News Corp’s unveiling of its tablet for schools at SxSWedu in Austin this week was definitely a sign of the times. Its 10″ Amplify tablet, which runs on the Android operating system, will cost K-12 schools $299 and come complete not only with curriculum but also training and customer care, the New York Times reports. [...]
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Last week, Part 1 about the “whitewater-kayaking kind of learning needed today”; here, in Part 2, a great example: An alternative headline might be: “A bucket of bricks for learning,” but I’ll get to the bricks in a minute. First the backstory. Marianne Malmstrom teaches the richest possible kind of media literacy to and with, [...]
Talk about authentic learning! Treat yourself to a few of their music videos – at the Oscars or at school.
The partnership between Everloop, a new tween social network site and business, and i-SAFE raises some questions about how digital citizenship and literacy should really be taught in school. Serious questions, I think.
“The Internet is where children are growing up,” the New York Times reports, citing Kaiser Family Foundation research suggesting that they’re online or interacting with digital media just about every hour they’re not asleep or in school. So it follows that they really need to learn what it means to be good people online as [...]
UK kids may soon be taking a big leap ahead in media-literacy training. A proposed overhaul to Britain’s elementary school curriculum – the biggest in a decade – was just leaked, The Guardian reports. The draft does include “traditional areas of learning, including phonics, the chronology of history and mental arithmetic” but also requires British [...]