Category: mnli

Excited to Announce the 2014 New Literacies Institute 0

Excited to Announce the 2014 New Literacies Institute

My favorite time of year rapidly approaches. For the last three years I have had the honor of serving as co-chair and co-organizer of the Massachusetts New Literacies Institute. Each year we refine our model to ensure participants engage in personalized inquiry learning. Massachusetts New Literacies Institute July 8-10, 2014 Holyoke Community College Holyoke, MA…
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#MNLI13 Day 3 Reflection Coding Community

Karen Brennan sparked my thinking today. She presented her work on using Scratch. The programming, games, and stories children created made a large impact on everyone at the conference. For me it wasn't the take away of creative computing I found most moving. It was Brennan's point that making take two things: creating and community.…
Striking the Balance: #MNLI2 Day 2 Reflection 0

Striking the Balance: #MNLI2 Day 2 Reflection

Its Tuesday (or it least it was when I was supposed to write this post) and we are moving into the hard work at the Microsoft NERD Center. Teachers worked to  shape their final products, attended a wonderful keynote by Polly Parker, and got to pick digital text and tool sessions. I am left with…
#HackJam: #MNLI12 Day 3 Reflection 1

#HackJam: #MNLI12 Day 3 Reflection

On day 3 of the Massachusetts New Literacies Institute I hosted a #hackjam. We all fought some torrential rain and found a restaurant with wifi. It was spotty so we couldn't develop too may remixes but still participants were amazed about x-ray goggles. Basically a #hackjam is a self-organized event to show some of the great Mozilla tools such as x-ray…