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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.

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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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Resources

Students Like Tech! Pinterest Board

Visit a curated collection of tips, guides, blog posts, infographics, and articles about technology integration in the classroom on Edutopia's pinboard on Pinterest.

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Report: Using Technology to Support At-Risk Students’ Learning

2014 report examines how technology can support learning, particularly for at-risk students.

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blog

Using New Technology to Rediscover Traditional Ways of Learning

Digital technology such as tablets can help teachers and students rediscover traditional ways of learning by using touch, movement, sound, and visuality.

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The Basics of Open Technology

From abundant tools and smart budgeting to accessibility and trust, the Albemarle County Public Schools maintain a district-wide tech program that leverages digital literacy for all students.

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10 Free Apps and Tools for Starting Out (and Staying) Organized

Staying organized is about finding a system that works for you, picking tools that you'll actually use, and continually refining what works best for you.

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Reimagining Classroom Walkthroughs

An online form could clarify and streamline classroom walkthroughs by focusing on a summary, specific and targeted feedback, teacher reflection/action plans, and adding multimedia.

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The Common Core and Digital Skills Development

The CCSS stresses the need to support digital skills development. Teachers can facilitate this by embracing multimedia, empowering writers, and being creative with technology tools.

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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns, recognizing that written storytelling doesn't come easily to every child, has hunted down six iPad apps that will bring fun and creative challenge to learning this essential real-world skill.

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Instructional Coaching:  Driving Meaningful Tech Integration
Schools That Work

Instructional Coaching: Driving Meaningful Tech Integration

With Hampton High's tech instructional coach, teachers have found a confidant, subject-area expert, co-teacher, and PD coordinator at their fingertips, enhancing smart, school-wide tech integration.

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Why Integrate Technology into the Curriculum?: The Reasons Are Many

There's a place for tech in every classroom.

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Core Strategies for Innovation and Reform in Learning

See an overview of Edutopia's core strategies, including project-based learning, social-emotional learning, comprehensive assessment, technology integration, integrated studies and teacher development.

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Teach with Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom

Teacher, 1:1 evangelist and Edutopia blogger Monica Burns provides a list of apps to turn your iPhone into the ultimate Swiss Army knife of teaching tools.

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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.

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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator Diane Darrow suggests a number of helpful ways that iPad apps can enhance traditional creative strategies.

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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns reviews five movie-making apps for iOS devices and Android tablets, highlighting their no-to-low cost, ease of use, and the wide range of professional-looking products that students can create.

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article

Take a Quiz: Learn Something New About Yourself!

How tech savvy are you? Are you a visual or a verbal learner? How do you manage your emotions? Take a quiz and get answers to these questions -- and bring the results to your classroom.

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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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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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