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Technology Integration

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

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Technology Integration is Key

Effective technology integration is achieved when its use supports curricular goals. It must support four key components of learning: active engagement, participation in groups, frequent interaction and feedback, and connection to real-world experts. Watch an introduction video.


A Short History

Technology has changed education and how educators can leverage new educational tools to personalize learning, encourage collaboration, and prepare students for the future. Learn how.


What the Experts Say

Educators and researchers share their views on why technology integration is an important strategy for 21st century classrooms. See what the experts say.


Why Integrate Technology into the Curriculum?

Through the intelligent use of technology, combined with new approaches to education, a more personalized style of learning can be realized. See why the reasons are many.


Research: Studies on Successful Tech Integration

This review helps you navigate useful results, including key elements of successful tech integration, learning outcomes, recommendations on practices and programs by academic subject, tools, and tips for avoiding pitfalls. Learn more.


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Advice to New Technology Coaches

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz shares her advice for any school that might be planning to hire a new technology coach.

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Back to School with iPads: 5 Steps for the First 5 Days

Beth Holland of EdTech Teacher presents five practical steps for the first five days of the school year in an iPad-enabled classroom.

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Back to School: Differentiation for All Students

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson offers up teaching and technology tools to differentiate classroom learning.

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Kurt Squire on Civic Engagement Through Digital Games (Big Thinkers Series)

Game-based learning scholar Kurt Squire explores how to leverage young people's interest in social networks, gaming, and new forms of media to foster deeper connections to civic and political life and greater youth involvement in the community.

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Didn't Your Mother Tell You Not to Google?

Beth Holland, Communication Coordinator and instructor at EdTech Teacher, convincingly - and amusingly - demonstrates to her elementary students how Google is not, in fact, a primary source for research.

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The Simple Power of a Screenshot

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns offers some creative teaching possibilities for the 1:1 classroom based on simple yet effective ways for using screenshots.

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Teachers' Tech Tools for Physics

Technology teacher and blogger Charlie Schofield presents some of his favorite apps for simplifying the often overwhelming subject of physics.

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Setting Technology Goals for the New Year

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns looks to the New Year as a time for making resolutions and setting technology goals.

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Using Google Hangouts for Teacher Development

Blogger and high school principal Ben Johnson explores ideas for using Google Hangouts for teaching collaboration and development.

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The Importance of Internet Safety

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron outlines steps for teaching students online safety and netiquette.

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Teach Coding in the Classroom: Resources from ISTE '14

Digital resource curator Ashley Cronin shares her takeaways from Hack Education at ISTE 2014, including a list of resources for teaching coding and coding concepts in the classroom.

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7 iPad Apps for Outdoor Adventures

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns proves that technology has a place in the great outdoors with her list of iPad apps to help kids identify birds and trees, navigate with maps, tie knots, and explore national parks.

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Tech Integration and School Culture

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek fits together three of the puzzle pieces for a school-wide tech integration initiative: developing a trusting, open culture; embracing risk and innovation; and turning PD into exploratory, sharing experiences.

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Building Technology Fluency: Preparing Students to be Digital Learners

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland reminds us that we're preparing students for a future that has yet to be invented as she defines technology fluency and offers three strategies for building it into curriculum.

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Technology Integration Professional Development Guide

An overview of the Edutopia professional development guide for integrating technology tools in the classroom.

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Tech2Learn: Success Stories of Technology Integration in the Classroom

This video series goes inside the classrooms of educators who use technology tools in their lessons every day. Learn from their challenges, celebrate their successes, and share their resources in every episode.

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Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology

To challenge and support each child at his or her own level, the educators of Forest Lake Elementary deploy a powerful array of digital-technology tools. Discover what your school can learn.

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