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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

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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

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The LAUSD iPad Initiative: 5 Critical Technology Integration Lessons

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Sal Khan Maps Out Blended Learning

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6 BYOD Discussions Every School Should Have

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Free Apps to Support Vocabulary Acquisition by ELLs

Teacher, one-to-one advocate and blogger Monica Burns shares some of her favorite free apps for supporting English-Language Learners' vocabulary acquisition.

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Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture (Big Thinkers Series)
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Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture and Media Education (Big Thinkers Series)

University of Southern California media scholar Henry Jenkins describes how educators might fuel civic engagement by tapping the skills their students build in interest-driven online communities.

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Constance Steinkuehler on Interest-Driven Learning (Big Thinkers Series)
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Constance Steinkuehler on Interest-Driven Learning (Big Thinkers Series)

University of Wisconsin game-based learning scholar Constance Steinkuehler talks about her research on online video games and literacy, and how learning skyrockets when students are passionate about the subject matter.

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Introducing Mobile Technology Into Your Classroom: Structures and Routines

Teacher and blogger Monica Burns explains how a few simple structures and routines can scaffold a successful 1:1 classroom.

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

English teacher and connected educator Michelle Lampinen shows how weekly blogging assignments can transform a high school classroom into a community of enthusiastic writers.

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National Poetry Month: Poetry and Technology

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz helps us celebrate National Poetry Month with some of her favorite technology tools.

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Learning STEM Skills by Designing Video Games (Is School Enough? Series)
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Learning STEM Skills by Designing Video Games

Texas 10-year-old Rhys uses Gamestar Mechanic to program and create worlds to play in, learning valuable skills in science, technology, engineering, and math along the way.

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Pages

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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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Assistive Technology and the 1:1 Student

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek, in another story about Burlington High's 1:1 program, describes one student's easy use of the iPad as assistive technology.

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How Will Technology Change Learning -- and Teaching?

Wireless schools, a laptop per child, and online classes and assessment tools are just the tip of the technology iceberg when it comes to the future of learning.

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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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Using Google Hangouts for Teacher Development

Blogger an high school principal Ben Johnson explores ideas for using Google Hangouts for teaching collaboration and development.

6 1,021 10,310 views
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A Parent's Guide to Twitter and Education

Principal and Parent Teacher Chat moderator Joe Mazza explains the benefits for parents and educators alike to participate on Twitter.

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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.

7 1,515 9,985 views

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Students Like Tech! Pinboard

Visit a curated collection of tips, guides, blog posts, infographics, and articles about technology integration in the classroom on Edutopia's pinboard on Pinterest.

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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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