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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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Empathy and Research: Engaging Parents With Tech Initiatives

Your school's tech initiatives rely on parent buy-in, so welcome them into the conversation, listen to their concerns, and make them part of the solution.

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3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

Guest blogger Ali Parrish, educator and ed tech consultant, provides three strategies, low-tech and high-tech, for breaking through students' brain freeze when faced with the dilemma of what to write.

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Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

Discover websites, blogs, articles, and videos that provide information and tools related to understanding, selecting, and assessing assistive technology and accessible instructional materials.

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Digital Citizenship: Developing a Culture of Trust and Transparency

Turning a forbidding acceptable use policy into a friendlier digital empowerment guideline can shift your school culture into a more tech-friendly place.

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.

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Travel the World From Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns suggests nine free virtual field trip apps that bring students the world from the comfort of the classroom.

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Using Multimedia Technology for Teaching Social and Life Skills

Many educators strive to help children believe they are born to greatness and build the skills needed to live that belief. Learn about a new multimedia app aimed at helping with this goal.

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How Differentiated Instruction and Formative Assessment Work at Forest Lake Elementary
Schools That Work

Use Formative Assessment to Differentiate Instruction

Educators use frequent formative assessments to determine the needs of each student at Forest Lake Elementary School.

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Student-Centered Learning Environments: How and Why

Guest blogger Paul Bogdan shares a collection of resources to develop student-centered learning environments. (Updated 01/2014)

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Randy Nelson on Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age

Pixar University's former dean Randy Nelson explains what schools must do to prepare students for jobs in new media.

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Why Do We Need Technology Integration?

The myriad benefits of integrating technology into the classroom, from our Technology Integration Professional Development Guide.

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2014 Nerdy Teacher Holiday Shopping Guide

Nerds need gifts, too! How about a pen made of magnets, a Bluetooth cassette adapter, or a crust cutter that reduces your sandwich to Tetris pieces?

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Travel the World From Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns suggests nine free virtual field trip apps that bring students the world from the comfort of the classroom.

15 1,631 52,791 views
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How to Integrate Technology

Successful technology integration is more than just getting the tools into the classroom; here are some ideas on how to engage students and enliven your lessons with those tools. From our Technology Integration Professional Development Module.

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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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