If Atlanta officials have their way, the sprawling parking lots surrounding Turner Field will be turned into a vibrant, mixed-use area anchored by retail and parks that draw crowds even when the Braves are on the road.
The theme for the Sept/Oct 2012 Knowledge Quest is “Participatory Culture and Learning.” This issue explores what a participatory culture is, how it fits into AASL's Standards for 21st-Century Learner and the development of student dispositions needed for effective use of social media. The issue is guest edited by Buffy Hamilton and Ernie Cox.
"Our Information Age began," writes Mark Surman and Cathy Davidson in this article from Fast Company, "...in April of 1993 when the Mosaic 1.0 browser made the World Wide Web available—for free—not just for use but for contribution and...
The “Come Write In” initiative is a sub-program of NaNoWriMo that encourages writers, or Wrimos, to use libraries as writing studios during NaNoWriMo. The initiative is part active programming, part marketing campaign – meaning that libraries can get involved to whatever degree they are comfortable with and however works best for their programming schedule
Wikipedia isn’t perfect. Sometimes the mechanisms in place meant to protect the credibility of the information can actually get in the way of the people who are in a position to know the most about the subject correcting things they know to be mistakes. There are good reasons for this, of course—people who are directly connected with a subject might have ulterior motives for making changes. For example, a well-known PR firm caught flak for editing its clients’ articles last December, leading to the Chartered Institute for Public Relations in June issuing guidelines for its members requiring them to seek changes through Wikipedia’s editors.
Of course, not all such changes are so dodgy as paid flunkies nipping in to make their clients look better.
We have created a threshold which invites students to enter the room and evokes a spirit of both imagination and responsibility. We plan to create a sign above the door with a quote from Kurt Vonnegut which reads “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be”. This will be visible while standing in the hallway and provokes students who may pass by the classroom but never even enter it.
The ranks of America's poor remained stuck at record levels, although dwindling unemployment benefits and modest job gains helped stave off what experts had predicted would be the fourth rise in a row in the poverty rate.
I'm working on a STEM+Art grant with colleagues at Adelphi. I'm really excited about the information and ideas I'm coming across and will be sharing as much as I can via this webspace as the work progresses. I'm convinced that this shift in arts education, at least, is critical to our field as a whole. Below is a blog post about a woodshop being turned into a 'maker space'. I see numerous similarities and intersections with the installation projects I did with my high school students in Los Angeles. When we did those large scale installations in public spaces, the level of participation and motivation levels with all of my students was very high. Read on and comments welcome!
In 1977, Jimmy Carter moved into the White House, "Star Wars" and "Saturday Night Fever" premiered in theaters and the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft launched from Florida's Cape Canaveral to explore the outer solar system.
"I’m interested in liminal spaces, in the spaces in between. That interest comes from often feeling like a crossroads–like I have one foot in one world and the other in another world, as do many other transcultural people."
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