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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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Effective tech integration begins with strong leadership, mutual trust among all players and stakeholders, and a logical, sustainable plan.

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What Is Successful Technology Integration?

Well-integrated use of technology resources by thoroughly trained teachers makes twenty-first-century learning possible. From our Technology Integration Professional Development Guide.

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Tech2Learn: Success Stories of Technology Integration in the Classroom

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An overview of the Edutopia professional development guide for integrating technology tools in the classroom.

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