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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Media Literacy

Find and share resources to help students learn to analyze, evaluate, and communicate in a world with countless media sources and constant access to powerful computers.

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Using Film to Teach Analysis Skills

Bring real-world authenticity to literacy analysis by including movie criticism in your lessons.

Sussing Out the Truth: Student Engagement and Online Fact Finding

Teens already know how to find what they want online. The challenge for teachers is becoming reliable narrators to guide their self-directed learning.

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Explore steps and strategies for explicitly teaching adolescents how to evaluate the quality of online information.

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Social Media & Students' Communication Skills

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Fact, Feeling, and Argument: Helping Students Tell the Difference

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Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning

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Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning

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Fact, Feeling, and Argument: Helping Students Tell the Difference

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The Basics of Open Technology

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Unlocking Silent Histories: Critical and Creative Expression for Indigenous Youth

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Building Technology Fluency: Preparing Students to be Digital Learners

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8 Tips to Power-Up Your Classroom Presentations

Guest blogger Jason Cranford Teague, author, communicator and trusted designer, shares eight slide show tips to power-up your classroom presentations.

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Building Technology Fluency: Preparing Students to be Digital Learners

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4 Technologies to Help Students Find Their Voice in Your Classroom

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Setting Technology Goals for the New Year

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Learnist: A Helpful Tool on the Road to Inquiry

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Digital Native vs Digital Citizen? Examining a Dangerous Stereotype

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Trying Something New in Your Classroom For 30 Days

Blogger and middle-school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron offers up a list of new things she plans to try in the classroom.

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Film School: Making Movies From Storyboard to Screen

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