digital media

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 →

Creating Media Connects Kids to Global Events

By Sara Bernard Over the past five years, more than 27,000 students from Australia to Senegal to San Francisco have made films and other media about a wide range of subjects — from young refugees, to how to improve public education in the U.S., to environmental preservation, racial and gender discrimination, and more. They’ve produced … Continue reading Creating Media Connects Kids to Global Events →