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By Ben Williamson 11/11/2010 - 7:05am Comments
Many school buildings are in a terrible state. Even in seemingly advanced western nations many old schools resemble architectural catastrophes that, along with post-war urban tower blocks and the shopping malls of the 1950s, have largely been...
How Learning Spaces Reflect Our View of Children Blog Image
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By John Jones 11/08/2010 - 8:30am Comments
In Larry Sanger's history of the development of Wikipedia in Open Sources 2.0, the Wikipedia co-founder writes: For months I denied that Wikipedia was a community, claiming that it was, instead, only an encyclopedia project, and that there...
Community and Writing in the Age of New Collectives Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 11/01/2010 - 8:05am Comments
Editor's note: Global Kids does a stellar job each month pointing us to excellent resources.  The 2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition (report) The 2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition, part of the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project,...
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By Howard Rheingold 10/21/2010 - 12:19pm Comments
Most education has been fashioned around the reasonable-sounding objective of equipping students with tools to solve problems. This is one facet of what some educators call the "eat your broccoli" approach to education -- “Sit still and learn...
Learning, Playing, Designing: Video Games in School Blog Image
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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 Howard Rheingold 10/15/2010 - 11:00am Comments
When I started using social media in the classroom, I looked for and began to learn from more experienced educators. First, I read and then tried to comment usefully on their blog posts and tweets. When I began to understand who knew what in...
Shelly Terrell: Global Netweaver, Curator, PLN Builder Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 10/11/2010 - 3:00pm Comments
Editor's note: Global Kids does a stellar job each month pointing us to key resources. We are not Waiting for Superman, We are Empowering Superheroes (Presentation)Social entrepreneur and learning researcher Diana Rhoten, at a recent conference...
Recommended Reading, Viewing, Clicking Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 10/07/2010 - 6:40am Comments
Last December, deans from the Graduate School and the College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University came to me and asked if I and the team at the Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) team based at Duke...
Becoming a Master in Knowledge and Networks Blog Image
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By Raquel Recuero 10/04/2010 - 11:25am Comments
Diego Casaes and Paula Goes from Global Voices Online have been instrumental in crowdsourcing efforts for the 2010 Brazilian elections. Oct. 3 was Election Day in Brazil. About 135 million Brazilians voted (in Brazil, voting is compulsory) for...
Brazilian Elections and Emerging Webcitizenship  Blog Image
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By John Jones 09/30/2010 - 8:50am Comments
In the Phaedrus, Plato famously objected to writing, noting that it would cause a number of ills: it would lead to the decay of memory, it would deceive people into thinking that they possessed knowledge merely because they had read about it,...
Post-Platonic Writing on the Web Blog Image
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By Ben Williamson 09/27/2010 - 7:35am Comments
Some recent research findings have got me thinking a lot about Franz Kafka’s story about a young clerical worker who wakes up half-transformed into a giant insect. No, it’s not research from the new journal Horror Studies but something even...
Bio-Politics, Video Games, and Kids' Bodies Blog Image
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By Akili Lee 09/23/2010 - 7:25am Comments
In July 2009, YouMedia launched as an ambitious attempt to re-imagine the library as a more relevant learning resource for today’s teens. Understanding that the landscape has changed how teens learn, socialize and self-identify, how do we remix...
YouMedia: A New Vision for Learning  Blog Image
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By Liz Losh 09/20/2010 - 12:05pm Comments
This year’s convention of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) attracted more than 20,000 programmers, artists, researchers, filmmakers, and gaming professionals - as...
Participation, Technology, and the Power of Sharing Blog Image
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By Katie Salen 09/13/2010 - 7:40am Comments
Professor Katie Salen is Chair of the Digital Media & Learning Conference 2011. Her work at the innovative Quest to Learn school in New York City has been featured most recently in The New York Times Magazine. As temperatures begin slowly...
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By John Jones 09/08/2010 - 11:40am Comments
Students spend a lot of time writing. Most everyone vividly remembers writing essays for school, and, for many, those memories are not necessarily pleasant. Talk of writing in the classroom often dredges up images of empty pages yawning to be...
Digital Media and the Changing Role of Authorship Blog Image