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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

Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

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Reflections on 1:1 Chromebook Implementation

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Taking the Plunge with Social Media in the Classroom

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What the Research Says about 1:1

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Reflections on 1:1 Chromebook Implementation

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Back to School with iPads: 5 Steps for the First 5 Days

Beth Holland of EdTech Teacher presents five practical steps for the first five days of the school year in an iPad-enabled classroom.

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Back to School: Differentiation for All Students

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson offers up teaching and technology tools to differentiate classroom learning.

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Kurt Squire on Civic Engagement Through Digital Games (Big Thinkers Series)
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Kurt Squire on Civic Engagement Through Digital Games (Big Thinkers Series)

Game-based learning scholar Kurt Squire explores how to leverage young people's interest in social networks, gaming, and new forms of media to foster deeper connections to civic and political life and greater youth involvement in the community.

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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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Web Tools Blog Series: Tools to Help Students Collaborate

Eric Brunsell's ongoing series showcases some innovative tools and examples for student collaboration.

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Rugrat-ical Technology: Five Truths of Teaching Tech to Elementary Students

Third-grade teacher Gaetan Pappalardo offers some practical suggestions for introducing some simple, yet valuable tech tools to younger kids.

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Five Reasons for Integrating Technology

Reasons for integrating technology in classrooms and schools far outweigh the reasons for not.

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Rapping Math Teachers Bring It

Students get schooled in math lessons put to a hip-hop beat.

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Teach Coding in the Classroom: Resources from ISTE '14

Digital resource curator Ashley Cronin shares her takeaways from Hack Education at ISTE 2014, including a list of resources for teaching coding and coding concepts in the classroom.

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5 Reasons to Try iBooks Author

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns shows us why iBooks Author appeals to teachers and students alike: it's easy to learn, you can build customized textbooks and showcase student work -- plus, it's cool!

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Teaching with Google+

Blogger Terry Heick unravels the mysteries of Google+ and suggests how this emerging social media tool can become a valuable teaching aid.

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Pages

Article

Tech2Learn: Success Stories of Technology Integration in the Classroom

This video series goes inside the classrooms of educators who use technology tools in their lessons every day. Learn from their challenges, celebrate their successes, and share their resources in every episode.

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Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology

To challenge and support each child at his or her own level, the educators of Forest Lake Elementary deploy a powerful array of digital-technology tools. Discover what your school can learn.

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Technology Integration Professional Development Guide

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

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