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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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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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Six Free iPad Apps for Making Healthy Choices

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns shares her favorite iPad apps for teaching about food and nutrition.

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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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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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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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Using Technology to Reach Unreachable Students

Blogger and principal Ben Johnson shares how iPads can assist students who are typically disengaged with learning.

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David Thornburg on the Evolving Classroom (Big Thinkers Series)
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David Thornburg on the Evolving Classroom (Big Thinkers Series)

The noted educational futurist describes his "holodeck" classroom -- an environment that supports project-based learning -- and makes the case for why the role of the teacher must change from lecturer to exploration guide.

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If Technology Motivates Students, Let's Use It!

Edutopia's senior fellow Milton Chen on the evolution of technology as educational tool.

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Building Your Own Textbook

Blogger Audrey Watters looks at the digital possibilities for customizing and updating texts -- at a fraction of what the hard copy would cost.

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10 Self-Evaluation Tips for Technology Instructional Specialists

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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