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

Pencils to 3D-Printers: A New Kind of Language Arts Class

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLPFykSfDTc <i>“The printers have been ordered. Fingers crossed. Here we go…..”</i>This was the email I received two weeks ago from …

Teaching

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Collaborative Research Tools

Almost everyone who has given a research assignment to students has then sorted through the bibliographies of their students’ papers and found the …

Periodic Table

Coding Across the Curriculum

What if I told you that there was a simple way to work programming into your English class? That coding and social studies could go hand-in-hand? …

Programming

Digital Spaces: Where Every Student Can Have a Voice

Students often struggle to be heard, even in the most inclusive classrooms. Without meaning to, confident students drown out quieter voices; teachers …

Teaching

FUTURE LITERACIES

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For more than a century, educators have strived to customize education to the learner. Connected Learning leverages the advances of the digital age …

Learning

What To Do With Your Kids During the Summer: Read, Write, Play, & Hack

As school lets out for the year, and the summer months approach, we often have two frames of thought. Some parents worry about how to enrich learning …

#IRLProject

In 2009 when I joined Twitter, I had no idea that it would change my life. Through a period of significant and sometimes painful transition, this …

Glitch

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, …

Psychology

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 …

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 …

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> …

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

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> …

Teaching

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 …

Education

Using technology to empower students and turn them into critical thinkers

Education

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. …

Learning