George Lucas Educational Foundation

Technology Integration

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

PrintPrint
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Share
Overview

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.

History

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.

Experts

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.

Research

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.

Discuss

Martin Scorsese on the Importance of Visual Literacy

Last comment 3 weeks 5 days ago
25 212 10,047 views

6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

Last comment 3 weeks 4 days ago
23 7,988 97,552 views

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

Last comment 6 days 18 hours ago
74 66 55,787 views

How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 09:52
4 537 97,175 views

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 16:07
74 66 55,787 views

Note Taking With Technology

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:00
33 357 33,872 views

Browse

Article

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.

7 386 8,057 views
Article

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.

1 154 9,194 views
Article

The Dos and Don'ts for Integrating iPads

High school principal Ben Johnson reflects on what he could have done differently to train teachers when each student at his school received an iPad.

17 558 19,902 views
Katie Salen on the Power of Game-Based Learning (Big Thinkers Series)
video

Katie Salen on the Power of Game-Based Learning (Big Thinkers Series)

Katie Salen, executive director of nonprofit design studio Institute of Play, offers a look inside the ground-breaking school in New York City that she co-founded, Quest to Learn. The school uses core principles of game design as a framework to...

350 13,317 views
Article

Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice. Somewhere along the way, we simply forgot to honor this innate gift and how to access its power. Our role as educators is to encourage learning experiences that increase the...

1 views
Article

6 Free iPad Apps for Making Healthy Choices

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns shares her favorite iPad apps for teaching about food and nutrition.

4 292 14,775 views
Article

iPads: From Pedagogical Crutch to Education Innovation

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher compares classroom use of the iPad to walking with a crutch - in the best possible way. She demonstrates how this versatile tech tool lends itself to support, access and mobility.

12 1,029 20,823 views

Pages

Article

Google's Open Course Builder: A Giant Leap into 21st-Century Online Learning

Blogger Todd Finley takes us on a tour of Google's Open Course Builder and reflects on the academic culture of a Learning Management System.

5 21 10,726 views
Article

Transitioning to Open Educational Resources

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek explains why and how Burlington Public Schools are transitioning to Open Educational Resources, and offers four OER options to get started.

5 690 10,689 views
An illustration of a hand chained to a smartphone.
Article

The Insanity of the New Humanity: Put Away the Phone and Be There

In some countries, people interact as humans instead of vanishing into their phones. Vicki Davis suggests that we not let technology take away our humanity.

17 533 10,670 views
A female adult with a laptop in front of her is smiling, sitting at a table next to a young boy who is looking at an opened book.
Article

3 Tech Tips for Parent Newsletters

When using technology to keep students' families looped in, choose the right tool, continuously capture media for newsletters, and make a plan for sharing the information.

4 75 10,629 views
Photo of a classroom laptop open to a Google app
Article

New G Suite Apps to Boost Your Effectiveness

Google Cast for Education and Screencastify give you new ways to reach all of your students.

2 626 10,339 views
Article

Google Hangouts as Edtech: Connecting, Sharing and Learning

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek makes a case for Google Hangouts as an emerging medium for connecting, sharing and learning.

8 290 10,281 views
A group of four teachers are sitting at a cafeteria table, all looking at tablets.
Article

Doing More With Less: PD, Resources, and Ownership

Strategies for doing more with less include adequate PD around new technology, embracing mobile solutions, low-cost high tech, and expanding the ownership of school policy making.

2 236 10,257 views

Pages

Boy with tech devices swirling around his head
Article

Technology Integration Professional Development Guide

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

42 147 43,961 views
Article

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.

697 59,050 views
Boy at monitors and mixing board for school broadcast
Article

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.

61 3,009 62,153 views