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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.

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.

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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Travel the World From Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips

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Question About Dragonspeak Naturally

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Ideas for a single iPad classroom?

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48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

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6 BYOD Discussions Every School Should Have

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Making the Case for Open Source Software

Open source tools are free and often easier to update; Dr Chris Craft shares some tips for making the leap.

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New Teacher Boot Camp Week 4 - Using Wetoku

Week Four of New Teacher Boot Camp continues with an in-depth look at a side-by-side interview video recording tool.

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New Teacher Boot Camp with Lisa M. Dabbs M.Ed.

Edutopia is offering a New Teacher Boot Camp this summer. Lisa Dabbs M.Ed. presents tutorials and interactive workshops for five different Web 2.0 tools for use in the classroom.

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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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Science Inquiry Carnival: Inquiry-Based Projects for the Classroom

STEM blogger Eric Brunsell shares a huge variety of inquiry-based projects to engage students.

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Project Learning: Expeditions in Portland, Maine
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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 Workshops for Teachers Make Computer Connections

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

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Top 10 Benefits of Using Free Software

Open source enthusiast Shahzad Saeed makes a strong case for the educational benefits of software that isn't bundled with a corporate agenda.

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Principal Kappy Cannon Fosters Technology Innovation and Teamwork
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Principal Kappy Cannon Steck Fosters Technology Innovation and Teamwork

Principal Kappy Cannon Steck encourages master teachers to innovate with new technologies and work together to share their skills with the entire staff.

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High School Students See Technology Devices as Tools, Not Toys
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Tech in Real Life: Students See Devices as Tools, Not Toys

Classes at Clearfield High School, in Clearfield, Utah, apply computers and diagnostic equipment across the curriculum to engage in authentic learning.

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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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