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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.

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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What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Technology Integration

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5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

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Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology

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5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

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Interactive Fiction in the Classroom

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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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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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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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Guest Blog: Use Technology, Collaboration, and Creativity to Inspire Students for Poetry Month

Guest blogger Gail Desler offers some creative ideas and resources to bring poetry to life for National Poetry Month.

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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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Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland examines how we can effectively teach four essential skills -- communication, collaboration, connection and creation -- in a classroom where mobile devices are increasingly reflecting how students think and learn.

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Connecting Teachers and Students to the Best Digital Tools

Jim Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, offers a resource for linking teachers and students to the best edtech tools.

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Using Technology to Teach Health and Wellness

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz offers a selection of websites, games and apps that can help teach students about health and wellness.

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