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Looking Ahead to Games for Change

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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 growth that the organization and the movement has experienced over the past decade.

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Defining a Participatory Critical Literacy

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The screen in the room offered the expected prompt: “What is your definition of critical literacy?”

The familiar scratching of pen to paper could be heard throughout the auditorium as ideas were being generated.… more

Genius: Web Annotation, Digital Literacies and Educational Possibilities

Genius: Web Annotation, Digital Literacies

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 two dozen responses flooded into the forum discussion including video links, news articles, and canonical literature that could guide classroom discussions.… more