Learn to Code, But Learn to De-Code Too

Posted & in The LAMP.

As the push for everyone to learn how to code increases, and with the Hour of Code approaching in December, our partner The LAMP reminds us of the importance of not only learning how things on the web are made, but why.

Common Sense Education Launches Digital Bytes

Posted & in Common Sense Media, Educator Innovator Blog, Partners.

What does walking on water, a nine-year-old cardboard magnate, rotoscoping, and communities of kindness all have to do with each other? They are all part of Common Sense’s new informal learning program called Digital Bytes, a brand-new site for teens ages 13, and up to discover, analyze, and explore what it means to be a digital citizen in today’s tech- and media- rich landscape.

NaNoWriMo: An #EduAwesome Project for Your #BestYearEver

Posted & in Educator Innovator Blog, Edutopia, National Novel Writing Month, Partners.

This post originally appeared at Edutopia. The first time I introduced National Novel Writing Month (a.k.a. NaNoWriMo) to my 8th graders, I was terrified. One of my teacher friends had said, “They’ll run screaming from the classroom in tears!” Some students did later confess to a brief moment of panic (“I almost lost my lunch!”), […]

A Reflection on Digital Learning Day

Posted & in Afterschool Alliance, Digital Is, Educator Innovator Blog, Edutopia, Hive Learning Network, KQED Education, Mozilla Webmaker, National Writing Project, YALSA.

A Day to Celebrate, Explore, Question, and Look Ahead On February 5, 2014, educators and students around the country participated in Digital Learning Day (#DLDay). The National Writing Project and Educator Innovator, along with the Afterschool Alliance, were among the core partners and sponsored a set of #Make4DLDay challenges. (View the story “Digital Learning Day: […]