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By Antero Garcia 01/07/2013 - 9:05am Comments
Lately, I’ve been pleased with the ways digital tools are allowing me to engage and collaborate with the media producers that most challenge my thinking. I had intended to blog about how the comic book Wild Children terrifies and motivates me...
'Imagine A World Where...
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By Jeff Brazil 01/03/2013 - 5:45pm Comments
You could make the argument that of all the ills perpetuated by the industrial age approach to education the worst is conformity. Originality had no place in a factory production line. Or so it was thought. Likewise, standardized education and...
Creativity, A Literacy  Blog Image
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By Lyndsay Grant 12/31/2012 - 3:10pm Comments
Digital media allow us to produce, collect, organise and interpret more data about our lives than ever before. Our every digital interaction contributes to vast databases of information that index our behaviour from online movie choices to...
Datafication: How the Lens of Data Changes How We See Ourselves Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke 12/27/2012 - 10:55am Comments
As digital technologies become daily staples in both our personal and professional lives, there's been much discussion among educators and community leaders as to whether these devices and innovations could in some way be accountable for shifts...
Howard Gardner: Digital Technology and A Well-Rounded Education Blog Image
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By John Jones 12/24/2012 - 9:00am Comments
Web 2.0 is a common buzzword used to describe social media. The term gained traction in the mid-2000s to describe a change in the way people interacted with media online. Rather than simply being passive consumers, individuals could now...
What Students Can Learn From Occupy Wall Street Blog Image
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By Jeff Brazil 12/20/2012 - 5:55pm Comments
This short film explores a fundamental ingredient of learning and human potential: mentoring. Its potential is arguably even more pronounced today because of our ability to connect with others who share our interests through the internet and...
Mentoring: The Gift of Validation Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 12/17/2012 - 9:00am Comments
If you seek examples of civic engagement by young people, look no further than the Community Innovation Lab, a mashup of Harvard students and faculty, the city of Boston, and established neighborhood associations. The core of this town-gown-...
Community Innovation Lab
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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...
Making + Playing + Understanding = Learning 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 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...
Mapping Our Learning Worlds Blog Image
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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