“Black boys are losing their lives, but black girls…we’re losing our minds” — Youth Mobilizing Social Media for Healing in the Black Lives Matter Movement

These days, it seems impossible to escape the crushing psychological weight of Black death and dying. Everywhere I turn – my social media accounts, local […]

What Does Digital Civic Engagement Mean in the Era of COVID-19?

Is creating a TikTok video really an example of civic engagement? How about changing your Facebook profile image in service of a cause? Are young […]

Highlights From the 2019 Connected Learning Summit

The 2019 Connected Learning Summit, held at the University of California, Irvine earlier this month featured some provocative talks, inspiring attendees to consider what role […]

“No Permission Necessary”: Bringing Young Activists to the Connected Learning Summit

Stepping in front of over 800,000 people gathered at the March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. (and many more watching via live-stream and on […]

Study Finds Sizable Impact of Civic Media Literacy Education on Democratic Engagement

Youth, through efforts that leverage the power of social media, are often driving many of the most important social movements of our era — from […]

Online Course for Educators: Youth and Civic Media

Interested in learning to help your students research issues they care about, engage in rich dialogue, and participate effectively in the digital world? The Civic Engagement […]

Do We Still Believe Networked Youth Can Change the World?: A Special Issue

A special issue of the bilingual (Spanish-English) journal, Working Papers on Culture, Education, and Human Development, dropped recently, sharing three essays on the theme of […]

Raising Conservation Awareness through Minecraft Aquatic Game for World Oceans Day

In an effort to raise awareness of marine conservation, the Ocean Institute, Connected Camps and the Connected Learning Alliance are inviting young people to take […]

Raising Conservation Awareness through Minecraft Aquatic Game for World Oceans Day

In an effort to raise awareness of marine conservation, the Ocean Institute, Connected Camps and the Connected Learning Alliance are inviting young people to take […]

Amplifying Student Voice Through Digital Resources, Part 1

As I shared in a previous post, I’ve spent this semester working with 84 incredible freshmen and 10 writing mentors, exploring digital culture and identities […]

Raising Conservation Awareness through Minecraft Aquatic Game for World Oceans Day

In an effort to raise awareness of marine conservation, the Ocean Institute, Connected Camps and the Connected Learning Alliance are inviting young people to take […]

Preparing Youth for Online Civic, Political Action

The internet is where many young people get their news and express their own perspectives on civic and political issues. So, how can educators prepare […]

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