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Edutopia online

The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) is a non-profit operating foundation. Established in 1991 by filmmaker George Lucas, its mission is to "tell the story" of successful and effective use of technology in education. At Edutopia, its website, you'll find video snapshots, case studies, and many practical, easy-to-use resources for creating the school and classroom of the future. There are some especially good resources for project-based learning.

Discovery Education Streaming

Do your teachers need videos and other visual materials to support instruction? Formally unitedstreaming, the collection provides access to more than 2,200 videos and 22,000 video clips, all correlated to individual state education standards. The service also includes a high-resolution image library, black line masters and teachers’ guides, and a calendar of events that ties video content to important dates in history. Videos may be shown in live streaming mode or downloaded to use on a single computer or with a projector.

Fundraising and Grant Resources for Tech Integration

Like it or not, we still depend heavily on grants for technology funding. The George Lucas Educational Foundation's Edutopia site maintains an excellent inventory of grant opportunities from both government and private sources.

Disrupting Class: Student-Centric Education Is the Future

Clayton M. Christensen and Michael B. Horn are coauthors of the book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. They wrote this article for Edutopia describing how the business model of disruptive innovation will affect schools.

How to Create Social Media Guidelines for your School

Many schools and districts are developing separate guidelines for students' and teachers' use of social media as it relates to schools. This 3-page guide from Edutopia provides an overview of why it's important to take the time to focus specifically on social media use.

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8

Edutopia hosts this collection of resources geared toward helping middle school educators make effective use of iPads with their students. Topics include favorite apps, best practices, and engaging activities.

Edutopia series on SAMR for Administrators

Dr. Ruben Puentadura's SAMR - Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition - model has been a lens for examining how technology is implemented and used in the classroom. This series of articles at Edutopia addresses the ways administrators can move their own practices up through the model beyond mere substitution or even non-use.

4 Technologies to Help Students Find Their Voice in Your Classroom | Edutopia

Using four popular technology tools to encourage all students to speak up and contribute to classroom discussion.

The Power of Story in School Transformation

Edutopia article on how to use and curate three types of story: stories of self, other, and organization and use them to promote your school.

Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

Edutopia article outlining how to use social media to promote and engage your school community. Covers your website, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, Blogs. Gives specific examples and tips to using each one.

Education Equity

Trying to close the "access gap"? Check out Edutopia's Education Equity collection of proven resources to help ensure all students have equal access to opportunities, support, and the tools they need to succeed.

Resources for Building Community Partnerships

Schools benefit when local businesses, organizations, and individuals lend their expertise and resources to support programs. This collection of resources from Edutopia addresses the benefits of partnerships along with tips for building successful relationships with the community and examples of how it works.

Why Social and Emotional Learning Is Essential for Students

This blog post from Edutopia explains why Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is an important part of students' education.

13 Powerful SEL Activities

This blog post from edutopia offers a baker's dozen of activities teachers can employ to help students learn SEL skills.

Social-Emotional Apps for Special Ed

This blog post from edutopia describes apps that can be used to help studets with special needs learn SEL skills.


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