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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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What We Learned: A 1:1 iPad Reflection

Edutopia blogger Andy Marcinek reflects on the first-year lessons of Burlington High's school-wide 1:1 iPad program.

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How to Roll Out a 1:1 iPad Program

Technology integration specialist Jac de Haan outlines a successful phase-in strategy for a 1:1 iPad program at a Seattle area middle school.

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Connecting Educators Benefits Students

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano tells the story of how he expanded his Personal Learning Network into the online world and, as a result, enriched his students' classroom experience. (Updated 10/2013)

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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.

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Six Tips for Teachers: How to Maximize Shared Resources

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests six ways to overcome the problems of technology resource sharing in a school where there may not be enough to go around.

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High-Impact Professional Development for Rural Schools

This high-quality professional development program consisting of 200 hours of training spread over two years has consistently demonstrated positive impacts on student achievement.

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Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology

District instructional tech director Monique Flickinger attended an unconference to share - and learn - about introducing teachers to new classroom technology.

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The Brave New Breakthrough of Online Learning

Discover how K-12 students and teachers from across the country are using virtual technology to create enhancements to their learning experiences and new success in their lives.

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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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Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: ELA Videos and Webinars

In the second of three parts, guest blogger Dr. Janice Dole shares the videos she uses to help preservice teachers grasp the nuances of instructing students how to master close reading.

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Five Minute Film Festival: Video Boot Camp

The rapid adoption of devices in the classroom has fundamentally changed the way we can create video. Every part of the creation process -- writing, recording, editing, and distributing -- is possible on the devices that can fit in our pocket. Vision is the...

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Common Core in Action: Screencasting in the Fourth Grade Math Classroom

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns suggests three screencasting apps as a way to develop the 21st century skill of communicating clearly while helping fourth graders hit their Common Core Math Standard.

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Advice to New Technology Coaches

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz shares her advice for any school that might be planning to hire a new technology coach.

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Salman Khan Describes Future Classrooms with Blended Learning
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Sal Khan Maps Out Blended Learning

In his signature visual style, Sal Khan sketches a plan for how digital learning tools can make room for teachers and students to embrace more real-life creative learning experiences, and how Khan Academy and the Discovery Lab summer camp fit into that big...

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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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