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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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The Connected Educator: It Begins with Collaboration

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A Guide to Game-Based Learning

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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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HACKtivate ED: A Model for Collaborative Problem Solving

Guest blogger Bryan Kitch of Activate-Ed describes the remarkable hackathon model, in which educators and ed tech developers put in 24 hours inventing solutions for a set of district-wide data and communication challenges.

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Student Robotics and the K-12 Curriculum

Professor, author and guest blogger Mark Gura advocates for the benefits of teaching robotics across all content areas of the K-12 curriculum.

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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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Elyse Eidman-Aadahl on Writing in the Digital Age (Big Thinkers Series)
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Elyse Eidman-Aadahl on Writing in the Digital Age (Big Thinkers Series)

Co-director of the National Writing Project Elyse Eidman-Aadahl describes how the craft of storytelling is evolving, as new digital tools and communications technologies enable connections for content creators around the globe.

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The Balance of Screen Time

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher suggests that the balance of screen time should be weighed in proportion to how appropriate, meaningful and empowering it is for students.

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3 Tips for Integrating Tools at the Start of School

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano recommends a slow and steady start for introducing your students to all the wonderful tech tools you learned over the summer.

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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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Why BYOD Makes Sense: Thinking Beyond a Standardized 1:1

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek, a technology director who's launched 1:1 programs in two school districts, suggests that BYOD may be a more realistic strategy for digital learning in the classroom.

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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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Online Classes Help Preserve the Navajo Language

A virtual high school lets students study a tongue that has a dwindling pool of teachers -- and speakers.

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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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Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2

Looking for advice on integrating iPads in K-2 classrooms? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

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

Digital storytelling in education.

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