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Technology Integration

Explore new tools and strategies for empowering students to fully participate in a connected, techology-rich society.

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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.


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.


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 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: 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.


How to Manage Cell Phones in the Classroom

Last comment 6 days 19 hours ago
246 10,197 88,594 views

Social Media - Adopt or Face Irrelevancy

Last comment 3 days 4 hours ago
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Real-World Tasks in the ELA Classroom: Goodreads

Last comment 3 days 16 hours ago
8 178 1,175 views

Should You Flip Your Classroom?

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14 2,083 46,646 views

How Can We Share Photos During Class Time?

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:11
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Social Media - Adopt or Face Irrelevancy

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13 8 237 views



Top Techy Gifts for Your Favorite Teacher

Techy teachers might appreciate portable audio, power sources, gift cards with suggestions, cool new tech as a class gift, or a donation in their name.

1 987 11,755 views

Empathy and Research: Engaging Parents With Tech Initiatives

Your school's tech initiatives rely on parent buy-in, so welcome them into the conversation, listen to their concerns, and make them part of the solution.

4 843 6,717 views

3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

Guest blogger Ali Parrish, educator and ed tech consultant, provides three strategies, low-tech and high-tech, for breaking through students' brain freeze when faced with the dilemma of what to write.

38 17,057 194,303 views

Digital Citizenship: Developing a Culture of Trust and Transparency

Turning a forbidding acceptable use policy into a friendlier digital empowerment guideline can shift your school culture into a more tech-friendly place.

5 1,236 4,870 views

Travel the World From Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns suggests nine free virtual field trip apps that bring students the world from the comfort of the classroom.

15 5,675 56,546 views

Using Multimedia Technology for Teaching Social and Life Skills

Many educators strive to help children believe they are born to greatness and build the skills needed to live that belief. Learn about a new multimedia app aimed at helping with this goal.

116 1,342 views

Our Tools Shape Us

The educational tools that we choose often shape how we educate our students, so let's choose them wisely with one eye on the future.

3 696 2,015 views



Back to School with iPads: 5 Steps for the First 5 Days

Beth Holland of EdTech Teacher presents five practical steps for the first five days of the school year in an iPad-enabled classroom.

3 887 40,102 views

Technology Integration: A Short History

Learn how technology has changed education and how educators can leverage the best it has to offer to personalize learning and prepare students for the future.

12 102 40,102 views

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Explore this educator's guide to open educational resources (OER) for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.

12 1,632 39,599 views

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.

13 1,663 38,089 views

Great Tech Expectations: What Should Elementary Students Be Able to Do and When?

Mary Beth Hertz shares a list of tech skills by grade level that she helps her students obtain. How do they compare to yours?

34 352 38,089 views

6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in School

Guest blogger Jennifer Krzystowczyk, an Apple Certified Trainer, shares the six proven benefits of district-wide iPad integration in Bellevue, Nebraska.

22 2,228 37,082 views

How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School

Get the seven steps (and a roundup of valuable resources) you need to help bring social media in your classroom.

2,548 36,579 views



Technology Integration Professional Development Guide

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

42 168 31,880 views

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.

690 50,002 views

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.

30 2,975 62,754 views
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