts on student achievement.

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Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology

District instructional tech director Monique Flickinger attended an unconference to share - and learn - about introducing teachers to new classroom technology.

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6 BYOD Discussions Every School Should Have

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis, drawing on the lessons of her school's first half-year with a BYOD program, suggests six talking points for any school planning or fine-tuning its own BYOD environment.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Learn to Use Web 2.0 Tools

Ready to start exploring some new technology tools to help your students be better creators and collaborators? VideoAmy hunted down the best video tutorials for many of the most popular free Web 2.0 tools.

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Three Ideas for 21st-Century Global Curriculum

Blogger Terry Heick asks what it means to globalize education and then describes what a global curriculum might look like and how it might work.

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How to Teach with Technology

Students fire off new lesson plans for the digital classroom.

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Your Last-Minute Teacher Appreciation Gift Guide

Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week can be simple (like Post-it notes), practical (like screen wipes), or musical (like a rechargeable wireless speaker), but always heartfelt.

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School-Wide Twitter Chats

New Zealand schools explore the learning potential of social media with weekly education-based Twitter chats for students.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Vine and Instagram Video in the Classroom

Can seconds-long Vine and Instagram videos be used as teaching tools? According to a number of educators online, the answer is a resounding yes! To help educators utilize Vine in class, VideoAmy has pulled together some of the best resources and videos from...

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