Connecting Rural Educators: Professional Development Goes Digital

Many educators in our DML network will be familiar with The National Writing Project (NWP), a 45-year-old professional development network, whose focus is on improving […]

Textransformations: Interactive Art Practice as Connected Learning

We find ourselves in a cultural moment that is particularly fraught with the impulse for instant gratification as online social networks have us “plugged in” […]

The Emergence of the ESU Digital Warriors

In the early weeks of the fall semester of 2017, we developed a series of events that provided students opportunities to create Esports activities that […]

CLS Keynote Speaker to Deliver Talk on Importance of Connected Learning

As a kid in the early 1980s, Baratunde Thurston took part in myriad enrichment activities — from sports and community gardening to boy scouts, cultural […]

Connected Learning and 21st Century English Teacher Education

Much of the current rhetoric about technology and education relates to devices and software programs — what types schools should purchase, how much money districts […]

Schedule Unveiled for Aug. 1-3 Connected Learning Summit at MIT

The eagerly anticipated schedule of the inaugural Connected Learning Summit has been unveiled. The Aug. 1-3 event, to be held at the Massachusetts Institute of […]

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 […]

Amplifying Student Voice Through Digital Resources, Part 2

“Our stories that we tell are so powerful because when we are the one’s telling it, we have control over our stories and the messages […]

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 […]

Creativity is Fundamental for Lifelong Learning

Creativity is for everyone, according to Mitchel Resnick, the LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, where he […]

Reteaching Teaching: Pedagogy and Teacher Training for the Digital Age

Digital media and networks, like blackboards and post-it notes, are tools whose effectiveness depends on how they are used. Whether you call it “connected learning” […]

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