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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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Martin Scorsese on the Importance of Visual Literacy

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Blogging for English-Language Learners

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Lights, Camera . . . Engagement! Three Great Tools for Classroom Video

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Coding for Kindergarteners

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Martin Scorsese on the Importance of Visual Literacy

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Blogging for English-Language Learners

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Diana Rhoten on Sparking Student Interests with Informal Learning (Big Thinkers Series)
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Diana Rhoten on Sparking Student Interests with Informal Learning (Big Thinkers Series)

Sociologist and digital learning expert Diana Rhoten founded the New Youth City Learning Network to help organizations like museums and libraries design digitally-enabled learning activities built to tap into kids' interests and teach 21st-century...

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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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Gamifying Student Engagement

Social studies teacher and ed tech adjunct Matthew Farber outlines the basics of gamification and suggests how they can be used to engage students in a game-centric world.

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Constance Steinkuehler on Interest-Driven Learning (Big Thinkers Series)
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Constance Steinkuehler on Interest-Driven Learning (Big Thinkers Series)

University of Wisconsin game-based learning scholar Constance Steinkuehler talks about her research on online video games and literacy, and how learning skyrockets when students are passionate about the subject matter.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Auto-Tune the Schools!

VideoAmy delves into remix culture with this video playlist about how Auto-Tune is being used to mash up content and make it into a whole new art form.

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Options Increase as Google Enters the Educational Market

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek offers a technology director's perspective of Google as an emerging player in the ed tech market and the expanded options it brings to his district's 1:1 program.

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Four Scary Good Ed Tech Sites

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano digs up some scary good ed tech resources for your trick-or-treat bag.

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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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3 Digital Reading Challenges for Summer

To better understand students' relationship with digital reading, consider these three summer challenges for yourself: academic reading via browser, PDF, and eBook.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Hollywood Teachers

Explore your love-hate relationship with Hollywood teachers in this collection of clips from famous movies about educators.

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5 Ideas to Kickstart Your Summer Learning

This summer, build a learning archive, read for inspiration, design your digital space, redesign your physical classroom space, and take on a challenge.

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Diana Rhoten on Sparking Student Interests with Informal Learning (Big Thinkers Series)
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Diana Rhoten on Sparking Student Interests with Informal Learning (Big Thinkers Series)

Sociologist and digital learning expert Diana Rhoten founded the New Youth City Learning Network to help organizations like museums and libraries design digitally-enabled learning activities built to tap into kids' interests and teach 21st-century skills.

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