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Get information and educational resources on topics such as arts education, financial literacy, green education, and game-based learning.

Get information and educational resources on topics such as arts education, financial literacy, green education, and game-based learning.

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    After-School Learning

    Our coverage of each after-school program includes sample lessons, as well as articles, videos, contacts, and other in-depth materials.

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    Arts Education

    Edutopia paints a bright picture of how schools are forging innovative community partnerships to bring rich, academically integrated arts curriculum to their students.

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    Arts Integration

    All points of arts integration -- from implementation in the classroom and engaging students, to linking the arts with core curriculum -- are covered in this roundup of useful Edutopia blogs, articles, and videos.

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    Assistive Technology

    An educator's and parent's guide to websites, blogs, articles, and videos that provide information and tools related to understanding, selecting, and assessing assistive technology and accessible instructional materials.

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    As the number of special-needs students soars, schools grapple with ways to offer high-quality education without going broke.

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    Big Thinkers

    Some of the most compelling visionaries in the world -- from Sir Ken Robinson to Jane Goodall to Martin Scorsese -- are focusing their attention on how to improve education. Get inspired by their big ideas!

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    Brain-Based Learning

    There are some powerful insights emerging from brain science that speak directly to how we teach: learning experiences do help the brain grow, emotional safety does influence learning, and making lessons relevant can help information stick.

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    Fighting Bullying

    An educator's guide to websites, organizations, articles, and other resources for combating bullying.

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    Business Partnerships

    There's no doubt that schools can benefit from the resources and expertise of local businesses. In this quick resource roundup, we explore how to initiate and foster business partnerships.

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    Class Discussion to Encourage Critical Thinking

    For high school educators, this list of resources, guides, and downloads will help you implement Socratic seminars and other classroom discussion models that encourage critical thinking.

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    The Collaboration Age

    This is the Collaboration Age! We can all connect instantly across time zones and oceans. Previously impossible partnerships now produce startling innovations. And the four walls of your classroom no longer limit your students' reach.

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    Common Core State Standards (Updated November 2013)

    An educator's guide to websites, organizations, articles, and other resources looking at the new system of standards and how they will be assessed.

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    Connected Educator Month 2013

    A guide to websites, events, and other resources for Connected Educator Month.

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    Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying

    Our collection of articles, videos, and resources on cyberbullying, netiquette, and internet safety.

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    Digital Divide

    The "digital divide" is still a critical issue in education and beyond. Here's a roundup of resources to help educators understand the changing landscape and find information about supporting digital learners.

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    Digital Generation

    Edutopia's in-depth coverage of students from around the country reveals how young people are using new media to learn, communicate, and socialize in new and exciting ways.

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    Digital Learning Day

    The third annual Digital Learning Day is on February 5th, 2014. We’ve compiled some useful resources to help you celebrate the day with your class and support digital learners all year long.

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    Education Everywhere

    Edutopia's video series Education Everywhere profiles innovative school systems all around the world. Here you'll find links to the videos and additional resources for global learning.

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    Organizing an Edcamp

    Organizing an Edcamp? Kristen Swanson, chair of the Edcamp Foundation Partner Program, has curated resources from Edutopia and across the web to help you on your journey.

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    Financial Literacy

    Edutopia has compiled resources for educators seeking to help students learn financial concepts, practice money management, and build strong financial decision-making and economic-reasoning skills.

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    Global Language Learning

    Learning foreign languages boosts brain development, bridges cultural connections, and gives us an economic edge. So why isn't it a priority in public schools?

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    Green Schools

    Discover how schools are greening themselves with healthy food-service programs and environmentally friendly products and retrofitting.

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    Mobile Learning

    From smartphones and tablets, to MP3 players and e-Readers, today's students have a variety of mobile technologies at their fingertips. Here's a look at some mobile learning resources from Edutopia and around the Web.

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    Multiple Intelligences

    Articles and video on the resurgent relevance of Howard Gardner's ground-breaking theory, which changed the game for students and teachers.

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    New Teachers

    From classroom management to working with parents, lesson planning to learning environments, this compilation of blogs, videos, and other resources provides an array of tips and advice for new teachers just starting out.

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    Open Educational Resources (OER)

    Information about open educational resources (OER), including online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open textbooks.

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    Parent Partnership in Education

    Experts agree: parent involvement in their children's education is one of the biggest predictors of student success. We've compiled a list of resources to help parents engage in a productive way with their kids' teachers and school.

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    Physical Education

    Innovative approaches to PE focus on fitness and introduce the excitement of climbing walls, zip lines, and acrobatics as well as the more soothing appeal of yoga and tai chi.

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    Getting Started with Project-Based Learning

    Edutopia's curated compilation of online resources for understanding and beginning to implement project-based learning.

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    Project-Based Learning and the Common Core

    Edutopia's curated compilation of online resources for aligning project-based learning with the Common Core State Standards.

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    Research Reviews

    Learn about the evidence base behind some of the strategies and practices featured on Edutopia, and use this information to advocate for changes in your school or district.

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    Resilience and Grit

    Edutopia's curated collection of blogs, articles, interviews, and videos with information for parents and educators about the associated concepts of resilience and grit.

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    School Leadership

    Whether you're an administrator or a teacher leader, you will find some great advice and tips in this list of videos, blogs, and articles on school leadership.

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    Schools of Education

    Teacher-preparation programs are responding to the increasingly complex needs of new teachers, and we profile ten of the most innovative exemplars.

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    Schools That Work

    Discover successful schools and strategies across the country -- and use their best teaching practices, training materials, and rubrics with your students.

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    Parent Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning

    Edutopia’s curated list of blogs, articles, and videos for parents about fostering kindness, empathy, resilience, perseverance, and focus in children.

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    Social Media in Education

    Learn how to create school policy and guidelines, get advice on professional development, explore how you can teach digital citizenship and internet safety, and more.

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    Student Engagement

    Keeping students captivated and ready to learn throughout the year is no small task. Here's a list of articles, videos, links, and other resources that offer strategies and advice for retaining their attention.

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    Tech2Learn: Classroom Technology

    This video series goes inside the classrooms of educators who use technology tools in their lessons every day. Learn from their challenges, celebrate their successes, and share their resources in every episode.

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    Video Games for Learning

    Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and resources on using video games and simulations in the classroom.

This article originally published on 4/9/2009

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