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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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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

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Social Media Can Be Your Ally

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Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level

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Preventing Summer Slide: Why Not Try Internet Research?

Guest blogger Cathy Knutson, an elementary school librarian and media specialist, suggests a summer home study in digital literacy for parents who want to teach their children safe, smart Internet research skills.

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Do Educators Really Need Blog Posts?

Guest blogger Tom Whitby traces the history of collaborative PD from mimeos and thermo faxes to blog posts and tweets, emphasizing the importance of teachers sharing their voices, entering the dialogue, and staying relevant.

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Social Media Literacy: The Five Key Concepts

Edutopia blogger Stacey Goodman describes each key concept of media literacy, also explaing why it's important, as teachers, we know what they are.

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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis shares a wealth of apps and platforms that can facilitate teaching and maximize learning within a BYOD classroom and school environment. She counts 51, and these are just her favorites!

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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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Tools for Professional Learning: Curate, Share, Connect

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland recalls how she came to recognize that professional learning embodies curating, sharing, and connecting, and reviews the tools that help her meet these needs.

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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

Guest blogger Dave Guymon says that student portfolios are narratives of growth. He suggests four free web tools - Kidblog, Google Sites, Evernote and Three Ring - for students, teachers and parents to track this progress.

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Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

A well-planned, current digital teaching portfolio can be an asset whether you're seeking a job, being evaluated within your school, or simply demonstrating your professionalism.

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How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz gives us the basic on how educators and schools can make the most of Google Hangouts.

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Schools Use Games for Learning and Assessment
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Schools Use Games for Learning and Assessment

Computer simulations are natural learning tools for a generation of video game players.

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Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts
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Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts

Innovative teacher Vicki Davis leverages wikis, blogs, podcasts, virtual worlds, and other new media tools to connect students in rural Georgia to the world.

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The Importance of Digital Citizenship in Social Media

Blogger Andrew Marcinek reflects on social and digital media integration into the lives of teachers and students.

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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

Guest blogger Dave Guymon says that student portfolios are narratives of growth. He suggests four free web tools - Kidblog, Google Sites, Evernote and Three Ring - for students, teachers and parents to track this progress.

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The 4Ss of Note-Taking With Technology

Any system of note taking (digital or otherwise) helps students master cognitively demanding tasks if it provides support and helps them save, search, and share.

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