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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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Getting Organised for the Best Year Ever

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6 Must Know Keyboarding Exercises for Beginners

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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators Part 3: File Management

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Using Technology to Foster Authentic Audiences

Discussion posted Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:46
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4 Tools to Help You Go Paperless This Year

Blog posted Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:13
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4 iPhone and iPad Apps That Help to Learn Touch Typing

Discussion posted Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:19
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Google Hangouts as Edtech: Connecting, Sharing and Learning

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek makes a case for Google Hangouts as an emerging medium for connecting, sharing and learning.

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Transitioning to Open Educational Resources

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek explains why and how Burlington Public Schools are transitioning to Open Educational Resources, and offers four OER options to get started.

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John Seely Brown on Motivating Learners (Big Thinkers Series)
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John Seely Brown on Motivating Learners (Big Thinkers Series)

Innovative thinker John Seely Brown, known for his ideas for merging digital culture and education, shares lessons educators can learn from surfers, gamers, and artists on how passion and competitive hunger can drive intrinsic motivation.

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Creating an Online Student Lounge

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares resources for creating an online learning lounge for your students.

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Top 5 iPad Apps for Teaching Across All Content Areas

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek describes the versatility of his five favorite iPad apps and makes a case for using them to replace the dreaded back-to-school shopping list.

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From Inspiration to Red Carpet: Elementary Book Trailer Project

Instructional coach and film enthusiast Bill Bass presents the first of two excerpts from his co-authored book, From Inspiration to Red Carpet: Host Your Own Student Film Festival.

2 1 3,245 views
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Is Educational Technology Worth the Hype?

Blogger Bob Lenz and his college students weigh the benefits and challenges of educational technology.

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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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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.

9 10,974 views
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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.

5 5 10,784 views
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Introducing Social Media to Elementary Students

Beth Holland, communication coordinator and instructor at EdTech Teacher, gives three age-appropriate examples of introducing social media to children in the lower elementary grades.

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Guest Blog: Use Technology, Collaboration, and Creativity to Inspire Students for Poetry Month

Guest blogger Gail Desler offers some creative ideas and resources to bring poetry to life for National Poetry Month.

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Out of Sight: Technology Helps Visually Impaired Students Thrive

Special tools make learning accessible at one Brooklyn high school.

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