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Reflections From a Global Kids Youth Leader at the Breakthrough Learning Summit

This post originally appeared on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog.   Hi! This is Nafiza Akter, and I was one of the youth attending the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age Forum. This forum was put together, as far as my understanding goes, to look at how technology could be used and incorporated into […]

Using Alternative Assessment Models to Empower Youth-directed Learning

  This post originally appeared on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog.   Tashawna is a high school senior in Brooklyn, NY. In the morning she leaves home for school listening to her MP3s, texting her friends about meeting up after school at Global Kids, where she participates in a theater program, or […]

The Teacher is the Key

This post originally appeared on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog. Here is a pretty shocking statistic. More than 40% of teachers today are disheartened and disappointed in their jobs according to a study just released by Learning Points Associates. It is hard to be an inspirational, caring teacher if you don’t want to be […]

Breakthrough Learning from the Outside In: Four Policies to Accelerate Innovation in the Classroom

Victor V. Vuchic is Program Officer, Open Educational Resources The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation     Often when we think about innovation, we focus on lots of low cost rapid prototypes and bottoms up design driven approaches. You don’t often hear much about how policy could stoke innovation. Usually, people think of policy as stifling […]

The Promise of Games in the Public Interest

Suzanne Seggerman President, Co-Founder, Games for Change           Games can be used for A LOT of purposes – well beyond entertainment. And as they are a young medium, they are not often envisioned beyond their current contexts; we are all still just getting used to them. Some people though have caught […]

Technology and Family Literacy

  We’re excited to participate in the  Cooney  Center’s upcoming Forum. Families of all socio-economic classes are using technology in their daily lives. The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) is on a quest to crack the code on helping families—particularly families struggling with low literacy skills—use technology to further education and their well-being. Parents and children must be […]

Digital Connectors Will Build Today’s Communities and Tomorrow’s Leaders

David L. Cohen is the Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation This post originally appeared on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog. We are strong believers in investing in stronger communities, and we’re in the midst of one of our most exciting community investment initiatives ever. Building on our partnership with One Economy, we recently launched […]

The Outer Spaces of Learning

This post was originally published on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog. In the recent Star Trek movie by J.J. Abrams we get to see what a 23rd century Vulcan school was like for young Spock. Hundreds of crater-like pods, with 360-degree projection systems, allow individual students to navigate through an encyclopedic array of topics fully […]

+1 Learner: How personal learning networks can transform individual teacher practice

Lucy Gray, Education Technology Specialist Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education University of Chicago This post was originally published on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog. Imagine a learning community for educators, a place where teachers can connect to the world. Teachers can pose questions and receive just in time help and advice […]

Write a Story On a Phone? Are you Kidding?

This post originally appeared on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog.   Creativity continues to be an essential skill in the emerging creative economy. Since scientific and technological creativity are tightly intertwined with cultural and artistic creativity, developing tools for creative expression can help all members of society. Thus, ensuring open access to […]