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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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The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz presents a balanced look at the flipped classroom model: what it is, what it isn't, why it works or doesn't work, and why it matters.

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How the iPad Can Transform Classroom Learning

Blogger Ben Johnson present lesson ideas and logistics for using the iPad in the classroom.

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Teachers and Tech Use: It's Time!

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron explains the importance and necessity for technology use in all classrooms.

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SocialEdCon: What the Heck Do We Do with Social Media?

Blogger Betty Ray covers the discussions at SocialEdCon about social media and finds that positive changes in student behavior happen when schools and parents embrace, rather than ban, social media.

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Free Online Resources Engage Elementary Kids (Tech2Learn Series)

Fifth-grade teacher Nicole Dalesio keeps her class motivated to learn by encouraging them to create multimedia presentations and projects using technology tools on the Web.

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The Importance of Internet Safety

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron outlines steps for teaching students online safety and netiquette.

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Why Digital Writing Matters in Education

Professor, researcher, and ed tech developer Jeff Grabill explains that, while writing is no longer exclusively about setting pen to paper, learning to write well is an increasingly important digital age skill.

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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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What Tech Tools Should Be Required Knowledge for Teachers?

Teacher and blogger Mary Beth Hertz writes that the tools are less important than the skills.

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Fundraising and Grant Resources for Tech Integration

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz shares some great ways to raise money for your classroom technology projects.

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1:1 Laptop Programs: Shifting the Way Students Learn

Guest blogger Chris Ludwig shares his experience with 1:1 laptop programs. #edchat.

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Chrome Smashing: Creating the Inconceivable

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland talks about stretching the Chromebooks platform and breaking out of the box to help students unleash their creativity with a different approach to the tools they were already using.

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Accidentally Creating a Digital Writing Workshop

Teacher and guest blogger Erin Klein describes how she accidentally turned a zoo project into a digital writing workshop for her second grade class.

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Ten Takeaway Tips for Online Learning

How to make virtual education work best.

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