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By dogtrax | Odds and ends about learning, with a particular focus on how digital literacies are changing the way we teach and the ways our students learn.

Designing for digital capabilities in the curriculum: what’s new?

When we launched the digital capabilities community of practice, a whole number of people signed up for a session on developing the curriculum. I …

Learning

How Social Media Can Help Teach Good Writing

For all the hype Millennials get, nearly every K-12 student today is part of its successor generation—Gen Z—a group more plugged in and social than …

Writing

The 6 Essential Elements of 21st Century Learning – Digital Learning – Medium

<b>The 6 Essential Elements of 21st Century Learning</b><p>What we are finally coming to realize in our digital age is that learning belongs to the people. …

Pedagogy

How to Transform Research into Curation Using Pinterest and Flipboard

I’m a high school English Language Arts teacher and in the early days of my career, the research project was one of my most important assignments. …

Social Media

Starting the School Year with Privacy and Security in Mind

Remix these Thimble projects to learn about online safety<p>On a healthy Internet, privacy doesn’t mean you have something to hide. It means you have …

Launching Writer's Notebooks

<b>How is it possible that I've never written this blog post before?!?! Today, this day, notebook launching day...it's my favorite day of the beginning</b> …

A Writing Classroom in Troubled Times

Some of you are in the classroom right now. I’m just over two weeks out from those first days with students.<p>It seems, however, that we are teaching …

Poetry

5-Minute Film Festival: 8 Videos to Encourage Girls in STEM

This delightful video from USC Viterbi School of Engineering introduces us to real-life superheroes -- women in the engineering field who are saving …

Ada Lovelace

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

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 …

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> …

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 …

Teaching

Connecting Through Story

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

Teaching

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 …

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> …

Education

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 …

Technology vs. Communication

<b>I'm concerned. Worried. Technology is taking over. Technology, in and of itself, is not a bad thing! It's a valuable tool to acquire information and</b> …

An Unoriginal List of Teacher Interview Observations

{From a person who interviews teacher candidates}<p><b>It’s largely about “fit”</b>. When I was a kid, I acted in school productions. I learned very early on …

Employment

How Do Teachers Change Lives?

Filed Under<p>Student Voice<br>• Teacher Development<p>Share This Story<p>read later Bookmark<p>Comments Sign in or register to comment Follow Subscribe to comments …

Education

Love and Books by Donalyn Miller

Yesterday, Don, Sarah, and I drove three hours to Cedar Park (near Austin) for Don’s sister and brother-in-law’s 40th wedding anniversary …

Books

9 Websites to Find Comics for Teaching and Learning

Comics are great for language learners of all ages. They break up the plot and language into frames. Comics also provide a setting and context for …

Comics

Page-to-Stage Writing Workshop for Students

After using Page-to-Stage Writing Workshop for Students with her 7th graders, ELA teacher Nicole Waychol is convinced that once you read the book, …

Teaching

Helping Parents Understand Writing Workshop: Keep Learning Going Throughout the Summer

I love watching parents and children enjoying our town library during the summer months. There’s so much joy in reading together and selecting piles …

Parenting

Local Election Toolkit

Our voices are loudest closer to home<b>Letters to the Next President 2.0 asked students to share their views on an issue that mattered to them during</b> …

Teaching

Some Ideas for Better Student Revisions

I have never been good at helping students understand how to revise better. It seems like every idea I have had has only made them more dependent on …

Teaching

10 EdTech Tools for Encouraging Classroom Collaboration

By: Rachelle Dene Poth. Teaching students collaboration skills is important, and it can be made a lot easier with the help of EdTech. This list …

Education

Letting Students ‘Choose Their Own Lesson’

Content Curation Strategies for Digital Learning

In our digitally connected world, most of us have become curators of content as we utilize the technology tools in our pockets to interact with each …

Digital Marketing