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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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What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

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Students Need PD, Too

Students love new technology but need guidance in using it effectively. You can help by discovering and modeling the apps themselves, project delivery, and workflow.

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Creating Your District's Digital Hub

Understand the available platforms, document uploading options, and social media uses when considering how your district's digital hub will look and who will have access.

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Calling All Learners and Teachers for Hour of Code 2015

Generate excitement about coding and expose students to computer science by participating in Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week.

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Technology Integration Research Review: Additional Tools and Programs

Technology tools also have value beyond teaching the core curriculum. Here are our recommendations for research-proven tech tools that can enable more comprehensive assessment and better collaborative discussions. We also explore the best resources...

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Resources From Connected Educator Month 2015

Explore Edutopia's guide to websites, events, tools, and other resources from Connected Educator Month.

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Who Is Responsible for Tech Abuse?

To hold kids accountable for their use of mobile devices and social media, let's accept the permanence of these tools and model instead of restricting their use.

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Modeling Constructive Online Behavior

As teens construct their digital footprint, model thoughtful use of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogging to help them stand out to college admission officers and potential employers.

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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

Digital learning specialists provide 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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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns reviews five movie-making apps for iOS devices and Android tablets, highlighting their no-to-low cost, ease of use, and the wide range of professional-looking products that students can create.

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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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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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Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level

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

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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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