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Beyond “Dead Channels”: Technology in Education Conference and Expo Keynote

If you happen to be in Western Massachusetts, I am giving the keynote at the Technology in Education Conference and Expo tomorrow, January 14th. With this year’s conference theme focused on Connected Learning, I am looking forward to engaging in conversations about the role of educators in shaping the contexts of connected learning in schools. […]

Invisibles: An Audiobook

I just finished listening to the audiobook of Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion by David Zweig. Recommended by Bud Hunt, I appreciated the delicate attention to unseen craftsmanship that entire industries are built upon. From Radiohead’s lead guitar tech to someone devoted to making way-finding in an airport an intuitive process […]

New article on the Council of Youth Research in Reading & Writing Quarterly

I have a new co-authored article detailing the Council of Youth Research in the current issue of Reading & Writing Quarterly. Titled “The Council of Youth Research: Critical Literacy and Civic Agency in the Digital Age,” you can access the article here. I’m excited about extending and sharing further work around the Council of Youth […]

Catching up with the Connected Learning Classroom

A few updates regarding the recently released report/ebook Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom: Most timely, tomorrow–and every tuesday in April–I’ll be participating in the ConnectedLearning.TV webinar series focused on the major principles highlighted in the book. Tomorrow’s event is titled “Networked Classrooms: Providing Equitable Access to Connected Learning” and I encourage you to check out […]

Multiliteracies and Messin’ with Hackpad

I am going to try using Hackpad in my Teaching Reading class today.

New DMLcentral Post on Video Games and Civic Education

I have a new post at DMLcentral about the new Pollution Challenge! game for SimCity. Take a look over here.

Hustle, Flow, and adventures in #PWFWriMo & #RPRGWriMo

Last week, I talked about where I was wobbling in my teaching practice. This week I want to describe a new pose I am trying out. This week month I’m trying out a pose of sustained writing and “hustle.” This month is National Novel Writing Month–colloquially NaNoWriMo, which challenges participants to write a 50,000+ word novel […]

Learning Alchemy: Digitally Mediated Collaboration and Game Design

[The tl;dr stuff:] This is a long post. After the jump I detail how Chad Sansing and I have been collaborating on developing a card game  called Learning Alchemy. Amongst the screenshots of Google Docs and card examples, I try to explore how collaboration is mediated in 2013. The short story: Chad and I have […]

New DML Post: Critiquing iPads in LAUSD

I have a new co-authored blogpost over at DMLCentral called “iFiasco in LA’s Schools: Why Technology Alone Is Never the Answer.” Written with Thomas Philip, this post takes issue with the recent “hacking” of LAUSD devices by students and builds off of recent research Thomas and I have done together.

Critical Media Literacy, Fair Use, and Copyright

Last month an article I co-authored was published in Learning Landscapes. “Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Critical Media Literacy Pedagogy” can be freely read and downloaded here. And now I want to talk a bit about copyright and fair use and critical media literacy. In writing this article with my colleagues, Robyn and Jeff, one […]