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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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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

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Coding for Kindergarteners

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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

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Coding for Kindergarteners

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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

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12 Reasons to Get Your School District Tweeting This Summer

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Program or Be Programmed

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz explains why students should be encouraged to learn computer programming and suggests ways to capture their interest.

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Digital Learning Resource: The Burlington High School Student Help Desk

To celebrate Digital Learning Day, blogger Andrew Marcinek presents the description of a course that offers his tech-savvy high school students a valuable introduction to the IT world.

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Civic Engagement Tactics 2.0

Blogger Todd Finley examines the role of social media in civic activism and compares the youth empowerment strategies of the Boomers and the Millennials.

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Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz embeds lessons in information literacy using internet research projects.

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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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The Gamification of Education: What School Can Learn from Video Games

Terrell Heick of TeachThought.com leads a guided tour through the evolution of gaming and hints at how students can customize their own educational experience.

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Project-Based Learning for Digital Citizens

Blogger Andrew Marcinek shares the real payoff for his digital literacy students.

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A Teachable Moment: Turning News from Egypt into Classroom Lessons

With civil unrest mounting in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East, instructional coach Elena Aguilar discusses ways to use current events in the classroom and why it's important.

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A Two-Step Approach to Integrating Technology

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz shares a simple but powerful model for integrating tech in elementary classrooms.

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Twitter Support for Educators and Parents

Guest blogger Joe Mazza presents two new initiatives - the #Nt2T chat and the Twitter 101 eCourse - designed to bring teachers, school leaders and parents into the communication- and information-rich Twitterverse.

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Mimi Ito on Learning in Social Media Spaces (Big Thinkers Series)
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Mimi Ito on Learning in Social Media Spaces (Big Thinkers Series)

Mimi Ito, an expert in young people's use of digital media, shares her research on informal learning in online communities, where students can build technology skills, learn media literacy, and create and share their work.

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Think Before You Click: Internet Safety Tips for Parents

Blogger Matt Levinson guides parents through educating their children about the online world, where clicks have consequences.

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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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Online Photography Archives Enable Teaching with Primary Sources

Analyzing photographs inspires visual literacy and critical thinking in students.

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