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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.

Discuss

4 Tips for Flipped Learning

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

Last comment 2 weeks 5 days ago
48 113 23,138 views

SOLE: Motivate Students to Teach Themselves (and Each Other)

Last comment 2 weeks 2 days ago
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Getting Organised for the Best Year Ever

Discussion posted Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:55
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Computer Science: The Future of Education

Blog posted Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:58
1 18 661 views

Resources to Help Your Class Go Global

Article posted Wed, 02/24/2010 - 16:13
1 0 939 views

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Using Technology to Teach Health and Wellness

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz offers a selection of websites, games and apps that can help teach students about health and wellness.

6 1 3,967 views
Teaching Teamwork Through Video Game Development (Tech2Learn Series)
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Teaching Teamwork Through Video Game Development (Tech2Learn Series)

High school computer science teacher Ben Chun's students gain programming literacy and collaboration skills as they work in teams to build video games for elementary school students.

3 4 4,817 views
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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.

2 27,955 views
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12 Reasons to Get Your School District Tweeting This Summer

Blogger and elementary principal Joe Mazza suggests (at least) 12 reasons why it's essential for school districts to open a Twitter account and start tweeting

9 3 13,600 views
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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School - Introduction to the School Community

Produced in collaboration with Facebook.

1 3,771 views
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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School - Research Phase

Produced in collaboration with Facebook.

1 6,611 views

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Reflecting on One-to-One Programs

Factors for success include shared understanding across stakeholders, and policies in place in case things go wrong.

9 6,517 views
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How My School Is Transitioning to Digital Textbooks: Organizing (Step 1 of 5)

Andrew Marcinek shares lessons from his experiences as a high school he works with moves to digital textbooks.

7 6,517 views
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Redefining Learning Through Screencasting

Beth Holland of EdTech Teacher looks at the SAMR Model as she walks us through ways to redefine learning through screencasting.

2 6,422 views
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Learning by Seeing: Fun Visualization Tools That Educate

The Web offers a multitude of sites with resources that help drive the lesson home.

24 2 6,328 views
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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

The Tech Detectives Club provides middle school students with practical and service learning opportunities and teachers with first responders for their tech emergencies.

3 9 6,234 views
Building Career Skills in Video Production Class (Tech2Learn Series)
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Building Career Skills in Video Production Class (Tech2Learn Series)

Starting with four hand-me-down cameras and four donated computers, high school teacher Jim Sill and his students built a successful media production business.

3 6,234 views
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.

4 6,139 views

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