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My Favorite Joke
We asked the Education World Tech and Teacher Teams, "What is your favorite teacher joke? This is what they told us...

My Favorite Teaching Tool
We asked the Education World Tech and Teacher Teams, "What is your favorite new (or newly discovered) teaching tool? This is what they said...

My New (School) Years Resolutions
We asked the Education World Tech and Teacher Teams, "What are your resolutions for the 2010-2011 school year -- professionally speaking? How will you become a better employee... colleague... educator... mentor this year?" This is what they said...

My New Years Resolutions
We asked the Education World Tech and Teacher Teams: What are your New Year's resolutions this year -- professionally speaking? This is what they said

Dear Santa...
We asked the Ed World Tech and Teacher Teams: Whats on your holiday wish list this year? What gifts will make your life -- personally or professionally -- easierbettermore fun? This is what they said

Our Favorite Gadgets
I love tools that are simple and do one thing really well. I call them tools for people who have better things to do than mess with tools. If I can get my elementary teachers excited about a program, I know it meets the criteria.

Assessing Technology Integration
We asked members of the Education World Tech Team what kinds of activities, lessons, and resources an observer should expect to see in a classroom in which technology is being appropriately integrated.

Keeping Your Cool Amid Classroom Chaos
Can there possibly be a job more stressful than teaching? We asked members of the Education World Tech Team for their suggestions for keeping ones cool despite career challenges and classroom chaos.

What Will the New Year Bring?
We asked members of the Education World Tech Team to predict what the new year will bring in terms of education technology. Discover what our experts see in your future.

Hardware and Software Essentials
We asked members of the Education World Tech Team to tell us what hardware and software they consider essential -- or invaluable -- for todays educator? Discover what they told us.

"You Must Remember This"
We asked members of the Education World Teacher Team "If you could give a brand new teacher just one piece of advice, what would it be?" Discover what they told us.

Tech Tools for Teachers
Members of the Education World Tech Team talk about the technology tools they find most useful in their professional lives, and the technology they use most successfully with students.

Summer Reading Picks
What's on your summer reading list? Members of the Education World Teacher and Tech Teams share their favorite books for professional development, personal information -- and pure pleasure.

Who's Talking Online?
Are social networking sites appropriate for school use? Should schools ban the use of such sites -- or incorporate them into the curriculum and teach students to use them safely?

Best of the Web
Tech Team members share their favorite educational Web sites -- online resources that have helped them teach better in general, better teach a single topic, provide better resources, or better engage students.

Technology an Educator Can Love
Tech Team members tell us about the best hardware and software introduced to their schools or districts this year - and explain how the new technology has improved teacher productivity or student learning.

Tech Solutions for Special Kids
Members of the Education World Tech Team discuss the technology they use to help students with special needs keep up with their classmates, and to help students with special abilities extend their learning.

Tech Activities for Parent Open House
The Ed World Tech Team suggests technology-related projects your students can do in class and then display at Open House or Parent Night to demonstrate that yours is a classroom in which technology will be used.

Teaching and Learning About Technology
Find out what techies do during the summer -- and learn how you can use your vacation time to improve your computer skills and build your tech confidence.

Did iWork Pass the Teacher Test?
Touted as the successor to AppleWorks, iWork contains both a template-driven word processing program called Pages, and an upgraded version of Keynote, Apple's presentation program. But does it deserve the hype?

Computers in the High School Classroom
What are the reality and possibilities of "teching" in the high school classroom? Discover nine ways to integrate technology in high school and links to technology in action at high schools across America.

The Best K-12 Freeware 
Did all your district's technology funds go to hardware -- leaving little money left over for educational software? Discover the variety of quality freeware available online.

What's the Point of PowerPoint?
PowerPoint can be a powerful tool, but its bells and whistles often can distract students from the importance of effective content. How can K-12 educators rein in the PowerPoint beast?

Laptops, Handhelds, or Tablet PCs?
Which mobile computing device is best for data collection? For Web searches? For grade books? For collaborative activities? Which is most practical; most usable; most economical?

Tech-Ing Wisely In K-2 Classrooms
Do computers help or hurt learning in the K-2 classroom? Find out what the Education World Tech Team suggests for successful and engaging computer use in this age group.

The Changing Face of Classroom Technology
How have the technology needs of teachers changed during the past few years? What tech support do teachers need now compared to what they needed a few years ago? What is a tech coordinator's job like today?

Experience: An Unforgettable Teacher
Members of the Education World Tech Team reveal the best, the worst, the funniest, and the most embarrassing experiences of their teaching careers. Included: An opportunity to share your best lessons.

Are Education Conferences Worth the Cost?
This week, we asked Education World Tech Team members to tell us about their most memorable experience at an education conference or convention. "Was it worth it?," we asked. "What did you learn?

Dear Santa...
He's making a list and checking it twice... but what technology treats should Santa bring his favorite teachers this year? We asked the Education World Tech Team for some suggestions... and they shared their wish lists with us.

Hardware and Software Essentials
The EW Tech Team offers advice on accessorizing your basic computer purchase: What hardware and software will make your computer a truly useful personal and professional tool?

Today's Computer Buyers: Advice from the Experts
What educators who are buying new computers for their personal and professional use should look for in terms of memory, hard drive, features, programs, accessories, software...

Technology Integration Ideas that Work
The Education World Tech Team offers lessons and activities to help educators make better use of technology tools for instruction, and to help students improve their technology skills within the regular curriculum.

Computer Bloopers
Shocking photos of computer abuse prove that, when it comes to technology, nothing is so stupid that it hasn't been said, done, or asked before. The Tech Team presents "Computer Confusion."

Plan Your Summer Vacation Today!
To help make the upcoming summer as productive -- and as pleasant -- as possible, we asked members of the Education World Tech Team to tell us about their favorite summer professional development activities.

Technology Training Programs That Work
Find out what members of the Education World Tech Team say about the effectiveness of technology training programs at their schools. How does your school compare?

Encouraging Teacher Technology Use
In some schools, staff technology use nears 100 percent; in others, it is virtually non-existent. Discover how schools can encourage -- or discourage -- staff technology use.

Filtering Software: The Educators Speak Out
Members of the Education World Tech Team tell us about their experiences with filtering technology and discuss whether they believe filtering software is good or bad for education.

Software: The Best of the Basics
The Education World Tech Team reveals 22 software programs that are essential to even the most basic educational technology program. And the best of those programs are...

The State of Technology Part 2: How Does Your School Measure Up?
"Ive seen the attitude of school districts regarding technology," says instructional technology consultant Jamye Swinford. Most...put the equipment first and the education second.

The State of Technology Part 1: How Does Your School Measure Up?
When it comes to education technology, times certainly have changed! Or have they? Learn what the Education World Tech Team has to say about the state of technology in U.S. schools today.

Back-to-School Technology Activities
Whether you're a technology teacher or a classroom teacher interested in integrating technology, you can challenge and motivate your own students with these back-to-school activities.

Managing Technology: Tips from the Experts
Do your technology lessons frequently turn into free-for-alls? The solutions may be simpler than you think. The Education World Tech Team shares its secrets for teaching successfully with technology.

Load 'Em Up: Reference Software Picks
The Education World Tech Team shares its picks of the best software programs for classroom use. In this article, our experts reveal their choices for reference software. Don't miss the rest of this multi-part Ed World series: Load 'Em Up: The Best Software in the Education World!

Load 'Em Up: Classroom-Management Software Picks
The Education World Tech Team shares its picks of the best software programs for classroom use. In this article, our experts reveal their choices for classroom-management software. Don't miss the rest of this multi-part Ed World series: Load 'Em Up: The Best Software in the Education World!

Load 'Em Up: Concept-Mapping Software Picks
The Education World Tech Team shares its picks of the best software programs for classroom use. In this article, our experts reveal their choices for concept-mapping software. Don't miss the rest of this multi-part Ed World series: Load 'Em Up: The Best Software in the Education World!

Load 'Em Up: Web Authoring Software Picks
The Education World Tech Team shares its picks of the best software programs for classroom use. In this article, our experts reveal their choices for Web authoring software. Don't miss the rest of this multi-part Ed World series: Load 'Em Up: The Best Software in the Education World!

Load 'Em Up: Keyboarding Software Picks
The Education World Tech Team shares its picks of the best software programs for classroom use. In this article, our experts reveal their choices for keyboarding software. Don't miss the rest of this multi-part Ed World series: Load 'Em Up: The Best Software in the Education World!

Load 'Em Up: Curriculum Software Picks
The Education World Tech Team shares its picks of the best software programs for classroom use. In this article, our experts reveal their choices for curriculum software. Don't miss the rest of this multi-part Ed World series: Load 'Em Up: The Best Software in the Education World!

Load 'Em Up: Presentation Software Picks
The Education World Tech Team shares its picks of the best software programs for classroom use. In this article, our experts reveal their choices for presentation software. Don't miss the rest of this multi-part Ed World series: Load 'Em Up: The Best Software in the Education World!

Load 'Em Up: Productivity Software Picks
The Education World Tech Team shares its picks of the best software programs for classroom use. In this article, our experts reveal their choices for productivity software. Don't miss the rest of this multi-part Ed World series: Load 'Em Up: The Best Software in the Education World!

Load 'Em Up: The Best Software in the Education World!
Are you looking for the best software to use in your classroom? Are you stymied by the number of choices available? Are you having trouble distinguishing between great software and great marketing? Members of the Education World Tech Team reveal their picks for the best software programs for classroom use.

K-12 Technology Activities That Work
Are you bored with PowerPoint? Are you looking for interesting technology integration activities that work the first time, every time? Look no further!

The Administrator's Role in Technology Integration
What role do school administrators have in technology integration? The Education World Tech Team discusses how principals and other administrators can optimize technology use in their schools.

Same Time, This Year
Last year, members of the Education World Tech Team reported on what they felt were the major roadblocks to full-scale technology integration in their schools. This year, they report on the progress they've seen.

Education in the New Millennium
Learn what teachers in the trenches see in their crystal balls. Included: An opportunity to share your vision of the future on the Education World message board.

Do Teachers Really Work 180 Days a Year?
Do teachers actually spend their summers bathed in coconut oil, basking on unblemished beaches? Discover what the teachers we asked said they did last summer!

Computer Rules Prevent Problems!
Student computer use often involves situations not covered by regular classroom rules -- and the rules those situations require might not occur to you ahead of time. Our experts share their rules with you!

Get Ready to Integrate Technology: Ten Tips!
What are you doing during your summer vacation? The members of the Education World Tech Team offer advice to help your school take advantage of technology in the coming year!

Oh, What a Year It Has Been!
Education World's Tech Team members remember the best and worst technology-related experiences of the past year. Their memories are funny, informative, inspiring, surprising -- and occasionally downright scary!>

Creating a Dream Lab: Technology Channels That Work!
Your school is clearing out its old computer lab -- filled with rows of outdated equipment -- and creating a new, state-of-the-art technology/media center. How should the new area be set up?

How Can We Eliminate Roadblocks to the Information Highway?
Education World's Tech Team members believe passionately in the promise of technology, and they have thought long and hard about how to help you realize that promise.

Building a Technology Library: The Experts' Choices
We asked each of our experts to recommend one book he or she considered a teacher's best first resource for technology integration. You'll want to make room on your bookshelf for these!

Training Teachers Who Are Terrorized by Technology!
"How do I find time for technology?" "How do I manage student computer use?" Education World's Tech Team shares with us the questions they hear most frequently from technology novices -- and their expert responses.

First-Time Computer Buyers: Advice from the Experts
In this Education World's "Tech Team" debut, Tech Team members provide the best advice they can muster for teachers considering their first-time computer purchase.