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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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Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources

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Stream Videos With Free iPad Apps

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Note Taking With Technology

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Using Technology to Empower Students With Special Needs

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Stream Videos With Free iPad Apps

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Storytelling With Wearable Technology

With wearable technology like Google Cardboard, Fitbit, GoPro, and the Apple Watch, students can gather data and inspiration to record their world or tell their stories.

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Mystery Location Calls: Communicating Across Cultures

In a Mystery Location Call, students practice effective and respectful communication along with their research and deduction skills to locate their partner class on a map.

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3 Edtech Myths

New edtech might not cure all ills. Beyond being cool and fun, developers, teachers, schools, and parents must consider optimal circumstances and unintended consequences.

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11 Essentials for Excellent ePortfolios

An electronic portfolio can helping students reflect on their learning, organize and share their products, and maintain a record of their accomplishments for the future.

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Empowering Student Relationships With Media

Consider this working with this new taxonomy or ladder of engagement when assigning your students media projects: consuming, curating, creating, critiquing, and publishing.

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Interactive Fiction in the Classroom

As a classroom tool, interactive fiction sharpens close reading and writing, and logical and critical thinking. It also reinforces systems and design thinking skills.

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Your Last-Minute Teacher Appreciation Gift Guide

Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week can be simple (like Post-it notes), practical (like screen wipes), or musical (like a rechargeable wireless speaker), but always heartfelt.

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11 Essentials for Excellent ePortfolios

An electronic portfolio can helping students reflect on their learning, organize and share their products, and maintain a record of their accomplishments for the future.

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The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland introduces the backchannel as a tech integration strategy for keeping students engaged in the classroom - all students, not just the ones who are always raising their hands or speaking out.

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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 Word and the World: Technology Aids English-Language Learners

A growing number of software programs and Web tools help educators teach academic English.

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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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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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Research-Supported PBL Practices

At one New Tech Network high school, strategies backed by research make project-based learning effective and engaging for teachers and students.

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