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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

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Explore our library of videos showcasing innovation and evidence-based learning practices in K-12 schools, and see our core strategies and key topics in action in real classrooms.

At P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School, integrating digital content with face-to-face learning has led to impressive gains in student achievement.

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Digital Youth Portrait: Dylan

Through his Green Your Lives initiative and a ThinkQuest Web site collaboration, this 13-year-old shows us how he uses tech to improve his community and the world.

1,039 views

Web-Design Competition Sparks Collaboration

Students ages 9-19 from around the globe work in teams and communicate via Web 2.0 technologies to build educational Web sites for the ThinkQuest contest.

1 609 views

Digital Youth Portrait: Dana

A nine-year-old aspiring singer revels in Webkinz and games and helps develop tech-design ideas with a cohort of peers and adult researchers.

1 1,464 views

Kids and Adults Design New Tech Tools

At the University of Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Lab, Kidsteam pairs students with researchers, who then work together to design new technologies for children.

2 1,964 views

Digital Youth Portrait: Justin

This teenager learns advanced 3-D modeling, simulation, and animation at school. As a hobby, he combines his obsession with gaming and a passion for filmmaking to create animated movies made with recorded gameplay.

420 views

Mothers Discuss Their Kids' Digital Lives

A group of friends talk about their roles as parents, their concerns, and their amazement when it comes to their teenagers' digital skills.

1 1,278 views

Digital Media Empowers Kids to Create -- and Critique -- on Social Networks

Both in the classroom and in after-school pods, students learn to become critical creators in Chicago's Digital Youth Network. On Remix World, the program's social-networking site, participants share, critique, and discuss their work.

3 1 3,211 views

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Structuring Collaboration for Student Success (Keys to PBL Series Part 3)

PBL provides a unique opportunity to help students practice critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Learn how to optimize the environment for teamwork in your classroom.

15 4,737 views

The DNA of Learning: Teens Tackle Animal Poaching Through Genetics

Eleventh-grade biotechnology students use DNA barcoding to help save endangered African wildlife.

2 4,731 views

Technology Empowers Student Fieldwork

Fourth-grade students make meaningful contributions to science through the nationwide NatureMapping program.

14 4,712 views

Taking Class Outdoors with Environmental Education

The academic program at Minnesota's School for Environmental Studies was designed to promote project-based learning and a love for nature and wildlife.

18 8 4,552 views

Academic Rigor that Prepares Students for College

Project learning, integrated studies, and comprehensive assessment support a drive to achieve high academic standards.

1 4,538 views

Dea Flores Turns Video Games into a Winning Science Fair Project

Dea Flores travels across Los Angeles for a rigorous education at Bravo Medical Magnet High School.

4,491 views

Critical Thinking: A Path to College and Career

KIPP King Collegiate High School prepares its students for the rigors of college by challenging and empowering them with critical thinking skills.

4,327 views

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