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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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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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Suggested Laptop Agreements for Middle School Families

Edward Chen, Director of Technology at The Nueva School, presents a detailed guideline for parents of middle school laptop users, especially those with school-owned machines in a 1:1 program.

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Principal, author and blogger Matt Levinson offers a framework for creating a family agreement on media use.

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Blended Learning: Adding Asynchronous Discussions to Your F2F Classrooms

Blogger Eric Brunsell explores research suggesting that an added an online dimension can make classroom discussion more comfortable, and productive, for everyone.

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Importance of Collaborative Assessment in a 21st Century Classroom

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Mobile Learning: 6 Apps and Web Tools for High School Students

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Collaborative Digital Presentations Enrich Projects (Tech2Learn Series)

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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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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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