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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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Using Blogs to Engage English-Language Learners

Teacher and tech enthusiast Jon Schwartz espouses the benefits of blogging for teaching elementary English-Language Learners and boosting student engagement.

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Great Tech Expectations: What Should Elementary Students Be Able to Do and When?

Mary Beth Hertz shares a list of tech skills by grade level that she helps her students obtain. How do they compare to yours?

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New Teacher Boot Camp Week 2 - Using VoiceThread

An overview of all things VoiceThread, a simple multimedia tool that's got endless classroom applications.

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Trendspotting at ISTE11

Blogger Suzie Boss spots trends at the ISTE conference this year.

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New Teacher Boot Camp Week 1 - Using Wordle

Some fun and informative activities from Lisa M Dabbs (@teachingwthsoul) and Joan Young (@flourishingkids) to help new teachers use Wordle.

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Summer PD: Use the News to Keep Projects Real

Blogger Suzie Boss shares resources for connecting project-based learning with current events.

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Report from EduBloggerCon at ISTE11: Trends and Tools

News from this year includes student-centered narratives, open-source digital learning toolkits, flipped classrooms and more.

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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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Teaching Teamwork Through Video Game Development (Tech2Learn Series)
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Teaching Teamwork Through Video Game Development (Tech2Learn Series)

High school computer science teacher Ben Chun's students gain programming literacy and collaboration skills as they work in teams to build video games for elementary school students.

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The Right Technology May Be a Pencil

Tech integration specialist and computer teacher Mary Beth Hertz suggests that sometimes low-tech is all you need.

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Digital Youth Portrait: Virginia
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Digital Youth Portrait: Virginia

Living in a small town in rural Georgia doesn't keep this 14-year-old from connecting with the global village.

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Student Mentors Teach Game Design
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Student Mentors Teach Game Design

In Be The Game, high school students mentor peers and use game design as a tool for teaching science, technology, engineering, and math, and the program's high tech bus travels to locations where tech facilities are not available.

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Common Core in Action: Manipulating Shapes in the Elementary Math Classroom

An iPad app helps first and second graders create and identify geometric shapes while developing higher-order thinking skills required by the Common Core math standards.

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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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