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

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How to Get Free Teaching Materials

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How to Get Free Teaching Materials

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Homework Can No Longer Be Nightmare for Children

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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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How Building a Car Can Drive Deeper Learning (Is School Enough? Series)
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How Building a Car Can Drive Deeper Learning

Math used to be a struggle for 14-year-old Kathryn, until she fell in love with cars and started a hands-on project to build her own. Now the math matters and makes sense, and a whole new world of learning has opened up for her.

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Diana Rhoten on Sparking Student Interests with Informal Learning (Big Thinkers Series)
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Diana Rhoten on Sparking Student Interests with Informal Learning (Big Thinkers Series)

Sociologist and digital learning expert Diana Rhoten founded the New Youth City Learning Network to help organizations like museums and libraries design digitally-enabled learning activities built to tap into kids' interests and teach 21st-century...

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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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How Does Your School Garden Grow?

Campus gardening initiatives offer fertile ground for project learning.

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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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The Home-School Team: An Emphasis on Parent Involvement

Students thrive when their parents become part of the classroom.

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A New Day for Learning, Part Two

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

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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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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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