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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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Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology

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Martin Scorsese on the Importance of Visual Literacy

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Beyond the Worksheet: Playsheets, GBL, and Gamification

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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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Note Taking With Technology

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Supporting Practice With Emerging Technologies

As we incorporate new technologies in the classroom, we must keep the learning relevant and meaningful. Here are some considerations and resources to help you choose.

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Hands-On Apps for Diverse Learners

Diverse learners demonstrate engagement and creativity when introduced to interactive, tech-based learning tools through the game jam model of exploration.

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Back-to-School Night: The Ultimate Conversation Starter for a Successful School Year

When establishing that first contact with parents on back-to-school night, start the year right by being transparent, direct, and consistent.

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Making the Case for Social Media in Schools

Social media is becoming an essential tool for professional growth, curriculum planning, and student engagement. Twitter, Instagram, Skype, and other platforms offer endless educational possibilities.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Virtual Field Trips

How can you broaden your kids' horizons without actually going anywhere? These videos and resources for virtual field trips will inspire you to try a few engaging web-based explorations.

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Jaw-Dropping Classroom 3D Printer Creations

Learn what 3D printing is, what students like to create with this technology, and the low-cost, high-impact potential of improving the world through creative fabrication.

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Digital Portfolios: The Art of Reflection

By collecting their learning artifacts and compiling them into portfolios, students should have an opportunity to reflect upon their experiences and see their own growth.

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Creating Makerspaces in Schools

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz reports from EdCamp NYC about design thinking, the maker movement and their relevance to STEM curriculum.

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How to Teach with Technology: Science and Math

Students fire off ideas for using digital tools to teach scientific and mathematical concepts.

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Apps in the Elementary Classroom

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz looks at the role of educational apps for younger students and suggests ways of bringing these programs into the classroom.

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Introducing Social Media to Elementary Students

Beth Holland, communication coordinator and instructor at EdTech Teacher, gives three age-appropriate examples of introducing social media to children in the lower elementary grades.

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

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5-Minute Film Festival: 10 Great Video Resources for Teaching Math

Spice up your math lessons with these engaging, interesting, and entertaining teaching videos.

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One-Way and Two-Way Communication: Building Relationships in Online Programs

Guest blogger Jennifer Sayre examines the differences between one-way and two-way communication, and the various strategies within these models that can make an in-district online program successful.

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