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Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

These tools from Google for Educators, whether old and familiar or new and improved, will keep teachers and students inspired, inventive, and organized.

The Flipped Class: Which Tech Tools Are Right For You?

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech

Four content-creation tool categories -- screencasting, tablets, document cameras, and video cameras -- will help your students take flipped learning outside of the classroom.

What Edtech Can You Trust?

Education needs reliable standards for validating edtech product claims. In addition to Edutopia, Judy Willis suggests Consumer Reports, Graphite, the British Education Index, and WhatWorksClearinghouse.

Building Your EdTech Ecosystem

A learning environment is a delicate balance of mutable elements, requiring a nurturing teacher and ongoing evaluation of information handling, content creation, and results.

Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance

Andrew Marcinek suggests a thoughtful course correction for teachers who are integrating technology and offers three classroom technology suggestions to compliment or enhance what students are learning.

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Martin Scorsese on the Importance of Visual Literacy

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Coding for Kindergarteners

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Using Technology to Empower Students With Special Needs

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Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology

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How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students

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11 Essentials for Excellent Digital Portfolios

Guiding your students to get the most out of digital portfolios takes careful planning, and we have ideas to help you get started.

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3 Tools for Creating Digital Portfolios

Digital portfolios aren’t just a way to archive work—they’re also an excellent vehicle for students to reflect on their growth and learning.

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Hit the Mark With Digital Media Exit Cards

Exit cards can be easy—and sometimes even fun—for students to create with a variety of digital tools.

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How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students

A lesson plan for helping students as young as kindergarten begin to understand how to be safe online.

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Supercharging the Classroom: Using Technology to Support Personalized Learning
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A School Built on Personalization

Sal Khan founded a school on the same principles of personalization that drove the success of his YouTube tutorials.

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5 Classroom Tools to Measure Student Learning

Formative assessment is a snap with games and other tools that let you see how students answer questions and review material.

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Improving Your Parent-Outreach Strategy

Use these communication tools to keep parents in the loop, reduce your workload, and boost student engagement.

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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

If you're concerned that a) elementary school students don't have the ability to code, b) there's no room in the curriculum, and c) you don't possess coding chops to teach programming skills, throw out those worries. Explore these free, or almost free, tools...

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Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

Checking for understanding is good for both students and teachers. We’ve rounded up a variety of digital tools to help you do it.

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Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

Twenty ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.

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What Is Successful Technology Integration?

Well-integrated use of technology resources by thoroughly trained teachers makes twenty-first-century learning possible. From our Technology Integration Professional Development Guide.

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Teach With Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom

You don't need a class set of netbooks or iPads to integrate technology into your daily instruction. There are some fantastic, free iPhone apps that are perfect for teachers who are looking to change up their daily routine. These apps can make everyday tasks...

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6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. Primary source documents are artifacts created by individuals during a particular period in history. This could be a letter, speech,...

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Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz embeds lessons in information literacy using internet research projects.

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