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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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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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Kurt Squire on Civic Engagement Through Digital Games (Big Thinkers Series)
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Kurt Squire on Civic Engagement Through Digital Games (Big Thinkers Series)

Game-based learning scholar Kurt Squire explores how to leverage young people's interest in social networks, gaming, and new forms of media to foster deeper connections to civic and political life and greater youth involvement in the community.

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Summer School for Teachers

Blogger Nick Provenzano recommends a handful of web tools that just might become your new best friends during the next school year.

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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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Using the Video Game Model in the Classroom

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz shares her experience in applying gaming concepts to her classroom practices.

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Guided Homework Help Goes Online

The New York Public Library's homework program pioneers ways to connect students with teachers after class is dismissed.

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Laptops for All: Using Technology to Go Beyond Traditional Curriculum

At this New York middle school, every student gets a laptop to help extend the boundaries of education.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Spoken Word Poetry

It's National Poetry Month. Here Edutopia's VideoAmy highlights some videos and resources to engage students in her favorite genre -- spoken word poetry.

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