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Christina Evans Profile Picture
By Christina Evans 03/26/2015 - 8:00am Comments
I grew up in Oakland when the Black Panthers were setting up free lunches and breakfasts for me and my classmates in Oakland public schools and carrying guns to defend themselves and their community from the Oakland police. I grew up not...
How Technology Empowers Civic Imagination Blog Image
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By Buffy J. Hamilton 03/23/2015 - 9:38am Comments
As we continue our efforts to think about writing literacies as a focal point of our inquiry work in a high school library, my colleague Jennifer Lund and I continue to see the power of an old school technology: pen and paper. We’ve targeted...
Writing Our Way Into Inquiry and Presearch Blog Image
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By Antero Garcia 03/19/2015 - 8:02am Comments
Growing to the thousands of attendees and general public that will encounter the games, ideas, and fun that are a part of this year’s Games for Change Festival hasn’t been easy. Asi Burak, president of Games for Change reflected on the...
Looking Ahead to Games for Change Blog Image
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By S. Craig Watkins 03/16/2015 - 8:55am Comments
Tens of thousands from across the U.S. and around the world will settle in Austin this week to join in the big festival known as South by Southwest (SXSW). For two weeks, it's a chance to see what is happening in the worlds of...
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By Liz Losh 03/12/2015 - 8:00am Comments
Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series highlighting different programs that teach digital literacy outside of school. Doctoral candidate Eunsong Kim has become an expert on Twitter ethics involving communities of color...
Teaching Urban Digital Literacy Outside Schools, Part 2 Blog Image
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By John Jones 03/09/2015 - 7:17am Comments
Today’s impending release of the Apple Watch, Apple’s highly-anticipated entry into wearable computing, has prompted a new round of discussion about the company’s design prowess. While the computer-maker’s design chops are universally...
Why Apple is Good at Design Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 03/05/2015 - 10:46am Comments
Wired’s recent cover article, “Microsoft in the Age of Satya Nadella,” is a fascinating piece about how the software giant is aiming to reposition itself to remain dominant in the next operating system revolution. They missed the boat when the...
Augmented Wearables and the Future of Museums Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 03/02/2015 - 7:35am Comments
KitHub, “creative electronics for young innovators,” is a kit-of-the-month club for young makers, their parents, and their families. It was designed to empower kids and parents who weren’t necessarily close to a physical makerspace, by two...
KitHub Designed to Empower Young Innovators Blog Image
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By Mimi Ko Cruz 02/26/2015 - 8:00am Comments
“Disability is central to the human experience,” writes Meryl Alper in the opening chapter of her book, “Digital Youth with Disabilities.” The report summarizes how children with disabilities use media for social and recreational purposes and...
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By Ben Williamson 02/23/2015 - 8:00am Comments
The rapid growth of learning to code clubs, makerspaces, hackerspaces and even makercities has been remarkable. It’s fairly logical, then, that the focus for various coders, makers and hackers has switched back around to focus on education and...
Hackerspaces and Homeschooling: Making ‘Startup Schools’ Blog Image