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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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5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

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Here’s One Reason Every Student Should Blog

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Everyone’s a Technology Teacher...Right?

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Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech

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How My School Is Transitioning to Digital Textbooks: Building (Step 2 of 5)

Blogger Andrew Marcinek shares the process his school is undergoing to implement ePubs via their 1:1 program.

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Web Tools Blog Series: Tools to Help Students Collaborate

Eric Brunsell's ongoing series showcases some innovative tools and examples for student collaboration.

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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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Google+ and Privacy: Better for Educators?

Google touts its new social network as having better privacy controls than others, yet as Audrey Watters reports, they could be doing more.

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Reinventing Education One Tweet at a Time

Educators at 140Edu in New York discuss the power of the real-time Internet to make lasting change in education.

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Summer PD: Use a Web Site to Help Manage Your Classroom

High school English teacher Nicholas Provenzano shares a couple simple tips for using the Web to keep students engaged.

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Crossing the Digital Divide: Bridges and Barriers to Digital Inclusion

Now that we’ve reached the second decade of the new millennium, how is digital access changing, and what are the implications for schools?

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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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Project Learning: Expeditions in Portland, Maine

Project learning combined with 1-to-1 laptops creates a rich and rigorous environment for learning at a middle school and a high school in Portland, Maine.

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Technology in Schools: Defining the Terms

Principal and blogger Matt Levinson suggests that, if we're going to talk about technology in schools, we should begin by coming to a general agreement about what technology is.

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Four Tips for Finding the Right Resources

If you're looking for resources for yourself or others, use Google and your personal learning network to help you find just about anything.

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Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

Discover websites, blogs, articles, and videos that provide information and tools related to understanding, selecting, and assessing assistive technology and accessible instructional materials.

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Small, Safe Steps for Introducing Games to the Classroom

To successfully introduce games into your classroom, play them first, make them voluntary, and think of them as tools for differentiation and building classroom culture.

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Using Scannable Technology to Reach Parents Year Round

When using scannable technology with students, you can also use these tools to keep parents in the loop about classroom community activities and homework.

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