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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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A Mobile App Lesson on Financial Capability

Brian Page, a high school personal finance and AP economics teacher, presents a lesson on financial capability as applied to and aided by mobile apps.

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Let Tech Organize Your Teaching

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek suggests three easy-to-use technology fixes that could save you from drowning in the details of your busy teaching life.

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A New Understanding of the Digital Divide

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Blogger Mary Beth Hertz shares her four levels of classroom technology integration: sparse, basic, comfortable, and seamless.

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California Embraces Open Source Digital Textbooks

The most populous state is the first to take on this complicated initiative.

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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

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A Web 2.0 Class: Students Learn 21st Century Skills, Collaboration, and Digital Citizenship

A web 2.0 class crosses geographical boundaries to teach information literacy: 21st century skills, collaboration and digital citizenship.

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Martin Scorsese on the Importance of Visual Literacy

The filmmaker touches on topics ranging from the importance of teaching visual literacy to violence in films to the preservation of classic movies.

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