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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Technology Integration

Explore new tools and strategies for empowering students to fully participate in a connected, techology-rich society.

Overview

Technology Integration is Key

Effective technology integration is achieved when its use supports curricular goals. It must support four key components of learning: active engagement, participation in groups, frequent interaction and feedback, and connection to real-world experts. Watch an introduction video.

History

A Short History

Technology has changed education and how educators can leverage new educational tools to personalize learning, encourage collaboration, and prepare students for the future. Learn how.

Experts

What the Experts Say

Educators and researchers share their views on why technology integration is an important strategy for 21st century classrooms. See what the experts say.

Why

Why Integrate Technology into the Curriculum?

Through the intelligent use of technology, combined with new approaches to education, a more personalized style of learning can be realized. See why the reasons are many.

Research

Research: Studies on Successful Tech Integration

This review helps you navigate useful results, including key elements of successful tech integration, learning outcomes, recommendations on practices and programs by academic subject, tools, and tips for avoiding pitfalls. Learn more.

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Fixing Detached Schools Via Tech

If schools seem detached from the people and communities they serve, strategic uses of interactive technology, apps, and social media offer the means to reconnect.

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

The Tech Detectives Club provides middle school students with practical and service learning opportunities and teachers with first responders for their tech emergencies.

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Individualized Technology Goals (ITGs) for Teachers: A Fable of the Staff Development with No Clothes

The best way for raising teachers' technology abilities is through a coordinated, district-wide, individualized training program -- because effective staff development is personal.

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Find Your Digital Space

For teachers staking out their digital space, the first three steps are determining the right platform, developing your brand, and finding the confidence to share.

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Guest blogger Cathy Knutson, an elementary school librarian and media specialist, suggests a summer home study in digital literacy for parents who want to teach their children safe, smart Internet research skills.

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The Digital Generation Project

Welcome to the Digital Generation Project. Edutopia's in-depth coverage of students from around the country reveals how young people are using new media to learn, communicate, and socialize in new and exciting ways.

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Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek describes the versatility of his five favorite iPad apps and makes a case for using them to replace the dreaded back-to-school shopping list.

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11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns presents a wealth of iPad apps to transform daily math lessons for elementary students.

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The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz presents a balanced look at the flipped classroom model: what it is, what it isn't, why it works or doesn't work, and why it matters.

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How the iPad Can Transform Classroom Learning

Blogger Ben Johnson present lesson ideas and logistics for using the iPad in the classroom.

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Randy Nelson on Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age

Pixar University's former dean Randy Nelson explains what schools must do to prepare students for jobs in new media.

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Twelve Ideas for Teaching with QR Codes

Blogger and PBL specialist Andrew Miller offers an array of creative suggestions for using Quick Response codes in the classroom. (Updated 01/2014)

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