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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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Everyone’s a Technology Teacher...Right?

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5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

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7 Tips for Getting Started with Video in the Classroom

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Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

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Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance

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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

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Chrome Smashing: Creating the Inconceivable

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland talks about stretching the Chromebooks platform and breaking out of the box to help students unleash their creativity with a different approach to the tools they were already using.

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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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Tear Down That Wall: Joining the Global Classroom Community to Instill Global Citizenship

Guest blogger, traveler, teacher and speaker Adam Carter introduces three web-based platforms for connecting classrooms around the world, which he calls the first step in the hands-on communication and collaboration of global citizenship.

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Feeding Our Students' Reading Interests with RSS

Guest blogger Troy Hicks, an associate English professor with a technology focus, presents RSS as an essential tool for bringing students reading material that interests them, and how to use it for leveraging critical reading practice.

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Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning?

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson, in the second half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, suggests that U.S. students are losing ground because educators put access and resources ahead of knowledge and learning.

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Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek provides a thoughtful course correction for teachers facing full-on technology integration, offering three suggestions for focusing on media and balancing it with what students should be learning.

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Student Filmmakers Shine at White House Film Festival

VideoAmy reports on the glory and the glamour of the first annual White House Student Film Festival.

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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School

Get the seven steps (and a roundup of valuable resources) you need to help bring social media in your classroom.

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Four Free Assessment Apps for 1:1 Classrooms

Edutopia blogger and NYC educator Monica Burns highlights four free assessment apps that work great in 1:1 classrooms.

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Using E-Portfolios in the Classroom

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz walks you through a helpful checklist to determine which e-portfolio would best suit your needs.

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Using Minecraft as an Educational Tool
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The Minecraft Cell: Biology Meets Game-Based Learning

Guest blogger Dan Bloom describes how he used Minecraft to reimagine one of his ninth grade biology labs, and offers four steps toward incorporating the game into any curriculum.

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Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs describes five free Web 2.0 tools and how to best use them to support your lesson planning.

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10 Big Ideas for Better Classrooms: Striving to Improve Public Education

Successful examples of key elements in improving public education, including Project-Based Learning, Technology Integration, Integrated Studies, Comprehensive Assessment, and Emotional Intelligence.

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Technology Integration Professional Development Guide

An overview of the Edutopia professional development guide for integrating technology tools in the classroom.

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