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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.

Follow Mariah's journey from informal learning as a kid with a passion for science to a young adult on a STEM career path.

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Digital Youth Portrait: Virginia

Living in a small town in rural Georgia doesn't keep this 14-year-old from connecting with the global village.

2 27 3,174 views

Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts

Innovative teacher Vicki Davis leverages wikis, blogs, podcasts, virtual worlds, and other new media tools to connect students in rural Georgia to the world.

38 81 13,474 views

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 1,176 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.

1 741 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 2 1,672 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 8 2,183 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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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 1 6,815 views

Educating Hearts: A Districtwide Initiative to Teach How to Care

The Anchorage School District's investment in social and emotional learning is paying off both socially and academically.

13 57 6,801 views

Digital Youth Portrait: Cameron

At school, at home, and on the road with his hockey team, Cameron experiments and innovates with his laptop, editing software, and a homemade green screen.

10 45 6,700 views

EAST -- A Way Forward: Tech Inspires Self-Directed Learning

Students in the Environmental and Spatial Technology program, at Horace Mann Magnet Middle School, in Little Rock, Arkansas, connect with nature through projects that serve their community.

9 63 6,509 views

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.

16 39 6,236 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 78 6,119 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 63 5,899 views

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