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Students can show depth of self-expression and the extent of their understanding of their own education with Powerpoint presentations to an attentive audience. They can demonstrate academic learning. The first student example is done by a fourth grade student with moderate behavior issues but a clear understanding of his own strengths and weaknesses in an educational setting: exit_0.jpg...
All students, even those in fourth and fifth grades, demonstrate their exuberance and self-esteem and technological prowess when they create and present their own life story through Powerpoint presentations. Beginning Powerpointers will need to focus as much on learning to use the software as much as they do articulating the topic. A self-reflective, educationally introspective topic is a great...
This collection highlights three of the many excellent resources tagged voice and audience on the Digital Is website. Important elements of the digital classroom—inquiry, emerging experts, and a pedagogy of collegiality—are clearly themes in the work of these classrooms.
What happens when you engage kindergarten children in a process of asking their own questions and designing ways to find the answers? This is what Denise Tarrats, a New York City kindergarten teacher, found out when she participated in an eighteen-month study of inquiry sponsored by the New York City Writing Project. Along with her students, Denise explored student developed questions about the...
Jenkins, et al. (2007) characterize today's society as one based on participation, using the term "participatory culture" to describe how we are no longer pure consumers of media, but producers, sharers, and collaborators.
Youth are communicating with each other and the larger society today using a variety of digital and social media tools, but what are they saying? What possibilities do these digital tools hold for social, political, and economic change?
Screen shot 2010-10-19 at 10.55.40 AM.png WHYs Up! is a blog created by 25 high school students from East Oakland, California. For one month, the students explored different neighborhoods in Oakland and the Bay Area in an attempt to understand their own community better. They began the inquiry by asking questions about their community: Why are people afraid of...
Exploring Computer Science (ECS) is a K-12/university partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). ECS was developed by the Computer Science Equity Alliance in response to a UCLA study that examined why so few females and students of color study computer science in high school. ECS expanded access to Advanced Placement...
History of the game, Darfur is Dying Darfur is Dying a newsgame, released in 2006, is a browser game about the crisis in Darfur, western Sudan. The design of the game was led by Susana Ruiz who was inspired to create the game after her nephew told her about a lesson his teacher presented about the Holocaust. She was shocked to learn that the lesson did not speak at all to genocides that are...
Digital Writing Changes Everything As a new teacher 10 years ago, I was a judicious writing instructor. I thought carefully about assignments, offered student choice, tried to make assignments relevant. Day after day when computers were in short supply and I didn't know how to incorporate the few I had available to the best benefit - writing happened something like this: we started an assignment...

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