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Christmas Break At Last

December 26, 2012

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 ›

Applications for good

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 ›

The Value of Mistakes: Should It Matter How Long A Student Take To Learn?

James Joyce affirms that geniuses not only accept mistakes as part of the learning process, but willingly seek them out as doors to self-discovery.   In education, our perception of mistakes is important.  It challenges conceptions of what defines success and failure. The greatest mistake I ever made in my education was failing a physics course… Read More ›

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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 ›

Which Devices Are Best as Digital Textbooks?

     If the school life isn’t sitting in rows waiting for the teacher to tell you what to learn, but instead is giving you technology to allow you to do your own research, wouldn’t you love to be in the class? Next month, Canada will start a new school–Inquiry Hub–with that sort of environment… 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 ›

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).