At Philadelphia’s Workshop School, students are developing media production skills to shape their school community and their own learning.
Posts Tagged: digital media
How a local public library in Nashville is using digital media to help teens see themselves as readers, and much more. It began with a simple library lending program. When funding for the library at the Woodland Hills Development Center in Nashville, Tennessee, was slashed in 2015, the staff there reached out to their local […]
Common Sense’s new study quantifies screen use, identifies unique types of users, and uncovers patterns that could spark improvements in content, access, and learning.
Educator innovator Antero Garcia shares his observations about a game jam in LA and some background information leading up to the event. Funded by a 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge grant, the event showcased the potential of new approaches to educational practices.
Teens from YOUmedia Miami grow an antiviolence campaign by flooding social media with messages of nonviolence and providing a platform for students to create projects and discussions around the topic.
At Chicago’s Tilden Career Community Academy, high school students double as enterprising reporters. They film, photograph, and write stories for Tilden Talks, a multimedia journal funded by an LRNG Innovation Challenge Grant.
Youth Voices is a community and a platform. It’s an openly networked social media site that was created and is maintained by secondary school teachers in the New York City Writing Project and other local sites of the National Writing Project. Beyond being just a blogging platform, Youth Voices is a place where real conversations […]
In this post from DML Central, educator Antero Garcia discusses defining a participatory critical literacy, using Nicole Mirra and Danielle Filipiak’s Literacies of Contemporary Civic Life speaker series presentation as a framework.
It has become increasingly clear that youths’ experiences in schools do not match the kinds of experiences they are likely to have once they have completed school. The push to support “21st century” skills stems from this mismatch, and many have advocated for ensuring that young people learn to think about the world not as […]
The nation’s 23.8 million non-dominant students comprise nearly half of the school population, and many of them are underserved by their school systems, particularly when it comes to technology use. Walk into one of the under-resourced schools in which many of these young people spend their days and you’re liable to notice that although SMART Boards may have replaced blackboards and some computers may be visible around the room, in many cases there are few differences between today and the previous century in the ways classroom tools are leveraged for learning.