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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.

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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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Successful technology integration must include an element of reflection to stay focused on how individual teachers and learners will use this technology in the classroom.

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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators - Part 1: Staff Presentations

Use technology to implement the SAMR model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) for clarity and efficiency in presenting to and communicating with school staff.

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A Starting Point for Ensuring Student Online Privacy

The online privacy debate has started to gain momentum in the education community and protecting students is an important and necessary conversation to be had by schools and districts.

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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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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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iPads: From Pedagogical Crutch to Education Innovation

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher compares classroom use of the iPad to walking with a crutch - in the best possible way. She demonstrates how this versatile tech tool lends itself to support, access and mobility.

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Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom

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Introducing Social Media to Elementary Students

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Resources for Technology Integration

Free materials, downloads, tools, and suggested readings to better understand technology integration, from our Technology Integration Professional Development Module.

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

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