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Keywords: public, clmooc, internet
(This originally appeared at Kevin's Meandering Mind) Each year, when I teach Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, I make sure to read the first few chapters out loud to my sixth graders. This gives them a feel for the poetic style of writing and allows them to visualize some important elements of the setting. It also leads me to a great passage on page 7 that always sparks interesting...
By Shannon Landin, Co-founder of Codecraft Lab and Stephanie Galbo, Software Engineer & Codecraft Lab Super Volunteer Don’t cross the road without looking both ways. Be aware of your surroundings and know who is around you. Don’t talk to strangers. These are just a few of the street smart lessons we preach to our kids, but now they are equally applicable in our digital lives if you think...
Speak about mobile technologies in most any school setting and you’re likely to find frenetic conversation about the role of these technologies in facilitating learning. You’ll find educators trading app recommendations, discussing the productivity possible through mobile phones, tablets, and the like. They discuss notetaking, the dissemination of class resources, and the opportunities of all...
(This is reposted from my blog) I’ve been sharing out some of the data from a grade-level survey that I did with my students around their perceptions and use of technology and digital media. I’ve talked about how much time and what they do with that time, and also, I’ve shared out how many of my students use Facebook and Instagram. Today, I want to share out their views and experiences around...
Although the Internet seems to be free, it actually consumes huge amounts of electricity. This collection is an exploration of the environmental costs of the internet and ways to reduce the energy we call upon daily in our searches, uploads, and downloads.
Keywords: internet, history, web, comics
I was inspired to create this short-run comic strip after thinking about and learning more about the history of the development of the World Wide Web. (Which sounds funny to say it as a full three-word phrase these days, doesn't it?). I wondered: what if two kids -- Ralph and Carl -- were able to go back in time, like Bill and Ted (in their own dimwitted excellent adventures), and witness some of...
I have never written a book review and it almost seems pretentious of me to even try. What could I say about any book that hasn’t already been said 100 times by others—more eloquently than I could ever say, for sure? But this review isn’t necessarily for anyone but me I guess. It’s a chance for me to process what I’ve read and by sharing it, maybe it helps someone else too, who knows? So let’s...
Apologies to everyone for falling behind on my posts. I’m going to post several today in an attempt to get back on schedule. Forgive me if I seem to be overflowing with blogginess this afternoon. Would you teach a course that focused on how to write web hoaxes, fake virus alerts, and other falsified documents? Years ago, I remember writing Ten Ways to Write About Computer Viruses and thinking of...
David Low - Unwholesome and Insipid Fruit_final.pdf In this humourous academic essay, I explore the historical roots of media panics, which are triggered by generational power struggles over the right to define and preserve culture. Within such panics there is often a rift between youth-oriented popular culture and adult-guarded "high" culture. This rift generally plays out as new media vs. old...
Based on the work of Howard Gardner and the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum from Common Sense Media takes what it calls a "whole-community approach" to digital literacy and citizenship by providing resources for students and educators. The curriculum includes units designed to promote student empowerment and help...

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