DML Central (DML= Digital Media and Learning)

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Young People’s Nonpolitical Online Activity Supports Democratic Life

Emma González, a high school student from Parkland, now has more Twitter followers than the NRA. Indeed, numerous students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School […]

Taking Control of Digital Identity

My college freshmen, all 84, are deep into a study of digital cultures and digital literacies as we head toward Week 4 of our semester. […]

Networked Publics: Learning and Creating as Global, Interconnected, Interactive Community Enterprise

“Openly networked” is one of the connected learning principles because learning always has been as much or more of a social than a strictly individual […]

Parenting in the Age of Screen Time

Setting screen time rules isn’t simple, but Anya Kamenetz’ new book, “The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real […]

Making Is a Stance Toward Learning: Combining Learner Agency with Tinkering, Debugging and Project-based Learning

The tyranny of correct answers masks a vital and essential element of learning — the practice of debugging. When you make something, however, especially something […]

Teaching Underrepresented Students How to Navigate Higher Ed Via Digital Humanities

This is the third part in a multi-part series about participants in the Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities conference. This series features public intellectuals […]

Co-Learning: Modeling Cooperative-Collaborative Learning

Moving the classroom chairs in a circle had radical effects on the way we all looked at our learning: As I told my students, if […]

10 Connected Learning Lesson Plans from the Remake Learning Network

For me, one of the greatest joys of teaching is the chance to learn from other educators: the opportunity to peek under the hood at […]

Learner Agency: Sharing Control of the Classroom Agenda

When I reflect on the 10 years I spent teaching at UC Berkeley and Stanford, and look back over the 127 interviews I did with […]

Educating for Democracy: What We Can Do

Teresa Chin works with youth in downtown Oakland, Calif. at Youth Radio — a media production company driven by young people. One thing she works […]

Connecting Making, Designing and Composing

In her closing keynote at FabLearn a couple years ago, Leah Buechley turned a critical eye on the maker movement. If you don’t know Buechley’s […]

Digitally Improving Historical Knowledge

This is the second part in a multi-part series about participants in the Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities conference. This series features public intellectuals […]