Sean McComb, an English teacher at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts in Baltimore, MD, shares a personal look behind his writing and teaching practice. This piece was featured on the Teaching Channel’s blog, Tchers’ Voice, and was his response to the upcoming National Day on Writing prompt, “#whyiwrite.” On October 20, everyone is invited to celebrate writing, community, and voice through the hashtag #whyiwrite. Sean is a 2014 National Teacher of the Year and a Teaching Channel Laureate.
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Inspired by the TV show, this Shark Tank was developed by National Writing Project educators as a format for teachers to tap into students’ feedback on curriculum-in-process. When it comes to the effort it takes to writing and to write well, students are investors.
The biggest party of the year is right around the corner! In 2014, Maker Party brought together almost 130,000 people who hosted more than 2,500 hands-on, community-run events across 86 countries. And they built some 44,000 projects — fun, funky, and useful apps, web pages, and games that made the Web a more exciting place. […]
In June, Webmaker’s suite of web literacy tools will be evolving. See what’s in store and how to prepare for this exciting transition.
In just one year, Project Ed has inspired thousands to create videos with the power to teach K-12 topics. This is how. As we approach one year since launching ProjectEd.com, now is a great time to reflect on what we are doing and why. When we set out to build Project Ed, we knew the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Cross-posted from DML Central, with permission. By Howard Rheingold “Freedom and autonomy are the key words for this class,” says Don Wettrick, describing the “Innovations” course he teaches at Franklin Community High School in Franklin, Indiana. I believe these words also convey the most important reason for using digital media in schools. While the availability […]