Pilot a New iPad Game from GlassLab and the National Writing Project

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Have the young people you work with put their powers of persuasion to the test with Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy. GlassLab is looking for ELA and STEM educators and summer program leaders to pilot and provide feedback on a brand new iPad game to teach argumentation and reasoned thinking. Designed in collaboration with the National […]

Make Your Learning Connected

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The second Making Learning Connected (aka #CLMOOC) starts Friday, June 13. Making Learning Connected (#CLMOOC) is a knowledge-building and sharing experience open to anyone interested in making, playing and learning together about the educational framework known as Connected Learning. CLMOOC provides educators of all types with an opportunity to experiment with new tools, make projects and […]

Connected Learning Certificate Program Launching

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By Kira Baker-Doyle, Assistant Professor of Education, Arcadia University In the summer of 2013, 15 teachers in Philadelphia gathered around a classroom table at Arcadia University to hack some toys. Discarded Barbie doll heads, wheels from plastic dump trucks, and board game pieces lay strewn across the table as teachers chatted with each other and […]

April Webinar Series Focuses on Newly Published Connected Learning eBook

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By Nicole Mirra and Antero Garcia We’re very excited to be working with Connected Learning TV to host a series of webinars throughout the month of April that delve more deeply into themes that emerged from the recently published eBook, Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom. The webinars will take place each Tuesday in April […]

Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom eBook Now Available

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Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom, a collection published by the Digital Media + Learning Research Hub, is now available as a free downloadable PDF. This collection, unique in its focus on in-school work, explores the principles of Connected Learning exemplified in classroom practice through the curation of pieces from the National Writing Project’s Digital […]

Hour of Code: Scalable Game Design

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By Joe Dillon, Instructional Coordinator for Educational Technology, Aurora Public Schools; Denver Writing Project  The week of December 9 – 15th is Computer Science Education Week and this year Code.org aims to have 10 million people engage in an Hour of Code to promote computer science education. In Aurora Public Schools (APS), middle and high […]

STEAM-Powered Notebook Practices

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by Jennifer Dick, NEXMAP Program Director For many years, policy makers, employers, and other stakeholders in the sphere of education have expressed concern about ensuring our youth are adequately prepared for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). There are those, such as John Maeda of RISD, who argue that STEM education alone is […]