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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
A closeup of a young boy in a blue striped shirt against a white wall reading a book
By Tammy Spencer

Before making assumptions about literacy, study young children's oral and written language development patterns while striving to understand their lives outside of school and watching them play.

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Young girl with video camera.
By Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy)

Explore classroom filmmaking with this playlist of resources for teachers and students.

Three young boys are sitting on a couch in their classroom, reading.
By Elena Aguilar

Nurturing a love for reading begins with providing reasons for reading and getting students excited about books.

Three upper elementary girls are squatting next to a table, blowing on the wings of a toy car they've made, propelling it to move.
By Kevin Jarrett

In part seven of his year-long series, Kevin Jarrett examines the role of student reflection and the challenges of assessment in his (ungraded) middle school makerspace.

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A closeup of a young girl standing next to and pointing at a projector screen. A 3D drawing made up of small squares is projected on the screen, showing the inside of a white room with a brown floor and a small white pyramid in the middle.
By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

3D printing can attract a variety of students, those interested in robotics and those who are interested in industrial tech, making learning more meaningful because they can design with a tangible purpose.

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A large group of pre-teens are sitting on the floor of a large multipurpose room, smiling and laughing. Eleven chairs are lined up against the brown paneled, back wall, and three teachers are sitting in them.
By Judy Willis MD

As tweens enter a period of rapid prefrontal cortex development, familiarize them with their growing executive function skills by teaching time management and organizing information.

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A side profile, closeup of a young, female teacher typing while looking at her laptop. She's sitting in her classroom toward the front of the room next to a whiteboard.
By Ashley Cronin

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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Photo of hands at keyboard

Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!

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A painting of a side profile silhouette of a black woman with an afro in greens and blues with a bright background of pink, orange, yellow, and purple.
By Matt Davis

From interactive timelines and rich multimedia to lesson plans and study guides, find a variety of web resources that can help bring black history into the classroom.

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A side profile, closeup of a young, female teacher typing while looking at her laptop. She's sitting in her classroom toward the front of the room next to a whiteboard.
By Ashley Cronin

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.

8 6,244 75,438 views
An illustration of two hands together making a football field goal shape and a triangular paper football moving between the field goal hands against a green backdrop.
By Matt Davis

Explore a curated list of Super Bowl lesson plans and resources from around the web.

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Whether you are looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, these curated compilations will help you plan different approaches to integrated studies.

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A teenage boy and girl are sitting across from each other in class talking to each other. The girl is pointing at her smart phone.
By Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

Explore a wealth of tips and links for mobile learning apps that work across multiple platforms, an essential feature for running a BYOD classroom.

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Three groups of four to five teachers are sitting at tables in a classroom talking to each other, looking at their laptops, and writing on paper.
By Pauline Zdonek

PD could be more effective if we differentiated it by gauging teachers' readiness, utilizing their interests, involving them in the process, and providing continual assessment opportunities.

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