Immigrant Teens in the South Bronx Learn the Art of Online Discussion

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Teachers in the South Bronx extend opportunities for student-driven online writing projects through the Youth Voices platform. The work was supported by a 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge grant and benefited students who have immigrated to the US and lack the resources that many of their native-born peers enjoy.

Essential Learning Curves: Engage the Imagination at DML 2015

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Learn more about the upcoming Digital Media & Learning Conference where some of the nation’s top scholars and practitioners in digital media and education will come together to think about how learning organizations and institutions can explore ways for youth to engage in meaningful and relevant learning. There will also be Saturday workshops geared specifically for educators.

Why #techquity

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“Why is it that when young people use technology on adult terms, they are praised as 21st century learners, but when they use technology on their OWN terms, they are castigated as deviant rule-breakers?” -Nicole Mirra, Innovators, Not Hackers. Stop Portraying Youth as Digital Deviants   This quote from Nicole Mirra’s post at the DML […]

Another Cause of Inequality: Slow Internet in Schools

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By Heidi Moore Using digital tools in the classroom isn’t the future of learning, it’s the present—except at the significant percentage of schools without reliable high-speed internet. A teacher at an elementary school in a Boston suburb leads students through a story creation session using Pixie. Enabling users to combine text with images and narration, […]

A Reflection on Digital Learning Day

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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: […]