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Media Literacy

Find and share resources to help students learn to analyze, evaluate, and communicate in a world with countless media sources and constant access to powerful computers.

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Using Film to Teach Analysis Skills

Bring real-world authenticity to literacy analysis by including movie criticism in your lessons.

Sussing Out the Truth: Student Engagement and Online Fact Finding

Teens already know how to find what they want online. The challenge for teachers is becoming reliable narrators to guide their self-directed learning.

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Explore steps and strategies for explicitly teaching adolescents how to evaluate the quality of online information.


Blogging for English-Language Learners

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Technology Integration: What Experts Say

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Blogging for English-Language Learners

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Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis shares a wealth of apps and platforms that can facilitate teaching and maximize learning within a BYOD classroom and school environment. She counts 51, and these are just her favorites!

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4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model

Guest blogger Victor Small, Jr. offers four practical tips for getting comfortable with blended learning: don't assume every kid is a tech wiz, be wary of online textbooks, use PowerPoint sparingly, and encourage student-to-student communication.

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Tools for Professional Learning: Curate, Share, Connect

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland recalls how she came to recognize that professional learning embodies curating, sharing, and connecting, and reviews the tools that help her meet these needs.

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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

Guest blogger Dave Guymon says that student portfolios are narratives of growth. He suggests four free web tools - Kidblog, Google Sites, Evernote and Three Ring - for students, teachers and parents to track this progress.

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Twitter Support for Educators and Parents

Guest blogger Joe Mazza presents two new initiatives - the #Nt2T chat and the Twitter 101 eCourse - designed to bring teachers, school leaders and parents into the communication- and information-rich Twitterverse.

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Tech Integration and School Culture

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek fits together three of the puzzle pieces for a school-wide tech integration initiative: developing a trusting, open culture; embracing risk and innovation; and turning PD into exploratory, sharing experiences.

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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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Myth vs. Reality in a 1:1 Classroom

Three myths about the 1:1 classroom: it's a paperless environment; all student work happens on devices; and all teachers need to adopt the technology.

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An illustration of a movie projector inside a magnifying glass.

Using Film to Teach Analysis Skills

Bring real-world authenticity to literacy analysis by including movie criticism in your lessons.

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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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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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Should Coding be the "New Foreign Language" Requirement?

Digital learning specialists Anna Adam and Helen Mowers explain how the ability to code is becoming the most in-demand global resource for the 21st century, and why coding should become the new foreign language requirement in our schools.

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Computers in the Classroom: A Mindful Lens on Technology

Blogger and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff wonders if we're making the best possible use of all the digital technology gaining a foothold in our classrooms.

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It’s Not a Pipe: Teaching Kids to Read the Media

Blogger Mark Phillips introduces students to semiotics, or the language of images, in a unit about critical consciousness and the media.

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