Watchworthy Wednesday: Lessons on Digital Citizenship

Digital citizenship, according to Common Sense Media, is “a way of thinking critically online, being safe with your information and who you connect with and […]

Reflections on Youth Efficacy in the Twist Fate Challenge

I think the Twist Fate Challenge is AMAZING….It gives young writers a chance to expand their imaginations. (Simone)*  Sometimes the only thing separating a hero […]

Watchworthy Wednesday: Google Expands Free Computer Science Education Program

In its quest to make computer science education free and accessible to everyone, Google is expanding its igniteCS program. The initiative pairs volunteer computer science […]

No Shortcuts in Course Design

Like many of my friends and colleagues, August is the month for deep engagement in course design. If you were to shine a flashlight into […]

Digital Citizenship in Children’s Books

I recently received a gift package from Alan Levine, a friend from Arizona. Two of my favorite items from the package are ones that I […]

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 […]

Are Digital Literacies Generic or Context-specific?

I was recently asked by Sally Pewhairangi whether I thought digital literacies could be taught as generic skills, out of any particular context, and whether […]

Watchworthy Wednesday: Apply to Present at DML2017 by May 1

Got an innovative program or research project dealing with connected learning or digital media and learning? We want to hear about it at this year’s […]

Turning Bullies Into Leaders Through Writing

When their writing is read and praised by others, “bullies become class leaders — they want attention, acknowledgement, appreciation. In this case, appreciation of creative […]

Screen Time for Kids: Getting the Balance Right

From digital homework platforms to extended video chats with friends, from remote working to family WhatsApp groups, there are infinite ways that digital media are […]

What Teachers Can Learn from Students

I remember being a college student. The problem with being a professor who remembers being a college student, is that we’re probably misremembering, or our […]

Watchworthy Wednesday: The Importance of Media Literacy in Partisan Times

“It’s crucial that we cultivate students’ ability to judge the credibility of online political content and build their commitment to carefully assessing such content.” — […]

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