Archive for the 'Youth and Media'

Palestinian-Israeli citizen calling for peace, making her voice heard through Online Model United Nations [guest post]

I have a dream, I dream of a world with no racism, with acceptance no matter what religion, colour,...
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Making judgments about technologies we haven’t used and don’t understand

George Couros says: “Kids don’t have enough balance.” “We are dumber because of...
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Shareski and Stager on inauthentic student voice

Dean Shareski says: I think the words were important but when it comes from someone who didn’t...
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Interest-driven learning is now both accessible and required

Mimi Ito says: There have always been people who are really passionate about their learning and...
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Young people are desperate for learning that is relevant

Mimi Ito says: parents more often than not have a negative view of the role of the Internet in...
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5 videos on connected learning from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub [VIDEOS]

Here are four very powerful videos from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub that are...
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The voice of the active learner [VIDEO]

Here’s a video about “digital natives” and active learners from Blackboard. Could...
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Engagement is not a goal, it’s an outcome of students doing meaningful work

You often hear people talk about how technology is so “engaging” for kids. But that misses the...
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Nurture your kids’ passions, even if they’re making Pokemon game walkthrough videos

I had a conversation with an Iowa parent the other day. In middle school her son started making...
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We need to start thinking more creatively about texting (and other technologies) [VIDEO]

If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s Nancy Lublin’s 5-minute TED talk on texting...
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