George Lucas Educational Foundation

Apps

Teaching with tablets? Find and share recommendations for apps and advice on how to integrate them throughout the school day.

  • Empowering Families for Distance Learning in Early Childhood

    Prekindergarten teachers can collaborate with families to ensure that young students engage in the hands-on learning experiences they need.
    Roisleen Todd
  • Using Smartphones to Support Learning in Nature

    Technology, used appropriately, can be a tool for thoughtful observation, enhancing students’ interactions with the natural world.
  • Apps for Students With Special Needs—As School Buildings Shutter

    The coronavirus creates a unique challenge for students with special needs—educators share recommendations for apps to support learning at home.
  • What Teachers in China Have Learned in the Past Month

    An American whose classroom in Beijing is now online shares what she and her team have learned since the coronavirus hit, just as U.S. teachers make the same shift.
    Laurel Schwartz
  • 9 New Ways to Use Flipgrid in the Classroom

    The popular tool has features that teachers in any subject can use to help students connect with each other and share their learning.
  • Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

    Checking for understanding is good for both students and teachers. We’ve rounded up a variety of digital tools to help you do it.
  • 10 Student-Tested Chrome Extensions

    Many teachers and students use Google Chrome, and it’s easy to customize with these extensions that really benefit students.
  • Game-Based Learning in Middle School Math

    Working with teachers, researchers created free online math games that encourage students to persist in grappling with difficult concepts.
  • 5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

    Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets.
  • 7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

    If you're concerned that a) elementary school students don't have the ability to code, b) there's no room in the curriculum, and c) you don't possess coding chops to teach programming skills, throw out those worries. Explore these free, or almost free, tools, sites and apps that require no coding background or expertise.
  • A Way to Promote Student Voice—Literally

    A second-grade teacher who knew her students had something to say to the world gave them the tools they needed to create a podcast.
  • Tools for Creating Digital Student Portfolios

    Portfolios are a good way for high school students to see and share their learning growth over time, and digital tools make it easy to set them up.
  • 5 Worthwhile Augmented and Virtual Reality Tools

    Interesting—and free—ways to use AR and VR in the classroom to create engaging learning experiences.
  • 11 Essentials for Excellent Digital Portfolios

    Guiding your students to get the most out of digital portfolios takes careful planning, and we have ideas to help you get started.
  • 5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning

    With digital tools like Nearpod, Classkick, Educreations, Explain Everything, and Seesaw, teachers can leverage student-centered, personalized learning in whole-group instruction, guided and independent practice, and reflection.