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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Place-Based Learning

Location, location, location! See what happens when schoolwork explores students' connections with local history, environment, culture, or economy.

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Technology, PBL, and Place-Based Education

A project- and placed-based learning school learns to use cutting-edge technology in the classroom while maintaining a close relationship to its stunning natural setting.

iPads and Arts Education: Rewriting Cultural Narratives with The 524 Project

High school students from DC and Detroit get acquainted via digital media, sharing their own worlds and learning to appreciate each other's world.

Expansive Classrooms: Taking Learning Outside

Two Canadian experiential leadership programs usher students into the great outdoors to pique their academic curiosity while enhancing their physical and mental health.

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Visualizing Technology Integration: A Model for Meeting ISTE Educational-Technology Standards

Educators employ project learning to explore science and history together.

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Using Today's Technology Tools to Study Yesterday's
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Using Today's Technology Tools to Study Yesterday's

A fifth-grade field trip from Ferryway School, near Boston, to the nation's oldest ironworks is captured with the latest tech.

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How to Build Instruction Around Your Region's History

Find surprising teaching opportunities for hands-on learning in underresourced areas.

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Marking Time: Back to the Future on Web 2.0

An amazing new tech tool kit lets kids make history their story.

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Treasured Island: Giving Students Real Skills and Real Responsibilities

A tiny offshore Maine school's self-sufficiency makes it an inspirational island apart.

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High School Students See Technology Devices as Tools, Not Toys
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Tech in Real Life: Students See Devices as Tools, Not Toys

Classes at Clearfield High School, in Clearfield, Utah, apply computers and diagnostic equipment across the curriculum to engage in authentic learning.

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Elementary Kids Monitor Terrain with Technology
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Learning Landscape: Kids Monitor Terrain with Tech

Students at this Minnesota elementary school use new technology to study the ancient ecology of a vast prairie wetland.

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Middle School Students Grow Their Own Lunch

Berkeley's curriculum-based Edible Schoolyard gardening program connects students with the Earth.

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Career-Themed High Schools

A whole-school focus on a specific profession helps make amazing partnerships possible.

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Simulated Environments Engage Students on Field Trips
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Simulated Environments Engage Students

A rain forest dome and a mock-up of a silver mine enhance science learning for elementary school students in Clark County, Nevada.

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Outside In: The Walden Project Helps Students See the Forest for the Trees

In the muddy Vermont woods, teens discover science, community, and a newfound love of learning.

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High Standards: A Culture of Educational Quality

A small rural Massachusetts school has a different definition of accountability -- one based on producing good learners, not high test scores.

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Learning STEM Through Agriculture on a Nebraska Farm
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Learning STEM Through Agriculture on a Nebraska Farm

Elisabeth Loseke's Hands-On Education When asked how I have been exposed to science during my lifetime, my matter-of-fact response is usually something like this: "I grew up in a science lab." I can only imagine the thoughts running through the other person'...

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For Engaging Projects, "Keep It Real"

Blogger Suzie Boss invites you to virtually expand your project learning toolkit as she reports Day Three from the PBL World conference.

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