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Top 10 EdTech Stories of 2012

Top 10 EdTech Stories of 2012

A look back at the most popular EdTech stories published this year.

posted December 31, 2012

It's been an amazing year for the EdTech team.

We've covered incredible stories in education technology and highlighted innovative teachers, administrators, students and school districts across the country.

Whether we were educating users on new ed-tech terms, sharing educators' concerns about online research skills or exploring the real meaning of Web 3.0, we strived to deliver inspiring and thought-provoking stories  to our readers.

Additionally, we shined a spotlight on social media superstars in the ed-tech community. Did you discover a new favorite K-12 IT blog thanks to our Must-Read IT Blogs list?

Let's take a look back at the most EdTech popular stories from 2012.

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  1. Our Inaugural Selection of the Best IT Blogs
  2. Cutting through the buzzwords to talk about what matters in school technology.
  3. “Bring your own device” programs have transformed the way schools are delivering technology services to students. Adopters share what they’ve learned and predict what’s coming next.
  4. Survey shows teachers are concerned about students’ ability to find credible information online.
  5. In 2009, educator Shelly Blake-Plock identified 21 things that would be obsolete by 2020. Technology’s evolution may hasten the demise of some, but it also will empower students in ways yet to be seen.
  6. Survey says educators view ed tech as a motivational tool.
  7. How to join the conversation online in 140 characters or less.
  8. Where does your school stand when it comes to adopting the latest classroom innovations?
  9. Tim O’Reilly, Karen Cator and Shelly Blake-Plock weigh in on why K–12 leaders should care about it and other (r)evolutions in technology.
  10. Social media and smartphone-based learning help typically shy students find their voice.
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