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Fixing #TradCiz (Traditional Citizenship) with #DigCiz and #Civictech | Mulrooney's Public House

JMU students hold a commemorative march and speak out every MLK Day. Signs this year featured hashtags, some for actual online conversations, some …

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

Learners on the Periphery: Lurkers as Invisible Learners<p>Sarah Honeychurch [sarah.honeychurch@glasgow.ac.uk], University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, …

Netflix’s interactive shows arrive to put you in charge of the story

Can ‘choose your own adventure’ work on TV?<p>Netflix’s first interactive episode arrives on the service today, giving viewers a chance to shape the narrative through a series of decisions they make throughout the experience. The new episode of <i>Puss in Boo</i><i>k</i><i>: Trapped in an Epic Tale</i> gives users more …

Netflix

Remix: Teaching Diversity and Promoting Inclusivity with Digital Artifacts

I teach race and gender and media to undergraduate students in public communications (e.g., advertising, journalism, television/radio/film). The …

Journalism

These Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books

If you decide to see more, click on this story.<p>Reading a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book can feel like being lost in a maze and running through …

Choose Your Own Adventure

What's Wrong With Letting Tech Run Our Schools

It’s politically and ethically fraught, with no proven upside.<p>Silicon Valley tech moguls are conducting an enormous experiment on the nation’s children. We should not be so trusting that they’ll get it right.<p>Alphabet Inc. unit Google has taken a big role in public education, offering low-cost …

Education

Kevin's Meandering Mind | Transliteracies: Reading and Writing Across Mediums

This post has been sitting in my blog draft bin for some time. I remember thinking, this is a useful slideshow presentation from Bobbie Newman for …

Education

A Guide for Resisting Edtech: the Case against Turnitin - Hybrid Pedagogy

Students often find themselves uploading their content — their creative work — into the learning management system. Perhaps they retain a copy of the …

Education

History Of Our Time: Software's Power To Replace Humans

Rachel Martin talks to Jaron Lanier, a Silicon Valley pioneer, who offers some solutions to the impact of technology on our livelihoods and our humanity.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>We've been talking about our disoriented time and the forces that got us here. It's a series of conversations we …

Singularity

On Liaisons

This post follows both a thread of blog posts from Amy Collier, Kate Bowles, and Maha Bali and (I think at least) contributes to a larger week-long …

Neither Locked Out Nor Locked In

<i>I want to make sure before I begin that I extend my thanks to both Reclaim Hosting and the University of Oklahoma for organizing this event and for</i> …

Teaching

V&R mapping

The mapping process is a Visitors and Residents based group activity which is designed to explore individuals engagement with the Web. It’s a good …

Maps

The Open Classroom Model

Open Classroom Model<p>Connect – Collaborate – Create<p>Verena Roberts – November 7, 2012<p><b>In my attempt to bridge the gap between Connected learners and</b> …

The Secret Social Media Lives of Teenagers

Earlier this week, Harvard University revealed that it had rescinded admissions offers to at least 10 students who shared offensive images within what they thought was a private Facebook group chat. The students posted memes and images that mocked minority groups, child abuse, sexual assault and …

Harvard

DigCiz A Journey

Flickr teach.eagle [me] Digital Choices : A Journey The future is what we make it- together, so how each of us engages in the world today and …

Digital Citizenship

Digital Identities: Six Key Selves of Networked Publics

Welcome to the home stretch of #change11, everybody.<p>This week we’ll be looking at digital identities and subjectivities, or – basically – who we are …

Visiting Digital Storytellers with the Alchemists at Networked Narratives

<i>The Networked Narratives team talks with scholars and practitioners thinking about new ways to collaboratively tell and share stories using digital</i> …

Storytelling

Digital Citizenship + Liberal Arts = Students Empowered for Life

Key Takeaways<p><b>Students</b> often attempt to <b>navigate the Internet</b> without being <b>given the space to intentionally think about and understand</b> how the digital …

Education

Novel Art Class Spurs Kids to Collaborate for their Community

<i>Using collaboration and design-thinking, LRNG Innovators Challenge grantee “Creating with Confidence” revamps AP Art to encourage students to create</i> …

Education

Connecting Through Story

<b>“Story is the basic unit of human understanding.”</b><p><i>– Drew Dudley, Day One Leadership.</i><p>We have been learning through story for thousands of years. Our …

Can Technology Rescue Democracy? - The Atlantic

Officials in the United States should make ballots verifiable—or go back to paper.<p>Dan Gillmor<br>• May 26, 2017<p>Pundits complain that people are satisfied with the echo chambers they’re in, but that’s not quite right.<p>Sally Lehrman<br>• May 25, 2017<p>Journalists still expect people to turn to them first to make …

Sociology

How Students Helped to Discover the Relevancy of Poetry in the 21st Century

<b></b><i>This post is written by member Christopher Margolin.</i><p>Teachers tend to teach poetry because they feel it has supposed to be in the curriculum. They …

The GIF Turns 30: How an Ancient Format Changed the Internet

The web's favorite file format just turned 30. Yep, it turns out the GIF is a millennial, too.<p>At the same time, 30 makes the GIF ancient in web …

GIF Animations

Continuous Impact & Growth: Checking in with DC’s Real World History

<i>Students share their thoughts on what makes Cosby Hunt’s Real World History program, one of the 2014 LRNG Innovators Challenge grantees, such a</i> …

Using Connected Learning to Empower Student Agency

<i>From video chats to charity basketball games, educators are empowering youth civic engagement by connecting politics to interest-driven learning as a</i> …

Teaching

BardBots

The Power of Digital-Comic Therapy in Schools

An uptick in special-needs diagnoses among students has led educators to turn to an unlikely source for solace.<p>NEW YORK—Every day, the teenagers Jeremiah Aponte, Jasherah Nalls, and Paula Rodriguez squeeze into a small four-story building housing three schools and close to 1,700 students in the …

Education

How gaming in the classroom prepares children for life in a surveillance state

It’s well known that surveillance effects how we behave. A recent study on the issue showed that traffic to Wikipedia articles on controversial …

Surveillance