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Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century

Grades: 6-12
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  • Overview

    Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century explores how exceptional instructors are increasingly using digital media and interactive practices to ignite their students’ curiosity and ingenuity, help them become civically engaged, allow them to collaborate with peers worldwide, and empower them to direct their own learning.

  • Introduction

    This documentary explores how exceptional instructors are increasingly using digital media and interactive practices to ignite their students’ curiosity and ingenuity, help them become civically engaged, allow them to collaborate with peers worldwide, and empower them to direct their own learning.

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  • Quest 2 Learn

    In Manhattan, the innovative Quest 2 Learn public school employs game design to help students explore both academic subjects and human interaction.

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  • Digital Youth Network

    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. Students on Chicago’s South Side gain media literacy, social networking skills, and self-efficacy in a decade-old pioneering multimedia program.

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  • Smithsonian Institution

    Middle school campers race around D.C.’s museums on a digital scavenger hunt implemented by the Smithsonian Institute.

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  • Middleton

    A Wisconsin classroom uses mobile devices and place-based learning to model civic activity and teach history

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  • Science Leadership Academy

    Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute sponsors The Science Leadership Academy, a public magnet school integrating digital practices into all curricula.

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  • FILM CLIP, CHAPTER SIX - Conclusions

    Through the voices of these inspired students and America’s foremost education thought-leaders, Is School Enough? provides insight into an essential new understanding of what education can be in the 21st century.

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  • BONUS - John Seely Brown

    John Seely Brown, Co-chair of the Deloitte Center for the Edge and Visiting Scholar at the University of Southern California, describes the importance of play and collaboration in our constantly changing world.

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  • BONUS - James Paul Gee

    James Paul Gee, Professor of Literacy Studies in the Department of English at Arizona State University, discusses how complex gaming environments can enrich problem-solving and drive innovation.

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  • BONUS - Mimi Ito

    Mimi Ito, cultural anthropologist at the University of California at Irvine, describes how new media practices are transforming the ways that young people interact, play, collaborate and learn outside of school.

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  • BONUS - Henry Jenkins

    Henry Jenkins, a leading media scholar at the University of Southern California, explains digital media's role in creating greater opportunities for creativity, civic engagement and political participation.

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  • BONUS - Nichole Pinkard

    Nichole Pinkard, founder of Chicago’s pioneering Digital Youth Network, emphasizes the importance of media literacy in a 21st century education.

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  • BONUS - Diana Rhoten

    Diana Rhoten, Program Director of Digital Media and Learning at the Social Science Research Center, describes how digital media can engage young people in informal learning contexts such as museums and libraries.

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  • BONUS - Katie Salen

    Katie Salen, Professor at Parsons The New School for Design and Founder of the Institute of Play, discusses how game design can help students explore systems.

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  • Credits

    Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century is a production of tpt National Productions in association with Mobile Digital Arts.

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    Digital Media is a production of tpt National Productions in association with Mobile Digital Arts.

  • Credits

    Digital Media is a production of tpt National Productions in association with Mobile Digital Arts.

  • Credits

    Digital Media is a production of tpt National Productions in association with Mobile Digital Arts.

  • Credits

    Digital Media is a production of tpt National Productions in association with Mobile Digital Arts.

  • Credits

    Digital Media is a production of tpt National Productions in association with Mobile Digital Arts.

  • Credits

    Is School Enough? is a production of tpt National Productions in association with Mobile Digital Arts.

  • Credits

    Digital Media is a production of tpt National Productions in association with Mobile Digital Arts.

  • Credits

    Digital Media is a production of tpt National Productions in association with Mobile Digital Arts.

  • Credits

    Digital Media is a production of tpt National Productions in association with Mobile Digital Arts.

  • Credits

    Digital Media is a production of tpt National Productions in association with Mobile Digital Arts.

  • Credits

    Digital Media is a production of tpt National Productions in association with Mobile Digital Arts.

  • Credits

    Digital Media is a production of tpt National Productions in association with Mobile Digital Arts.

  • Credits

    Digital Media is a production of tpt National Productions in association with Mobile Digital Arts.


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