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Open Education Resources

Explore the world of free digital materials available through open licenses, and celebrate the four Rs: reuse, redistribute, revise, remix.

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

An educator's guide to open educational resources (OER), including online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open textbooks.

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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

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Summer Professional Development with MOOCs

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Design 101 for Educators: An Icon Is Worth (at Least) a Dozen Words

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Elementary Financial Literacy: Lesson Ideas and Resources

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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

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Memorial Day in the Classroom: Resources for Teachers

Memorial Day is right around the corner! For teachers looking to incorporate the holiday into lessons, blogger Matt Davis has collected some of the best resources from around the Web.

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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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Test Prep with Virtual Tools: 10 Flashcard Apps for Mobile Devices

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns provides another handy resource list of mobile apps, this time focusing on digital flashcards that can help students learn and review a wide range of subjects.

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Improving How We Review Edtech: 3 Case Studies

Edutopia blogger Judy Willis looks at three edtech product review sites – EdSurge, ClassroomWindow and CommonSense Media – and compares their usefulness in providing teachers with a comprehensive picture of how to find the best available tools.

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Earth Day 2014: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas

Earth Day 2014 is April 22. To help teachers incorporate Earth Day into the classroom, blogger Matt Davis has compiled and curated some of the best classroom resources from around the web.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Spoken Word Poetry

It's National Poetry Month. Here Edutopia's VideoAmy highlights some videos and resources to engage students in her favorite genre -- spoken word poetry.

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16 Resources for National Poetry Month

Guest Blogger Marc Anderson, a tech-based ELL specialist, gives us an online tour of 16 favorite resources for teaching poetry in the classroom, with offerings from internationally acclaimed poets, student poets, and everything in between.

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15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

Guest blogger Vicki Davis, a computer science teacher and IT integrator, celebrates Computer Science Education Week with an extensive list of year-round resources for teaching students how to code.

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5 Resources for Parent-Teacher Conferences

A curated list of resources to improve parent-teacher conferences, including ideas for highlighting student progress as well as questions every parent should ask. (Updated 10/13)

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Common Core ELA Resources for Middle School Educators

Implementing Common Core English in middle school is going to be a challenge. Here, blogger Matt Davis curates some of the best resources online that can help update existing content.

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Khan Academy Founder Salman Khan on Liberating the Classroom for Creativity
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Salman Khan on Liberating the Classroom for Creativity (Big Thinkers Series)

The founder of Khan Academy discusses how his videos can help create a "flipped classroom" that allows blended learning -- online lectures can happen at home and project-based learning can happen during school.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Best Education Parodies of 2013

Learning through pop culture satires can be fun and engaging. VideoAmy has sifted through the spoofs of the biggest viral hits of the year to find this playlist of educator favorites.

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National Poetry Month: Useful Resources for Teachers and Students

April is National Poetry Month, and Edutopia blogger Matt Davis has put together a list of useful poetry for educators. The blog features links to outside Poetry Month resources, Edutopia's most popular poetry-themed blogs, and other quick reads.

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Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs describes five free Web 2.0 tools and how to best use them to support your lesson planning.

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