Redesigning and Remaking the Classroom —An Edutopia Back to School Series

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Spontaneous classroom restructuring may feel like punishment to students, designed to keep chatty friends separated or to prevent others from staring out the window and daydreaming. But as educators we understand there are numerous benefits to restructuring learning environments: addressing better students’ individual learning styles, improving group dynamics,and increasing accessibility to resources, just to name […]

Making Learning More Connected

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This post was originally featured on dmlcentral. I consider myself pretty invested in the Connected Learning community — I had the privilege of co-chairing the “Civic Education & Youth Serving Organizations” strand of the Digital Media and Learning conference in 2013, I contributed to an eBook edited by Antero Garcia focused on the application of […]

Register Now for Edcamp USDOE

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by Kristen Swanson, Edcamp Founder The Edcamp Foundation team is excited to be partnering with the United States Department of Education for Edcamp USDOE on June 6, 2014. This collaboration was borne out of discussion at the Educon conference in Philadelphia this year related to professional development for teachers, microcredentials, and lifelong learning. The purpose of Edcamp USDOE is […]

Parents Look to Teachers for Help Using Educational Media at Home

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A majority of parents say that educational media has helped their child learn a lot about one or more subjects. And parents count nearly half of their kids’ screen time as educational. That’s according to a new survey-based report by Sesame Workshop’s Joan Ganz Cooney Center, which documents parents’ perspectives on their children’s informal use […]