George Lucas Educational Foundation

Technology Integration

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

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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.

Why

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

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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Anne OBrien proposes that parents are key players when it comes using mobile devices for learning.

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Teacher Albert Roberts, while generally supportive of BYOD programs, looks at potential problems with this approach and offers a few ways to address them.

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Educator and blogger Monica Burns gives a quick tour of her favorite iPad apps for integrating online content into her current events lessons.

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Rethinking How We Use Calculators

Math teacher and coach Jose Vilson weighs the pros and cons of calculator use as an enhancement or impediment to student understanding.

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English teacher and author Lee Ann Spillane walks us through her students' discovery of a classic American novel by way of 21st century web tools.

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Free Apps to Support Vocabulary Acquisition by ELLs

Teacher, one-to-one advocate and blogger Monica Burns shares some of her favorite free apps for supporting English-Language Learners' vocabulary acquisition.

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Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture and Media Education (Big Thinkers Series)

University of Southern California media scholar Henry Jenkins describes how educators might fuel civic engagement by tapping the skills their students build in interest-driven online communities.

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Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts

Innovative teacher Vicki Davis leverages wikis, blogs, podcasts, virtual worlds, and other new media tools to connect students in rural Georgia to the world.

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Elyse Eidman-Aadahl on Writing in the Digital Age (Big Thinkers Series)

Co-director of the National Writing Project Elyse Eidman-Aadahl describes how the craft of storytelling is evolving, as new digital tools and communications technologies enable connections for content creators around the globe.

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A Parent's Guide to Twitter and Education

Principal and Parent Teacher Chat moderator Joe Mazza explains the benefits for parents and educators alike to participate on Twitter.

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Blogger Terry Heick unravels the mysteries of Google+ and suggests how this emerging social media tool can become a valuable teaching aid.

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Research proves that our classrooms thrive when technology, such as interactive whiteboards, is used -- but only when used wisely.

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

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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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