equity

Keywords: gaming, gender, equity
(This is from my blog, Kevin's Meandering Mind) I’ve shared this Lego Gender Remix site before but it is so powerful in what it does that it is always worth sharing out again. I used this site yesterday in my class of sixth graders as we begin diving into the concepts of our Digital Life unit, in which we explore technology and media from a variety of angles. Talking to 11 year olds about the...
    Why is it that when young people use technology on adult terms, they are praised as 21st century learners, but when they use technology on their OWN terms, they are castigated as deviant rule-breakers?   Nicole Mirra, Innovators, Not Hackers. Stop Portraying Youth as Digital Deviants   This quote from Nicole Mirra’s post on DML stuck with me after I read it not long after it appeared on DML...
Our month-long series, Equity and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom, had the final official webinar yesterday; don't miss an interactive online conference in an unHangout style for our final webinar next week. The series, broadcast in partnership with Educator Innovator and Connectedlearning.tv, focuses specifically on equity in relation to Connected Learning principles. This fourth webinar...
Our month-long series, Equity and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom, started off marvelously yesterday. The series, broadcast in partnership with Educator Innovator and Connectedlearning.tv, focuses specifically on equity in relation to Connected Learning principles. This first webinar, Networked Classrooms: Providing Equitable Access to Connected Learning, is now archived. This webinar...
Cross posted from my personal blog: www.thinkingthroughmylens.wordpress.com Today I had the opportunity to be a panelist on a webinar entitled, "Connected and Digital: Improving Learning for All Students," put on by the Alliance for Excellent Education in conjunction with Digital Learning Day and their Digital Learning Transition MOOC. I've been exploring connected learning for a while now, and...
Thanks to a growing chorus of outspoken scholars and educators, our current discourse on English education is ripe with calls for critical literacy and engaged pedagogy; for English classrooms that base academic literacy on what students already know and then move toward the yet unknown, that have burst the constraints on how we define a text, that see educators as conductors of light,...
Keywords: equity, agency, power
What makes some people feel a sense of agency while others do not? There are people who believe they have power, can make a difference, can affect their world. And there are people who are resolute that they cannot or perhaps don’t even think of the world in those terms. What makes us feel that we can make a difference? Are we born that way? Are we raised to feel agency? Do we have experiences...
A few weeks ago, Cindy O’Donnell-Allen and Antero Garcia, both professors in the English department at Colorado State University and fellow NWP colleagues, shared with me via e-mail that students in their pre-service teaching courses would be taking a closer look at a resource I developed earlier this year on Digital Is, offering me full warning that my inbox would be full of notification e-mails...
These Connected Learning TV webinar archives form a mini-series related to the release of the Connected Learning: An Research and Design Agenda report. Jean Rhodes - Effective Mentorship Through Shared Purpose and Interest Sonia Livingstone - The Realities of Youth and Peer Culture: Balancing Learning Opportunities and Risks Craig Watkins & Juliet Schor - Connected Learning As Pathway to...
“I can play the game because it’s free, but then are some other parts that it won’t let me access without payment.” This is of course, the prevailing way in which developers are releasing their product: the freemium model. The freemium model means that there is a wide amount of access for everyone, yet for premium privileges, there is a price. We see it everywhere.   This is what storage sites...

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