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This post was written by all the teacher-leaders in Sandboxes for Learning who attended the meeting described below December 9-11, 2016: Paul Allison, Christina Cantrill, Joe Dillion, Jenny Lockie, Jo Paraiso, Dawn Reed, Shantanu Saha, Chris Sloan, and Trixie Smith. Designing curriculum for engaging learning opportunities always requires careful thought and planning. The second weekend in...
There are essentially three camps among educators who support the idea of integrating video games and learning: those who are playing video games as a means to support student learning (e.g. Minecraft, SimCity Edu, Civilization, augmented reality simulations) those who are creating video games as a means to support student learning (e.g. Scratch, Globaloria, Gamestar Mechanic) those who are...
How are digital badges helping a wide range of learners recognize new pathways to academic & economic opportunities? "When students have badges attached to learning outcomes, it's much easier for them to see the big picture." - edcetera's article, Using Badges to Quantify Learning Outcomes at UC Davis Join author, educator and HASTAC co-founder Cathy Davidson for the kick-off webinar this...
In this post Doug Belshaw, who leads Mozilla Foundation's web literacies initiative, explains why Mozilla Foundation is working to develop web literacy standards and how everyone—that's YOU Digital Is folks—can participate in their development. First posted at DML Central, Doug lists a series of spaces for you to give feedback on the emerging framework. ____________________________________ By...
I just finished awarding my students their badges for our Community assignment and I wanted to share the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of my venture into gamification as opposed to grading. I originally shared my reasons for replacing grades with badges in my post “Community Building With Badges” which was sparked by Cathy Davidson’s description of her badging system but essentially I hoped...
Last February, I read about Connectivism while researching articles for a Contemporary Learning Theory course. It wasn't an assigned reading, I discovered it and that is the first and only time I have encountered it in my Master of Education journey. At the time, I wondered - why aren't we hearing more about? “education must shift from instruction, from imposing of stencils, to discovery - to...
The DigitalMe youth team describe how learners were decoding it for themselves at the Mozilla Festival in London. Helen Westgarth Age 17, DigitalMe Reporter  You may have seen #MozFest! onTwitter and elsewhere, and wondered what it was. Well, I can reveal that it was an amazing, weekend-long event, run by Mozilla as a part of their open source ethos to help anyone, with or without a technical...
Hello! My name is Chad Sansing. I teach humanities at the Community Public Charter School, and I am an unabashed fan of joyful learning. It can be connected learning or self-directed learning. It can peer-to-peer learning or co-learning. It can be tacit or explicit; it can result from modeling or invention. It can happen inside schools; it can happen outside them. It can happen because of schools...
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In August, Paul Allison hosted two episodes of TTT on the topic of badges. His goal was to encourage a practical, pedagogical discourse on the subject and break through some of the heckling and the hype. In the first episode (embedded below), the guests spend much of the hour teasing out what the debate over badges is all about. Elyse Eidman-Aadahl suggests that badges were overpromised by media...
The ten badges attached to this resource are from the first month and a half of our weekly self-assessment practice. Each Friday we badge what we have learned. To begin, we grab our journals and write about the learning that sticks out to us from the last week. Then we pick the pieces of learning that seem most powerful or fun to each of us. These are the pieces of learning that we will badge. We...

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