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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.

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act was put in place in 1998; journalist Audrey Watters suggests that it could be time for a review.
Teacher and blogger Mary Beth Hertz writes that the tools are less important than the skills.
PBL and blended learning prove to be two educational approaches worth combining.
A quick overview of blogs -- what they are, how to publish one, and why they're interesting to educators.
Blogger Ben Johnson makes the case for forming both same-ability and mixed-ability student learning groups in the classroom. (Updated 01/2014)
Open source tools are free and often easier to update; Dr Chris Craft shares some tips for making the leap.
Google's social network is built on the idea of social stratification. How does this translate to the classroom?
A group of social studies educators are building a collaborative collective using a variety of online technologies. All are invited.
Week Four of New Teacher Boot Camp continues with an in-depth look at a side-by-side interview video recording tool.