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Seven Fun (and Cheap) Class Projects to Try with Video

By Hall Davidson For educators interested in incorporating video into classroom lessons, here are seven projects to dive into. 1.   TURN AN iPAD OR (OTHER MOBILE DEVICE) INTO A VIDEO MICROSCOPE. For less than $8, an iPad can be used as a 45x microscope to capture still images or videos from leaves, household objects, insects, … Continue reading Seven Fun (and Cheap) Class Projects to Try with Video →

Doomed or Lucky? Predicting the Future of the Internet Generation

Looking into the proverbial crystal ball, a slew of technology experts weighed in on the Future of the Internet V survey conducted by Pew Research and Elon University, and came up with a predictably mixed scenario: It’s complicated. Asked to consider the future of the Internet-connected world between now and 2020 and to choose from … Continue reading Doomed or Lucky? Predicting the Future of the Internet Generation →

How Tweens Use Digital Media to Develop Their Identities

Flickr: JuliaKoz The following are excerpts from from “Kids Closer Up: Playing, Learning, and Growing with Digital Media” by Lori Takeuchi, International Journal of Learning and Media, Spring 2011, Vol. 3, No. 2, Pages 37-59. To protect the children’s identities, all names are pseudonyms, and location details have been altered. Read the first post in … Continue reading How Tweens Use Digital Media to Develop Their Identities →

A Look Inside the Digital Lives of Tweens

Getty The following are excerpts from from “Kids Closer Up: Playing, Learning, and Growing with Digital Media” by Lori Takeuchi, International Journal of Learning and Media, Spring 2011, Vol. 3, No. 2, Pages 37-59. To protect the children’s identities, all names are pseudonyms, and location details have been altered. While large-scale surveys have documented the … Continue reading A Look Inside the Digital Lives of Tweens →

With Media, Parents and Kids Learn More Together

Most of what we read about kids and screen time revolves around whether or not it’s good for them. But one aspect of media use with kids that’s worth examining closer is how co-viewing affects their experience. Whether kids are watching TV, creating digital media, reading, searching, or playing video games with parents, siblings or … Continue reading With Media, Parents and Kids Learn More Together →

For At-Risk Youth, is Learning Digital Media a Luxury?

For schools in low-income communities, the idea of investing money, time, and energy into a digital media program or mobile-learning program might seem superfluous. Administrators and teachers already have so much to contend with — safety issues in high-crime communities, chronic student truancies, debilitating health issues due to poverty, families in constant state of flux, … Continue reading For At-Risk Youth, is Learning Digital Media a Luxury? →

Ignore the Potential of Mobile Learning, Risk Widening the Digital Divide

From S. Craig Watkins’ blog The Young and The Digital. In the following post, Watkins talks about how he’s witnessing these trends in his field work. By S. Craig Watkins During a recent research related visit to New York City I decided to take a stroll down 125th Street in Harlem.  Among the assortment of … Continue reading Ignore the Potential of Mobile Learning, Risk Widening the Digital Divide →

Blog, Tweet, Design: Student Journalists Go Far Beyond Writing

By Gary Moskowitz When I ask my university journalism students why exactly they want to be journalists, a majority tell me it’s because they “like to write.” Considering most of them are in their 20s and grew up with the Internet, this response always surprises me. With a seemingly endless supply of emerging technology and … Continue reading Blog, Tweet, Design: Student Journalists Go Far Beyond Writing →

Can Tech Help Preschoolers Catch Up to Their Peers?

Flickr:KidPerez We hear a lot about the promise of technology closing the achievement gap, but few studies have definitively shown this to be true. In this article in Spotlight on Digital Media & Learning by Sara Jackon, a recent study by the Center for Children and Technology delves into how digital media can make an … Continue reading Can Tech Help Preschoolers Catch Up to Their Peers? →

Playing Tag or Digital Games? Why Not Both?

Where the Educational Game Industry Went Wrong The spotlight has been shining on media and gaming in the education innovation scene in recent years. And while many tout the virtues of what games and media can teach kids, we know it’s just as important to give kids enough time to play outside. In this essay, … Continue reading Playing Tag or Digital Games? Why Not Both? →

Can Video Games Help Close the Digital Divide?

Applying African-American boys’ passion for sports video games toward building confidence in a learning environment. This fascinating article by Liz Losh on Digital Media & Learning looks at how video games as learning motivator can be a completely different experience for different cultures. A recent report on educational achievement among young black males describes a … Continue reading Can Video Games Help Close the Digital Divide? →

Ten Commandments of Using Digital Media For Parents

I’m still buzzing from the fantastic Digital Media & Learning Conference in Long Beach last week. I’ll report back on some of the sessions I attended over the course of the week, but I wanted to kick it off with this inspirational talk by Dr. Elizabeth Losh. Losh is director of academic programs at University … Continue reading Ten Commandments of Using Digital Media For Parents →

Through Digital Media, Students Portray Life After Oil Spill

In the aftermath of the biggest oil spill in American history last year, a group of teachers decided to provide a forum for students to record the devastating effects on their communities, environment, and culture. The following excerpt, from Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning, describes how educators used digital media to create an interactive, … Continue reading Through Digital Media, Students Portray Life After Oil Spill →

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