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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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Technology Integration Research Review: Annotated Bibliography

Dig deeper into the specific articles, studies, and reports included in our technology integration research review.

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Keith Ferrell of EdTechIdeas gives us the gift of 12 winter- and holiday-themed educational websites.

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Using Technology to Reach Unreachable Students

Blogger and principal Ben Johnson shares how iPads can assist students who are typically disengaged with learning.

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Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz tells us why Computer Science Education Week matters and suggests ways to celebrate it.

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Challenging the Model of 1:1 with BYOD

Amanda Paquette describes how her school district is blending the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and 1:1 classroom technology models to meet students' needs.

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Assistive Technology and the 1:1 Student

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek, in another story about Burlington High's 1:1 program, describes one student's easy use of the iPad as assistive technology.

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A Principal's Perspective: Getting The Most Out of Classroom iPads

High school principal Ben Johnson shares the joys and challenges of distributing iPads to 700 high school students.

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Test Prep with Virtual Tools: 10 Flashcard Apps for Mobile Devices

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns provides another handy resource list of mobile apps, this time focusing on digital flashcards that can help students learn and review a wide range of subjects.

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

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Edutopia blogger Monica Burns shares her favorite iPad apps for teaching about food and nutrition.

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The Shift: Media Specialists and the Common Core

Guest blogger and middle school teacher Josh Work suggests that the school media specialist can be your most valuable resource for brainstorming, discussing, planning and implementing a technology-enhanced approach to the Common Core.

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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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An overview of the Edutopia professional development guide for integrating technology tools in the classroom.

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