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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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Year One With a 3D Printer: 17 Tips

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Jaw-Dropping Classroom 3D Printer Creations

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Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology

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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

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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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Digital/Landscape: Breathing Real Life into the Virtual World

North Carolina English Teachers Association Outstanding English Teacher of 2010, Autumn Crisp, shares how she balances teaching in the digital and the real world.

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The 21st-Century Socrates: How to Implement a Powerful Hybrid Classroom Model

Teachers John Suralik and Blake Wiggs teach at two schools 23 miles apart from each other. But by using Skype and the inner circle, outer circle model, they are bringing the a 21st century Socratic seminar to their classrooms, and increasing student...

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Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom

Blogger Ben Johnson shares iPad features to assist in classroom learning as well as apps to include in curriculum. (Updated 01/2014)

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Digital Literacy is the Bedrock for Lifelong Learning

Bridging the digital divide means more than having "access," it includes digital literacy which ensures the birth of new ideas and informed citizens.

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Tech Drive By

Blogger and technology curriculum specialist Nick Provenzano provides tips for performing a Tech Drive By for teachers.

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Why Wikis Still Matter

Blogger Audrey Watters examines the origins and current uses of the wiki platform for educators.

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Starting the Year on a Positive Note

Some great suggestions for how to best manage new Web 2.0 tools in your classroom.

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Technology Links Home to School
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Technology Provides Parents a Window on the Classroom by Linking Home to School

At Forest Lake Elementary, parents stay informed and participate in their child's education with assignment trackers, student blogs, and other online learning tools.

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Teacher Development: Fueling Teachers to Go High-Tech

How one elementary school trains and supports its staff to blaze a new digital trail.

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This Ain't Your Momma's Open House

Use QR codes, augmented reality, virtual tours, and other advances in classroom technology to change up the sometimes less-than-efficient rituals of Parent Open House.

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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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Investing in Professional Development for Technology and Inquiry-Based Learning
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Investing in Professional Development for Technology and Inquiry-Based Learning

In rural Missouri, a job-embedded PD program called eMINTS has made a positive impact with long-term, relevant, and hands-on technology training.

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

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