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Technology Integration

Setting Technology Goals for the New Year

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns looks to the New Year as a time for making resolutions and setting technology goals.
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Technology Integration

Creating a Custom Reading Experience with Mobile Devices

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland asks three questions that will guide you toward creating a custom reading experience with mobile devices.
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Student Engagement

Lessons From Nelson Mandela's Life and Legacy

Edutopia blogger and educator Elena Aguilar shares ways for bringing the many lessons from Nelson Mandela's life into the classroom.
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Technology Integration

Google Glass: Making Learning Visible with Wearable Technology

Visual Arts teacher Stacey Goodman explores using Google Glass with his high school students.
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5-Minute Film Festival

Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

Teaching your students about poverty and hunger can be a powerful experience for them. VideoAmy shares a series of videos that explore the issues encountered by four college students who lived on one dollar per day in Guatemala.
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Social and Emotional Learning

A Mid-Year Reflection for Teachers and Students

Blogger Maurice Elias offers up useful activities to help teachers and students reflect halfway through the school year.
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Education Trends

Talking Shop: Food Justice Lessons and a Student-Run Grocery Store

Guest blogger Jez Luckett, winner of a personal battle against obesity, describes his afterschool program that educates children in a lower-income urban community about the basics of nutrition and healthy shopping.
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Brain-Based Learning

Don’t Listen to Music While Studying

Guest blogger David Cutler, a history, government and journalism teacher, asks us to face the music about whether or not listening our favorite tunes while studying actually helps our concentration.
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Social and Emotional Learning

Creating More Compassionate Classrooms

Guest blogger and high school humanities teacher Joshua Block shares the six structural and pedagogical reminders he uses to steadily improve the ethic of compassion in his classroom.
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Coding in the Classroom

Coding Across the Curriculum

Teacher and edtech leader Matthew Farber discusses the history of computer science education in the run-up to this month's Hour of Code initiative.
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