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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.

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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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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Fun Summer DIY Projects

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How Making Robots Captivates Kids' Imaginations

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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech

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How Making Robots Captivates Kids' Imaginations

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Fun Summer DIY Projects

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Learning STEM Skills by Designing Video Games (Is School Enough? Series)
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Learning STEM Skills by Designing Video Games

Texas 10-year-old Rhys uses Gamestar Mechanic to program and create worlds to play in, learning valuable skills in science, technology, engineering, and math along the way.

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Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series)
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Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series)

The founder of Chicago's pioneering Digital Youth Network (DYN) describes how the organization empowers young people with critical digital literacy skills that make them academically and professionally competitive.

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Code Literacy: A 21st-Century Requirement

Media theorist, author and code evangelist Douglas Rushkoff makes a convincing argument for why today's and tomorrow's students must add computer programming to their toolkit.

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Making Homework Meaningful

Blogger Dominick Recckio surveyed his fellow high school students to determine the benefits of completing homework and the strategies for making these assignments meaningful and manageable.

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Summer Learning Tips

Blogger Danielle Moss Lee reviews a number of ways (many of them fun) to keep children engaged during summer break and give them a running start for the new school year.

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How to Bring Screenwriting into the Classroom

A high school teacher shares her tips and free resources for engaging students with scriptwriting.

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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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Rapping Math Teachers Bring It

Students get schooled in math lessons put to a hip-hop beat.

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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 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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Learning STEM Skills by Designing Video Games (Is School Enough? Series)
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Learning STEM Skills by Designing Video Games

Texas 10-year-old Rhys uses Gamestar Mechanic to program and create worlds to play in, learning valuable skills in science, technology, engineering, and math along the way.

5 393 7,730 views
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Implementing Expanded Learning Time: Six Factors for Success

Amrita Sahni of Boston's Edwards Middle School outlines the steps taken to successfully implement their renowned Expanded Learning Time (ELT) program.

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How to Build a Technology-Based Curriculum

Educators emphasize that infrastructure must precede innovation.

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Lesson 3: Tips for Lesson Planning from Citizen Schools

Start creating your lessons with these tips and activities.

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