George Lucas Educational Foundation

Technology Integration

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

  • 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.
  • Blended Learning Built on Teacher Expertise

    An inside look at a teacher-designed instructional model that combines blended learning, student self-pacing, and mastery-based grading.
  • 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.
  • Helping Students With ADHD Stay Organized

    Digital portals like Google Classroom and Moodle can benefit students who struggle with organization and executive function.
  • Gaming as a Tool for Narrative Writing

    Teachers are leveraging the power of gaming to turn even reluctant student writers into enthusiastic storytellers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

    A teacher reflects on our changing society and how change informs what teaching is like today.
  • Differentiating by Offering Choices

    Elementary students have a better chance of showing what they’re learning when they have a choice about how to show it.
  • Tech Buddies: Building Technology Skills Through Peer Teaching

    See the learning on both sides when fifth graders teach computer skills to first graders.
  • Using Video Content to Amplify Learning

    New teachers often struggle with finding multiple ways for students to access course content, and video clips can help.
  • 3 Strategies to Fire Up Hesitant Writers

    Young writers often feel blocked by the act of writing itself. Use these ideas to help get their thoughts flowing.
  • How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students

    A lesson plan for helping students as young as kindergarten begin to understand how to be safe online.
  • ‘Alexa, Do You Belong in the Classroom?’

    Educators balance privacy concerns with learning possibilities when considering the use of voice devices in the classroom.
  • The Epic BYOD Toolbox

    We’ve collected dozens of apps and tools for your bring-your-own-device classroom, with options for student writing, presentations, screencasting, assessment, and more.