George Lucas Educational Foundation

Technology Integration

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

  • The Value of Digital Tools in Science Classes

    Digital learning experiences can be used to mirror the work of real scientists, boosting students’ engagement and learning outcomes.
    Emily Gonzalez
  • 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.
  • Using a Simple Tech Solution to Drive Mastery-Based Learning

    Short instructional videos coupled with quick mastery assessments make a flipped classroom a success—for students and parents.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Helping Students With ADHD Stay Organized

    Digital portals like Google Classroom and Moodle can benefit students who struggle with organization and executive function.
  • 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.
  • 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.