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You'll find practical classroom strategies and tips from real educators, as well as lesson ideas, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice. If you have any thoughts or comments about these blogs, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests a number of ways that tech-savvy teachers can keep their students engaged in academic thinking over summer vacation.
Blogger Terry Heick (@terryheick on Twitter) compares education to gaming and discovers that, by restoring the missing excitement about learning, there could be a lot more winners.
Blogger and neurologist Judy Willis MD demonstrates how the US educational model, designed for the industrial age, is becoming unsustainable as it attempts to meet the needs of the information age.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron June 13, 2012
Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron outlines steps for teaching students online safety and netiquette.
Teacher and writer Autumn Crisp recounts a hilarious yet effective sixth-grade literature class experiment with Shakespearean-flavored verse.
Blogger Ben Johnson explores steps for supporting gifted students when they get off track.
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.
Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) June 8, 2012
You can't throw an angry bird these days without hitting someone talking about video games in education. The interwebs are buzzing about the possibilities and potential downsides. VideoAmy has put together a playlist of videos about games for learning.
Blogger Mark Phillips gears up for election season with suggestions about teaching students the process and value of representative democracy within their classroom community.

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