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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
Five young elementary students are sitting around a six-sided table in a classroom. They're all wearing headphones and playing on iPads. A female teacher is assisting one of them.
By Jennifer Williams

Through use of classroom space, intentional course design and scheduling, and building "brand" identity, teachers can create a startup culture of empowerment and innovation for their students.

A bicycle wheel and balloon make up part of a Rube Goldberg machine.
By Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy)

Building a Rube Goldberg machine is a great way for kids to explore engineering and build teamwork skills. We've gathered a collection of videos to inspire and encourage learning from these elaborate and comical machines.

Three adults are sitting across from an old woman in a classroom, filming her. One of them is holding a camera on a tripod, and another is holding a long microphone.
By Michael Hernandez

Successful classroom social justice projects require raising students' awareness through empathy, giving them choice and voice in creating their projects, and providing advocacy and aid opportunities.

A purple, digitized brain, floating against a blue, digitized backdrop with the numbers one and zero forming vertical lines across the brain.
By Stacey Goodman

Check out these six sci-fi books to get your students talking about freedom and civil rights in the fall.

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A polar bear is standing on a large area of snow above a large expanse of water.
By Matthew Farber, Ed.D.

To learn about complex systems, students explored the basics of game development for a perspective on the causes and effects of global climate change.

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Illustration of different ways QR codes are used to share information
By Monica Burns

Using QR codes and AR, math teachers can connect to tutorials, make their word wall interactive, share student work, explore 3D shapes, and update old textbooks.

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Photo of young person looking down at smartphone

Learn more about the changing landscape of the "digital divide," and explore resources that discuss how to improve digital access and help all students develop digital and media literacy.

659 28,236 views
A young boy in a large-striped red and blue polar shirt is sitting at his desk with his head down in a book.
By Nell K. Duke

Literacy strategies that waste instructional time include looking up words on lists, prizes for reading, weekly spelling tests, unsupported independent reading, and denial of recess.

37 33,327 260,942 views
Graphic of lightbulb

Looking for tools and strategies for effective assessment in project-based learning? To support you, we've assembled this guide to helpful resources from Edutopia and beyond.

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Two parents and three children are playing outside on the sidewalk in front of their house, setting up a lemonade stand.
By Matt Davis

To help combat summer learning loss, Matt Davis has curated a few fun and free education resources for students and parents to use over summer break. 

11 4,965 53,244 views
Eight elementary-age students are smiling, running out of the school building through three opened doors.
By Matt Davis

Matt Davis has highlighted resources for parents, teachers, and administrators that can help students make the transition into elementary, middle, and high school -- and beyond.

6 1,323 33,681 views
Photo of young person looking down at smartphone

Learn more about the changing landscape of the "digital divide," and explore resources that discuss how to improve digital access and help all students develop digital and media literacy.

659 28,236 views
A black graduation tassel with 2016 in gold lettering is hanging from a black graduation cap.
By Matt Davis

Whether a student is preparing or college or career, the summer after high school can be both exciting and overwhelming. Blogger Matt Davis has gathered some resources educators and parents can share with graduates to help them start planning ahead.

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Man sitting in a chair talkling to two other people.
By William Parrett and Kathleen Budge

High-poverty schools can meet student, professional, and system learning agendas by strengthening instructional framework, targeted interventions, reading proficiency, reflective practice, and data-based inquiry.

1,982 15,990 views
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