George Lucas Educational Foundation

Technology Integration

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

  • 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.
    Kareem Farah, Robert Barnett
  • 5 Fiction Writing Tools That Spark Students’ Creativity

    These tools can help middle and high school students generate ideas for fiction writing and then hone their craft.
  • A Litmus Test for Making Tech More Inclusive

    A once-shy student is now a teacher working to make sure all students, even those who are quiet by nature, feel productive and included.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 With ADHD Stay Organized

    Digital portals like Google Classroom and Moodle can benefit students who struggle with organization and executive function.
  • 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
  • Podcasting Creates an Audience for Student Storytellers

    A six-phase process for podcast design guides students to an engaging final product in an interdisciplinary project-based learning unit.
  • 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.
  • Tech Buddies: Building Technology Skills Through Peer Teaching

    See the learning on both sides when fifth graders teach computer skills to first graders.
  • Social Annotation in the Digital Age

    A slew of tools make it easier than ever for students and educators to have conversations in the margins of the texts they’re reading.
  • 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.