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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Challenges I've Faced in Tech Integration

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Pinterest for Educators?

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Can You Hear Me Now?

An educator shares how using a microphone while he teaches has improved student learning, comprehension, and behavior.

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Neuromyths and Edu-Ca$h-In: Vetting the "Expert" Claims

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Tech Literacy: Exploring Tools Through Content
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Tech Literacy: Making It Relevant Through Content Learning

Teaching technology at Meyer Elementary School goes beyond showing kids how to use email and apps. It gives students a context for learning technology through subject areas, making all learning more relevant.

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Edtech Resolutions for the New (School) Year

As teachers using technology, what kind of New Year's resolution should we be attempting? Here's some edtech advice from some folks worth listening to.

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The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz presents a balanced look at the flipped-classroom model: what it is, what it isn't, why it works or doesn't work, and why it matters.

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A PD Story: Bringing 1:1 Technology to Our District

A district-wide 1:1 roll-out involves aligning PD and program goals, rethinking human resources, personalizing the PD program, and evaluating PD efforts to meet developing needs.

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Creating Your District's Digital Hub

Understand the available platforms, document uploading options, and social media uses when considering how your district's digital hub will look and who will have access.

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How the iPad Can Transform Classroom Learning

Blogger Ben Johnson present lesson ideas and logistics for using the iPad in the classroom.

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Tell Your Story on Digital Learning Day 2016

The fifth annual Digital Learning Day will be on February 17, 2016. Find resources to help you celebrate, tell your story, and support digital learners all year long.

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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns, recognizing that written storytelling doesn't come easily to every child, has hunted down six iPad apps that will bring fun and creative challenge to learning this essential real-world skill.

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2

Looking for advice on integrating iPads in K-2 classrooms? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.

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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom
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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

At P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, integrating digital content with face-to-face learning has led to impressive gains in student achievement.

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Create Engaging Presentations With Free iPad Apps

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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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