George Lucas Educational Foundation

Technology Integration

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

  • 9 New Ways to Use Flipgrid in the Classroom

    The popular tool has features that teachers in any subject can use to help students connect with each other and share their learning.
    Kathryn Nieves
  • Reducing Dependence on Slides

    Focusing less on the slides and more on student discussion fosters deeper engagement.
  • Tools for Creating Digital Student Portfolios

    Portfolios are a good way for high school students to see and share their learning growth over time, and digital tools make it easy to set them up.
  • A Student-Centered Model of Blended Learning

    When educators at a Washington, DC, high school ditched their lectures and devised a self-paced blended learning model, their students thrived.
  • There’s a Cell Phone in Your Student’s Head

    A 2017 study found that cell phones that were turned off and stashed away silently reasserted themselves—distracting working students anyway.
  • 6 Top Tech Tools for World Language Classes

    See how to adapt popular apps to get students speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the target language.
  • The Beginning of the End of Snow Days

    Districts around the U.S. are working out policies and procedures for having kids work at home when inclement weather closes schools.
  • Helping Students Track Their Learning

    A strategy that uses Google Forms and Sheets can guide students to accurately assess what they learn in the course of a unit.
  • Students Need to Learn to Manage Their Own Screen Time

    When students understand the benefits of limiting screen time, they are better able to manage their own distractions.
  • 5 Worthwhile Augmented and Virtual Reality Tools

    Interesting—and free—ways to use AR and VR in the classroom to create engaging learning experiences.
  • 10 Student-Tested Chrome Extensions

    Many teachers and students use Google Chrome, and it’s easy to customize with these extensions that really benefit students.
  • 15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

    A teacher reflects on our changing society and how change informs what teaching is like today.
    Tsisana Palmer
  • Screen-Free Days in a 1:1 School

    A middle school stows the laptops periodically for an entire day to intentionally foster face-to-face learning experiences and interactions.
  • Breaking the Ice With Student-Made Videos

    Combining the six-word memoir with a film containing six shots gives students a way to introduce themselves at the beginning of the year.
  • 5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

    Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets.