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September 17, 2013

White House Seeking Tech-Savvy Teachers

In October, the White House will host "Champions of Change" in honor of Connected Educator Month. If you know a teacher who uses technology effectively in the classroom, nominate him or her for the award.

September 12, 2013

Access Denied: A School Web-Blocking Experience With Rafe Esquith

Due to Internet filtering at his school, esteemed educator Rafe Esquith could not access the webinar he was presenting from his classroom. What does this say about schools' use of technology and the lack of professionalism we grant teachers?

August 16, 2013

New How-To Guide for Using Facebook in the Classroom

Commissioned by Facebook, an education think tank in the United Kingdom recently created a "Facebook Guide for Educators." As of May 2013, 1.1 billion people worldwide are using Facebook, making the social network "rich with potential for learning," states the guide by The Education Foundation. Th...

August 02, 2013

Virtual Field Trips: Where Should You 'Go'?

Due to budget cuts and a lack of resources, teachers may need to find creative ways to take their students on field trips. Consider the iPad as another tool to help you discover fresh angles on new places and topics. Edutopia has compiled a list of virtual field trips.

July 25, 2013

Are There Too Few Teachers on Twitter?

An educator charges that teachers who are active on Twitter and other social-media outlets are better informed and quicker to assimilate new ideas than are their less connected peers.

July 10, 2013

Resource Watch: Interactive Lesson-Creation Tool

A new tech platform lets teachers—or anyone else, for that matter—create and share their own interactive lessons or courses.

June 07, 2013

Obama's ConnectED Plan Seeks to Improve Teacher Tech Use

The president's proposal to overhaul the e-rate program in large part prioritizes training teachers to better use technology in the classroom and providing them with more technology resources.

May 28, 2013

Portrait of a Teen Tech User

An article examining a pretty typical-sounding 14 year-old girl's relationship with technology makes useful reading for middle and high school school teachers.

May 08, 2013

Media Multitasking: The New Marshmallow Test

In a Slate article, Annie Murphy Paul describes the growing concern, backed by new research, that students retain less when they engage in media multitasking during learning.

April 10, 2013

Big Brother in a Textbook?

A new technology program allows instructors to track their students' reading progress in digital textbooks.

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