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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

After-School Learning

Discover how activities and learning opportunities beyond the school day can make a difference for some kids.

Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard," teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park.

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

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Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

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Implementing Expanded Learning Time: Six Factors for Success

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

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Homework Can No Longer Be Nightmare for Children

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Kinesthetic Learning: Moving Toward a New Model for Education

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Kinesthetic Learning: Moving Toward a New Model for Education

Kinesthetic learning, especially for middle school girls, connects the act of acquiring knowledge with physical movement, breaking through the barriers of self-image and perceived limitations.

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

The Tech Detectives Club provides middle school students with practical and service learning opportunities and teachers with first responders for their tech emergencies.

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Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science
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Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard," teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park.

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Building Community Partnerships: Resource Roundup

There's no doubt that schools can benefit from the resources and expertise of local businesses, organizations, and individuals. In this roundup, explore examples and strategies for initiating and fostering successful business and community...

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A New Day for Learning, Part Two

A Deeper Look into Four Full-Time-Learning Programs.

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Engagement and Impact: Design Thinking and the Arts

Youth arts program administrator and guest blogger Kim Dabbs describes an after-school program in which teens used design thinking to create a mobile app for engaging young people in revitalizing their city's core area.

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Spoken Word Poetry Empowers Students to Use Authentic Voices
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Spoken Word Poetry Empowers Students to Use Authentic Voices

High school student Shayanna develops her talents at Youth Speaks, a nonprofit that creates a safe space for young people to explore their writing and performance skills in the service of bettering their communities.

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Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Who's Doing It Best

Art and music are key to student development.

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How to Get Free Teaching Materials

Educators share tips for stocking up on complimentary classroom supplies.

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Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts

Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program.

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Lesson 5: Teaching Directions, Maps, and Coordinates

Give students a lesson in navigation -- from the points of the compass to GPS mapping.

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How to Write Your Own Math Rap

The Rappin' Mathematician presents a step-by-step guide to creating an academic rhyme.

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Welcome to the Digital Generation
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Welcome to the Digital Generation

The Digital Generation Project presents video portraits of the lives of young students from around the country who are using digital media to learn, communicate, and socialize in new and exciting ways.

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Introduction to Edcamp: A New Conference Model Built on Collaboration

Introduction to Edcamp: Mary Beth Hertz, one of the founders of edcamp Philly, gives an introduction to the "unconference" model for educators.

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