George Lucas Educational Foundation Celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

Classroom Technology

Join the conversation about edtech, and find info about technology tools that can help address specific teaching and learning goals in the classroom.

PrintPrint
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Share
Illio of "Google" written on a black chalk board

Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

These tools from Google for Educators, whether old and familiar or new and improved, will keep teachers and students inspired, inventive, and organized.

The Flipped Class: Which Tech Tools Are Right For You?

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech

Four content-creation tool categories -- screencasting, tablets, document cameras, and video cameras -- will help your students take flipped learning outside of the classroom.

What Edtech Can You Trust?

Education needs reliable standards for validating edtech product claims. In addition to Edutopia, Judy Willis suggests Consumer Reports, Graphite, the British Education Index, and WhatWorksClearinghouse.

Building Your EdTech Ecosystem

A learning environment is a delicate balance of mutable elements, requiring a nurturing teacher and ongoing evaluation of information handling, content creation, and results.

Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance

Andrew Marcinek suggests a thoughtful course correction for teachers who are integrating technology and offers three classroom technology suggestions to compliment or enhance what students are learning.

Discuss

Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning

Last comment 3 weeks 5 days ago
11 2,577 50,799 views

Come Along and Ride on a Google Expedition

Last comment 3 weeks 1 day ago
4 978 7,076 views

Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

Last comment 3 weeks 1 day ago
21 1,557 17,247 views

Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 11:48
18 177 116,838 views

New Teachers: Technology-Integration Basics

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 10:04
3 3,327 30,056 views

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 14:10
29 5,870 105,795 views

Browse

Graphic of a school bus driving out from a tablet.
blog

5-Minute Film Festival: Virtual Field Trips

How can you broaden your kids' horizons without actually going anywhere? These videos and resources for virtual field trips will inspire you to try a few engaging web-based explorations.

4,052 11,498 views
Man sitting setting up a design in the Ultimaker printer
blog

Jaw-Dropping Classroom 3D Printer Creations

Learn what 3D printing is, what students like to create with this technology, and the low-cost, high-impact potential of improving the world through creative fabrication.

9 4,999 28,509 views
Two young women looking at a tablet device
blog

Digital Portfolios: The Art of Reflection

By collecting their learning artifacts and compiling them into portfolios, students should have an opportunity to reflect upon their experiences and see their own growth.

1 4,285 33,813 views
Boy looking at a printer
blog

Year One With a 3D Printer: 17 Tips

Here are 17 tips, both technical and pedagogical, to help you navigate your first year of incorporating a 3D printer into your classroom projects.

32 2,562 13,488 views
Students sitting together working on their laptops
blog

7 Apps for Student Creators

Because Millennials and digital natives live in a creation-based world, apps like Adobe Voice, Thinglink, and Pages promote higher-order thinking, encourage collaboration, and invite real-world learning.

10 8,373 34,918 views
Four youngsters around desk using an app on a tablet
blog

Tech Toys (and Tools) for Learning

By combining new tools with old-school manipulatives, teachers can benefit from cutting edge edtech while their students engage more of their senses during play.

8 1,178 4,643 views
Illo of a robot raising fist in the air
blog

Do Androids Dream of Electric Students?

Computerized teachers and implanted knowledge are unlikely. Only a real human could fully grasp classroom mood and the nuanced learning needs of each student.

2 11,146 2,430 views

Pages

blog

Five Reasons I Love Using QR Codes in My Classroom

Teacher and blogger Monica Burns enumerates the benefits of using QR codes in her 1:1 classroom.

31 1,719 46,603 views
blog

Using E-Portfolios in the Classroom

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz walks you through a helpful checklist to determine which e-portfolio would best suit your needs.

33 1,504 45,498 views
blog

Lights, Camera . . . Engagement! Three Great Tools for Classroom Video

Blogger Ron Peck walks us through three simple tools that can turn students into videographers.

12 467 45,277 views
blog

Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology

District instructional tech director Monique Flickinger attended an unconference to share - and learn - about introducing teachers to new classroom technology.

16 1,677 44,615 views
blog

The Pros and Cons of Computer Labs

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz considers the pros and cons of the computer lab, a classroom dedicated entirely to tech education.

24 548 44,394 views
blog

6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in School

Guest blogger Jennifer Krzystowczyk, an Apple Certified Trainer, shares the six proven benefits of district-wide iPad integration in Bellevue, Nebraska.

22 2,217 44,173 views
blog

Games in the Mathematics Classrooms: There’s an App for That!

Educational app developer and guest blogger Patrick Feeney looks at what makes a good math gaming app and lists some of his favorite puzzles that engage students while teaching them effectively.

15 2,901 43,952 views

Pages