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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Joel Josephson

The Kindersite is being used in 18,000 schools in 157 countries for EFL and ESL. It consists of Games, songs and stories suitable for early learners.

Partner in 17 European Union funded educational projects with an expertise in dissemination and communications over the Internet. The projects are creating resources that can, in most cases, be used globally:

The EduComic project will develop web based comics as an alternative instructional medium for learning about literacy and scientific concepts by writing, designing, and publishing original web comic books. - http://www.educomics.org/

Don't Give Up - http://dontgiveup.eu Too many adult language learners drop-out of language courses, the Dont Give Up project offers language schools, course designers and students 48 ways to learn a foreign language successfully. The project has publishing a book of the Best practices. If you are interested in acquiring an ebook copy see http://www.myebook.com/index.php?option=ebook&id=24451 .

Lullabies from the Cradle - collected 35 Italian, Czech, Romanian, English, Greek, Turkish and Danish lullabies to stimulate language learning published in a book and CD. See all seven animated Videos here .http://www.lullabies-of-europe.org

EuroLib - The European Children's Traveling Language Library, is a European Union funded project.Traveling libraries of the most beautifully illustrated children's books in six European languages will travel from school to school across Europe. http://www.eulib.eu

Web2.0ERC - European Union funded project is designed to help educators who find ICT confusing to have a simple and secure environment to use ICT in their work and in their classes.http://www.web20erc.eu/

eCLIL - eCLIL is European Union funded project to develop and build resources and a resource centre for the use of Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) http://e-clil.uws.ac.uk/

ARGuing project has built a methodology for language educators to use Web 2.0 technology to create and communicate. The project has constructed an Alternate Reality Game for international, multilingual, student, communities to motivate language learning. http://www.arg-education.eu

Chain Stories - The Chain Stories project is for students, in their first year of language learning, so that they can enjoy creative writing in their mother tongue. They then pass on their story to other schools with other languages, within a language family, for completion. http://www.chainstories.eu

Autonomous Language Learning - has built Blended Learning language courses in four European languages (Turkish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian) http://www.allproject.info

TOOL for Online and Offline Language Learning - has built Blended Learning language courses in five European languages (Dutch, Estonian, Hungarian, Maltese, Slovene). www.toolproject.eu

Areas of Interest: 
technology languages culture methodology games

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