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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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3 Classroom Tools to Measure Student Learning

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Back-to-School Night: The Ultimate Conversation Starter for a Successful School Year

When establishing that first contact with parents on back-to-school night, start the year right by being transparent, direct, and consistent.

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Social Media: Making Connections Through Twitter

At Albemarle County Public Schools, teachers use social media to get ideas for their classroom, for professional development, and to connect student learning to the real world.

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Making the Case for Social Media in Schools

Social media is becoming an essential tool for professional growth, curriculum planning, and student engagement. Twitter, Instagram, Skype, and other platforms offer endless educational possibilities.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Virtual Field Trips

How can you broaden your kids' horizons without actually going anywhere? These videos and resources for virtual field trips will inspire you to try a few engaging web-based explorations.

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Jaw-Dropping Classroom 3D Printer Creations

Learn what 3D printing is, what students like to create with this technology, and the low-cost, high-impact potential of improving the world through creative fabrication.

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Digital Portfolios: The Art of Reflection

By collecting their learning artifacts and compiling them into portfolios, students should have an opportunity to reflect upon their experiences and see their own growth.

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Technology Integration Research Review

Edutopia’s tech integration research review explores some of the vast body of research out there and helps you navigate useful results.

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Singapore's 21st-Century Teaching Strategies (Education Everywhere Series)

By cultivating strong school leadership, committing to ongoing professional development, and exploring innovative models like its tech-infused Future Schools, Singapore has become one of the top-scoring countries on the PISA tests.

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Five Future Technologies That Will Shape Our Classrooms

Nick Grantham of FractusLearning describes how five emerging technologies, despite their science fictional nature, might be used in classrooms of the not-too-distant future.

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Apps for Note-Taking With iPads

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher explains how taking in-class notes with iPads can address a wide variety of learning styles and help students make deeper connections with the material.

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What Works for Differentiating Instruction in Elementary Schools

How you can start personalizing learning in 5 minutes, 5 days, 5 weeks, 5 months, and beyond.

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3 Classroom Tools to Measure Student Learning

With interactive tools like Kahoot!, Formative, and Padlet, teachers can engage their classes while assessing what students already know and still need to learn.

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Five Reasons I Love Using QR Codes in My Classroom

Teacher and blogger Monica Burns enumerates the benefits of using QR codes in her 1:1 classroom.

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