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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Digital Divide

Learn about issues related to equalizing access to technology and providing opportunities for all learners to engage in experiences that develop digital literacy.

Is Your School #FutureReady?

Two recent events have the potential to help schools nationwide get up to speed when it comes to Internet access and equity.

The Digital Lives of Teens: "If You Don't Have a Plan for Them, They Will Have a Plan for You"

Teachers should make an effort to understand how best to operate in their students' digital world if they hope to make learning engaging and relevant.

The Digital Divide: Resource Roundup

The "digital divide" is still a critical issue in education and beyond. Here's a roundup of resources and organizations to help educators understand the changing landscape and find information about supporting all learners to develop digital and media literacy.

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Is Your School #FutureReady?

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Why Reading Matters: An Interview with a School Leader

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Why Reading Matters: An Interview with a School Leader

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Is Your School #FutureReady?

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Creating Learning Environments

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The World Peace Game

John Hunter's fourth-graders use a 4 foot by 4 foot game made of plexiglass to solve the world's problems.

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Should We Be Concerned About an "App Gap"?

There is a growing disparity between those who have used apps on mobile devices and those who have not, writes blogger Audrey Watters, but what is the real impact?

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Digital Literacy is the Bedrock for Lifelong Learning

Bridging the digital divide means more than having "access," it includes digital literacy which ensures the birth of new ideas and informed citizens.

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A New Understanding of the Digital Divide

The digital divide is no longer an issue of access. Instead, there is a widening gap between those who use technology to be entertained and those who are empowered by it.

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Research Findings: Rocketship Education Boosts Scores with Online Learning

A San Jose, CA elementary school shows improvement on math scores with a blended learning approach.

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Crossing the Digital Divide: Bridges and Barriers to Digital Inclusion

Now that we’ve reached the second decade of the new millennium, how is digital access changing, and what are the implications for schools?

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Making the Case for Open Source Software

Open source tools are free and often easier to update; Dr Chris Craft shares some tips for making the leap.

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The Digital Lives of Teens: "If You Don't Have a Plan for Them, They Will Have a Plan for You"

Teachers should make an effort to understand how best to operate in their students' digital world if they hope to make learning engaging and relevant.

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Guest Blog: Making the Case for Social Media in Education

Guest blogger Steve Johnson makes the case for social media in education, the topic of March 9 #edchat

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Seven Digital Learning Tips for Students

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares tips for students learning online.

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Should Coding be the "New Foreign Language" Requirement?

Digital learning specialists Anna Adam and Helen Mowers explain how the ability to code is becoming the most in-demand global resource for the 21st century, and why coding should become the new foreign language requirement in our schools.

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David Thornburg on Open-Source Textbooks

Guest blogger David Thornburg on how the open-source movement is transforming the textbook industry.

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Teachers and Tech Use: It's Time!

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron explains the importance and necessity for technology use in all classrooms.

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Who Will Organize All of This Data?

A YouTube star explains the role of education in a new cultural order

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