George Lucas Educational Foundation

Mobile Learning

A distraction? No way! Discover tips and strategies for using tablets, smartphones, e-readers, and other devices for student learning.

  • 3 Tips for Managing Phone Use in Class

    Setting cell phone expectations early is key to accessing the learning potential of these devices and minimizing the distraction factor.
    Liz Kolb
  • 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.
  • Using Math Apps to Increase Understanding

    These 10 free or low-cost apps turn learning math into a game.
    Monica Burns
  • Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design

    These five steps are essential in creating a 21st-century classroom: establishing zones, ensuring resource accessibility, encouraging mobility, igniting inspiration, and fostering respect.
  • Best Education Podcasts

    These seven podcasts are the tip of the iceberg for hearing teachers discuss PLNs, school and teacher leadership, teaching strategies, STEM, PD, and more.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

    Giving feedback that is non-evaluative, specific, timely, and goal-related will provide students with opportunities to revise and improve their work and deepen their understanding.
  • 14 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

    Edutopia blogger Monica Burns presents a wealth of iPad apps to transform daily math lessons for elementary students.
  • Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5

    Looking for advice on integrating iPads in grades 3-5? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.
  • Technology Integration Research Review

    Edutopia’s tech integration research review explores some of the vast body of research out there and helps you navigate useful results.
  • 5-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship

    VideoAmy explores the topic of digital citizenship with this playlist of videos on the importance of online safety, manners, privacy, and responsibility.
  • 6 Exciting AR Apps for Student Learning

    Using augmented reality apps like Quiver, Elements 4D, and Aurasma, you can engage students with learning materials that spring to life in three-dimensional overlays.
  • Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8

    Looking for advice on integrating iPads in middle school classrooms? In this curated guide, we’ve compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.
  • Twelve Ideas for Teaching With QR Codes

    Blogger and PBL specialist Andrew Miller offers an array of creative suggestions for using Quick Response codes in the classroom.