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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.

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.

Learning with Robots: Content Mastery and Social Skills

When introducing younger students to robots, the high-engagement nature of these tools can add a social-emotional layer to the more obvious learning goals.

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

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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

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Question About Dragonspeak Naturally

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What Edtech Can You Trust?

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Design Challenge: DIY Assistive Game Controllers

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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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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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Coding for Kindergarteners

Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.

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5 Epiphanies on Learning in a 1:1 iPad Classroom

Inspiration and best practices merge into fun, effective learning as one teacher describes what she and her students discovered during their school's first 1:1 year with iPads.

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The Digital Lives of Teens: "If You Don't Have a Plan for Them, They Will Have a Plan for You"

Teachers should make an effort to understand how best to operate in their students' digital world if they hope to make learning engaging and relevant.

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Cardboard Box Tools

Three digital learning tools, much like an empty cardboard box full of open-ended possibilities, offer young minds the free play of imagination.

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Individualized Technology Goals (ITGs) for Teachers: A Fable of the Staff Development with No Clothes

The best way for raising teachers' technology abilities is through a coordinated, district-wide, individualized training program -- because effective staff development is personal.

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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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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, positions it as a vital life skill and provides 12 positive examples of classroom use.

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Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

Blogger Andrew Miller explores ways to bring game-based learning to the classroom using Minecraft.

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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis shares a wealth of apps and platforms that can facilitate teaching and maximize learning within a BYOD classroom and school environment. She counts 51, and these are just her favorites!

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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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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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Classroom Behavior? There's an App for That

Fifth-grade teacher Lisa Mims describes how she uses the ClassDojo app to improve student behavior, share data and save time.

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