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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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#EdTechWish: What Do We Want?

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Everyone’s a Technology Teacher...Right?

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5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

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Everyone’s a Technology Teacher...Right?

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Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech

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Building Your Own Textbook

Blogger Audrey Watters looks at the digital possibilities for customizing and updating texts -- at a fraction of what the hard copy would cost.

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Embracing Continuous Improvement with EdTech

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests that, instead of feeling intimidated by those teachers who do everything better, we should learn from them.

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Top 10 Benefits of Using Free Software

Open source enthusiast Shahzad Saeed makes a strong case for the educational benefits of software that isn't bundled with a corporate agenda.

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As the Ed-Tech Market Grows, What Voice Do Educators Have?

Educators are informing edtech decisions now more than ever, not just as consumers, but as creators and makers.

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Twelve Ideas for Teaching with QR Codes

Blogger and PBL specialist Andrew Miller offers an array of creative suggestions for using Quick Response codes in the classroom. (Updated 01/2014)

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Greetings from India: PBL Gaining a Foothold

Blogger Suzie Boss reports from India how project-based learning has taken hold at Alwar Public School.

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The Right Technology May Be a Pencil

Tech integration specialist and computer teacher Mary Beth Hertz suggests that sometimes low-tech is all you need.

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How My School Is Transitioning to Digital Textbooks: Organizing (Step 1 of 5)

Andrew Marcinek shares lessons from his experiences as a high school he works with moves to digital textbooks.

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Learning World Affairs Through Digital Media
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Learning World Affairs Through Digital Media

Global Kids uses digital media to foster civic participation and global awareness. In its Online Leadership Program, students make games, create animated movies, and produce videos that explore global issues.

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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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Common Core in Action: Screencasting in the Fourth Grade Math Classroom

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns suggests three screencasting apps as a way to develop the 21st century skill of communicating clearly while helping fourth graders hit their Common Core Math Standard.

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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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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School - Research Phase

Produced in collaboration with Facebook.

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Help Students Use Social Media to Empower, Not Just Connect

Andrew Marcinek on using social media to empower students as thinkers, learners, and collaborators.

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