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Digital Classroom

How can you make your lesson plans more exciting for your students without sacrificing content? Try incorporating digital tools! Watch this series of videos in which 1st grade teacher Jennifer Orr uses the digital tool VoiceThread to teach her students about the Founding Fathers. FIND OUT MORE »

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screenshot from a Vimeo video

YouTube blocked at your school? Video uploading site Vimeo is here for you. [...] »

Screenshot, Wordle-Create, text about the CIA's Acoustic Kitty, Wordle

Does something this much fun belong in the classroom? Yes! [...] »

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Turn a classic classroom nuisance to positive use with these strategies. [...] »

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Teachers demonstrate digital tool strategies

Keep young students focused during field trips—use cameras! [...] »

Photo, Flat Classroom Skype, November 29, 2008, superkimbo, Flickr

Educator Silvia Tolisano introduces voice-chat tool Skype and its use in the [...] »

A student using Voicethread in Jennifer Orr's classroom

Students are never too young for digital tools—watch first graders use [...] »

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primary and secondary source wordle

Can video help me teach about primary and secondary sources? [...] »

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