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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.

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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Small, Safe Steps for Introducing Games to the Classroom

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All Fun & Games? Understanding Learner Outcomes Through Educational Games

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Using Scannable Technology to Reach Parents Year Round

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LACMA's Art + Film Institute and teacher's classroom experience

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Coding for Kindergarteners

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All Fun & Games? Understanding Learner Outcomes Through Educational Games

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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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K-5 iPad Apps for Analyzing (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 4)

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

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Technology Integration: What Experts Say

Educators and researchers share their views on why technology integration is an important strategy for 21st century classrooms.

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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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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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Let the Games Begin: Entertainment Meets Education

Video games, once confiscated in class, are now a key teaching tool -- if they're done right.

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Projects Encourage Students to Excel
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Mott Hall School: STEM Projects Encourage Students to Excel

A commitment to projects and widespread use of laptop computers has spelled success for middle school students at this New York City math, science, and technology academy.

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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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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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Academies: School Within a School

Small learning communities link academics and career skills in a collaborative model.

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Technology Workshops for Teachers Make Computer Connections

The key to efficiency and innovation in the classroom is using tech tools.

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