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  nov2015wkshp.jpg Incorporate historical science primary sources from the Library of Congress in crafting letters to the next president about a range of STEM issues. This resource, compiled by Trey Smith, has links to myriad primary sources related to STEM issues from the past that inform current policy discussions. Check out the blog posts for science teachers...
In the extremely rural place where I live, there is lots of space, but not a lot of public spaces in the conventional sense. No coffee houses, malls, or parklets. We do have large open pieces of public land and an amazing library. A couple years ago, I wanted to start a seed library, and our local librarian graciously offered to host it at the library. I wasn't sure whether other people would be...
Yesterday I had the privilege of leading a workshop at North Pitt High School on making and MakerEd with 40 or so media coordinators from Pitt County Schools.  The district media coordinator has provided real leadership and inspiration for transitioning the county’s media centers from quiet, solitary, read-only spaces to learning commons where students are making, sharing, collaborating,...
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...
During January 24th-26th will be EduCon 2.6 in Philadelphia, an innovation conference where we can come together, both in person and virtually, to discuss the future of schools.  I am humbled and excited that my proposal about our student inquiry group for augmented reality application Aurasma was selected for the conference. Read the description here:  5th-8th graders came together on Wednesdays...
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...
Original photograph by Buffy Hamilton As part of our makerspace initiative this year (please see this blog post and this slidedeck here) and inspired by the work of the Sacramento Public Library, one of my focal points is thinking about ways the library can support creating communities of readers and writers who are crafting and composing texts (and I use the term text rather liberally).  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...

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