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

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Are We Addicted to Technology?

Blog posted Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:02
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An Introduction to Technology Integration

Video posted Wed, 12/12/2012 - 16:47
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4 Technologies to Help Students Find Their Voice In Your Classroom

Blog posted Tue, 03/11/2014 - 06:19
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College Readiness Checklist for Parents

Jeff Livingston of McGraw-Hill Education provides an up to date checklist for graduating high school seniors who want to be truly ready for college next fall.

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Kids and Tech: Failure Might Be The Best Option

Matt Levinson talks about the kid tech underground, two unfortunate cases of social media abuse, and the early ethical lessons that are possible when schools and parents work together.

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David Thornburg on the Evolving Classroom (Big Thinkers Series)
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David Thornburg on the Evolving Classroom (Big Thinkers Series)

The noted educational futurist describes his "holodeck" classroom -- an environment that supports project-based learning -- and makes the case for why the role of the teacher must change from lecturer to exploration guide.

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Use Project-Based Learning to Meet the National Educational Technology Standards

Blogger Andrew Miller offers five inspiring takeaways about how the National Educational Technology Standards can support a PBL-friendly classroom environment.

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Six Examples of iPad Integration in the 1:1 Classroom

Through six examples of 1:1 classrooms in action, blogger Andy Marcinek shows how teaching with the iPad can heighten students' understanding and unlock their creativity.

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Searching for Voice: The Colossal Failure of Free Writing Analyzers

Blogger Todd Finley, after amusing yet disastrous experiments with online writing analyzers, suggests a number of creative ways to help young writers find a voice that fits.

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A Parent's Guide to Twitter and Education

Principal and Parent Teacher Chat moderator Joe Mazza explains the benefits for parents and educators alike to participate on Twitter.

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An Open Letter to Techy Teachers

If you're helping other teachers, the best way to go is to listen, let them practice, and follow up.

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Help Students Use Social Media to Empower, Not Just Connect

Andrew Marcinek on using social media to empower students as thinkers, learners, and collaborators.

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Digital Poetry

Blogger Terry Heick opens our eyes to the directions in which poetry is expanding on the digital frontier.

2 5,997 views
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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Which Technology Tool Do I Choose?

Which Tech Tool Do I Choose? Blogger Mary Beth Hertz helps us sort through the myriad options.

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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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Mobile Learning: 6 Apps and Web Tools for High School Students

Mobile devices are becoming as essential to students' daily lives as, say, breakfast. Experts say it's time to utilize them in our schools to engage students.

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