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By Lyndsay Grant 10/18/2010 - 8:15am Comments
Many educators are excited by the new opportunities and challenges for learning that digital media brings us. Stories about 11-year-old Kai, a learner at Quest to Learn school in New York, paint a picture of a young person for whom digital...
Social Justice and Diverse Cultures of Participation Blog Image
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By Lyndsay Grant 03/18/2011 - 7:25am Comments
Times of crisis are times of change and provide an opportunity to imagine alternative educational futures. Following the UK’s winter of protests about cuts to education budgets and rising tuition fees, students and staff are raising questions...
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By 03/11/2013 - 11:00am Comments
The rhetoric around libraries today is largely filled with enthusiasm in the digital media and learning world. And it probably should be: YOUmedia, makerspaces, and expanding digital opportunities for young people to learn and to grow are...
Are We in Danger of Losing Sight of Urban Libraries? Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke 05/03/2013 - 9:30am Comments
We live in a world today where broadband access is becoming increasingly necessary for attaining jobs, expanding innovation and remaining globally competitive. Even in an iconic city like Philadelphia many residents are struggling to gain basic...
Philadelphia: A Case Study on the Impact of Technology Access
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By Antero Garcia 05/13/2013 - 9:05am Comments
With Iron Man 3 raking in millions and marking the official start of summer blockbusters, it is thrilling to recognize that moviegoers are largely staring at a screen enraptured with Hollywood’s most successful maker. As such, I have good news...
Avenging 'Making' For All: Challenging Iron Man Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 09/26/2012 - 12:15pm Comments
Recently Michael Gove, the English Secretary of State for Education, announced the Government's plans to "restore rigour and confidence to our examination system with the introduction of English Baccalaureate Certificates in English, maths, the...
What Constitutes Rigour in Our 21st-Century Educational Systems? Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 04/12/2011 - 7:40am Comments
Topping the new recommended resources list from Global Kids is "Gaming to Re-engage Boys in Learning," a provocative video looking at the discrepancies in performance and achievement between boys and girls aged 3 to 13 and discussion of why...
We are meant to pulse
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By danah boyd 03/19/2012 - 9:10am Comments
On Friday, Dharun Ravi -- the Rutgers student whose roommate Tyler Clementi killed himself in a case narrated through the lens of cyberbullying -- was found guilty of privacy invasion, tampering with evidence, and bias intimidation (a hate...
Reflecting on Dharun Ravi's Conviction Blog Image
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By danah boyd 04/08/2011 - 7:00am Comments
One of the hardest parts of doing fieldwork is hearing difficult, nuanced stories that break my heart.  The more complicated the story, the harder it is to tell, but I feel a responsibility to at least try.  Given how many educational...
How Can We Help Miguel? Blog Image
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By Raquel Recuero 06/20/2011 - 11:25am Comments
"Intense shootings happening at this moment in the Complexo do Alemao!" tweeted teenager Rene Silva on Nov. 9, 2010.  Using his personal Twitter account (@Rene_Silva_RJ) and the Twitter account of a newspaper he created, "Voz da Comunidade...
A Tech-Savvy Teen’s Interest in his Struggling Community is Helping
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By Ethan Zuckerman 06/27/2011 - 9:30am Comments
The civic media field is often better defined by example than in abstractions. The field is so nascent and fluid that any comprehensive, conceptual definition will likely miss key aspects of the field. For those of us who believe civic media –...
Four Questions about Civic Media Blog Image
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By Lyndsay Grant 03/18/2011 - 7:25am Comments
Times of crisis are times of change and provide an opportunity to imagine alternative educational futures. Following the UK’s winter of protests about cuts to education budgets and rising tuition fees, students and staff are raising questions...
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By Ethan Zuckerman 06/27/2011 - 9:30am Comments
The civic media field is often better defined by example than in abstractions. The field is so nascent and fluid that any comprehensive, conceptual definition will likely miss key aspects of the field. For those of us who believe civic media –...
Four Questions about Civic Media Blog Image
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By S. Craig Watkins 05/01/2012 - 11:40am Comments
One thing is clear in our work at Texas City High School (TCHS) this year: students like to create their own media.  Students at TCHS create their own YouTube channels, compose original music, comics, games, Tumblr pages, art work, and...
Why Critical Design Literacy is Needed Now More Than Ever Blog Image
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By Ethan Zuckerman 06/27/2011 - 9:30am Comments
The civic media field is often better defined by example than in abstractions. The field is so nascent and fluid that any comprehensive, conceptual definition will likely miss key aspects of the field. For those of us who believe civic media –...
Four Questions about Civic Media Blog Image
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By S. Craig Watkins 05/30/2011 - 9:05am Comments
During a recent research related visit to New York City I decided to take a stroll down 125th Street in Harlem.  Among the assortment of shops and vendors on the famous stretch that is home to the legendary Apollo Theater were an abundance...
Mobile Phones, Digital Media, and America’s Learning Divide Blog Image
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By S. Craig Watkins 05/01/2012 - 11:40am Comments
One thing is clear in our work at Texas City High School (TCHS) this year: students like to create their own media.  Students at TCHS create their own YouTube channels, compose original music, comics, games, Tumblr pages, art work, and...
Why Critical Design Literacy is Needed Now More Than Ever Blog Image
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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 Cathy Davidson 03/14/2013 - 5:10am Comments
Ann Pendleton-Jullian, the architect and educational redesigner, notes that:  “Design has the capacity to shape contexts as frames for things to happen.”  My excitement at being part of the connected learning movement and the Digital...
Re-Designing Learning For Democracy Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke 03/21/2013 - 5:20pm Comments
A few months ago, I interviewed a former high school teacher and asked him what his hope was for the digital media and learning community in 2013. His answer: to push for a stronger focus on schools. “Students are in schools from 8:00 am to 3:...
The Right to Thrive: Connected Learning at the Digital Edge Blog Image