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Best of Edutopia’s 2009 Technology Coverage

Year in Review: Ten great 21st-century-classroom resources.

December 8, 2009

Edutopia finds examples of how technology enhances learning and then spreads the news. Looking back at 2009, here are ten of the staff's favorite features, including magazine articles, videos, polls, and blogs.

Digital Generation Project

This year, Edutopia launched the Digital Generation Project, which profiled ten students and how they use technology. Standout elements of this multimedia package include these features:

Credit: David Julian
  • Digital Youth Portrait: Jalen: This video shows how 12-year-old Jalen creates art and produces digital media -- all with the help of technology.
  • Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts: Watch how innovative teacher Vicki Davis uses computers to connect her students with the world from rural Georgia.
  • Avatars Teach Teens About Self-Image: Teen Second Life can become a forum for adolescents to discuss body image, and this article explores how they redefine beauty.

Integrating Technology

We also focused on practical articles to help you integrate technology into your school:

Polls and Opinions

We love it when Edutopia content generates a meaningful exchange between users. Join these poll and blog discussions:

The Next New Thing

As technology propels education into the future, we're always keeping an eye out on the next new thing. Here are some highlights:

Want more? A complete archive of Edutopia technology coverage can be found at our Technology Integration page.

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