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Goldman, S., Booker, A., & McDermott, M. (2007). Mixing the Digital, Social, and Cultural: Learning, Identity, and Agency in Youth Participation. Youth, Identity and Digital Media, 185-206. Article Review How can digital media facilitate young people's participation in social and ...
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Marcus, A. S., Paxton, R. J., & Meyerson, P. (2006). "The Reality of it All": History Students Read the Movies. Theory & Research in Social Education, 34(4), 516-552. Article Review Feature/Hollywood films such as Forrest Gump have shaped students' historical understanding (Wineburg, 2001)*, though not always in a desirable and positive way. Therefore, how teachers use films in classrooms and how students view and learn from them has become im...
12 years ago
Several members on the Design team (Patrick, Gonzalo) and Research team (Joann, George, Stephen, Hui Soo and myself) at the EdLab have been working on our latest website project, Let Freedom Swing, a mini-documentary series about conversations on jazz and democracy. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and famous jazz musician Wynton Marsalis are featured in three 5-6 minute mini-documentaries that explore the concepts and practices of jazz and American democracy. These videos are produced by the Documentary Group, and a curriculum team from Teachers College Social Studies program ...
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Weigel, M., James, C., & Gardner, H. (2009). Learning: Peering backward and looking forward in the digital era. International Journal of Learning, 1(1), 1—18. Article Review
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Levine, T. H. (2010). Tools for the Study and Design of Collaborative Teacher Learning: The Affordances of Different Conceptions of Teacher Community and Activity Theory. Teacher Education Quarterly, 37. Article Review Teacher professional community has been advocated by scholars in the field of education as a vehicle for professional development and growth. Inquiry communities (Cochran-Smith...
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12 years ago
Stoddard, J. D. (2009). The Ideological Implications of Using "Educational" Film to Teach Controversial Events. Curriculum Inquiry, 39. 
12 years ago
Although this is a helpful visualization on Facebook's more than 170 privacy options, does anyone completely understand how it work?
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12 years ago
Leander, K. M. & Mckim, K. K. (2003). Tracing the Everyday 'Sitings' of Adolescents on the Internet: a strategic adaptation of ethnography across online and offline spaces. Education, Communication & Information, 3(2), 211-240. Article Review The learning experiences of young people has changed dramatically due to the advent of social media and innovative online environments. While many scholars have investigated various aspects of online learning and environments, ...
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Thanks for the rare snow day in NYC last Friday, I got the chance to watch Formosa Betrayed. The movie is based on the mysterious murder of a 31-year-old statistics professor from Carnegie-Mellon University, Wen-chen Chen, a native of Taiwan (see this New York Time 1981
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12 years ago
While doing research for the Teaching & Learning Network project, I ran into this PBS TeacherLine that provides a variety of online professional development courses. It provides online courses in five areas: instructional strategy, instructional technology, math, reading/language arts, and science. What's interesting is its graduate credit option: learners can take these online courses as PD workshops or pay additional
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