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Introducing a new collection of resources that exemplify some of the best connected learning practices from Pittsburgh.
Years in the Making with Connected Learning seeks to offer lessons on the evolution of Connected Learning through the vantage points of mentors, community collaboration, and interest-driven learning.
This collection shares resources created by educators across the Educator Innovator network who are working to transform their teaching in order to promote connected learning.
Resources in this collection have emerged from a growing partnership between the National Park Service (NPS) and the National Writing Project (NWP) designed to bolster connected learning opportunities within the national parks and reach more young visitors and educators.
- Writing Feedback
- university writing
- Writing Instruction
- first year writing
- teaching writing
- Growth mindset
- connected learning
- learning innovation
- Remake Learning
- museum education
- art museum teaching
- arts education
- art museum
- project based learning
- malcolm x
- random house
- authentic audience
- LRNG Grant
- LRNG Innovators
- meaningful audience
- Social & Emotional Learning
- Gateway Writing Project
- OneCity Stories
- race conversations
I believe in the power of voice. As an English Language Arts teacher, I value voice in writing, speaking, and as a means to critical thinking or engaging in ideas. I want my students to know they have something to contribute and can insert their “oar” in life’s many conversations.
This resource highlights my experiences working with students to share their voice with the world through a podcasting project focused on their beliefs.
The Digital Youth Network (DYN) website contains descriptions and videos of the afterschool, in school, and online programs that focus on studies in girlhood, gaming, graphic design, video production, music and audio production, robotics, and hip-hop and spoken word.
Committed to advancing higher education by promoting the "intelligent use" of information technology, Educause publishes Educause Quaterly and Education Review, as well as initiating a number of other programs that further research in the field, networking and community building opportunities, and resources for educators and learners.
Living and Learning with New Media is a white paper produced by the researchers at the University of California at Berkeley from their Digital Youth Project, which looked at emerging trends in youth culture surrounding the use of and integration of digital media and technology in their lives.
I decided to teach myself multimedia composition by creating this video alongside students in my Advanced Composition for Future Teachers class at Chico State University.
Published in the fall 2005 edition of the online scholarly journal, Kairos, "Why Teach Digital Writing?", provides a primer on thinking about the pedagogy of teaching and the practice of doing writing using the multiplicity of new media and social media available to students.
The Center for Social Media supports educators in navigating a convergence of digital landscapes that find their way into the classroom, specifically around the use of and rearticulation of copyrighted materials by students in the production of media.
After my first year at Williamston High School, I was labeled as one of the writing teachers within the English department. I was given some degree of freedom with how I wanted to explore and develop new ways of teaching writing. There were two significant struggles I constantly faced with what seemed to be little reward: motivation and voice. All too often, my students shot strange looks my way as I grew increasingly excited about assignments and they grew more and more disengaged with what was going on in class.
The Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally.
During the 2008-2009 school year, my class was involved in a service learning project. The project utilized various technologies and digital media to complete the task. These tools proved to be invaluable for the English language learners who comprised the majority of my classroom.