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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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5 Reasons for Integrating Technology

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Integrating Technology and Literacy

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Want to Improve a District? Let Teachers Lead the Way

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Students’ Best Tech Resource: The Teacher

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Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

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Supporting New Teachers to Make Global Connections

With help from guest blogger Michele L. Haiken, Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs looks at ways that teachers can expand their classroom walls using global collaboration projects.

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Learnist: A Helpful Tool on the Road to Inquiry

Hauna Zaich describes how using Learnist made her resources easier to use and brought fresh inspiration to her lesson plans.

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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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Teach At-Risk Students in Leadership and Language Arts with. . . World of Warcraft?

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley speaks with IT coordinator Lucas Gillispie about his pioneering work with incorporating MMORPGs into the public school curriculum.

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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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Practical Tips for Mobile Learning in the PBL Classroom

Andrew Miller offers some practical tips for mobile learning in the PBL classroom, like doing collaborating, using them for field work, and limiting their use to ensure focus.

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Mobile Learning: 6 Apps and Web Tools for High School Students

Mobile devices are becoming as essential to students' daily lives as, say, breakfast. Experts say it's time to utilize them in our schools to engage students.

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Downloads and Resources from Forest Lake Elementary

Free tools, reading lists, web links and other resources to help bring differentiated instruction to your school.

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Technology Combined with Good Teaching Leads to Success

Research proves that our classrooms thrive when technology, such as interactive whiteboards, is used -- but only when used wisely.

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Using Today's Technology Tools to Study Yesterday's

A fifth-grade field trip from Ferryway School, near Boston, to the nation's oldest ironworks is captured with the latest tech.

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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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Small, Safe Steps for Introducing Games to the Classroom

To successfully introduce games into your classroom, play them first, make them voluntary, and think of them as tools for differentiation and building classroom culture.

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2015's Ed Tech Trends in Review

This year's popular ed tech trends included 3D printing, iPad add-ons, tools to enhance flipped learning, collaborative approaches for 1:1 classrooms, and more PLN-friendly networking tools.

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All Fun & Games? Understanding Learner Outcomes Through Educational Games

A good educational game offers engagement, assessment, and learning, with the game data providing a valuable invisible assessment opportunity for students, teachers, and parents.

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