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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.

Discuss

SOLE: Motivate Students to Teach Themselves (and Each Other)

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Computer-Based IMs for Science

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Blended Learning: We Are All New Teachers

Blog posted Mon, 10/01/2012 - 09:39
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Is technology reducing teachers stress or increasing it?

Discussion posted Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:45
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Where should state invest their education budget: teachers or technology>

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Didn't Your Mother Tell You Not to Google?

Beth Holland, Communication Coordinator and instructor at EdTech Teacher, convincingly - and amusingly - demonstrates to her elementary students how Google is not, in fact, a primary source for research.

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The Simple Power of a Screenshot

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns offers some creative teaching possibilities for the 1:1 classroom based on simple yet effective ways for using screenshots.

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Teachers' Tech Tools for Physics

Technology teacher and blogger Charlie Schofield presents some of his favorite apps for simplifying the often overwhelming subject of physics.

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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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Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns suggests nine free virtual field trip apps that bring students the world from the comfort of the classroom.

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Katie Salen on the Power of Game-Based Learning (Big Thinkers Series)
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Katie Salen on the Power of Game-Based Learning (Big Thinkers Series)

Katie Salen, executive director of nonprofit design studio Institute of Play, offers a look inside the ground-breaking school in New York City that she co-founded, Quest to Learn. The school uses core principles of game design as a framework to...

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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator Diane Darrow suggests a number of helpful ways that iPad apps can enhance traditional creative strategies.

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Using QR Codes to Differentiate Instruction

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns, a longtime fan of QR codes as classroom tools, is now applying them as a way of meeting Common Core expectations to differentiate instruction.

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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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Blended Learning Energizes High School Math Students (Tech2Learn Series)
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Blended Learning Energizes High School Math Students (Tech2Learn Series)

Educator Peter McIntosh helps his students to take ownership of their learning by using interactive subject-mastery tools like Khan Academy.

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The Power of Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: Telling Stories With Technology

Digital storytelling in education.

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Summer PD: Use a Web Site to Help Manage Your Classroom

High school English teacher Nicholas Provenzano shares a couple simple tips for using the Web to keep students engaged.

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Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators

Digital Citizenship Week is Oct. 21-25, and it's the perfect time for students and teachers to talk about online responsibility and safety. Blogger Matt Davis has collected some of the best resources to bring digital citizenship into the classroom.

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Increase Student Engagement by Getting Rid of Textbooks

Shelly Blake-Plock weighs in on increasing student engagement by getting rid of textbooks.

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