DML Central (DML= Digital Media and Learning)

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Posts by DML Central (DML= Digital Media and Learning)

Networked Narratives: Digital Alchemy of Storytelling

More than enough books, TED Talks, and blog posts have described the potential of storytelling. Stories often enhance our endeavors, whether in business communication or […]

Watchworthy Wednesday: Girls Gain Coding Superpower with Wonder Woman

As Wonder Woman continues to dominate the big screen, girls all over the world are watching her on computer screens as they learn a 21st […]

The Future of Youth Mentoring

The number of Americans willing to serve as volunteer mentors has remained remarkably stable over the past decade — between 2 million and 2.5 million, […]

Watchworthy Wednesday: Reimagining 21st Century Learning

Reimagining Leonardo da Vinci for the 21st century is how people will be able to cultivate “a new way of knowing” and learning in the […]

Building Community With Peer Mentors

“The more I give my teacher-power to students and encourage them to take more responsibility for their own learning, the more they show me how […]

Watchworthy Wednesday: Collaboration is Key to Learning Innovation

The importance of mentors, equity in education and how art helps us see the world differently, were the topics of the first three “Learning Innovation […]

Watchworthy Wednesday: How Video Games Amplify Learning

As a leading scholar of video games, game culture and game player behavior, Constance Steinkuehler argues that games amplify learning and academics. In fact, video […]

Platform Capitalism in the Classroom

Platform capitalism is the new global business model in an age of social media platforms, big data analytics and tech-centered venture capital investment. The big […]

Watchworthy Wednesday: Challenge Calls on Kids to Design Math Games

The objective of “Get That Pi,” a board game designed by a trio of students from a New Jersey intermediate school, is to earn money […]

What Do We Mean When We Talk About 21st Century Learning?

The signifier “21st century” has become ubiquitous in educational policy discourse. A glance at most local, state, and national education plans reveals reference after reference […]

Watchworthy Wednesday: Playing with Realities

The new Bloomsbury book, “Alternate Reality Games and the Cusp of Digital Gameplay,” prompted its editors Antero Garcia and Greg Niemeyer to offer a symposium […]

Turning Teaching Over to Students

Michael Wesch’s YouTube videos gave me the courage — and the ideas — to turn more and more of the responsibility for not just learning, but teaching, […]

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