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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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Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

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Building Your EdTech Ecosystem

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Live Stream School Events to Boost Community Outreach

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10 Takeaways From Teens on Digital Media

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8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

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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)
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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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Oscar Week Special: Seven Teaching Resources on Film Literacy

Edutopia blogger Matt Davis has collected seven online resources for teachers and parents who are interested in teaching film literacy.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Film Literacy

As a nod to the Academy Awards, VideoAmy has created a playlist with videos and resources for teaching with movies and exploring media literacy.

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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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Students Get Involved in Current Events through Project-Based Learning
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Students Learn to Make a Difference

When parents and educators pulled together to start this East Oakland school, their mission wasn't just to reinvigorate education; it was to change lives.

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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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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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Learning World Affairs Through Digital Media
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Learning World Affairs Through Digital Media

Global Kids uses digital media to foster civic participation and global awareness. In its Online Leadership Program, students make games, create animated movies, and produce videos that explore global issues.

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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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4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model

Guest blogger Victor Small, Jr. offers four practical tips for getting comfortable with blended learning: don't assume every kid is a tech wiz, be wary of online textbooks, use PowerPoint sparingly, and encourage student-to-student communication.

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