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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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QuadBlogging Connects Student Writers with Global Audiences

Blogger Suzie Boss describes Quadblogging -- when four teachers agree to create a shared forum for their students' to comment on each other's blogs.

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Don't Forget Professional Development for Students

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano points out that not every student is a tech wizard, and offers three tips on Student Professional Development that can bring everyone up to speed.

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Using Tech Tools to Provide Timely Feedback

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz offers ideas and resources for using technology as a way to provide meaningful feedback on student work.

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Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup

From smartphones and tablets, to MP3 players and e-readers, today's students have a variety of mobile technologies at their fingertips. Here's a look at some mobile learning resources from Edutopia and around the Web.

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Collaborative Digital Presentations Enrich Projects (Tech2Learn Series)
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Collaborative Digital Presentations Enrich Projects (Tech2Learn Series)

Educator Kate Summers engages her students by asking them to "teach back" chemistry concepts to their peers via online demonstrations created with tech tools like Google Docs, Keynote, and PowerPoint.

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Back-to-School Technology Checklist

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz runs through a back-to-school checklist to make sure that your classroom is technology ready.

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Four Troubleshooting Commandments

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano urges you not to panic. That tech problem might be easily solved with some basic troubleshooting.

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Three Ideas for 21st-Century Global Curriculum

Blogger Terry Heick asks what it means to globalize education and then describes what a global curriculum might look like and how it might work.

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Teacher Reviews New Student Participation App

Blogger Matt Hurst describes GoSoapBox, a fun web app that offers unique new ways to boost in-class participation.

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Ten Ways to Remember Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs' innovation, creativity, curiosity, passion, and a dedication to learning can be an inspiration to all of us.

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Why Media Literacy is Not Just for Kids

Blogger and education journalist Suzie Boss proposes that media and digital literacy is not just for students, but essential for all citizens nationwide.

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Seven Tech Integration Lesson Plans: Let the Voting Begin!

Seven great tech integration lesson plans. Vote for your favorite; the winner gets to donate Steven Johnson's new book Digital Tools for Learning to a deserving colleague.

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The Future of Education as Seen Through Google Glass

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek recounts his first explorations with Google Glass, shares examples of how it's already being used in his school district, and dares to predict its future as a valuable learning tool.

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How to Help Students Use Social Media Effectively

Blogger Andrew Marcinek shares three tips to how to help students use social media more effectively

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