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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.

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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.

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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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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

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Critical Analysis and Information Literacy

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Blogging for English-Language Learners

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Bridging the New Digital Divide

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The Election and the Educator

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Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

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Teaching With Web-Based Resources

Web-based teaching starts with identifying and vetting your resources, creating a lesson plan, and developing online handouts that provide information and encourage student participation.

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5-Minute Film Festival: 8 Podcasts for Learning

Intrigued by the world of podcasting? This Five-Minute Film Festival features videos, resources, and articles to help any educator get started using podcasts in the classroom as a learning tool.

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Hangouts on Air: Connecting Teachers With Content Experts

Google Hangouts can be an accessible, low-cost tool for teaching educators about technology or turning snow days into PD sessions -- among many other possibilities.

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Films That Nourish the Educator's Spirit

Check out this list of inspiring films that speak directly to the educator-activist spirit.

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Blogging for English-Language Learners

Student blogging provides opportunities for sharing, reflection, and ownership. With ELLs, blogs can provide deeper engagement and a public forum to demonstrate their developing skills.

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Amplifying Student Voice Through Digital Literacy

For students to grow into their digital voices, they must understand the value of personal communication and projecting their own work on the global stage.

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The Strategic Imperative for Schools: Technology as Connector

If schools hope to prepare students for an unknown future, they must make technology easy to use -- through hardware, software, mindset, and practice.

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Resources for Closing the Digital Divide

Learn more about the changing landscape of the "digital divide," and explore resources that discuss how to improve digital access and help all students develop digital and media literacy.

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What New Teachers Need to Know About PD

For new teachers, professional development opportunities are as close as your phone or tablet. Quick, deep resources include Instagram, Feedly, Google Classroom, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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K-5 iPad Apps for Creating (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 6)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for evaluating Evaluation are reviewed in this fourth post of a six-part series.

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Reading Film: The Story of Movies

Martin Scorsese champions a visual-literacy curriculum, available free to teachers for use in middle school classrooms.

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Oscar Week Special: 7 Teaching Resources on Film Literacy

Explore a collection of seven online resources for teachers and parents who are interested in teaching film literacy.

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Five Ways to Use Online Portfolios in the Classroom

Education leader and entrepreneur Heather Hiles makes a case for the organizational power of online portfolios for student work.

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Crossing the Digital Divide: Bridges and Barriers to Digital Inclusion

Now that we’ve reached the second decade of the new millennium, how is digital access changing, and what are the implications for schools?

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