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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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Computer Science: The Future of Education

Robust computer science curriculum is necessary for our society's future. Here are five steps to engage teachers and students in this critical area of study.

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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators Part 5: Staff Input

Through the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model of technology, administrators can invite their staff to share the vision, and keep them informed and updated.

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Easy Projects to Get Started with Scratch: Drawing 2D Shapes

Programming a computer is simply telling it what to do, and tools like Scratch convert this language into images to familiarize elementary students with coding.

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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators Part 4: Classroom Evaluations

Through the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model of technology, administrators can bypass the distractions and interruptions that often interfere with classroom evaluations.

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Accessing Multimedia Using QR Codes

QR codes, an exciting medium for kids learning how to use mobile devices, are a natural tool for linking students to resources you want them to find.

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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators Part 3: File Management

Through the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model of technology, administrators can keep track of files, set a tech-friendly tone, and lead more effectively.

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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

: Edutopia blogger Monica Burns reviews five movie-making apps for iOS devices and Android tablets, highlighting their no-to-low cost, ease of use, and the wide range of professional-looking products that students can create.

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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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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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Classroom Behavior? There's an App for That

Fifth-grade teacher Lisa Mims describes how she uses the ClassDojo app to improve student behavior, share data and save time.

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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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How to Use Online Video in Your Classroom

How teachers can bring the best of YouTube and other online video services to their students.

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Apps in the Elementary Classroom

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz looks at the role of educational apps for younger students and suggests ways of bringing these programs into the classroom.

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