George Lucas Educational Foundation

How to Teach with Technology

Students fire off new lesson plans for the digital classroom.
Sara Bernard
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We asked students and teachers nationwide to give us their best tech-teaching ideas and received hundreds of surprising responses. Below, you'll find links to a wide-ranging selection, organized by subject area for easy access. Discover some great new teaching tools to use in your classroom.

Language Arts

Find out how to use videos and video games, chat tools and Skype, photo-editing software and online slide shows, and more to transform language arts into a creative art.

Social Studies

Learn how blogs, wikis, and social networking, plus filmmaking and online games, and more make history and current events come to life.

Science and Math

Read how to make science and math learning feel real to students by letting them employ video and computer games, video cameras and disposable cameras, and interactive whiteboards.

Sara Bernard is a former staff writer and multimedia producer at Edutopia.
Many thanks to Dylan and Nafiza, from Edutopia's Digital Generation Project; students from Denton Avenue School, in New Hyde Park, New York, YES Prep North Central, in Houston, Broad Creek Middle School, in Newport, North Carolina, and Monroe Road Elementary School, in Lambertville, Michigan; teachers Craig Brandenburg, T.J. Fletcher, Cheryl Lykowski, Lisa Parisi, Christine Southard, and Todd Williamson; students from the GenYES program; Sean Carnes, from Hopkinton High School, in Hopkinton, Massachusetts; Nate Berkopec, a freshman at New York University; Julia Sweeney; Paul Oh and the National Writing Project; Project Tomorrow; and Edutopia contributor Suzie Boss.

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Elizabeth Barba's picture

These ideas are great. You can incorporate technology in just about any subject. Its great for the kids because it gets them involved and keeps them focused.its great for the teacher becase i think it gives you more control over the class and facilitates the lesson. You can use the internet and the many sites it offers. You can use projectors, smart boards and all new kind of learning tools.

AC's picture
High School Principal

Thank you for the great ideas for our Teachers.

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