“Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age,” a recent article in Theory and Research in Social Education provides an overview of the core principles and practices of the Educating for Participatory Politics (EPP) project from two researchers at Mills College and Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Executive Director of the National Writing Project.
Posts Tagged: digital citizenship
In 2011, a young man named Mohammad posted a video on YouTube where he spoke into the lens of a handheld camera. “My name is Mohammad, and I am undocumented,” he said. He explained how his parents immigrated to the United States when he was 3 years old, and detailed the difficulties of being undocumented, […]
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.
“This Is Media,” a 20-minute documentary on some of the thornier issues in life online for young people and adults, is available for all educators, along with an accompanying discussion guide.
Through specific examples, this piece outlines ways that youth can use technology they’re already familiar with to address social and political issues that matter to them.
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.
In recent years, much has been made of connected learning, and of new media’s power to expose students to new ideas, perspectives, and communities of thought. But what about those students given few opportunities to see beyond their own backyards, or for whom the 24-hour media cycle can seem like a relentless onslaught of violence, […]
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!”), […]
Net Neutrality, the principle that all online content or data, regardless of who creates it or receives it, should be given equal footing by Internet Service Providers – which was a founding principle of the Internet – is currently under threat by a recent court ruling. As a result of that ruling, policymakers are considering […]
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: […]