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Join the conversation about edtech, and find info about technology tools that can help address specific teaching and learning goals in the classroom.

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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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20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

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Jaw-Dropping Classroom 3D Printer Creations

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Year One With a 3D Printer: 17 Tips

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Swipe, Tap, Flick and . . . Read? Research on Children and E-Books

Researcher Sarah Vaala examines how the trend toward e-books for children might affect literacy development.

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Authentic, Hands-on Learning with Career and Technical Education

Blogger Jim Berman presents an updated definition of what career and technical education means in the 21st century.

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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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From the Classroom: What Does Blended Learning Look Like?

Blogger Bob Lenz highlights one of his college students who uses blended learning in the special education class she teaches.

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Head in the Clouds: The Benefits of Celestial Storage

Blogger Nick Provenzano presents five ways that cloud computing helps him as a teacher.

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The Hole in the Wall Project and the Power of Self-Organized Learning

Sugata Mitra's Hole in the Wall project showed that children could teach themselves, and each other, how to use technology.

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New Teacher Academy: Delivery of Instruction

In the third installment of her New Teacher Academy series, blogger Lisa Dabbs invites veteran teacher Paula Naugle to illustrate some best practices for delivery of instruction.

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Integrating Technology with Limited Resources

Mary Beth Hertz on how to integrate technology into your classroom with limited resources.

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The Power of Digital Story

Teachers can use their students' world of digital media to nurture the listening, sharing, and persuasion that have long been part of oral and written storytelling.

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Chrome Smashing: Creating the Inconceivable

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland talks about stretching the Chromebooks platform and breaking out of the box to help students unleash their creativity with a different approach to the tools they were already using.

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Feeding Our Students' Reading Interests with RSS

Guest blogger Troy Hicks, an associate English professor with a technology focus, presents RSS as an essential tool for bringing students reading material that interests them, and how to use it for leveraging critical reading practice.

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What Tech Tools Should Be Required Knowledge for Teachers?

Teacher and blogger Mary Beth Hertz writes that the tools are less important than the skills.

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Digital Youth Portrait: Cameron

At school, at home, and on the road with his hockey team, Cameron experiments and innovates with his laptop, editing software, and a homemade green screen.

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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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