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The following blog post is by Dr. Martin Wolske and appeared on his blog on June, 4.  The school refered to in paragraph two is Kenwood Elemenatary in Champaign, IL. A bit over a decade ago, I had the privilege to help charter and be scoutmaster of a new scout troop with my sons and a few other wonderful families. We decided to especially focus on backpacking as a troop. None of us had done any...
Cross posted from my personal blog: www.thinkingthroughmylens.wordpress.com Today I had the opportunity to be a panelist on a webinar entitled, "Connected and Digital: Improving Learning for All Students," put on by the Alliance for Excellent Education in conjunction with Digital Learning Day and their Digital Learning Transition MOOC. I've been exploring connected learning for a while now, and...
A few weeks ago, Cindy O’Donnell-Allen and Antero Garcia, both professors in the English department at Colorado State University and fellow NWP colleagues, shared with me via e-mail that students in their pre-service teaching courses would be taking a closer look at a resource I developed earlier this year on Digital Is, offering me full warning that my inbox would be full of notification e-mails...
“I can play the game because it’s free, but then are some other parts that it won’t let me access without payment.” This is of course, the prevailing way in which developers are releasing their product: the freemium model. The freemium model means that there is a wide amount of access for everyone, yet for premium privileges, there is a price. We see it everywhere.   This is what storage sites...
Over the weekend, I was able to attend EduCon 2.5 at Science Leadership Academy. The education innovation conference had a strong focus on enhancing education with the power of technology and entrepreneurship though there were many conversations which challenged the traditional views of both these ideas and their applications within education. Day One was spent at the Franklin Institute where a...
A recent study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that African-American and Hispanic teens use their phones to go online in higher percentages than their white peers. Mobiles are increasing access to technology and the Internet for disadvantaged youth. This has led some to question whether the "digital divide" is closing. Will mobile technology be the great equalizer? For the...
Material Conditions of College Video of Material Conditions of College It all started with a timeline. At our planning meeting for the Digital Is project, Lacy asked us to map significant events in our lives that dealt with technology. My timeline had significant events such as the first time I played a video game (in 1985—my cousins had an Atari), and when...
As educators, we are in a unique position of both witnessing and influencing how young people come into their adult identities. Popular media portrays the rural United States as a hostile environment for the exploration of identity by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and questioning (LGBTQ) students. If we understand identity as a collective creation, influenced by the individual as well as by...
The Six Word Memoir project came from the work of Smith Magazine, an online publishing site. The idea is that everyone has a story to tell, and some of the best stories are told in only six words. Writing for Change students and teachers each wrote about their lives in only six words, and the words and images were put together in a digital movie format by the students. This work continued into...
The students had an opportunity to talk about what they enjoy about Writing For Change. We took video over a few days during the program to try to get feedback from a variety of kids. Components of the Academy Daily Schedule: 9-12noon Quick Writes: Every day, students began and ended the academy with reflective writing. The opening writing was always student generated. At the end of the day,...

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