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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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Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

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Summer Professional Development With MOOCs

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No More MOOCs: Pay Attention to Beyonce

Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson namechecks both Beyonce and Pope Francis as he argues in favor of a customized, user-centric learning model that leverages students' web savvy in finding the information they need.

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Nurturing Literacy: Tips and Resources For Developing Lifelong Readers

Blogger Matt Davis pulled together this list of top-notch and engaging resources to help develop your child's love of reading.

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

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller reflects on why the MOOC model is falling short, offering four valuable takeaways regarding the elements that still belong in online education: humanity, collaboration, feedback and blended learning modalities.

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Building a Successful In‐District Online Program

Guest blogger Jennifer Sayre walks us through ten tips - five each for administrators and course designers - on what it takes to build and launch an online program in a public school district.

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Common Core ELA Resources for Middle School Educators

Implementing Common Core English in middle school is going to be a challenge. Here, blogger Matt Davis curates some of the best resources online that can help update existing content.

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MOOCing It: 10 Tips for Creating Compelling Video Content

Edutopia blogger and science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez delivers ten pointers to help you avoid repeating her mistakes as you create compelling, enduring video content for your MOOC.

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6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns gives a quick tour of online treasure troves for primary source documents.

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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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One-Way and Two-Way Communication: Building Relationships in Online Programs

Guest blogger Jennifer Sayre examines the differences between one-way and two-way communication, and the various strategies within these models that can make an in-district online program successful.

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A Primer on Curriculum-Sharing Sites

An overview of useful sites where educators sharing curriculum with other educators.

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Game-Based Learning to Teach and Assess 21st-Century Skills

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller considers Game-Based Learning by reviewing some of the popular gaming titles with an educator's eye on enhancing the development of 21st century skills.

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Teacher Development: Starter Kit for Teaching Online

Expert advice on shifting from brick and mortar to bytes and bits.

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Blended Learning Energizes High School Math Students (Tech2Learn Series)

Educator Peter McIntosh helps his students to take ownership of their learning by using interactive subject-mastery tools like Khan Academy.

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How to Use Social-Networking Technology for Learning

Why teachers should embrace networking, and how they can use it to improve education.

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