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The Web Revolution: This is Just the Beginning

"Take a look at the smartphone in your hand," Jaime Casap, global education evangelist for Google, told the crowd during his keynote at the FETC 2013 conference in Orlando Wednesday. "That smartphone is just a phone to a kid. And to many kids, it isn't even a phone. What you have in your hand is going to be their Commodore 64. It's going to be their Apple IIe. When they're in their twenties, it's going to be the thing they buy at a thrift store and put on a shelf in their hipster apartment just because it's cool to have one."

Interdisciplinary Exploration Is Key to the Future of Science Education

In his keynote address at FETC 2013 in Orlando Tuesday, science writer Matt Kaplan proclaimed, "There is no reason to limit science education to the expertise of the teacher in the classroom." With so much information at our fingertips, he said, we should be both willing and able to integrate multiple fields of study to enhance our students' experience of science.

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Tech Smackdown: 10 Cool Teacher Tools

This year's FETC's technology smackdown offered plenty of free and cheap gadgets and services that imaginative teachers will have fun with in the classroom.

How Virtual Schools Can Get Real Results

Julie Young offers her insights into how distance learning can work best for teachers and students.

Is BYOT Just a Bridge to 1-to-1?

Mobile device trainer Brent Williams explains why BYOT may be just a band-aid until schools can launch their own 1-to-1 programs.

Finding the Right Tech Tools Is Easy, If You Know Where to Look

Kathy Schrock guides educators through the process of building a personal learning network and organizing a constant flow of information.

How Technology Is Building on Math's Foundation

Ted Hasselbring sees a fundamental problem with the way we teach math, not just to special needs students, but to all students.

Game-based Learning Is Playing for Keeps

The Institute of Play's Katie Salen helps educators understand the valuable connection between digital gaming and classroom instruction.

ActivTables Help Middle Schoolers Collaborate

Richard O’Malley, the superintendent of the Edison (NJ) Township Public Schools, recounts how Edison became the first district in the country to use Promethean ActivTables for middle-school classrooms, and how the new technology has helped his students.

How Disruptive Technologies Are Leading the Next Great Education Revolution

Futurist David Thornburg argues that "disruptive technology" is reshaping how students learn. But how can schools prepare for what they can't predict?

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