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Our month-long series, Equity and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom, continued strongly on Tuesday. The series, broadcast in partnership with Educator Innovator and Connectedlearning.tv, focuses specifically on equity in relation to Connected Learning principles. This second webinar, Classrooms as Community Hubs: Developing Open Digital Networks, is now archived. This webinar focused on how...
When we titled the book Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom, we actually wanted to expand what the word "classroom" means. Many of us, when we hear that word, think immediately about the four walls of the school building. But, when you take a look at the book -- which includes the classroom stories of over 18 educators from across the country -- we can see that "classroom" is actually a...
Nobody loves the head of a dandelion, maybe because they are so many, strong and soon.”    -Toni Morrison, “The Bluest Eye” My two boys celebrate the onset of Spring like so many young children everywhere do.  They get outside and embrace the thaw.  They run, they discover, they dig with sticks.  There is always mud.  They play.  And they gather up all those first bursts of yellow, the...
Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom, a collection published by the Digital Media + Learning Research Hub, is now available as a free PDF or eBook. This collection, unique in its focus on in-school work, explores the principles of Connected Learning exemplified in classroom practice through the curation of pieces from our Digital Is site. Below is an excerpt from the Foreword by Kylie...
Just when I was feeling pretty tech-savvy, I volunteered to be the liaison for National Writing Project’s Connected Learning MOOC (#CLMOOC)... And that, THAT, was the end of my naive competence. Immediately I was signing up for blogs, Google + hangouts, webinars, and getting emails from that weird hashtagged acronym that put images of cows in my head. What was a MOOC, anyway? I googled it. It is...
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CLMOOC is a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing experience that is open to anyone who is interested in making, creativity, and learning. In it, we designed and engaged in "makes"—creative projects—that tap into our personal (and professional) interests.
  219_2013_perspective_aug7.JPG All rights reserved. Once again I am inspired by the conversation encouraged from the people at the National Writing Project and The Connected Learning site . I received my email newsletter, The National Writing Project Daily, and found the link to the live webinar discussion of "Connecting to Something Bigger: The Power of Open,...
  Reflection and Evaluation Cajon Valley Middle School What we have learned through this process is the power of creating spaces that allow for a variety of entry points, and values the process instead of just final projects. My students live in a world where college seems a far off dream. To see the images and hear the voices of graduate students who still struggle with the academic English...
When my colleagues and I redesigned our school’s senior project, dubbed Project Connect, we wanted to emphasize connected learning concepts (see Helping Kids Get Connected). Doing so meant beginning to change our conversations about the texts we create in our classes and for their projects, so that students can begin to shed the notion that writing is a stagnant interaction between students and...

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