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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Online Learning

Whether exploring entirely virtual classrooms and schools or ways to expand learning beyond the walls of your building, the resources are out there. Cyberspace is the place!

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It's Time to Start an Online Program

Online programs are becoming easier to integrate because, with each year, districts have more successful models to follow and more resources from which to choose.

The Power of "I Don't Know"

Educators are tasked with teaching students how to find answers themselves. And it all starts with a simple three-word phrase: I don't know.

4 Lessons We Can Learn from the "Failure" of MOOCs

How is the MOOC model falling short? Discover four valuable elements that still belong in online education -- humanity, collaboration, feedback and blended learning modalities.

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The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con

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Harnessing the Power of YouTube in the Classroom

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The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con

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Harnessing the Power of YouTube in the Classroom

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Mobile Learning: 6 Apps and Web Tools for Middle School Students

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Rugrat-ical Technology: 5 Truths of Teaching Tech to Elementary Students

Third-grade teacher Gaetan Pappalardo offers some practical suggestions for introducing some simple, yet valuable tech tools to younger kids.

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Career Technical Classes: Preparing Tomorrow's Skilled Professionals

Learning trade skills without losing sight of college.

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Academies: School Within a School

Small learning communities link academics and career skills in a collaborative model.

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Meet a Virtual Principal: How to Lead from a Distance
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Meet a Virtual Principal: How to Lead from a Distance

Administrator Jeff Farden takes us on a ride through his workday and describes the unique demands of leadership for online learning.

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Integrating Technology with Limited Resources

Mary Beth Hertz on how to integrate technology into your classroom with limited resources.

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Connecting STEM and Arts (TEAMS) to Spur U.S. Innovation: Part 1 of 5

The first in a five part series on the integration of arts in STEM education by guest blogger Jim Brazell.

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Model Online Learning Programs From Across the U.S.

Virtual schools are transforming students' experiences nationwide, as spotlighted these standout examples from the Edutopia archives.

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Virtual Schooling: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Headed?

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller takes a statistical and pedagogical look at the explosive growth of virtual K-2 schooling and what it could mean for the future of education.

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An Unprecedented Opportunity for Educational Equity

Neurologist, teacher and Edutopia blogger Judy Willis looks at the opportunities for educational equity presented by the possibilities of digital and online learning.

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Research Roundup: Online Learning

A quick reference on the science behind virtual schooling.

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Cite It Right: Online Citation Tools and Formal Citations

Teaching students how to cite online sources properly should be part of the learning process about how to craft research papers.

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Digital Spaces: 12 Best Practices for Multimedia Learning

Design online course content by following best practices to reduce students' cognitive load and prevent the words, pictures, and media from over-stimulating and inhibiting learning.

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Ten Questions for an IDT Guy: Teachable's Trey Martindale on the Future of Online Teaching

University of Memphis Professor Trey Martindale addresses the challenges of online learning. He paints a bright future for personal online learning.

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No More Pencils, No More Books: A School of the Future Readies for Launch

A new high school in Chicago explores the possibilities of tech-centered learning.

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