Tyler Clementi, Dharun Ravi and digital citizenship; new articles from International Journal of Learning & Media; a laptop for every student works well in North Carolina, not so much in Alabama; and a Twitter chat on helping kids learn anytime, anywhere—all in this week’s PLAYBACK.
Gamestar Mechanic is a video game that teaches kids how to design video games. With the first school year wrapping up in which Gamestar Mechanic was used, Spotlight takes a look at how teachers—and students—made progress with it in the classroom.
Voices on the Gulf is an online community that encourages teacher and student discussion about the aftermath of the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Students from all across the nation learn firsthand what happened—and is still happening—to residents and wildlife affected by the spill.
Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning. We invite submissions and reader discussion. Learn more >