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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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4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model

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Coding for Kindergarteners

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Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

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Accidentally Creating a Digital Writing Workshop

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Coding for Kindergarteners

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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators Part 3: File Management

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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators Part 3: File Management

Through the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model of technology, administrators can keep track of files, set a tech-friendly tone, and lead more effectively.

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Transferring Systems: Moving Your Workflow and Procedures into GAFE

Workflow and procedure are central to our classrooms, and tech integration specialist Andrew Marcinek walks us through transferring these systems into Google Apps for Education.

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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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Coding for Kindergarteners

Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.

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3 Digital Reading Challenges for Summer

To better understand students' relationship with digital reading, consider these three summer challenges for yourself: academic reading via browser, PDF, and eBook.

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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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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

Digital learning specialist Anna Adam provides a quick overview of seven apps that are appropriate for teaching younger children one of the most critical 21st century skills: coding.

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Teach with Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom

Teacher, 1:1 evangelist and Edutopia blogger Monica Burns provides a list of apps to turn your iPhone into the ultimate Swiss Army knife of teaching tools.

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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator Diane Darrow suggests a number of helpful ways that iPad apps can enhance traditional creative strategies.

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The Digital Generation Project

Welcome to the Digital Generation Project. Edutopia's in-depth coverage of students from around the country reveals how young people are using new media to learn, communicate, and socialize in new and exciting ways.

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20 Movies Every Educator Should See

Some wonderful films that give us insights into the profession, the students, and the magic of the learning process.

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How to Use Online Video in Your Classroom

How teachers can bring the best of YouTube and other online video services to their students.

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5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

Guest blogger Josh Work, middle school teacher and Marine Corps reservist, talks about teachers who struggle with technology and offers five professional development tips that can bring staff up to speed for school-wide technology integration initiatives.

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