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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!

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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Summer Professional Development with MOOCs

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

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Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom

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Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom

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Should You Flip Your Classroom?

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It's Time to Start an Online Program

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48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

Ed tech coach Keith Ferrell provides a list of no less than 48 websites to keep kids and teachers happy, productive and learning all summer.

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Teachers and Tech Use: It's Time!

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron explains the importance and necessity for technology use in all classrooms.

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PBLU Brings Free Professional Development Online

In her final post from the PBL World conference, Edutopia blogger Suzie Boss talks about PBLU, the Buck Institute for Education's online professional development initiative for any teacher interested in Project-Based Learning.

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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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Virtual Schools: From Rivalry to Partnership

Tony Baldasaro of Virtual Learning Academy Charter School celebrates the possibilities for blended learning when brick and mortar schools start considering online programs as partners rather than rivals.

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3D for PD: Second Life Gets a Second Chance

University of Oregon researcher and media specialist Alina Padilla-Miller offers Second Life a second chance, this time as a distance learning platform for professional development.

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The Educator's Village: Creative Commons for Classroom Lessons

Blogger Andy Marcinek and fellow teacher Michael Milton describe the thinking that led to The Educator's Village, a new hub for sharing and exchanging lessons among education professionals.

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Teacher Development: Fueling Teachers to Go High-Tech

How one elementary school trains and supports its staff to blaze a new digital trail.

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Guest Blog: Making the Case for Social Media in Education

Guest blogger Steve Johnson makes the case for social media in education, the topic of March 9 #edchat

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Simulation Nation: The Promise of Virtual Learning Activities

Inventive computer sims can turn dull lessons into hyperreal experiences -- if we can get educators to use them.

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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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Resources to Prevent Summer Slide: Virtual Field Trips, DIY Projects and Summer Reading

Summer slide is a real problem, but luckily, there are plenty of useful, engaging and hands-on learning resources online that will help prevent summer slide. Blogger Matt Davis highlights some of the best.

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Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution
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Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution

The president and CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) explains why the time for virtual education is now.

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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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