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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.

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.

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.

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?

Online Learning Takes AP Anywhere

Online Advanced Placement courses give underserved overachievers a chance to expand their educational horizons (and save on college).

4 Tech Tools to Bring History Alive With Primary Sources

A new crop of digital tools featuring primary sources and immersive lessons are giving students an active role in bringing history--or at least social studies class--to life.

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