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Using Film to Teach Analysis Skills

Bring real-world authenticity to literacy analysis by including movie criticism in your lessons.

Sussing Out the Truth: Student Engagement and Online Fact Finding

Teens already know how to find what they want online. The challenge for teachers is becoming reliable narrators to guide their self-directed learning.

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Explore steps and strategies for explicitly teaching adolescents how to evaluate the quality of online information.

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The Connected Educator: It Begins with Collaboration

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Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

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Modeling Constructive Online Behavior

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Modeling Constructive Online Behavior

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The Election and the Educator

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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

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3 Tips for Integrating Tools at the Start of School

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano recommends a slow and steady start for introducing your students to all the wonderful tech tools you learned over the summer.

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MOOCing It: 10 Tips for Creating Compelling Video Content

Edutopia blogger and science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez delivers ten pointers to help you avoid repeating her mistakes as you create compelling, enduring video content for your MOOC.

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The Digital Lives of Teens: Turning "Do As I Say" into "Do As I Do"

In his latest blog about the digital lives of teens, Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson encourages parents to model appropriate use of technology in everyday family life.

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Advice to New Technology Coaches

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz shares her advice for any school that might be planning to hire a new technology coach.

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Didn't Your Mother Tell You Not to Google?

Beth Holland, Communication Coordinator and instructor at EdTech Teacher, convincingly - and amusingly - demonstrates to her elementary students how Google is not, in fact, a primary source for research.

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Teachers Stuck on Pinterest

Instructional coach Kendra Jarvis takes us on a quick tour of how Pinterest is becoming the go-to educational resource for teachers everywhere.

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Design Thinking in the Classroom: Free Inspiration from the Ad Award Winners

Doctoral candidate Ashley Nahornick suggests an easy, free and inspiring lesson plan for introducing design thinking in the classroom.

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The Strategic Imperative for Schools: Technology as Connector

If schools hope to prepare students for an unknown future, they must make technology easy to use -- through hardware, software, mindset, and practice.

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Troy Hicks: A Conversation About Digital Writing

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley speaks with Dr. Troy Hicks of the Chippewa Writing Project about crafting digital writing with students.

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Social Media at School: Teaching Safety on the Virtual Playground

Responsible digital citizens emerge from schools where students are taught about the rules, risks, and trust involved in the safe, respectful use of social media.

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How to Save Time by Reducing Email: 6 Strategies for Staying Afloat

Email should be a lifesaver instead of a raging flood. Save time and increase efficiency through developing new habits, using templates, and ruthlessly unsubscribing.

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For Earth Day and Beyond: Focus on Environmental Action Projects

Edutopia Suzie Boss shares exciting projects to teach students about Earth Day and how to care for the environment.

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Learnist: A Helpful Tool on the Road to Inquiry

Hauna Zaich describes how using Learnist made her resources easier to use and brought fresh inspiration to her lesson plans.

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Digital Storytelling: Helping Students Find Their Voice

Though making a movie may have become easier, making a good one is still hard to do.

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