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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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Blogging for English-Language Learners

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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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Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

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Fact, Feeling, and Argument: Helping Students Tell the Difference

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Katie Salen on the Power of Game-Based Learning (Big Thinkers Series)
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Katie Salen on the Power of Game-Based Learning (Big Thinkers Series)

Katie Salen, executive director of nonprofit design studio Institute of Play, offers a look inside the ground-breaking school in New York City that she co-founded, Quest to Learn. The school uses core principles of game design as a framework to...

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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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Gaming for Social Good

Teacher and edtech leader Matthew Farber introduces us to the world of gaming for social good.

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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator Diane Darrow suggests a number of helpful ways that iPad apps can enhance traditional creative strategies.

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Want to Amplify Student Voice? Write a Book Together

Suzie Boss tells the story of a group of ninth graders, a topic that interested them, and the teacher who made it all happen.

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Connecting Teachers and Students to the Best Digital Tools

Jim Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, offers a resource for linking teachers and students to the best edtech tools.

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Social Media Savvy? Four Tips to Help You Get Started

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs provides another helpful, encouraging guide to developing your social media savvy.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Best Education Parodies of 2012

Creating parodies and mashups of popular culture can be an engaging learning exercise. VideoAmy has rounded up the best educational parody videos of 2012 for some inspiration!

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Student Research: The Right Information at the Right Time

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick considers the limitations of search engine-based research.

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Four Scary Good Ed Tech Sites

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano digs up some scary good ed tech resources for your trick-or-treat bag.

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On Twitter: To Follow or Not to Follow

Blogger Nick Provenzano offers his three basic rules for keeping teacher-student Twitter communications reasonable and appropriate.

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Digital Poetry

Blogger Terry Heick opens our eyes to the directions in which poetry is expanding on the digital frontier.

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Modeling Constructive Online Behavior

As teens construct their digital footprint, model thoughtful use of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogging to help them stand out to college admission officers and potential employers.

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Preschoolers in the Digital Sandbox

Assistive tech specialist and guest blogger Tara Jeffs believes that age-appropriate edtech can help preschool learners reach their potential - if these tools are presented in ways that inspire initiative and creativity.

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