learning library

This past Saturday, I attended Edcamp Philly along with several hundred other educators. It was a day filled with great conversations and connections that I hope will continue both face to face and virtually in the days and months to come. Today, I had the opportunity to hear from Brenda Boyer, as part of a district professional development presentation, some of the fabulous work she’s been doing...
New Connected Learning Monthly Series Starts May 2013: Teens and the Future of Libraries with YALSA Connected Learning TV is launching a new series where we'll take a month at a time to focus on connected learning communities, themes, and topics. In May, join us and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) as we take a month-long look at how connected learning interweaves with the...
I’ve been talking about connected learning for several weeks now, trying to define the model and think about how it might work in the college classroom. This week, I shared three specific activities that demonstrate what goes on in a Connected Learning project: The Harry Potter Alliance Virtual Community/Social Media Class YOUmedia at the Chicago Public Library All these examples focus on a text...
A friend who runs a summer camp recently described to me the way older campers have “free choice” time some afternoons. Counselors decide what they’ll be doing based on what they know and enjoy – playing guitar, building a canoe, crafting something – and then campers have free choice of which counselor and activity they want to do, if any. My vision of Connected Learning is that practitioners in...
I’ll be blogging in response to a webinar series offered by connectedlearning.tv at the invitation of the National Writing Project’s Digital Is . In this week's session, hosted again by Howard Rheingold, we heard from Buffy J. Hamilton, The Unquiet Librarian, who engaged in a discussion about libraries and learning spaces. Dr. David Preston’s high school class “hung out” during the...
Project New Media Literacies (NML) is a research initiative that explores how we might best equip young people with the social skills and cultural competencies required to become full participants in an emergent media landscape and raise public understanding about what it means to be literate in a globally interconnected, multicultural world. NML has developed a framework for thinking about...