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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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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

Digital learning specialists provide a quick overview of seven apps that are appropriate for teaching younger children one of the most critical 21st century skills: coding.

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International iPad Collaboration: Sharing Best Practices Across Language Barriers

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns looks beyond national borders and language barriers as she connects with likeminded educators to expand her professional learning network and share her passion for ed tech.

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Apps for Note-Taking With iPads

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher explains how taking in-class notes with iPads can address a wide variety of learning styles and help students make deeper connections with the material.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Vine and Instagram Video in the Classroom

Can seconds-long Vine and Instagram videos be used as teaching tools? According to a number of educators online, the answer is a resounding yes! To help educators utilize Vine in class, VideoAmy has pulled together some of the best resources and...

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The Balance of Screen Time

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher suggests that the balance of screen time should be weighed in proportion to how appropriate, meaningful and empowering it is for students.

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3 Tips for Integrating Tools at the Start of School

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano recommends a slow and steady start for introducing your students to all the wonderful tech tools you learned over the summer.

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Polyphonic Teaching with Digital Learning Tools

Teacher and educational philosopher Niels Jakob Pasgaard presents polyphonic teaching, part of his pedagogical framework for helping teachers assess whether and how to use digital learning tools.

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5 Ways to Use Scannable Tech in the Math Classroom

Using QR codes and AR, math teachers can connect to tutorials, make their word wall interactive, share student work, explore 3D shapes, and update old textbooks.

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Matching Edtech Products With Neurological Learning Goals

When considering edtech products to improve student achievement, start with a clear goal and ask the relevant, critical questions suggested in this post.

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This Ain't Your Momma's Open House

Use QR codes, augmented reality, virtual tours, and other advances in classroom technology to change up the sometimes less-than-efficient rituals of Parent Open House.

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Advice to New Technology Coaches

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz shares her advice for any school that might be planning to hire a new technology coach.

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Challenging the Model of 1:1 with BYOD

Amanda Paquette describes how her school district is blending the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and 1:1 classroom technology models to meet students' needs.

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Building Your Own Textbook

Blogger Audrey Watters looks at the digital possibilities for customizing and updating texts -- at a fraction of what the hard copy would cost.

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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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