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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 Edtech Myths

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Is Early Elementary Science Dying?

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20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

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20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

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How Assistive Technology Enables Dreams

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Six Science Project Resources for Parents and Students

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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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5 Tips for Edtech Entrepreneurs

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz, in the interest of aligning new edtech products with the needs of their intended users, offers five practical tips for edtech entrepreneurs eager to develop the next big thing.

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Nurturing Literacy: Tips and Resources For Developing Lifelong Readers

Blogger Matt Davis pulled together this list of top-notch and engaging resources to help develop your child's love of reading.

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Common Core in Action: Screencasting in the Fourth Grade Math Classroom

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns suggests three screencasting apps as a way to develop the 21st century skill of communicating clearly while helping fourth graders hit their Common Core Math Standard.

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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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What We Learned: A 1:1 iPad Reflection

Edutopia blogger Andy Marcinek reflects on the first-year lessons of Burlington High's school-wide 1:1 iPad program.

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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

Guest blogger Dave Guymon says that student portfolios are narratives of growth. He suggests four free web tools - Kidblog, Google Sites, Evernote and Three Ring - for students, teachers and parents to track this progress.

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5 Open Education Resources for K-5 Common Core Math

Of all the many Common Core lesson plan sources on the Web, blogger Matt Davis has chosen a few of the best that are easy to use and extremely useful.

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Lights, Camera . . . Engagement! Three Great Tools for Classroom Video

Blogger Ron Peck walks us through three simple tools that can turn students into videographers.

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Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning

Guest bloggers Drew Minock and Todd Nesloney, elementary teachers and edtech game-changers, introduce us to Augmented Reality and list just a few of its many possible uses in the classroom.

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Research-Supported PBL Practices

At one New Tech Network high school, strategies backed by research make project-based learning effective and engaging for teachers and students.

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