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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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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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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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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.

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.

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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.

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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.

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Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators

Digital Citizenship Week is October 19-25, and it's the perfect time to talk about online responsibility and safety. Matt Davis has collected some of the best resources to bring digital citizenship into the classroom.

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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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The Digital Divide: Where We Are

A status report on the digital divide from 2002.

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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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Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom

Blogger Andrew Miller offers some strategies for making the model work, including appropriate reflection, technology considerations, creating a need to know and more.

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The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz presents a balanced look at the flipped classroom model: what it is, what it isn't, why it works or doesn't work, and why it matters.

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