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By Cathy Davidson 01/25/2012 - 9:35am Comments
When Frederick J. Kelly invented the Kansas Silent Reading Test, now known as the “multiple-choice test” or the “bubble test,” he was looking for an efficient way to pass students through the U.S. public education system during the teacher...
Why We Need a 4th R:  Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic, algoRithms  Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 01/23/2012 - 9:40am Comments
Editor’s Note: This evening Howard will deliver the 2011 Regents’ Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley. His topic: the transformative power of social media and peer learning. Here, in a continuing series, Howard reflects on his...
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By Whitney Burke 01/20/2012 - 8:30am Comments
Aaron Knochel is an assistant professor at SUNY New Paltz, teaching upper division courses in curriculum theory and practice and "technology in the art classroom" in the university’s Art Education program. This past August, Knochel received his...
The Possibilities of Learning and Teaching Art in a 'Connected' World
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By John Jones 01/17/2012 - 8:10am Comments
Not long ago, I was on an airplane waiting for takeoff. Due to the completely reasonable FAA restrictions on using electronic devices, I was reading the print version of a magazine while we waited to taxi to the runway. I soon found I was...
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By Ben Williamson 01/12/2012 - 9:22am Comments
The idea of an “open source curriculum” has until now seemed entirely at odds with the political standardization and prescription of the curriculum. Are there any signs that curriculum will catch up with the decentered open source potential of...
Remixing the Wikirriculum
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By Aleks Krotoski 01/10/2012 - 8:25am Comments
In the summer of 2011, London erupted in flames. Now, it's not the first time the city has burned; it's had a rich history of conflagration within its walls and revolt in its urban sprawl. But this time it was different: the source of the...
Internet Research & Ethics: The Case of the London Riots Analysis Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke 01/06/2012 - 8:25am Comments
Karen Brennan is a PhD student in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, where she is a member of the Scratch Team, a group responsible for creating and developing a user-friendly educational programming language, and leader of...
School 3.0: Design. Create. Learn. Repeat.
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By Antero Garcia 01/03/2012 - 10:39am Comments
As I've been lately analyzing my data set related to in-school use of mobile devices at an urban school in South Central Los Angeles, I've been intrigued by some of the general tensions that exist in mobile media use in schools and the way...
Teen Social Use of Mobile Devices in High Schools Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke 01/01/2012 - 9:50am Comments
Lisa Schwartz is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Colorado, Boulder, working with Dr. Kris Gutierrez and a research team on the Connected Learning Research Network (CLRN). She recently completed her dissertation, "Forming...
Are they Students or are they Innovators?
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By Barry Joseph 12/29/2011 - 9:45am Comments
Professor of urban planning, Amy Hillier, recently spoke at TEDxPhilly to talk about how data visualization technology can map a city’s emotions and memories. Geographic Information System (G.I.S.) technology has become more commonplace and...
Recommended Resources: Mobile Learning, Multitasking, Civic
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By Whitney Burke 12/23/2011 - 5:35pm Comments
Mark Chen is a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Washington in the LIFE Center and Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (UWISME). He is working with the Center for Game Science (CGS), helping to evaluate player learning of...
Digital Gaming as a Vehicle for Deep Meaning-Making, Situated Learning
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By Ethan Zuckerman 12/21/2011 - 10:40am Comments
Media activists Marisa Jahn and Julian Rubinstein recently joined us at the Center for Civic Media for our weekly Civic Media Lunch series. Marisa is the new director of the People’s Production House, a New York based project that works with...
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By Howard Rheingold 12/19/2011 - 9:00am Comments
Steve Hargadon is the Charlie Rose of technology, learning and teaching. On his website, the Future of Education, he has interviewed everyone: from Clay Shirky to Diane Ravitch to Ken Robinson to Howard Gardner, and nearly all those in between...
Steve Hargadon: Reimagining Education
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By Whitney Burke 12/16/2011 - 11:00am Comments
Sean McCarthy is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Texas, Austin, in the Digital Literacies and Literatures concentration. His dissertation explores the intersection between community literacy and digital...
Rhetoric, Digital Literacy & Community Engagement: Reviving the Stories of Ameri
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By Nishant Shah 12/14/2011 - 6:02pm Comments
Based on my research on young people in the Global South, I want to explore new ways of thinking about the Digital Native. One of the binaries posited as the Digital ‘Other’ -- ie, a non-Digital Native -- is that of a Digital Immigrant or...
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