George Lucas Educational Foundation

Technology Integration

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

  • Pediatricians on Balancing Screen Time, Sleep, and Family During Coronavirus

    Don’t worry too much about screen time, pediatricians say, but make sure it’s not interfering with sleep and relationships.
    Youki Terada
  • 3 Tips for Humanizing Digital Pedagogy

    An elementary teacher who has worked for an edtech start-up argues that it’s important now—with teachers and students working separately—to promote reflection and social connection as tools for learning.
  • What Teachers in China Have Learned in the Past Month

    An American whose classroom in Beijing is now online shares what she and her team have learned since the coronavirus hit, just as U.S. teachers make the same shift.
    Laurel Schwartz
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reducing Dependence on Slides

    Focusing less on the slides and more on student discussion fosters deeper engagement.
  • A 5-Step Guide to Making Your Own Instructional Videos

    Replacing your lectures with self-made videos can boost students’ engagement and free you up to work with them directly.
  • 15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

    A teacher reflects on our changing society and how change informs what teaching is like today.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 3 Tech Tools to Expand Your Network of Community Partners

    Finding the right community partners can be tough, but these free platforms make the process simple and save time.
  • Tech Buddies: Building Technology Skills Through Peer Teaching

    See the learning on both sides when fifth graders teach computer skills to first graders.