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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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Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

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Children Create the Playground of Their Dreams

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Homework Can No Longer Be Nightmare for Children

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Building Community Partnerships: Resource Roundup

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

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Digital Youth Portrait: Justin
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Digital Youth Portrait: Justin

This teenager learns advanced 3-D modeling, simulation, and animation at school. As a hobby, he combines his obsession with gaming and a passion for filmmaking to create animated movies made with recorded gameplay.

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Student Mentors Teach Game Design
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Student Mentors Teach Game Design

In Be The Game, high school students mentor peers and use game design as a tool for teaching science, technology, engineering, and math, and the program's high tech bus travels to locations where tech facilities are not available.

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How to Build a Technology-Based Curriculum

Educators emphasize that infrastructure must precede innovation.

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Educators Innovate Through Technology Integration

Technology and NASA help teachers and students at a South Carolina elementary school aim high.

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Student Work: Street-Tree Inventory

Luis and his peers in the 4-H Tech Wizards program used personal digital assistants (PDAs) and geographic information system (GIS) technology to collect tree data and generate computerized maps for the City of Hillsboro Planning Department.

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Student Work: Apparel Designs

In his DYN Design pod, Jalen used Photoshop to create designs for shoes, caps, and T-shirts.

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Shop Classes Return -- with a 21st-Century Twist

Teaching life skills such as high tech welding could be one antidote to the economic crisis.

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Internships Offer Meaningful Real-World Learning (Is School Enough? Series)
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Internships Offer Meaningful Real-World Learning

16-year-old Noah finds purpose and learns valuable career skills working at a nonprofit two full days a week, while protecting and restoring his local watershed. Internships with deep impact are a key element at his high school, San Diego Met, part of the Big...

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Robotics Programs Thrive in Hawaii Schools

Government agencies, businesses, and public schools collaborate to promote STEM education.

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Digital Youth Portrait: Luis
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Digital Youth Portrait: Luis

This 18-year-old son of immigrants believes that digital technology is meant to be shared with his family and community.

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A Community Collaborates to Focus on Literacy for English Language Learners (ELL)
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A Community Collaborates to Focus on Literacy for English Language Learners

C.P. Squires Elementary School harnesses parents, businesspeople, and retirees for academic and financial support and to staff after-school programs.

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A Week in the Life of a Build SF Student

Students like Kimmy Feng architect their futures through Build San Francisco's mentorship/apprenticeship program.

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Third-Party Assessment of Build SF

All of the programs in our New Day for Learning, Part Two, series have undergone outside evaluation to either gauge their success, improve performance, or both.

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Rudy Moseley, Principal

Learn more about PASA program participants.

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