digital media learning

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...
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...
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...
**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 &...
**Next Connected Learning Webinar: Thurs, March 28, 10-11am PT**http://bit.ly/WJAXQY Chris Lehmann - Inquiry: The Very First Step In the Process of Learning"How do we learn? What can we create? What does it mean to lead?"Insights from the founding principal of Philadelphia's Science Leadership Academy (http://scienceleadership.org). *Ways To Participate*1. Join the Google+ Hangout with Chris:...
Read John's full post on DMLcentral.net: http://bit.ly/115j4Mr. You can also Follow him on Twitter at @johnmjones.------------------------Excerpts from "Writing for Interaction" We do not yet have robust tools for creating interactive reading experiences...The promise of location-aware books (http://bit.ly/Z9AOTt) suggests one way in which books can provide more interaction, but they have yet to...
We don't just teach humanity through Hip Hop, we create humanitarians "Kids Helping Kids; a Hip Hop Experience" is a youth program that teaches HUMANITY through HIP HOP. We educate youth on global, national and local issues and provide them the opportunity to have a voice through music. This is done through our organization Hip Hop Saves Lives (HHSL).  Our process goes as follows: First, we...
Watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij6YXwh4X9U&feature=youtu.be I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite voices out there Jay Smooth. In this video, which is part of a series of videos, he elaborates upon what he calls the “Little Hater.”  The Little Hater is the voice, mostly inside your head, though can be heard from numerous agents in our life, often blocks us from...
Henry Jenkins is a well-known scholar of new media and participatory culture studies. In Reading in a Participatory Culture: Remixing Moby-Dick in the English Classroom - a recent book, co-published by the National Writing Project and Teachers College Press - he discusses an experiment to develop a new curriculum for middle and high school English classrooms, one that allows for the integration...

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