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Twitter Tips for Educators

According to instructional technologist Steven Anderson, Twitter holds the key for putting teachers in touch with great ideas from all over the world. Here are 10 ways he offers to get the most out of it.

31 Top Apps for Education from FETC 2013

Like last year, this year's popular App Shootout at FETC 2013 tossed around dozens of useful apps for teachers and students.

How a District Website Connected a Community During Superstorm Sandy

The superintendent of a school district in New Jersey offers some tips for how district sites can be a source of critical information before, during, and after a natural disaster.

Designing Collaborative Spaces for Schools

Thoughtfully designed learning environments can help students work together more effectively.

Hacking the Classroom to Encourage Student Independence

Seeking to empower her students with greater communication skills, one special ed teacher is "hacking the classroom" with a range of traditional and unique apps and tech-rich activities, from iPads to gaming consoles.

Making Search Engines Work for Education Resources

The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative has a complicated name but a simple purpose: to make web searches more useful for students and teachers.

Is Your OS XP-ired?

New minimum requirements for assessment have district leaders talking about technology. As they consider upgrades, they should plan not just for testing, but for teaching.

Game Design: The Key to Education?

Imagine a learning environment where students engage core principals using gameplay, solve problems through team-based collaboration, and use gaming systems in place of standardized textbooks. Is our education system ready for that? Do we have a choice?

The Math of Khan

Khan Academy has inspired both unconditional love and virulent criticism. But the controversy around the videos has sparked something truly valuable: a national conversation about math instruction and the role of technology, data, and teachers in helping students learn.

From Twitter to Edmodo: Schools Collaborate With Social Media

Schools are using a variety of social media tools to help students connect and work together.

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