coding literacy

This keynote video of Scratch @ MIT 2014, features Mitch Resnick (MIT/Scratch) interviewing Elyse Eidman-Aadahl (National Writing Project) and Dale Dougherty (Maker Media; Maker Education Initiative). Titled: Making, Coding, Writing, all three speakers came together to discuss engagement and making in the learning process. Here are some highlights:  10.30:  Dale talks what inspired the “Maker...
When I started my graduate program a few years ago, I was ready to learn how to change the world. To clarify–I don’t expect to change the world on my own (that’s selfish, I think), but I do want to be a part of fostering that change. I study and research literacy, a fascinating subject because it essentially encompasses, well, every cognitive process of humans–the way people learn, think, create...
After watching that short video, what was running through your mind? Think about it for a second. Were you constantly putting images to words? Making connections to your life? Comprehending what the picture was? It’s crazy to believe it, but just by watching that video you were defining a form of literacy that most people wouldn’t even think twice about. So what does this mean for the 21st...
Connected Learning’s most recent webcast features Mark Surman, Executive Director at Mozilla, and members of the Mozilla Open Bages project, Carla Casilli and Doug Belshaw, along with Jon Worona and Elizabeth Dill who are both librarians. Howard Rheingold serves as the moderator. You can view the entire webcast and find resources and links related to the conversation here.   The focus of the...