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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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Four Highlights from the Reimagining Education Summit

Bob Lenz shines the spotlight on education innovations from this year's Reimagining Education Summit.

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Using E-Portfolios in the Classroom

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz walks you through a helpful checklist to determine which e-portfolio would best suit your needs.

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Technology in Schools: Defining the Terms

Principal and blogger Matt Levinson suggests that, if we're going to talk about technology in schools, we should begin by coming to a general agreement about what technology is.

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The Persistent Appeal of Technology in Learning

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick considers three reasons why education and technology seem like such an inevitable pairing.

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Rethinking How We Use Calculators

Math teacher and coach Jose Vilson weighs the pros and cons of calculator use as an enhancement or impediment to student understanding.

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Bringing Web Tools to Gatsby's Party: A Digital Path into a Jazz Age Classic

English teacher and author Lee Ann Spillane walks us through her students' discovery of a classic American novel by way of 21st century web tools.

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Six Science Project Resources for Parents and Students

Blogger Matt Davis has curated a list of science fair resources, focusing on providing parents and students guidance as they work on a science project.

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The Hole in the Wall Project and the Power of Self-Organized Learning

Sugata Mitra's Hole in the Wall project showed that children could teach themselves, and each other, how to use technology.

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Importance of Collaborative Assessment in a 21st Century Classroom

Andrew Marcinek shares how collaborative assessment can be applied in a digital classroom.

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Assistive Technology and the 1:1 Student

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek, in another story about Burlington High's 1:1 program, describes one student's easy use of the iPad as assistive technology.

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Teacher Experience and Expectations for the 1:1 Elementary Classroom

Edutopia blogger Andy Marcinek speaks with two elementary teachers about how they use the iPad and what they expect for their 1:1 first grade classrooms.

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Principal Mike McCarthy Sustains a Culture of Collaboration

At King Middle School in Portland, Maine, McCarthy transformed a culture of divisiveness and violence by committing to cooperation and innovation.

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Want to Improve a District? Let Teachers Lead the Way

A Connecticut superintendent put teachers and students at the forefront of all decisions and transformed a district.

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New Tools for Interactive Fiction and Engaged Writing

An interactive storytelling tool called Twine hooks students into deeper learning through the empathy of creating a choice-filled historical narrative with multiple outcomes.

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