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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Service Learning

Learn how to design projects that boost civic engagement in students and help them take initiative to strengthen their community.

The Happy Eating Place: How Elementary Students Can Run Their Own Business

Fourth and fifth graders develop a service learning project that prepares meals for their school community and donates the proceeds to a county food bank.

From Selfies to Service: The Power of Civic Engagement

As Millennials feel driven to succeed while struggling with self-esteem, switching the focus to civic engagement can bring them perspective and purpose.

The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

The Tech Detectives Club provides middle school students with practical and service learning opportunities and teachers with first responders for their tech emergencies.

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From Selfies to Service: The Power of Civic Engagement

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

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The Happy Eating Place: How Elementary Students Can Run Their Own Business

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From Selfies to Service: The Power of Civic Engagement

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The Happy Eating Place: How Elementary Students Can Run Their Own Business

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

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Good-to-Go Projects for 2014

Edutopia blogger Suzie Boss proposes teachers start with a ready-made plan they can adapt to fit within the context of their classroom.

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Senioritis -- or an Opportunity for Growth?

Guest blogger Lori Desautels looks at senioritis as a time of wasted opportunity and asks pointed questions about how we can engage rather than lose students during the final months of their high school careers.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

Teaching your students about poverty and hunger can be a powerful experience for them. VideoAmy shares a series of videos that explore the issues encountered by four college students who lived on one dollar per day in Guatemala.

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San Francisco Bat Kid: A Model PBL Project

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller looks at the high-profile pageant of San Francisco's Bat Kid event and sees a best-case scenario for both project-based learning and service learning.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: 10 Videos About Generosity and Giving Back

There isn't a better time to teach your students about generosity and gratitude than the holiday season. VideoAmy has uncovered 10 great videos that can be used as teaching tools to inspire the giving spirit in students.

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Constructing Sustainable Houses Develops Collaborative Skills (Is School Enough? Series)
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Constructing Sustainable Houses Develops Collaborative Skills

Teens in Philadelphia learn how to solve math and engineering problems while working together to build high-efficiency homes designed for disaster relief, as part of an alternative senior year program called the Workshop School.

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Design Thinking Meets a Community Action Project

Jeanine Harmon, Director of Community Outreach and Service Learning at Park Day School, describes a middle school community action program driven by the principles of design thinking.

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How to Use Service Learning to Engage Kids

Six strategies for starting meaningful community-service projects.

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Summer Professional Development Blog Series

Learn more about project-based learning, classroom management techniques, how to use new media tools in the classroom, and more this summer!

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Balancing the Classroom: Strategies for Sharing Responsibility

How do educators balance the desire for classroom structure with the necessity of giving students freedom?

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PBL: What Does It Take for a Project to Be "Authentic"?

John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education looks at the criteria determining whether or not project based learning is authentic, and how important this distinction might be.

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NatureMapping Takes Kids -- and Technology -- Outside and into Active Learning

A data-collection program brings real science to elementary schools -- and startles the professionals.

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Hula to High Tech: Hawaiian Students Re-Create History
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Hula to High Tech: Hawaiian Students Re-Create History

A Honolulu elementary school uses technology to illuminate an ancient heritage.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

Teaching your students about poverty and hunger can be a powerful experience for them. VideoAmy shares a series of videos that explore the issues encountered by four college students who lived on one dollar per day in Guatemala.

1 4 7,309 views

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