Here is a list of resources you should check out. They represent some great examples of work done by students, teachers, schools, and local organizations.
- IQ: SmartParent series – includes six hour-long broadcasts in 2013 on issues related to parenting and media. Includes session with TRETC presenter, Nikki Navta, on Learning with Games.
- Digital Media: New Learners in the 21st Century – documentary with key leaders in the digital media world. Meet some of the country’s most noted educational experts and thought leaders in the digital education realm. Nichole Pinkard, founder of the Chicago’s Digital Youth Network, connects the dots between digital afterschool programs and their potential relationship to in-school practices. Henry Jenkins, from the Annenberg School for Communication discusses the Internet’s role in sparking student political participation. Katie Salen, Professor at Parsons the New School of Design and Founder of the Institute of Play, illuminates how gaming helps kids more effectively explore systems and processes. And the University of California Irvine’s Mimi Ito shows parents how new media practices are creating new avenues for kids to interact, collaborate, and learn.