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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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This Ain't Your Momma's Open House

Use QR codes, augmented reality, virtual tours, and other advances in classroom technology to change up the sometimes less-than-efficient rituals of Parent Open House.

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Back to School Night: The Ultimate Conversation Starter for a Successful School Year

When establishing that first contact with parents on Back to School Night, start the year right by being transparent, direct, and consistent.

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Common Core in Action: Manipulating Shapes in the Elementary Math Classroom

An iPad app helps first and second graders create and identify geometric shapes while developing higher-order thinking skills required by the Common Core math standards.

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How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing

For students to embrace the skills needed in a changing technology landscape, teachers must coordinate knowledge, instructional practices, and technologies to positively influence academic achievement.

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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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Accessing Multimedia Using QR Codes

QR codes, an exciting medium for kids learning how to use mobile devices, are a natural tool for linking students to resources you want them to find.

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Honoring Pioneers in Education

Let's take a moment to admire innovators in our field including some who in spite of criticism continued forward.

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48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

Ed tech coach Keith Ferrell provides a list of no less than 48 websites to keep kids and teachers happy, productive and learning all summer.

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TeacherTube Is a YouTube for Educators

A Web site offers online sharing, production, and community building for teachers.

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Assistive Technology: Enabling Dreams
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How Assistive Technology Enables Dreams

From voice-activated software to customized laptops, tech is changing the way disabled students communicate, learn, and play.

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Student-Centered Learning Environments: How and Why

Guest blogger Paul Bogdan shares a collection of resources to develop student-centered learning environments. (Updated 01/2014)

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Pixar's Randy Nelson on the Collaborative Age
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Randy Nelson on Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age

Pixar University's former dean Randy Nelson explains what schools must do to prepare students for jobs in new media.

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Why Do We Need Technology Integration?

The myriad benefits of integrating technology into the classroom, from our Technology Integration Professional Development Guide.

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Travel the World From Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns suggests nine free virtual field trip apps that bring students the world from the comfort of the classroom.

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