Participatory Culture: Building Blocks for School Leaders Webinar
Watch this 30-minute archived webinar and learn more about CoSN’s new online resources for superintendents, principals, CTOs/ technology directors and curriculum directors to foster participatory learning and support system changes in the school culture through the use of digital media.
Virtual International Colloquium - Informal and Formal Learning: Issues and Opportunities for Schooling
Watch this 90-minute archived webinar with educational leaders from the U.S. and abroad discussing key issues, problems, and resources relating to bridging the gap between formal and informal learning in the lives of children.Presenters include: Mimi Ito, Professor in Residence, University of California, Irvine
and Keimpe de Heer, Manager Creative Lab, Netherlands.
An Evening to Re-Imagine Learning in the 21st Century
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, CoSN, The New School, Pearson Foundation, Quest to Learn, and New Youth City Learning Network hosted an event to help re-imagine learning in the 21st century. The evening’s conversations and demonstrations explored the future of learning through present day efforts such as the New Youth City Learning Network and Quest to Learn.
Watch videos from the event.
New Digital Media in the Lives of Our Children at Home and School
What role should digital media play in educating youth today? On September 21, the Consortium on School Networking (CoSN), Common Sense Media, and the National Writing Project, with support from the MacArthur Foundation, briefed members of Congress and their staff on that very question.
Watch the video from the Digital Median Learning Spotlight Blog, produced by Ben Wolff, for more on this briefing, including the need to foster partnerships between school and afterschool, the need for better professional development for teachers, views of teens and parents, and how teachers are using digital media to awaken the desire to learn, and ultimately how to better our education system for the future, and today.
Anytime, Anywhere: Online Learning Shapes the Future
Schools and districts around the country are discovering the benefits of online learning: flexible scheduling, personalized learning, and expanded course offerings despite budget cuts.More on this story.
A Brief History of Technology in Education
Video from Copiague Middle School. A look at how far we have come and where we are going in educational technology.
A Commitment to High Tech Education
The Digital Generation Project
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. The Digital Generation Project tells their stories so that educators and parents can understand how kids learn, communicate, and socialize in very different ways than any previous generation. To Learn more.
Digital Media Empower Youth
Both in the classroom and in after-school pods, students learn to become critical creators in Chicago's Digital Youth Network. On Remix World, the program's social-networking site, participants share, critique, and discuss their work.
To watch Digital Media Empower Youth Highlights Video click here.
Digital Youth Portrait: Jalen
Interviews with Key Leaders
of Digital Technology