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Media Literacy

Find and share resources to help students learn to analyze, evaluate, and communicate in a world with countless media sources and constant access to powerful computers.

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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.

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.


The Basics of Open Technology

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Blogging for English-Language Learners

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Game-Based Learning in Practice

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The Basics of Open Technology

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Empowering Students Through Multimedia Storytelling

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The Digital Writing Process

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Social Media Literacy: The 5 Key Concepts

Edutopia blogger Stacey Goodman describes each key concept of media literacy, also explaing why it's important, as teachers, we know what they are.

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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis shares a wealth of apps and platforms that can facilitate teaching and maximize learning within a BYOD classroom and school environment. She counts 51, and these are just her favorites!

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4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model

Guest blogger Victor Small, Jr. offers four practical tips for getting comfortable with blended learning: don't assume every kid is a tech wiz, be wary of online textbooks, use PowerPoint sparingly, and encourage student-to-student communication.

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Tools for Professional Learning: Curate, Share, Connect

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland recalls how she came to recognize that professional learning embodies curating, sharing, and connecting, and reviews the tools that help her meet these needs.

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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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Twitter Support for Educators and Parents

Guest blogger Joe Mazza presents two new initiatives - the #Nt2T chat and the Twitter 101 eCourse - designed to bring teachers, school leaders and parents into the communication- and information-rich Twitterverse.

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Tech Integration and School Culture

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek fits together three of the puzzle pieces for a school-wide tech integration initiative: developing a trusting, open culture; embracing risk and innovation; and turning PD into exploratory, sharing experiences.

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How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing

For students to embrace the skills needed in a changing technology landscape, teachers must coordinate knowledge, instructional practices, and technologies to positively influence academic achievement.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Hollywood Teachers

Explore your love-hate relationship with Hollywood teachers in this collection of clips from famous movies about educators.

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Social Media Literacy: The 5 Key Concepts

Edutopia blogger Stacey Goodman describes each key concept of media literacy, also explaing why it's important, as teachers, we know what they are.

2 2,713 14,732 views

Resources From Connected Educator Month 2015

Explore Edutopia's guide to websites, events, tools, and other resources from Connected Educator Month.

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Why Digital Writing Matters in Education

Professor, researcher, and ed tech developer Jeff Grabill explains that, while writing is no longer exclusively about setting pen to paper, learning to write well is an increasingly important digital age skill.

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Rethinking the Library to Improve Information Literacy

Blogger Andrew Marcinek shares three important steps in re-examining the library to boost students' information literacy.

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George Lucas on Teaching Visual Literacy and Communications

George Lucas: Teaching "Communication"

An interview with the founder and chairman of the George Lucas Educational Foundation on the new visual language of learning and teaching.

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