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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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The Flipped Mobile Classroom: Learning "Upside Down"

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher considers the mechanics and benefits of flipping both an English and a science class, and suggests a variation on the flipped model for younger or less connected students.

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What Makes a Successful Tutor?

Seth Linden, founder and CEO at Tutorpedia, looks at the relationships and interactions with students, teachers and parents that make for the ultimate measure of a tutor's success.

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Constructing Sustainable Houses Develops Collaborative Skills (Is School Enough? Series)
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Constructing Sustainable Houses Develops Collaborative Skills

Teens in Philadelphia learn how to solve math and engineering problems while working together to build high-efficiency homes designed for disaster relief, as part of an alternative senior year program called the Workshop School.

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How Building Robots Captivates Kids' Imaginations (Is School Enough? Series)
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How Making Robots Captivates Kids' Imaginations

Building robots inspires such passion in high school seniors Violet and Kjersti that they've begun mentoring younger robotics teams to teach STEM skills -- and save their school's robotics program.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Nine Boosts for Summer Learning

VideoAmy shares a playlist of videos with fun ideas to re-engage kids in their learning process during the long weeks of summer.

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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...

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Is School Enough? Exploring Interest-Driven and Informal Learning

Meet students around the country who are engaged and passionate about learning -- outside of the classroom. Explore additional resources about student engagement and passion-based learning for both parents and educators.

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The Definition of Student Success: What Does it Mean to You?

A three-pronged statement and definitions for students entering society.

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Lesson 1: How to Draw in 2-D and 3-D

Teach your students how to sketch polygons and objects in perspective.

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High Tech in Hawaii: The Real-World Relevance of Technology

Students at this elementary school in Hawaii use sophisticated tools to learn to solve problems.

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Create a Good Environment for Studying at Home

Psychology professor Art Markman explains how improving a child's home study habits now can make them better learners for life.

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Anatomy of a Project: Kinetic Conundrum
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Anatomy of a Project: "Kinetic Conundrum"

Art, history, engineering, language arts, and technology, both old and new, come together for eighth grade students in this rich project learning expedition at King Middle School in Portland, Maine.

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Digital Youth Portrait: Cameron
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Digital Youth Portrait: Cameron

At school, at home, and on the road with his hockey team, Cameron experiments and innovates with his laptop, editing software, and a homemade green screen.

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The Flipped Mobile Classroom: Learning "Upside Down"

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher considers the mechanics and benefits of flipping both an English and a science class, and suggests a variation on the flipped model for younger or less connected students.

19 2 11,088 views

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