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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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Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance

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The Common Core and Digital Skills Development

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Digital Native vs Digital Citizen? Examining a Dangerous Stereotype

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Love Lessons

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The Common Core and Digital Skills Development

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Teaching Why Facts Still Matter

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The Common Core and Digital Skills Development

The CCSS stresses the need to support digital skills development. Teachers can facilitate this by embracing multimedia, empowering writers, and being creative with technology tools.

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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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3 Edtech Myths

New edtech might not cure all ills. Beyond being cool and fun, developers, teachers, schools, and parents must consider optimal circumstances and unintended consequences.

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Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin

Attorney and author G. Randy Kasten suggests that educators have an obligation to prepare young minds for the thickening information cloud they're already being forced to navigate.

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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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Empowering Student Relationships With Media

Consider this working with this new taxonomy or ladder of engagement when assigning your students media projects: consuming, curating, creating, critiquing, and publishing.

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Teaching With Web-Based Resources

Web-based teaching starts with identifying and vetting your resources, creating a lesson plan, and developing online handouts that provide information and encourage student participation.

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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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What New Teachers Need to Know About PD

For new teachers, professional development opportunities are as close as your phone or tablet. Quick, deep resources include Instagram, Feedly, Google Classroom, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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8 Free Apps and Web Tools for Staying Organized in the New Year

The human brain can organize only so much data. Tools like 30/30, Pocket, and Sunrise can boost your ability to stay informed, connected, and on time.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Copyright and Fair Use for Educators

In K-12 education, it's a challenge to navigate the copyright and fair use waters. What can educators use? How can they use it? VideoAmy has collected some fun, engaging videos to help teachers and students understand the confusing subject.

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Resources for Closing the Digital Divide

Learn more about the changing landscape of the "digital divide," and explore resources that discuss how to improve digital access and help all students develop digital and media literacy.

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Five Ways to Use Online Portfolios in the Classroom

Education leader and entrepreneur Heather Hiles makes a case for the organizational power of online portfolios for student work.

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The 4Ss of Note-Taking With Technology

Any system of note taking (digital or otherwise) helps students master cognitively demanding tasks if it provides support and helps them save, search, and share.

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