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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Classroom Technology

Join the conversation about edtech, and find info about technology tools that can help address specific teaching and learning goals in the classroom.

Our Tools Shape Us

The educational tools that we choose often shape how we educate our students, so let's choose them wisely with one eye on the future.

Learning with Robots: Content Mastery and Social Skills

When introducing younger students to robots, the high-engagement nature of these tools can add a social-emotional layer to the more obvious learning goals.

Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance

Andrew Marcinek suggests a thoughtful course correction for teachers who are integrating technology and offers three classroom technology suggestions to compliment or enhance what students are learning.

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Small, Safe Steps for Introducing Games to the Classroom

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Using Scannable Technology to Reach Parents Year Round

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All Fun & Games? Understanding Learner Outcomes Through Educational Games

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LACMA's Art + Film Institute and teacher's classroom experience

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Coding for Kindergarteners

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All Fun & Games? Understanding Learner Outcomes Through Educational Games

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How One District Implemented a Hybrid Learning Program

Blogger Andrew Marcinek interviews Rick Kiker about how one school district implemented high school e-learning.

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The Right Tech Tool at the Right Time

Teacher/tech blogger Nicholas Provenzano retools his strategy for the less tech-savvy.

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How Teachers Collaborate Online and in School
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How Teachers Collaborate Online and in School

The Vail School District in southern Arizona developed a wiki for teachers to share lesson plans and resources. Today, the wiki is a smash hit, and textbooks are a thing of the past.

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Ten Ways to Remember Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs' innovation, creativity, curiosity, passion, and a dedication to learning can be an inspiration to all of us.

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Reflecting on One-to-One Programs

Factors for success include shared understanding across stakeholders, and policies in place in case things go wrong.

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K-5 iPad Apps for Evaluating (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 5)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for evaluating Evaluation are reviewed in this fifth post of a six-part series.

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Texting in the Classroom: Not Just a Distraction

New tools have been released recently that demonstrate that texting can, in fact, be used for educational purposes.

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Digital Poetry

Blogger Terry Heick opens our eyes to the directions in which poetry is expanding on the digital frontier.

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The Brave New Breakthrough of Online Learning

Discover how K-12 students and teachers from across the country are using virtual technology to create enhancements to their learning experiences and new success in their lives.

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Resources and Lesson Plans for a College-bound Culture

The school shares details about administration, school culture, professional development, and curriculum -- materials that you may adapt for your class or school.

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Technology Workshops for Teachers Make Computer Connections

The key to efficiency and innovation in the classroom is using tech tools.

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Common Core in Action: Screencasting in the Fourth Grade Math Classroom

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns suggests three screencasting apps as a way to develop the 21st century skill of communicating clearly while helping fourth graders hit their Common Core Math Standard.

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An Open Letter to Techy Teachers

If you're helping other teachers, the best way to go is to listen, let them practice, and follow up.

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Laptops for All: Using Technology to Go Beyond Traditional Curriculum

At this New York middle school, every student gets a laptop to help extend the boundaries of education.

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