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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.

Flipped learning videos must encourage students to interact as well as watch. Here are seven low- and high-tech strategies to make sure this happens.

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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.

1 2 1,521 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 2,053 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.

4 450 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 3 1,306 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 2 3,470 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 4 1,324 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.

2 18 820 views

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Teaching Math to Middle School Boys

Teacher Tom Wolken uses technology tools and timed challenges to teach math at Olmsted Academy North, an all-boys middle school in Louisville, Kentucky.

3 32 5,073 views

Engineering Success: Students Build Understanding

When long-term projects form the backbone of the curriculum, learning takes off.

7 60 5,049 views

The Boss Level Challenge: Designing and Doing

With passion, timing, desirable goals, strategic alliances, and careful scheduling, Quest to Learn's intensive PBL "Boss Level" challenge can succeed for any school and grade.

2 207 5,030 views

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 5,000 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...

123 4,919 views

Technology Empowers Student Fieldwork

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

14 33 4,910 views

Reinventing the Science Fair With Portal 2 Puzzle Maker

STEM teacher Don LaBonte uses the Portal 2 Puzzle Editor to engage his students in designing and demonstrating math and science problems through game design.

154 4,866 views

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