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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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Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

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5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

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Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

Edutopia's VideoAmy uncovers some of the best tools online that enable teachers to engage students with educational Web videos.

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The Future of Education as Seen Through Google Glass

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek recounts his first explorations with Google Glass, shares examples of how it's already being used in his school district, and dares to predict its future as a valuable learning tool.

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20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis provides a wealth of tips and links for mobile learning apps that work across multiple platforms, which is an essential feature for any BYOD classroom to work effectively.

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5 Reasons to Try iBooks Author

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns shows us why iBooks Author appeals to teachers and students alike: it's easy to learn, you can build customized textbooks and showcase student work -- plus, it's cool!

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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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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Assistive Technology

Edutopia's VideoAmy provides a video playlist of compelling stories about the ways assistive technology can contribute to an inclusive classroom, and the students who are empowered by it.

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A Mobile Dilemma

With mobile devices an irrevocable part of kids' lives, guest blogger Tom Whitby suggests that teachers need to become mobile-savvy as well if they hope to adequately prepare their students for success in the 21st century.

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How to Teach with Technology: Science and Math

Students fire off ideas for using digital tools to teach scientific and mathematical concepts.

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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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How to Roll Out a 1:1 iPad Program

Technology integration specialist Jac de Haan outlines a successful phase-in strategy for a 1:1 iPad program at a Seattle area middle school.

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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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Free Online Resources Engage Elementary Kids (Tech2Learn Series)

Fifth-grade teacher Nicole Dalesio keeps her class motivated to learn by encouraging them to create multimedia presentations and projects using technology tools on the Web.

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Pinterest for Educators?

Principal Eric Sheninger reviews the new social media bulletin board to discover some exciting educational opportunities.

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How to Teach with Technology: Social Studies

Students fire off ideas for using digital tools to teach history and current events.

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