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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.

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What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

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Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning

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Design Thinking in the Classroom: Free Inspiration from the Ad Award Winners

Doctoral candidate Ashley Nahornick suggests an easy, free and inspiring lesson plan for introducing design thinking in the classroom.

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Katie Salen on the Power of Game-Based Learning (Big Thinkers Series)

Katie Salen, executive director of nonprofit design studio Institute of Play, offers a look inside the ground-breaking school in New York City that she co-founded, Quest to Learn. The school uses core principles of game design as a framework to...

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Troy Hicks: A Conversation About Digital Writing

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley speaks with Dr. Troy Hicks of the Chippewa Writing Project about crafting digital writing with students.

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Gaming for Social Good

Teacher and edtech leader Matthew Farber introduces us to the world of gaming for social good.

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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator Diane Darrow suggests a number of helpful ways that iPad apps can enhance traditional creative strategies.

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Want to Amplify Student Voice? Write a Book Together

Suzie Boss tells the story of a group of ninth graders, a topic that interested them, and the teacher who made it all happen.

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Connecting Teachers and Students to the Best Digital Tools

Jim Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, offers a resource for linking teachers and students to the best edtech tools.

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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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5-Minute Film Festival: 9 Videos on News Literacy

How can you help your students begin to separate fact from fiction in the news? This collection of videos and resources will get you started.

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How to Save Time by Reducing Email: 6 Strategies for Staying Afloat

Email should be a lifesaver instead of a raging flood. Save time and increase efficiency through developing new habits, using templates, and ruthlessly unsubscribing.

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For Earth Day and Beyond: Focus on Environmental Action Projects

Edutopia Suzie Boss shares exciting projects to teach students about Earth Day and how to care for the environment.

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Preschoolers in the Digital Sandbox

Assistive tech specialist and guest blogger Tara Jeffs believes that age-appropriate edtech can help preschool learners reach their potential - if these tools are presented in ways that inspire initiative and creativity.

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Teachers Stuck on Pinterest

Instructional coach Kendra Jarvis takes us on a quick tour of how Pinterest is becoming the go-to educational resource for teachers everywhere.

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Project-Based Learning for Digital Citizens

Blogger Andrew Marcinek shares the real payoff for his digital literacy students.

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