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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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What We Learned: A 1:1 iPad Reflection

Edutopia blogger Andy Marcinek reflects on the first-year lessons of Burlington High's school-wide 1:1 iPad program.

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Join the Big Conversation of Learning 2.0

Edutopia blogger Suzie Boss takes a look at some of the highlights of the Learning 2.0 virtual conference, which kicks off this week.

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How to Roll Out a 1:1 iPad Program

Technology integration specialist Jac de Haan outlines a successful phase-in strategy for a 1:1 iPad program at a Seattle area middle school.

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Connecting Educators Benefits Students

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano tells the story of how he expanded his Personal Learning Network into the online world and, as a result, enriched his students' classroom experience. (Updated 10/2013)

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Building Career Skills in Video Production Class (Tech2Learn Series)
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Building Career Skills in Video Production Class (Tech2Learn Series)

Starting with four hand-me-down cameras and four donated computers, high school teacher Jim Sill and his students built a successful media production business.

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Stars, Sparkles, and Praise: Motivation in Kids' Apps?

Teacher and education director Carolina Nugent looks at the assumptions and realities about educational apps and software for children.

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Six Tips for Teachers: How to Maximize Shared Resources

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests six ways to overcome the problems of technology resource sharing in a school where there may not be enough to go around.

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How Will Technology Change Learning -- and Teaching?

Wireless schools, a laptop per child, and online classes and assessment tools are just the tip of the technology iceberg when it comes to the future of learning.

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Project-Based Learning at Clear View Charter Elementary School (Learn and Live)
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Learn & Live: Clear View Charter Elementary School

This school in Chula Vista, California, has been recognized for its innovative efforts to support the needs of its multilingual student population through the use of technology-enhanced project-based learning.

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Using Scannable Technology to Reach Parents Year Round

When using scannable technology with students, you can also use these tools to keep parents in the loop about classroom community activities and homework.

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Transitioning to Open Educational Resources

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek explains why and how Burlington Public Schools are transitioning to Open Educational Resources, and offers four OER options to get started.

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From Curriculum to Communication, a School Immerses Itself in Tech

At Mary Scroggs Elementary School, every day is a technology day.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Future Ready Schools

Editor's Note: James Sanders is the Director of Innovation for EdTechTeam and an Entrepreneur in Residence at KIPP Bay Area Schools.

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Chrome Smashing: Creating the Inconceivable

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland talks about stretching the Chromebooks platform and breaking out of the box to help students unleash their creativity with a different approach to the tools they were already using.

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