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Digital Media and Learning

Framing Digital Media and 21st Century Learning

by Michael Baran November 8, 2012 Framer Reads the News

Two new surveys released last week provide promising evidence that digital technology in classrooms is playing a positive role in children’s skill development. As children learn to navigate new technologies, they become more active in their learning, more self-sufficient as researchers, and more engaged in what they are doing. Subsequently, their higher order thinking skills [...]

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An Argument for Openness in Digital Media and Learning

by Erika Rydberg February 16, 2012 Framer Reads the News

Digital media and learning is making the rounds in the news this week. The New York Times published an article about the innovative school district in Mooresville, NC. In response to this article, many other sites have been discussing what makes this school district unique. One such response article I found is from a site called ELearnSpace. In this [...]

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FrameWorks and America’s Digital Promise

by Robert Shore November 14, 2011 Framing in the Field

Digital media and learning is hot. Leading thinkers in the fields of education and digital media are pushing for a learning revolution in which highly effective and well-trained teachers act as mentors in student-centered learning environments. We at FrameWorks are doing plenty of learning ourselves on this issue –  and we’re practicing what the experts are [...]

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Education Reform: An On-the-Street View of Cultural Models at Work

by Nat Kendall-Taylor July 25, 2011 Framing in the Field

Have you ever given a talk and been left with the sinking feeling that the message people were left with and the one you had intended to provide were dramatically different? Well, you are not alone! One way that anthropologists explain this phenomenon is with the theory of cultural models. While this theory is complex, [...]

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Can Video Games Help Young People Understand Social Issues?

by Michael Baran July 5, 2011 Framer Events

Can video games be used for good? Can video games expand student’s capacities for learning and help them understand social issues? This is the aim of the many who gathered recently in New York City for the 8th Annual Games for Change Festival. I attended this festival because one of the mobile apps I created [...]

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Can Hollywood Spark An Education Revolution?

by Shannon Arvizu May 19, 2011 Framer Events

The entertainment industry is often blamed for promoting ideas and images that hinder children’s educational development. This week, however, we were introduced to a new way of thinking about Hollywood at a Cooney Center Leadership Forum entitled: “Learning From Hollywood: Can entertainment media spark an education revolution?” Much of the first day of the event focused on how the [...]

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Reframing Digital Media for Learning

by Shannon Arvizu April 21, 2011 Framing in the Field

What do the media talk about when they discuss digital media and learning? In what ways does the media’s framing of this issue influence public opinion? The FrameWorks Institute (with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation) recently published a report this month entitled, “Where’s the Learning? An Analysis of Media Stories [...]

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