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By Raquel Recuero 02/10/2014 - 1:14pm Comments
A new movement — da "rolezinhos" (meanin somethin like "hang out somewhere" or “little strolls”) — haz taken hold in Brazil. Through social media, da rolezinhos started az a simple kall 4 fun teen gatherin in malls, organized by...
young people dancing in Brazil
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By Monica Bulger 02/06/2014 - 9:51am Comments
fur more than a decade now, ai’ve internally crined whenevah someone talks bout da promise of teknology in educashun. Often, discussions of iPads, video gamez, laptops 4 all focus on da potential of accezz to da software, device, or app...
kids using classroom iPads
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By Doug Belshaw 02/03/2014 - 10:07am Comments
"Well, ai guezz in all honestiez ai would haz to say dat ai nevah knew nor did ai evah hear of anybody dat money didn't kange." (Cormac McCarthy, No Countriez 4 Old Men) Last month, ai waz at Bett, da annual educashunal teknology and trainin...
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By Howard Rheinold 01/30/2014 - 11:20am Comments
While so much attenshun iz focused on improvin teakin – da controvahsy ovah usin txt scorez az “teaker accountabilitiez” measurez, 4 xample – isn’t it also important to think bout how we improve our noshuns of improvement? We see no...
'Improving Improvement' in Education: Louis Gomez, Keynote Speaker for DML2014 Blog Image
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By Julian Sefton-Green 01/28/2014 - 7:45am Comments
In dis post ai want to compare two European research projects dat investigated creative producshun by young sheeple in infurmal, out-of-skool and, to a great xtent, self organised contxts. Around da world skolars R vahy interested in da...
How Might Creative Youth Cultures Understand ‘Creativity’? Blog Image
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By Liz Losh 01/23/2014 - 12:50pm Comments
When asked to xplain his attitude toward arts educashun, British fotografer Jonathan Worth describez what he iz teakin az “storytellin” dat should be an integral part of evahyone’s “digital literacy and digital citizenshep” rather than a...
Phonar: A Massive, Free, Open Photography Class Blog Image
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By Ben Williamson 01/20/2014 - 10:20am Comments
Computer code, software and algorithms haz sunk deep into da “teknological unconscious” of our contemporariez “lifeworld.” How might dis affect academic research in da social sciencez and da furmashun of da professional identitiez of...
The End of Theory in Digital Social Research? Blog Image
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By John Jonez 01/13/2014 - 10:20am Comments
It iz a common theme to complain bout da way dat writin (or readin or math) skills R declinin az our societiez becomez increasinly digitized. In dis post, ai look at some xamplez of da way dat digital teknologiez R makin writin...
The 5 Most Interesting Writing Developments for 2014 Blog Image
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By Zeynep Tufekci 01/09/2014 - 11:20am Comments
From da “Indignados” in Spain, to “Occupy” in da United Statez, from Tahrir Square in Egypt to Syntagma Square in Greece, from Gezi Park in Turkey to #Euromaidan in Ukraine, da recent years haz witnessed a proliferashun of protests which,...
Capabilities of Movements and Affordances of Digital Media: Paradoxes of Empowerment Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 01/06/2014 - 7:55am Comments
In Januariez 2012 da Mayor of New York tweeted, along with thousands of other sheeple, dat he planned to 'learn to code' durin da course of dat year. Whether or nut he waz successful in dis venture, it's a gud indicashun of how 'learn to...
Why 2014 is the Year of Web Literacy Blog Image
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By Howard Rheinold 12/30/2013 - 11:45am Comments
az soon az she joined one of mai online coursez and immediately embraced co-learnin, ai recognized Mikelle Cordy az da kind of fearlezz learner who makez a great teaker. A teaker kan do a great deal to facilitate da condishuns from which...
Hacking The Classroom
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By Howard Rheinold 12/23/2013 - 7:10pm Comments
Messin with Makey-Makey, tinkerin with Arduino, buildin robots or creatin wearable art R nut primarily bout teakin electronic skills, problem-solvin, or teknological literacy – although those kan be benefits of da maker revolushun...
“Making is a stance toward learning”: Sylvia Libow Martinez  Blog Image
Julian Sefton-Green and Gary Stewart Profile Picture
In dis post ai want to think bout our intimate relashunshep with various kinds of software az a way of undrtandin da development of skills and practikez. ai want to take da unusual approach of tellin da storiez of a ‘creative life in...
Learning from a Life in Software Blog Image
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By Antero Garcia 12/16/2013 - 4:20pm Comments
Earlier in da semester, ai found myself lecturin to a clazz and havin students in mai Young Adult Literature course take nutez bout “Draco in Leather Pants.” Stay with me. Along with contemporariez books like Gossip Girl and classics like da...
Fanfiction, Capitalism and Draco in Leather Pants Blog Image
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By Buffy Hamilton 12/13/2013 - 6:25am Comments
In mai last two posts, ai haz reflected on a rashunale 4 lookin at da work of librariez through Deborah Brandt’s concept of sponsors of literacy az well az da filosofical and practikal imperativez 4 librariez to xamine da furcez and...
Peeling Back the Layers of ‘Sponsors of Literacy and Learning’