digital making

By Kylie Peppler It has become increasingly clear that youths' experiences in schools do not match the kinds of experiences they are likely to have once they have completed school. The push to support "21st century" skills stems from this mismatch, and many have advocated for ensuring that young people learn to think about the world not as a simple set of cause-and-effect experiences, but rather...
We have been excited about the “Connected Learning” movement for some time at the Kean University Writing Project, and our team has been thinking about how to incorporate connected learning principles into our overall Invitational Summer Institute experience for our new Teacher Consultants. I thought I would share a bit on my own entry point into this work as a way to illustrate why I think “...
jellycam-600x420.jpg All rights reserved.   On February 5, thousands of educators will take part in the third annual Digital Learning Day, a nationwide celebration of common-sense, effective applications of digital learning that support educators, improve learning, and provide options for students to achieve at their highest potential. NWP Digital Is is partnering...
As you may have heard, Wednesday, February 5 is the third-annual Digital Learning Day. In preparation, the folks at #engchat—a network of English teachers, organized by Meenoo Rami of the Philadelphia Writing Project, connecting with one another to share ideas, resources, and inspiration—are previewing Digital Learning Day during their Twitter chat on Monday, February 3 at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST....
This article is a repost from makes.lmnob.com. Working with Paul Oh, David Cole, Jennifer Dick, and Jie Qi in the “Hack Your Notebook” seminar during the National Writing Project conference in Boston was a blast. To get a sense of the activity, check out Jie Qi’s amazing work at: technolojie.com. I had to try to reproduce the fun we had with my boys. While in Boston, Jie was tremendously kind and...
After last year's inaugural Connected Educator Month, participating teachers argued “every month should be connected educator month.” And here at NWP Digital Is, where we explore digital literacies and connected learning, we couldn't agree more. In this collection, explore ways to connect during Connected Educator Month and to stay connected throughout the year! What does being a connected...
As published at Edutopia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUlrzkpIgq8&feature=player_embedded#t=0 Elyse Eidman-Aadahl is the director of national programs and site development at the National Writing Project. She is also a founder of Digital Is, a forum and community to share resources about teaching writing. Keep up to date with Elyse Eidman-Aadahl and the National Writing Project on twitter....
"Connected learning takes root when young people find peers who share interests, when academic institutions recognize and make interest-driven learning relevant to school, and when community institutions provide resources and safe spaces for more peer driven forms of learning.” Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design The San Diego Writing Project has had a focus for the past few...
What are the various reasons behind 'making as learning' gaining traction in the education reform arena? Read Julian's full post on DMLcentral.net: http://bit.ly/19M9dAU. You can learn more about Julian on his blog at www.julianseftongreen.net. ------------------------ Intro to "Making and Education Reform: Learning to Ride the Wave" At this moment in time, on both sides of the Atlantic, digital...
A series of three webinars, entitled Maker Bridge, was kicked off yesterday. The series is supported by the Nominet Trust - in collaboration with the MacArthur Foundation, as part of their involvement in Make Things Do Stuff. Below is the video archive of that first webinar. From the Maker Bridge site: "The series asks: what is new about digital making now? Why is it important? How does digital...

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