George Lucas Educational Foundation
Technology Integration

Collaborative Digital Presentations Enrich Projects (Tech2Learn Series)

Educator Kate Summers engages her students by asking them to "teach back" chemistry concepts to their peers via online demonstrations created with tech tools like Google Docs, Keynote, and PowerPoint. 

    Tech2Learn Video Series

    Our 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.

    This series is a co-production with the Teaching Channel.

    Additional Resources and Tools from Ms. Summers

    • Impact Academy of Arts and Technology Website

      Kate Summers teaches at Impact Academy in Hayward, California, a small charter high school that is a member of the Envision Education network. Impact Academy uses project-based learning across all subjects and focuses on 21-century leadership skills.

    • Impact Academy's Biology Website

      Resources and information for 9th and 10th grade biology students at Impact Academy of Arts and Technology. You can see class presentations, worksheets, and project materials here.

    • Project Presentation Introduction Sheets (PDF)

      Ms. Summers uses these sheets to introduce the chemistry concept presentation project to her students. This PDF download includes five pages with one concept on each page: classification of matter, density, mass and volume, atoms, and matter.

    • Presentation Rubric (PDF)

      A downloadable PDF grading chart for assessing student presentations from the chemistry project.

    Visit the Tech2Learn series page to see more resources.