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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.

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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8 Free Apps and Web Tools for Staying Organized in the New Year

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Lights, Camera . . . Engagement! Three Great Tools for Classroom Video

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Why Digital Writing Matters in Education

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Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

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Coding for Kindergarteners

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Auto-Tune the Schools!

VideoAmy delves into remix culture with this video playlist about how Auto-Tune is being used to mash up content and make it into a whole new art form.

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How Digital Technology "Broke" Narrative and What it Means for Our Students

Betty Ray, Edutopia's Senior Blog Editor and Community Manager, interviews media theorist Douglas Rushkoff about the changing role of narrative in digital culture and how this affects students.

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Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Nonverbal Texts

Blogger Todd Finley looks at Standard 9 of the CCSS and, with his usual flair, suggests an entertaining range of complex nonverbal texts for students to analyze.

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How Teachers Use Technology: The Latest Research

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz considers the implications of a new study by Pew Research about how teachers are using technology at home and in their classrooms.

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The Hidden Lessons from Newtown: A Teaching Opportunity

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips revisits three notorious mass shootings as a teaching opportunity for how the news and social media can often distort the facts of emotionally powerful events.

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John Seely Brown on Motivating Learners (Big Thinkers Series)

Innovative thinker John Seely Brown, known for his ideas for merging digital culture and education, shares lessons educators can learn from surfers, gamers, and artists on how passion and competitive hunger can drive intrinsic motivation.

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From Inspiration to Red Carpet: Elementary Book Trailer Project

Instructional coach and film enthusiast Bill Bass presents the first of two excerpts from his co-authored book, From Inspiration to Red Carpet: Host Your Own Student Film Festival.

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Chrome Smashing: Creating the Inconceivable

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland talks about stretching the Chromebooks platform and breaking out of the box to help students unleash their creativity with a different approach to the tools they were already using.

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Teachers Stuck on Pinterest

Instructional coach Kendra Jarvis takes us on a quick tour of how Pinterest is becoming the go-to educational resource for teachers everywhere.

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The Classroom and the Cloud: A Bright Forecast for 2020

Guest blogger Tacy Trowbridge, group leader of Adobe's Education Programs, predicts that, by the year 2020, cloud-based apps and data will give students the flexibility and community to broaden their educational lives far beyond classroom walls.

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Computers in the Classroom: A Mindful Lens on Technology

Blogger and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff wonders if we're making the best possible use of all the digital technology gaining a foothold in our classrooms.

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One-to-One Technology Integration in the Upper Elementary Classroom

Third grade teacher Mark Pullen suggest that upper elementary is the ideal time to integrate 1:1, and offers four tips for success.

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Why Media Literacy is Not Just for Kids

Blogger and education journalist Suzie Boss proposes that media and digital literacy is not just for students, but essential for all citizens nationwide.

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Advice to New Technology Coaches

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz shares her advice for any school that might be planning to hire a new technology coach.

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