posts tagged: youth

Digging Deeper for Youth Locally

Youth Crossroads

Young people have a powerful potential in our communities as agents for social change. Youth Crossroads Inc., is a local organization in Berwyn serving the needs and interests of thousands of young people across the Western suburbs. This blog post is about how the contribution and collaboration of local people in local communities who sustain the work of organizations such as them. This is post is also about about my appointment to the YC board. Keep Reading…

Rapping Science

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Science in many ways is art. It is the result of much creativity. Why then do we often stray from the learning of science and its history in classrooms in creative and artistic ways? What could young people learn about science through music and especially through the learning of Rap?  There is much youth can learn about science from the reading of textbooks, the watching of videos and by participating in experiments. A trip to a museum or science fair can also be inspiring, if you can afford to visit or live near one. But many of these ways are how you or I learnt science. These are not, however THE … Keep Reading…

DML2010: In reflection!

This post provides response to a number of the questions raised by Sonia Livingstone at DML2010 about the questions surrounding Digital Media Learning. Keep Reading…

Sonia Livingstone: Youthful participation in digital media

This post is a brief introduction to the closing keynote talk delivered at the DML 2010 conference by Prof. Sonia Livingstone from LSE in the UK. The talk was about youthful participation in digital media and the post includes a list of my tweets during the talk. Keep Reading…

S. Craig Watkins: Black and latino youth remaking the participation gap

  Following the chair’s introduction by Dr. Henry Jenkins, the opening keynote talk was delivered by S. Craig Watkins. Highly regarded for his research about race, youth and digital media usage and his books, The Young and the Digital and Hip Hop Matters. He was invited to join the MacArthur Foundation Series on Youth, Digital Media and Learning. With this in mind and with no experience in this area I was looking forward to hearing the perspective from which he considers this space. Below is provided a few key insights I took out of his keynote talk: