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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.

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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Using Film to Teach Analysis Skills

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Social Media at School: Teaching Safety on the Virtual Playground

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How to Incorporate Digital Storytelling to Empower Student Voice

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Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

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Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance

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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

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Beyond the Book: Infographics of Students' Reading History

Teacher, blogger and book evangelist Sarah Gross describes how, by introducing her students to infographics and applying this medium to their own reading history, she inspired them to fall in love with books

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Diana Rhoten on Sparking Student Interests with Informal Learning (Big Thinkers Series)
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Diana Rhoten on Sparking Student Interests with Informal Learning (Big Thinkers Series)

Sociologist and digital learning expert Diana Rhoten founded the New Youth City Learning Network to help organizations like museums and libraries design digitally-enabled learning activities built to tap into kids' interests and teach 21st-century...

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Using E-Portfolios in the Classroom

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz walks you through a helpful checklist to determine which e-portfolio would best suit your needs.

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Technology in Schools: Defining the Terms

Principal and blogger Matt Levinson suggests that, if we're going to talk about technology in schools, we should begin by coming to a general agreement about what technology is.

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The Persistent Appeal of Technology in Learning

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick considers three reasons why education and technology seem like such an inevitable pairing.

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Gamifying Student Engagement

Social studies teacher and ed tech adjunct Matthew Farber outlines the basics of gamification and suggests how they can be used to engage students in a game-centric world.

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Constance Steinkuehler on Interest-Driven Learning (Big Thinkers Series)
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Constance Steinkuehler on Interest-Driven Learning (Big Thinkers Series)

University of Wisconsin game-based learning scholar Constance Steinkuehler talks about her research on online video games and literacy, and how learning skyrockets when students are passionate about the subject matter.

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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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National Educational Technology Plan: Your Questions Answered

Blogger Audrey Watters demystifies the National Educational Technology Plan & the U.S. DOE answers your top five questions.

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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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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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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 Path to Digital Citizenship

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek looks at the ethical and practical sides of digital citizenship, and suggests a mindful path for teaching the necessary skills in the elementary grades.

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Ramping Up Technology for Your Next PBL Project

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller, in another installment of our series about the PBL classroom, offers four suggestions for how to integrate technology.

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