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One Classroom in The Cloud

To all youths! Do you care about under-privileged children around the world who lack learning resources (teachers, learning materials…) ? Do you wonder how you can volunteer to offer your time and abilities to help them if you can’t travel often? Have you ever thought that creating content in the way that interests you –… Read More ›

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5 Reasons for Online Interest-Driven #Volunteer

Yesterday TED-Ed launched a new, international classroom based program – TED-Ed Clubs - to promote media and presentation literacy among students. To promote presentation skills is good, and TED is a good platform to spread words. But do students really need a setting created by adults because adults think kids can’t voice their thoughts and even… Read More ›

Taking Actions for Digital Literacy

Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action Every persons needs a set of competencies that enable them to use technology, access information, critically analyze media messages, and create using multimedia skills.  In a white paper by Renee Hobbs, supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Aspen Institute, ten action steps… Read More ›

Christmas Break At Last

by Aggie Garfield, a high school sophomore in Texas I waited for an eternity for this break. Waited months for the chance to properly catch my breath. Counted days to the night when I can finally fall asleep and know that I won’t have to get up until I wanted to. Ticked off the seconds to… Read More ›

Learn from Youth

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus. Kelvin became the youngest person in… Read More ›

A Gamified MOOC for All High School Students

EmergingEdTech posted an article to raise awareness about a gamified MOOC which is free to high school students everywhere. Badgestack and Longwood University work together to offer this non-credit courses. Can it get much more innovative and community-focused than this? Longwood University in Virginia has worked with one-of-a-kind learning platform creator BadgeStack to offer a MOOC designed to help High School… Read More ›

Youth of Digital Generation Making A Difference

Bill Ferriter from SmartBlogs posted “Using digital tools to make a difference” which raised the awareness about what we – even kids – can do by using digital tools and internet (about Clicktivism), here are six examples of the kids making a difference: Salem Middle School Kiva Club — The digital project that I’m proudest of is a… Read More ›

Personalized Learning – A Student’s Perspective

What I learn in a day is more etched into my mind than what it might’ve been had I been learning in a generic format in the traditional high school. It’s also easier to make personal connections to what you learn, when you’re the one in control of learning it, and we all know that… Read More ›

Teen founders launch Hallway, a homework helper for high-school students

Hallway isn’t the first ed-tech startup to focus on community-building and homework help for students. Lore, a competitor, recently launched its own educational social network, and Edmodo recently pulled in $25 million in funding to bring social media to classrooms. However, the vast majority of competing sites begin by targeting college students — K-12 is… Read More ›

3 Video Game Building Tools for Kids

Imagine a world where all knowledge is playable. People dream about changing the world but they lack the skills to get their dream jobs. Getting an education is hard and procrastinating by playing games is much more fun. What if gaming became learning? Primer makes games that teach real skills and lead to real career opportunities. –… Read More ›

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First Graders Create Seriously Fun Video Game with Scratch

This week, Scratch of MIT is holding “Scratch@MIT 2012“, the third biennial conference where educators, researchers, developers, and other members of the worldwide Scratch community gather on the MIT campus. We think it is meaningful to feature this story from USD 207. USD 207 in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas is committed to developing TEAMS skills (Technology, Engineering,… Read More ›

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Digital Generation Youth Portraits

Today’s kids are born digital — born into a media-rich, networked world of infinite possibilities. But their digital lifestyle is about more than just cool gadgets; it’s about engagement, self-directed learning, creativity, and empowerment. Edutopia‘s in-depth coverage of students from around the country reveals how young people are using new media to learn, communicate, and socialize in… Read More ›

Digital Learning? Why Not Listening to What Students Say

Febuary 1, 2012 is the first US nation’s Digital Learning Day to celebrate innovative teaching and learning through digital media and technology that engages students and provides them with a personalized educational experience. The site has valuable information about showcase of promising practices and toolkits filled with helpful resources for all kinds of stakeholders. It even provides some awesome ideas to do… Read More ›

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Surfing Internet and Learning Safely

How to leverage the rich learning opportunity on internet safely in K12 education, here are some reosurces that might be of use. You are welcome to share more suggestions here. Filtering out webpage contents SafeShareTv  can help us to remove inappropriate elements around the page and generate a safe link for our students. Adout is another tool… Read More ›