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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.

By connecting the theme of sustainability across multiple disciplines, the teachers at Montpelier High School have built a robust, integrated teaching approach that engages students and creates community.

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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.

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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.

2 250 2,131 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.

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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 5 1,341 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 6 3,669 views

Student Mentors Teach Game Design

In Be The Game, high school students mentor peers and use game design as a tool for teaching science, technology, engineering, and math, and the program's high tech bus travels to locations where tech facilities are not available.

2 28 1,384 views

Digital Youth Portrait: Olivia

Without the means or easy access to the newest high tech tools, this resourceful and strong-willed young woman considers technology her lifeline.

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Kids Invest in Funds -- and Their Own Future

At Chicago's Ariel Community Academy, students in grades K-8 hone math skills and learn practical, lifelong lessons in finance by managing a $20,000 class stock portfolio.

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A Student Indicts the Beauty Ideal Through Poetry

Jesica Blandon, a sophomore at the Bronx's DreamYard Preparatory School, performs her poem "I Was Told Mama Had All the Answers."

8 39 6,010 views

Schools That Work: Mixing Art + Politics -- Integrated Studies in High School

Video: Teachers Dayna Laur (AP government) and Katlyn Wolfgang (art) at Central York High School in York, PA, share their strategies for creating successful integrated studies projects.

2 135 5,847 views

Common Sense Tips for Digital Generation Parents

Five practical pointers from Common Sense Media to help parents understand and manage the lives of their digital kids.

2 99 5,750 views

Social and Emotional Learning in Action

The Resolving Conflict Creatively Program helps develop emotional intelligence in Brooklyn inner-city students.

6 168 5,639 views

Students Learn to Make a Difference

When parents and educators pulled together to start this East Oakland school, their mission wasn't just to reinvigorate education; it was to change lives.

13 43 5,555 views

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...

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