Bring Digital Media into Your Classroom with Kid Pix

In the old days (circa 1990s), there was only one creation tool that mattered. Sure, word processors were plentiful.  For classrooms, though, Kid Pix ruled […]

New Skype Feature

Skype is a great way to connect classrooms together for global collaborative projects or Mystery Skype sessions. When using Skype with students it is important […]

Congress Considering $95 Million for Study of Technology's Effects on Children

The Children and Media Research Advancement Act has bipartisan support and the backing of both industry and advocates. But previous versions have languished in Congress.

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” […]

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” […]

Media and Civic Engagement: Growing Youth Enthusiasm

Democracy is not just about choosing your own leaders. Democracy can only take root in a population that is free enough and educated enough to […]

Connect with Santa Claus

It’s time for my yearly ‘connect with Santa’ blog post! This is a great time of year if you have little ones that are eagerly […]

From Tech Engagement to Tech Scholars

One of the reasons I was very excited to join a community college is because there is a gap in how we think about bringing […]

Instagram/Snapchat Learning Activities

Students are all about their photos today. In the past it was all about Facebook until ‘their parents took it over’. Now their favorite means […]

Exciting New Addition to Amazon Prime

For younger readers and those young at heart, If you Give a Mouse a Cookie has joined the hundreds of exciting videos for those who have Amazon […]

Quizeek SAT Prep App

I was recently made aware of a great app for SAT prep called, Quizeek, by Vedant Apte. Vedant is a high school senior and contacted […]

Why Museums Should Dive Into VR

As a young child, I took this photo, of the Franklin Museum’s Giant Heart, my way of expressing my love for this immersive, interactive experience. […]

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