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By Jeff Brazil 12/14/2012 - 7:45am Comments
We commissioned filmmaker Nic Askew to make a series of short films that explores the underlying thinking of our six principles of connected learning: interests, peers, youth as producers, networks, shared purpose and academics. Together, the...
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By monika hardy 12/10/2012 - 9:30am Comments
Public education could be the most accelerating venue for social change. Rather than waiting for any of the incredible [past, current and ongoing] innovations in redefining public education to scale, imagine we scale the individual. Imagine a...
To Hasten Equity ... Scale the Individual Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 12/06/2012 - 10:30am Comments
For two years I have worked with my team at Global Kids to highlight some of the best online resources that inspire digital media and learning projects. It has been some time, however, since I made a new post. I am excited to share the reason...
On Digital Badging, Edge Work, 12 Lessons After 12 Years Blog Image
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By Lyndsay Grant 12/03/2012 - 6:30am Comments
Digital maps allow us to map our journeys across times and places, linking virtual information to physical locations. What do digital maps teach us about how to see the world and our place in it and what kinds of navigations do they make...
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By Ethan Zuckerman 11/29/2012 - 1:35pm Comments
A great deal of our conversation lately has focused on getting governments to open up their data and to share what they know with the general public. We are beginning to see a larger trend emerge -– much of the thinking of the power of...
What Ancient Greek Rhetoric Might Teach Us About New Civics Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 11/26/2012 - 7:40am Comments
It’s ironic that assessment in schools is most often “something adults do to students,” as Rick Stiggins puts it, because all humans are highly evolved for learning, and self-assessment is a powerful tool all learners use. Whether you are...
Assessment: Turning a Blunt Instrument Into a Powerful Learning Tool Blog Image
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By Ben Williamson 11/19/2012 - 7:40am Comments
The language of learning today is full of references to “softness” and “openness.” Software, soft skills, soft performance, and the softening up of school knowledge go hand-in-hand with open source, open access and open educational resources in...
Learning and the Emerging Science of Behavior Change
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By Jeff Brazil 11/16/2012 - 9:15am Comments
We commissioned filmmaker Nic Askew to make a series of six films that captures the spirit of connected learning, a new approach to learning that is anchored in research, robust theories of learning, and the best of traditional standards, but...
Connected Learning: The Power of Curiosity
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By Antero Garcia 11/13/2012 - 2:00pm Comments
I want to talk about the nature of writing in today's age of participatory media. In particular, I want to talk about how writing within my classroom has helped foster community amongst the students. In fact, the subtitle of this post could be...
The Social Relevance of Public Writing
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By Liz Losh 11/08/2012 - 8:10am Comments
Before the presidential election took place this week, many teachers used attention to the political drama unfolding across the nation as a way to draw students into classroom discussions and assignments.  Lesson plans that focus on...
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