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Free webinar: Digital Citizenship with author Kathy Cassidy

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Less Teacher, More Student, Making The Shift, Powerful Learning Practice | 0 comments

Join us for a free webinar about Digital Citizenship with author Kathy Cassidy Join author Kathy Cassidy, Powerful Learning Practice CEO Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, and PLPress Managing Editor John Norton for a one-hour live webinar on September 14th at 7pm Eastern (New York) time. During this webinar, we’ll talk about digital citizenship and take a deeper look inside Kathy’s book Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the Primary...

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Passion-Based Learning, Week 7: Audience Is Everything

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Connected Leadership, Less Teacher, More Student, Passion Based Learning, Voices | 0 comments

“Without an authentic audience – whether that be global, local community, family, or even oneself – a learner’s sense of purpose can decrease,” writes Matt Renwick in a final reflection about an afterschool enrichment program exploring passion based learning. “Lacking that ability to connect and grow, our new knowledge is gained within a vacuum, instead of for others to witness.”

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Passion-Based Learning, Week 6: Minecraft, Lego & Makerspaces

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Connected Leadership, Less Teacher, More Student, Passion Based Learning, Voices | 8 comments

When students in Matt Renwick’s afterschool enrichment club shift from a collaborative focus to a competitive drive in Minecraft, it’s time to get out the Lego maker toys and ponder some fresh questions about the relationships among digital games, hands-on projects and curriculum objectives.

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