Making Learning Happen

By dogtrax | Collection of pieces around the Makers Movement and Connected Learning ideas. What happens when hands-on learning returns to our classrooms?

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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, …

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

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

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

Example of How Maps Can Be Used

This 1994 <i>Chicago SunTimes</i> illustrates how I was trying to use GIS maps to fill high poverty inner city neighborhoods with mentor-rich, non-school …

Who Owns the Learning in Your Classroom?

<i>It took me years to transform my instruction toward a more student-centered approach. This is my story where I share my journey toward student</i> …

The Game of ‘Carrots and Sticks’

Daniel Pink, known businessman, former lawyer, and author of <i>Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us</i>, touches on both extrinsic and …

English teacher Chantell Manahan uses Soundtrap to have students turn poetry into songs and create rap battles – Soundtrap Edu Blog

<b>Classroom description</b><p>Angola High School, a public school in the Metropolitan School District of Steuben county, Indiana – between Chicago and Detroit …

Using technology to empower students and turn them into critical thinkers

<i>Editor’s note: Google for Education Premier Partners are working with schools to host the ExploreEDU event series, where schools can share their</i> …

Watchworthy Wednesday: Meet 10 Women Championing Connected Learning

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, let’s turn our attention to 10 women scholars making their mark as champions of connected learning. …

Becoming Literate Digitally in a Digitally Literate Environment of Their Own

How our school is using Virtual Reality to prepare pupils for a future dominated by technology 

Virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, haptic feedback; the line between these and many other technological realities is becoming blurred and they are beginning to be grouped under one umbrella term: artificial reality. But what is artificial reality and how can it be used effectively …

Why Students Should Blog in Public

*This post was edited on 3/15/16 – The accompanying slides were added to the bottom of the post.<p>More than 20 years into the Internet revolution, many …

Animated gif without a jump

I like my animated gifs to be without any jump when the animation starts all over again. This is especially difficult to achieve when you’re using a …

Three steps to identify and develop your digital identity

<i>We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. – Kurt Vonnegut</i><p>Web literate individuals have a multitude of opportunities …

Understanding lurkers

Last week I attended the most excellent SocMedHE16 conference to present a paper that I have co-written with Aras Bozkurt, Len Singh and AK based on …

Hacking and Making with Cultural Data

The Curtin Cultural Makathon was a collaborative one-day event between the School of Media, Cultural and Creative Arts, and the Curtin Library …

Ethos and Practice of a Connected Learning Movement: Interpreting Virtually Connecting Through Alignment with Theory and Survey Results | Bali | Online Learning

Bali, M. & Hogue, R. (2015, May 8). Virtual, hybrid, or present: The ET4Buddy experiment. Digital Pedagogy Lab. Retrieved from …

Mentoring's Promise and Limits

Research on the long-term effects of advisers is mixed, and some programs are now relying on video-game networks and other technology to forge stronger relationships.<p>When Leo Hall was 8 years old, his mother sent him to a tutoring program that served the African American and low-income neighborhood …

Education

Design Thinking in the Writing Classroom

Image via trishaclarissa on pixabay.com<p>By Emily Chambers<p><i>Emily Chambers is a former WAC GRA and is studying for her M.A. in Teaching Writing and</i> …

Digital literacy can be an insurgency

Many large players are interested in digital literacy: libraries, companies, faculty, journalists, even governments. This could lead us to see …

Digital Literacy

On The Lesson Plan: Make Stuff. Fail. Learn While You're At It

We've always been a hands-on, DIY kind of nation. Ben Franklin didn't just invent the lightning rod. His creations include bifocals, swim fins, the catheter, innovative stoves and more.<p>Franklin, who was largely self-taught, may have been a genius, but he wasn't really an outlier when it comes to …

Maker Faire

Building A Tinkering Mindset In Young Students Through Making

<i>Excerpted from The Invent to Learn Guide to Making in the K–3 Classroom: Why, How, and Wow! by veteran teacher Alice Baggett, published in 2016 by</i> …

Teaching

Low Tech, High Gains: Starting a Maker Program Is Easier Than You Think

<b>A busy day at Darien (CT) Public Library’s LEGO Club.</b><p>Has the maker movement taken hold in your library yet? Would you like it to? Fortunately, …