Category Archives: Social Learning

Forums and Community Engagement

While students will often describe what they do in Digital Youth Network (DYN) workshops as media production, activities that teach online participation skills are always prevalent in my daily lessons. As an online community, iRemix serves as space for  students to voice their opinions and engage other users. In a sense, this helps them practice [...]

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Introducing iRemix: Social Networks in Schools

The first day of my fan fiction course is always reserved for introducing iRemix.  Social networks are part of the 21st century experience of being a fan, so it is a great opportunity to connect the platform with a theme from the class. To spark student engagement I will establish iRemix as a kind of [...]

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iRemix: A Personal Introduction

  I consider it to be a classroom success when my students routinely log into iRemix without being told, at the beginning of each lesson. They know that this is where to find daily instructions, upload their weekly deliverables, and connect with digital artists and peers throughout Chicago. But how do they get to this [...]

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