Category Archives: Social Learning

Chicago Summer of Learning + iRemix

Something big is happening in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched a first of its kind initiative, the Chicago Summer of Learning,¬†encouraging youth to engage in more learning activities throughout the summer. The mayor’s office along with the MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, the Digital Youth Network, University of Chicago and Hive Chicago has worked with over [...]

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iRemix Enabling Arts Learning

The Wallace Foundation recently released a new report from researcher Kylie Peppler of Indiana University examining how technology is creating new opportunities for interest-driven arts learning. It is a great window into how new programs and tools are changing the way young people learn. “Arts may be scarce in many public schools, especially in disadvantaged [...]

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iRemix Profiles: Part 2

  In the previous post I explored how students can creatively engage in the construction of iRemix profiles, while also learning to responsibly represent themselves as part of an online community. On the one hand, the affordance of iRemix as a social learning network is that it turns everyday online scenarios into teachable moments. On [...]

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iRemix Profiles: Part 1

  Students within my Digital Youth Network media arts courses will often ask if they can spend class time creating and editing their iRemix profile pages. For some students, the ability to create online profiles via iRemix is a motivating factor for logging on and participating in the network. For others it is a way [...]

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Tagging and the iRemix Community

  On any given day during a school week, we can have over a hundred active users on any one of the Digital Youth Network’s iRemix powered networks. With this many students building their personal portfolios, critiquing others’ work-in-progress , and connecting with media producers it is easy for weekly assignments to get lost in [...]

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