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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

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Blended Learning: Behind the Scenes

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Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology

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Media and Digital Literacy: Resources for Parents

Young people are immersed in technology in ways previous generations could not have imagined. Common Sense Media has compiled this list of resources for parents seeking advice and information about how to help their children explore smartly and stay...

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Blended Learning: We Are All New Teachers

Blogger Lisa Dabbs offers some great resources for a new teacher looking to incorporate blended learning in the classroom.

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QuadBlogging Connects Student Writers with Global Audiences

Blogger Suzie Boss describes Quadblogging -- when four teachers agree to create a shared forum for their students' to comment on each other's blogs.

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Don't Forget Professional Development for Students

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano points out that not every student is a tech wizard, and offers three tips on Student Professional Development that can bring everyone up to speed.

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Using Tech Tools to Provide Timely Feedback

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz offers ideas and resources for using technology as a way to provide meaningful feedback on student work.

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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.

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Back-to-School Technology Checklist

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz runs through a back-to-school checklist to make sure that your classroom is technology ready.

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James Paul Gee on Learning with Video Games
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James Paul Gee on Learning With Video Games

The gaming expert shares insights into why video games are such effective learning tools.

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Workshop Activities for Technology Integration

Hands-on lessons and activities you can adapt for discussion and exploration in your technology integration workshops.

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Ten Ways to Remember Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs' innovation, creativity, curiosity, passion, and a dedication to learning can be an inspiration to all of us.

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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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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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Five-Minute Film Festival: Future Ready Schools

Editor's Note: James Sanders is the Director of Innovation for EdTechTeam and an Entrepreneur in Residence at KIPP Bay Area Schools. Prior to joining EdTechTeam, James was a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow and oversaw innovation for the KIPP...

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John Seely Brown on Motivating Learners (Big Thinkers Series)
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John Seely Brown on Motivating Learners (Big Thinkers Series)

Innovative thinker John Seely Brown, known for his ideas for merging digital culture and education, shares lessons educators can learn from surfers, gamers, and artists on how passion and competitive hunger can drive intrinsic motivation.

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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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