George Lucas Educational Foundation

Online Learning

Whether exploring entirely virtual classrooms and schools or ways to expand learning beyond the walls of your building, the resources are out there. Cyberspace is the place!

  • Introducing Students to Health Care Careers

    An online, hands-on program opens middle school students’ eyes to the wide range of opportunities in health care fields.
    Suzie Boss
  • Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

    Use these strategies to help middle and high school students identify relevance, accuracy, bias, and reliability in the content they read.
  • Confronting the Abominable Snow Day

    Using digital tools to keep students on track even when they can’t get to school.
  • 6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

    The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. Primary source documents are artifacts created by individuals during a particular period in history. This could be a letter, speech, photograph or journal entry. If you're looking to integrate social studies into your literacy block, try out one of these resources for primary source documents.
  • The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con

    In 2012, I attended the ISTE conference in San Diego, CA. While I was only there for about 36 hours, it was easy for me to pick up on one of the hottest topics for the three-day event. The "flipped classroom" was being discussed in social lounges, in conference sessions, on the exhibit floor, on the hashtag and even at dinner. People wanted to know what it was, what it wasn't, how it's done and why it works.
  • Ten Websites for Science Teachers

    Blogger Eric Brunsell takes us on a tour of his favorite online resources for science teachers.
  • Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

    A collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.
  • Using Photos With English-Language Learners

    Authors Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski share tips for using the Picture Word Inductive Model and others for teaching ELL students.
  • Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

    Social media can provide great tools for education. Yet, many teachers remain reluctant to use them. Matt Davis has gathered some of the best resources to help teachers get started.
  • Technology Integration Research Review

    Edutopia’s tech integration research review explores some of the vast body of research out there and helps you navigate useful results.
  • Common Core ELA Resources for Middle School Educators

    Implementing Common Core English in middle school is going to be a challenge. Here, blogger Matt Davis curates some of the best resources online that can help update existing content.
  • 48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

    Ed tech coach Keith Ferrell provides a list of no less than 48 websites to keep kids and teachers happy, productive and learning all summer.
  • Eight Ways to Use Video With English-Language Learners

    Authors Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski share some practical tips that are aligned to Common Core State Standards for ELA K-6. They include critical pedagogy and using technology to dub new audio into existing video.
  • The Power of "I Don't Know"

    Educators are tasked with teaching students how to find answers themselves. And it all starts with a simple three-word phrase: I don't know.
  • 5 Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom

    Blogger Andrew Miller offers some strategies for making the model work, including appropriate reflection, technology considerations, creating a need to know and more.