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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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iPad Be Nimble, iPad Be Quick

Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson explains how iPads can accelerate student workflow, why they're not replacements for laptops, and ways in which they can serve a wider range of learners, learning styles and modalities.

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6 BYOD Discussions Every School Should Have

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis, drawing on the lessons of her school's first half-year with a BYOD program, suggests six talking points for any school planning or fine-tuning its own BYOD environment.

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5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

Guest blogger Josh Work, middle school teacher and Marine Corps reservist, talks about teachers who struggle with technology and offers five professional development tips that can bring staff up to speed for school-wide technology integration...

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The E-Book's The Thing

Edutopia blogger Suzie Boss shares how a new generation of e-books give opportunities for students to engage with texts and the additional resources they often offer.

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The Future of Education as Seen Through Google Glass

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek recounts his first explorations with Google Glass, shares examples of how it's already being used in his school district, and dares to predict its future as a valuable learning tool.

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20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis provides a wealth of tips and links for mobile learning apps that work across multiple platforms, which is an essential feature for any BYOD classroom to work effectively.

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5 Reasons to Try iBooks Author

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns shows us why iBooks Author appeals to teachers and students alike: it's easy to learn, you can build customized textbooks and showcase student work -- plus, it's cool!

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Disrupting Class: Student-Centric Education Is the Future

How radical innovation will change the way we teach and kids learn.

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The Importance of Digital Citizenship in Social Media

Blogger Andrew Marcinek reflects on social and digital media integration into the lives of teachers and students.

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The Dos and Don'ts for Integrating iPads

High school principal Ben Johnson reflects on what he could have done differently to train teachers when each student at his school received an iPad.

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The Digital Divide: Resource Roundup

The "digital divide" is still a critical issue in education and beyond. Here's a roundup of resources and organizations to help educators understand the changing landscape and find information about supporting all learners to develop digital and media...

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Differentiating Instruction Through Interactive Games (Tech2Learn Series)
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Differentiating Instruction Through Interactive Games (Tech2Learn Series)

Using tech tools and games, second-grade teacher Robert Pronovost tailors math instruction to match students' individual learning styles.

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Using QR Codes in the Classroom

Some inventive ideas for using the latest mobile device scanning technology with students.

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Free Apps to Support Vocabulary Acquisition by ELLs

Teacher, one-to-one advocate and blogger Monica Burns shares some of her favorite free apps for supporting English-Language Learners' vocabulary acquisition.

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Tech2Learn: Success Stories of Technology Integration in the Classroom

This video series goes inside the classrooms of educators who use technology tools in their lessons every day. Learn from their challenges, celebrate their successes, and share their resources in every episode.

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Students Like Tech! Pinterest Board

Visit a curated collection of tips, guides, blog posts, infographics, and articles about technology integration in the classroom on Edutopia's pinboard on Pinterest.

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Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology

To challenge and support each child at his or her own level, the educators of Forest Lake Elementary deploy a powerful array of digital-technology tools. Discover what your school can learn.

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Technology Integration Professional Development Guide

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

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