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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

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You'll find practical classroom strategies and tips from real educators, as well as lesson ideas, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice. If you have any thoughts or comments about these blogs, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Teachers should make an effort to understand how best to operate in their students' digital world if they hope to make learning engaging and relevant.
Ten traits for college readiness and how brainteasers prepare for the kind of thinking universities demand.
Protecting the open Internet is really about, if we're honest, protecting one of the best things that there is about being young today.
The Tech Detectives Club provides middle school students with practical and service learning opportunities and teachers with first responders for their tech emergencies.
A middle school PBL unit about key 19th century inventions grows into an examination of history, ethics, and the relative values of 21st century technologies.
Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher July 1, 2014
For top teachers, the list of 12 tips for maximizing your summer vacation includes reflecting, connecting, laughing, and coming out swinging in September.
To get off to a flying start planning this summer, borrow good project ideas from other teachers and adapt them to fit your context.
Beth Holland June 30, 2014
Three digital learning tools, much like an empty cardboard box full of open-ended possibilities, offer young minds the free play of imagination.
Watch as one high school student is asked challenging questions from a panel as she defends her senior thesis and portfolio.
The best way for raising teachers' technology abilities is through a coordinated, district-wide, individualized training program -- because effective staff development is personal.

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