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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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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

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

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Question About Dragonspeak Naturally

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48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

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6 BYOD Discussions Every School Should Have

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What Edtech Can You Trust?

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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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K-5 iPad Apps for Evaluating (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 5)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for evaluating Evaluation are reviewed in this fifth post of a six-part series.

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Texting in the Classroom: Not Just a Distraction

New tools have been released recently that demonstrate that texting can, in fact, be used for educational purposes.

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How My School Is Transitioning to Digital Textbooks: Process (Step 3 of 5)

A five part story of how one school is transitioning to using ePubs through their 1 to 1 iPad program. This installment covers the process.

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Twenty Everyday Ways to Model Technology Use for Students

In honor of Edutopia's 20th anniversary, blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares 20 ways to share technology with students. Please add your own!

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An Open Letter to Techy Teachers

If you're helping other teachers, the best way to go is to listen, let them practice, and follow up.

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Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

Blogger Suzie Boss shares 20 ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.

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New Tool Invites Students to Zoom into History

Edutopia blogger highlights an open source tool that turns the vast history of the universe into an interactive, visual timeline for students.

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Student Research: The Right Information at the Right Time

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick considers the limitations of search engine-based research.

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An Open Letter to Techy Teachers

If you're helping other teachers, the best way to go is to listen, let them practice, and follow up.

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Fostering Student Creativity and Responsibility With Blogging

Blogger Meredith Stewart uses blogs in her classroom to teach digital literacy as part of her English and history classes.

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Join the Movement to Transform Learning: A Guest Blog by George Lucas

George Lucas shares his thoughts on shining a spotlight on the most exciting classrooms, schools, and districts where innovations in teaching and learning are taking place.

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Shop Classes Return -- with a 21st-Century Twist

Teaching life skills such as high tech welding could be one antidote to the economic crisis.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Basics of Blended Learning

Get a better understanding of the definition and the promise of blended learning from this playlist of nine videos and additional resources gathered by VideoAmy.

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