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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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#EdTechWish: What Do We Want?

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Workshop Activities for Technology Integration

Hands-on lessons and activities you can adapt for discussion and exploration in your technology integration workshops.

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Flat Stanley Goes Mobile: Fresh Start for Popular Global Ed Project

Blogger Suzie Boss describes the new version of New Flat Stanley -- a free phone app that lets you drop your custom-made flat person into a picture.

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"My Teacher Is an App"

Blogger Will Richardson makes an alarming projection about why the economics of phasing out teachers is just so appealing.

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Fifth Graders Go Global with Holiday Card Exchange

Students in Donna Roman's fifth grade class shared holiday cards with students in Taiwan.

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Mentoring and Coaching for Effective Tech Integration

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz makes a case for why every school needs both a tech mentor and a tech coach.

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One Day in the Life: An Antidote to Insular Living

Chris Baer and his students share One Day in the Life with their peers across the globe.

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Your Classroom Is Not an Airplane!

Blogger Nick Provenzano offers a creative metaphor for how electronic technology can help both students and teachers in the classroom.

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Reflecting on One-to-One Programs

Factors for success include shared understanding across stakeholders, and policies in place in case things go wrong.

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A New Model of Storytelling: Transmedia

Library media specialist Laura Fleming showcases Inanimate Alice, a new transmedia story with numerous free educational resources.

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Disabled Bodies, Able Minds: Giving Voice, Movement, and Independence to the Physically Challenged

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

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

Produced in collaboration with Facebook.

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The Dos and Don'ts of Tech Integration PD

Teacher Mary Beth Hertz suggests that the best PD for tech integration will give teachers time and freedom to explore.

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Technology in the Elementary Classroom

Edutopia's new Tech Integration: Elementary School blogger Mary Beth Hertz introduces herself.

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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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