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5/14/13

Filed by
Barbara Ray

What We’ve Learned About Digital Media & Learning

We kick off a series of conversations with thought leaders on how the field of digital media and learning has changed over time, and where it’s headed.
 
 

10/01/12

Filed by
Sarah Jackson

Six Years of Coverage on Digital Media and Learning

After six years of publishing, Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning will cease blogging regularly as of today. We take a look back and a look at what’s to come in 2013 and beyond.

Filed in: Spotlight News

 
 

9/28/12

Filed by
Kelsey Herron

GameDesk Opens New PlayMaker School in Los Angeles

Can you imagine being in middle school, waking up each morning knowing that it’s not classic arithmetic and social studies lessons that await, but rather a day of flight simulation and filmmaking?

Filed in: Games, Schools

 
 

9/20/12

Filed by
Kelsey Herron

Why Maybe You Don’t Have to Worry About ‘Information Overload’ After All

Researchers find that the infamous “information overload” may be less of a reality than previously imagined. Plus, why teaching digital literacy skills can help.
 
 

9/11/12

Filed by
Kelsey Herron

More Districts Go BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

Innovative teachers and administrators are increasingly encouraging mobile learning in the classroom.

Filed in: Mobile, Schools

 
 

9/04/12

Filed by
Sarah Jackson

Learning How the Web Works

Wondering how to teach computer literacy? I found some inspiration for the new school year in this video from the New Learning Institute about a week-long summer camp called Design, Art and Code.

Filed in: Media Literacy

 
 

8/31/12

Filed by
Christine Cupaiuolo

For the Oh Family, Back to School Involves Changing Time Zones - and Planets

Getting on a school schedule can be a tough adjustment for any kid. But what if you’ve spent the past month living on Mars time?
 
 

8/30/12

Filed by
Kelsey Herron

The Catch-22 of Digital Literacy

In educating tomorrow’s workforce, how do we make sure everyone has a chance to leap the digital literacy divide? The Atlantic examines how to demonstrate the value of digital literacy to those who aren’t digitally literate.
 
 

8/28/12

Filed by
Christine Cupaiuolo

Understanding Connections Between Digital Literacies and Web Literacies

When we talk about the skills and knowledge students need to negotiate a digital-savvy world, the discussion is often framed around “new literacies.” Understanding how they relate to one another can be trickier. Plus, a look at the work DML Competition winners are doing to produce digital badges.
 
 

8/27/12

Filed by
Kelsey Herron

With Technology, A Voice for Children with Disabilities

Text-to-speak software is being used by tens of thousands of children with disabilities such as autism and cerebral palsy.

Filed in: Family, Identity

 
 

8/09/12

Filed by
Christine Cupaiuolo

Meet Makers in Vermont; Go Inside Quest to Learn School; Help a Robot Come to Life

Spotlight is going on summer break, returning Aug. 27. But first we look at maker culture in Vermont and CNN’s report on gaming and Quest to Learn. We also check in with a group of sixth-grade girls who hoped to launch an object into the stratosphere, and meet a team seeking funding to build one very large robot.

Filed in: Games, Schools, STEM

 
 

8/08/12

Filed by
Kelsey Herron

Maker Spaces in Libraries?

Maker spaces —workshop areas that encourage tinkering and creating—and other interactive community spaces have been popping up in unexpected places.
 
 

8/07/12

Filed by
Christine Cupaiuolo

PLAYBACK: Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom

S. Craig Watkins implements connected learning principles on a digital media project with high school students; Howard Rheingold talks with Alec Couros about making learning visible; and Caine Monroy turns 10 with a celebration at his DIY cardboard arcade. 
 
 

8/06/12

Filed by
Sarah Jackson

YOUmedia Toolkit Now Available

A new toolkit now makes it easier to plan, build and sustain a digital learning lab in your school, library or museum space.
 
 

8/02/12

Filed by
Kelsey Herron

Tech-Savvy Teachers Turn to App-Making in the Classroom

Unsatisfied with the quality of educational apps on the market, some tech-savvy teachers are making their own.

Filed in: Mobile, Spotlight News

 
 

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