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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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Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs describes five free Web 2.0 tools and how to best use them to support your lesson planning.

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Create Engaging Presentations with Free iPad Apps

Teacher and blogger Monica Burns recommends some of her favorite free iPad apps that help teachers and students create engaging presentations.

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Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series)
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Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series)

The founder of Chicago's pioneering Digital Youth Network (DYN) describes how the organization empowers young people with critical digital literacy skills that make them academically and professionally competitive.

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Suggested Laptop Agreements for Middle School Families

Edward Chen, Director of Technology at The Nueva School, presents a detailed guideline for parents of middle school laptop users, especially those with school-owned machines in a 1:1 program.

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Creating a Family Media Agreement: How to Have the Conversation

Principal, author and blogger Matt Levinson offers a framework for creating a family agreement on media use.

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Technology Integration Research Review: Avoiding Pitfalls

Some of the biggest challenges to successful technology integration come with implementation. We've compiled a list of strategies to help manage and resolve the most common issues educators face.

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Technology Integration Research Review

Edutopia’s tech integration research review explores some of the vast body of research out there and helps you navigate useful results.

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A YouTube star explains the role of education in a new cultural order

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High-Impact Professional Development for Rural Schools

This high-quality professional development program consisting of 200 hours of training spread over two years has consistently demonstrated positive impacts on student achievement.

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Anytime, Anywhere: Online Learning Shapes the Future
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Anytime, Anywhere: Online Learning Shapes the Future

Schools and districts around the country are discovering the benefits of online learning: flexible scheduling, personalized learning, and expanded course offerings despite budget cuts.

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5 Online Tools to Help Combat Plagiarism

Informatics teacher and guest blogger Melissa Burns explains that when students cheat on written assignments, teachers can find an array of online tools to help them spot plagiarism and identify the sources.

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4 Technologies to Help Students Find Their Voice in Your Classroom

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick suggests helping students find their voice in the classroom through technology, whether a medium in which they're already comfortable or one that you believe will make them more articulate.

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David Thornburg on Open-Source Textbooks

Guest blogger David Thornburg on how the open-source movement is transforming the textbook industry.

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Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution
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Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution

The president and CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) explains why the time for virtual education is now.

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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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