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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...
I know there are a few more learning events for Walk My World (including the last one around heroic myths and the current one around the Story of Us) but I had pulled together a sort of digital portfolio via ThingLink as a way to capture the projects I had been doing since the start. I like using the visual, with links, although it does not leave room for post-project reflections without...
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...
As a new doc student, you find yourself repeatedly answering the versions of the same two questions. Question 1: How long will it take to complete your program? A:  I’m not sure. Unlike going to law school or medical school, which is completed in a set number of years, a Ph.D. requires several years of coursework plus a dissertation, or original research project. The variables inherent in any...
Striving to bridge effective technology integration with the best practices of social justice education has been a very narrow path [+community] for me. Few times do I come across conversations that are pushing the boundaries of what's possible with technology in the classroom while at the same time remaining grounded in ideals for a more creative and just world [Thanks, Allied Media]. More than...
Digital Learning Day FEBRUARY 5, 2014 Overview Building upon a growing movement to leverage digital tools to support Connected Learning, the National Writing Project is participating in the third national Digital Learning Day. An effort of the Alliance for Excellent Education, Digital Learning Day links together a wide range of states, organizations, and corporate partners to call attention to...
cross-posted from DML Central In a recent piece at Locus, Cory Doctorow argues: Computers are the children of the human race’s mind, and as they become intimately involved in new aspects of our lives, we keep stumbling into semantic minefields, where commonly understood terms turn out to have no single, well-agreed-upon meaning across all parts of society. As an example, Doctorow gives the "real...
 Urban Word poet David Fasanya stands on top of his verses at the NY Public Library on November 19, 2012. This Words on Walls events featured poems that raised voter awareness and the importance of civic engagement. Urban Word NYC, along with partners City Lore and Bowery Arts & Science, recently culminated the first year of the NY Community Trust/Hive-supported WORDS ON WALLS program, during...
  Originally posted on KQED Edspace. As the immigration reform bill begins to consume lawmakers in Washington in the coming months, students around the country had a head start to debate the issue online. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the lead Democratic negotiator, explains, "The American people have told us to do two things. One, prevent future flows of illegal immigration, and then come up with...
**Next Webinar: Thursday, April 18, 11am-12pm PT**http://bit.ly/10LPfBr Penny Sebring & Eric Brown - Teens, Digital Media, and the Chicago Public Library: A Study of YOUmedia's ProgressAn in-depth look at YOUmedia's strengths as a space for connected learning, and broader considerations for application in other environments. *Ways To Participate* 1. Join the Google+ Hangout with Penny &...

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