Author: JonBarilone

  • Considering the Complexities of Learning to Code

    Considering the Complexities of Learning to Code

    As millions of people dive into creating hundreds of millions of lines of code for Hour Of Code this week, have you paused to consider why we’re collectively rallying around this flagpole of coding? The introductory videos from Code.org and President Obama list numerous goals and visions: empowering youth as creators, not just consumers; demystifying…

  • “Making and Education Reform: Learning to Ride the Wave” with Julian Sefton-Green

    “Making and Education Reform: Learning to Ride the Wave” with Julian Sefton-Green

    What are the various reasons behind ‘making as learning’ gaining traction in the education reform arena? Read Julian’s full post on DMLcentral.net: http://bit.ly/19M9dAU. You can learn more about Julian on his blog at www.julianseftongreen.net. ———————— Intro to “Making and Education Reform: Learning to Ride the Wave” At this moment in time, on both sides of…

  • Teens and the Future of Libraries with YALSA

    Teens and the Future of Libraries with YALSA

    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…

  • John Jones: Writing for Interaction

    John Jones: Writing for Interaction

    Read John’s full post on DMLcentral.net: http://bit.ly/115j4Mr. You can also Follow him on Twitter at @johnmjones. ———————— Excerpts from “Writing for Interaction” We do not yet have robust tools for creating interactive reading experiences…The promise of location-aware books (http://bit.ly/Z9AOTt) suggests one way in which books can provide more interaction, but they have yet to become…

  • dana boyd asks: Is Facebook destroying the college experience?

    dana boyd asks: Is Facebook destroying the college experience?

    Jon Barilone calls attention to a new blog by danah boyd. Read danah’s full post on DMLcentral.net: http://bit.ly/Y8DKzG. You can follow danah on Twitter at @zephoria. ———————— Excerpts from “Is Facebook Destroying the American College Experience?” At first blush, this seems like a win for students.  Going off to college can be a scary proposition, full of uncertainty, particularly about…

  • Ethan Zuckerman confronts the “narrative of civics in crisis” on Connected Learning today

    Ethan Zuckerman confronts the “narrative of civics in crisis” on Connected Learning today

    Ethan Zuckerman confronts the “narrative of civics in crisis,” and poses thoughtful questions on how we can strive for civics education that is both effective and engaging. Excerpts from “Is Civics in Crisis? Or Just Changing its Shape?” If civics is in crisis, it’s a long crisis, not a sudden development…If we conclude that civics…

  • A flurry of activity around release of “Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design”

    There has been a flurry of activity around Tuesday’s release of “Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design.” Here is a quick list of links that should help you and your networks access the content that is most important to you: Read the official press release The full report [PDF] You can access a…