DML Twitter Watch

DML Blog

Antero Garcia Profile Picture
By Antero Garcia 12/22/2014 - 8:00am Comments
The same evening as the non-indictment announcement in the Michael Brown case was announced, I received an email notification from Genius.com about a teacher-driven conversation called “How do I talk to my students about Ferguson?” More than...
Genius: Web Annotation, Digital Literacies
Nicole Mira Profile Picture
By Nicole Mirra 12/18/2014 - 8:00am Comments
As St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch stepped to the microphone on the evening of Nov. 24 to announce the grand jury’s decision about the fate of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson...
Ferguson, Social Media and Educational Dialogue Blog Image
Howard Rheingold  Profile Picture
By Howard Rheingold 12/15/2014 - 9:48am Comments
Some enthusiasts of digital media in learning and inclusion of making/tinkering as a learning activity — including myself — believe that talking about tinkering while doing it, in person and online, can enhance social contexts for peer learning...
Tinkering and Thinking with Maker Kylie Peppler Blog Image
Constance M. Yowell, Ph.D.  Profile Picture
By Constance M. Yowell, Ph.D. 12/10/2014 - 8:16am Comments
It was more than 10 years ago that I first met Brother Mike, before the launch of our Digital Media and Learning initiative and before the birth of the Digital Youth Network program. The work was in its infancy. We were just developing the...
Revolution: Thank You, Brother Mike  Blog Image
Ben Williamson  Profile Picture
By Ben Williamson 12/08/2014 - 2:40pm Comments
The human brain has become a major topic in education. The field of educational neuroscience, or neuroeducation, is flourishing. At the same time, a number of initiatives based in computer science departments and major technology companies are...
Computing Brains
Mia C. Zamora Profile Picture
By Mia C. Zamora 12/04/2014 - 8:00am Comments
Much hope, promise, and cash has been invested in technology for the classroom, yet this hype has often set the stage for nothing more than technologically-powered traditional content delivery paradigms masquerading as innovation. The course of...
Striving for New Ways to Learn How to Learn Blog Image
Doug Belshaw Profile Picture
By Doug Belshaw 12/01/2014 - 11:24am Comments
"Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future." — George Orwell Part of history is telling stories. It's about privileging some type of information over others, forming a narrative that helps...
A Brief History of the Web and its Future Potential Blog Image
Mimi Ko Cruz Profile Picture
By Mimi Ko Cruz 11/27/2014 - 8:00am Comments
Kira J. Baker-Doyle, assistant professor of education at Arcadia University, and her colleagues designed Arcadia’s Connected Learning Certificate program so educators of all levels, from Kindergarten through graduate school, could build a...
Connected Learning Advocate Kira Baker-Doyle Blog Image
Howard Rheingold  Profile Picture
By Howard Rheingold 11/24/2014 - 8:00am Comments
I’ve been writing for 45 years, and have always owned more physical notebooks than I need at any one time, and I’m an enthusiastic novice at electronics, so several of my antennae tingled vigorously when I first came across the term “circuit...
Circuit Stickers, Notebook Hacking and Learning as Debugging Blog Image
Liz Losh  Profile Picture
By Liz Losh 11/20/2014 - 8:00am Comments
Oculus Rift made headlines this year with a development kit for its affordable virtual reality head-mounted display, which comes equipped with sophisticated software that prevents the “simulator sickness” that was so common on earlier...
IndieCade, Part 3: Learning from Virtual Reality Blog Image
Buffy J. Hamilton Profile Picture
By Buffy J. Hamilton 11/17/2014 - 9:33am Comments
Earlier this year, I wrote about the possibilities for libraries that embrace writing as the literacy of the masses and how libraries might function as more powerful sponsors of literacy if they were to be more inclusive of writing literacies....
Writing in Libraries: Processes and Pathways to Inquiry, Learning Blog Image
Liz Losh  Profile Picture
By Liz Losh 11/13/2014 - 8:00am Comments
The so-called “GamerGate” controversy about the independent games movement, which has finally reached the pages of the New York Times, has become the big story this fall. I have provided a wrap-up of some of the issues in a blog posting...
IndieCade, Part 2: Anxieties About GamerGate Blog Image
John Jones  Profile Picture
By John Jones 11/10/2014 - 8:00am Comments
Nicholas Carr is well-known for his work critiquing emerging technologies, particularly his argument that “Google is making us stupid.” In his new book, “The Glass Cage: Automation and Us” (W. W. Norton & Company, 2014), he works in the...
The Technophobe’s Dilemma: Nicholas Carr’s ‘The Glass Cage’ Blog Image
Liz Losh  Profile Picture
By Liz Losh 11/06/2014 - 8:00am Comments
When I was in middle school, there was a group of boys who played war games in the science teacher’s room. I was always envious of them, because it looked like fun, but it seemed to be an all-male enclave where I — as a girl — could never...
Report from IndieCade, Part 1: Dungeons & Dragons Turns 40 Blog Image
Antero Garcia Profile Picture
By Antero Garcia 11/03/2014 - 9:49am Comments
Two weekends ago, I had the opportunity to help co-“wrangle” a floor for the 2014 Mozilla Festival, better known as Mozfest. Emphasizing the space’s festival-like ethos (as opposed to typical conference drudgery), Mozfest spills into hallways,...
Embracing Possibility: Four Lessons from Mozfest 2014 Blog Image