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By Raquel Recuero 01/24/2011 - 6:35am Comments
The massive adoption of digital media in the everyday life of teens has reshaped social and educational practices in Latin America. A digital divide persists but youth are increasingly more connected. In Chile, for example, more than 96 percent...
Connected They Write: The Lure of Writing on the Web Blog Image
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By John Jones 01/17/2011 - 7:35am Comments
In literate societies, the idea of teaching someone how to read but not how to write is practically inconceivable. The dual connection between reading and writing is built into the very notion of literacy, making it a challenge to understand...
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By Barry Joseph 01/13/2011 - 8:55am Comments
Paleontologist from American Museum of Natural History shows I Dig Brazil kids images of ancient animals. Editor's note: Global Kids does a great job each month pointing us to excellent new resources. Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan for...
Media Literacy, Social Learning and Recommended Resources Blog Image
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By Lyndsay Grant 01/10/2011 - 7:45am Comments
The stereotypical characterization of young people as politically apathetic, interested only in using digital media for socializing and gaming, has been punctured by recent events in the UK. University and high school students took to the...
UK Student Protests: Democratic Participation in the Digital Age Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 01/06/2011 - 8:20am Comments
What if the same energy, ideals, organizational effectiveness, global army of volunteers and code wizardry that created the Firefox web browser could be applied to learning and education? Don't forget that the Mozilla Foundation is all about...
Mozilla Drumbeat: Open Web Meets Open Learning Blog Image
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By Akili Lee 01/03/2011 - 7:05am Comments
At the core of all of our work at the Digital Youth Network, whether it is understanding the affordances of social learning networks or creating new learner-centered models, is the idea that learners stay engaged by identifying the pathways...
Experiments in Check-in Learning and Social Learning Networks Blog Image
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By 12/30/2010 - 12:05pm Comments
Book review: one in an occasional series on works that aspire to reimagine learning in the information age. Let’s start with the shocking news that Disrupting Class authors Clayton Christensen, Michael B. Horn and Curtis W. Johnson present a...
Disrupting Class: A New Age for Learning  Blog Image
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By Jeff Brazil 12/27/2010 - 3:00pm Comments
The DML Central blog is just over a year old, and the close of 2010 marks our first full year of publishing thought leadership from our featured bloggers and highlighting best practices in the emerging field of digital media and learning. It...
Top 5 Blog Posts for 2010 Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 12/20/2010 - 8:50am Comments
I’m not teaching a class this term.  I’m doing something lots harder.  I am making a collaborative, peer-led experience available to students.  There are six of them: three graduate students, two undergraduate students, and one...
Peer Learning Isn’t Easy (But Some Days It’s Amazing) Blog Image
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By John Jones 12/13/2010 - 7:45am Comments
The Telegraph recently published an article announcing that, in the age of Facebook and Twitter, "ancient communication technologies" like handwriting "are current like never before." The title of the article -- "How Twitter made...
The Joy of Writing Tools Whether Ancient or New Blog Image
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By danah boyd 12/07/2010 - 8:20am Comments
Sometimes, things aren't what they appear to be.  And, in those cases, jumping to the wrong conclusion can be a disservice to everyone.  After I first wrote about Formspring seven months ago, I couldn't stop thinking about teens who...
Digital Self-Harm and Other Acts of Self-Harassment Blog Image
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By Liz Losh 12/01/2010 - 8:50am Comments
At November’s University of California Institute for Research in the Arts conference, the emphasis was on college courses that couldn’t be planned out according to set syllabi and fixed course objectives, because students were expected to be co...
Student-Created Curriculum: Demanding, Digital, Compelling Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 11/23/2010 - 2:45pm Comments
If you read the newspapers of the early twentieth century, you realize that everyone was fretting then about the “horseless carriage.”  They were positive that the new technology of an automobile that drove itself would push humans beyond...
Why Is Everyone Worried About Attention Now? Blog Image
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By Lyndsay Grant 11/18/2010 - 9:15am Comments
A central concern of media education has been to empower young people with the ability to question, analyze, critique and deconstruct messages they encounter in media. But in a global remix culture, the power and relevance of critique itself...
New Media Literacy: The Skill to Critique or to Re-design? Blog Image
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By danah boyd 11/15/2010 - 10:45am Comments
Ever had one of dem days you wish woulda stayed home / Run into a group of niggas who getting they hate on / You walk by they get wrong you reply then shit get blown / Way outta proportion way past discussion / Just you against them, pick one...
"Bullying" Has Little Resonance with Teenagers Blog Image