In the Media

A Cross Case Analysis of Two Out-of-School Programs Based on Virtual Worlds 

A new article has been released discussing the programming Global Kids has led in virtual worlds. You can read the abstract and download the article below.  
 

Nonprofit Commons Recap: Will Play Games for Peace 

Nonprofit Commons posted a write up of a recent visit from Global Kids. Check it out!

Very Worthy Reads 

Each month for the DML Central we at Global Kids annotate a list of our favorite finds from the past month in regards to digital media and learning. Below is our latest from March.

 

 

Global Kids gaming series covered by The Brooklyn Public Library  

The Brooklyn Public Library wrote about Global Kids series of workshops on game design: Game Space

The MacArthur Foundation highlighted the badge system work Global Kids is developing in their recent Spotlight post. Read the excerpt below. For the full article you can visit Spotlight

 

Global Kids Game Night at BrainPop 

Andrew Gardner posted a great write up on the presentation on Playing for Peace led by Barry Joseph and Global Kids Leaders Ednica and Kendell. Check out the post below!

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Citing an ever-widening gap between in-school and out-of-school learning experiences, a team of researchers today introduced a model of learning -- ‘connected learning’ -- that taps into the rich new world of information, knowledge, and online collaboration available to youth and learners.

The connected learning model, which is anchored in a large body of research on how youth are using social media, the internet and digital media to learn and develop expertise, also seeks to respond to deepening fears of a class-based “equity” gap in education that, without intervention, is likely to be accelerated by disproportionate access to technology and new forms of knowledge sharing.

Global Kids Listed on Hive NYC's Top 10 Moments of 2011 

Global Kids is proud to have been featured multiple times on Hive NYC's year end list showcasing the best collaborative moments over the year. To check out the full list click here. Below we've highlighted the projects Global Kids was involved with.

10. Hive youth in both New York City and Chicago got their own column on Huffington Post High School! A new home for all the world to see what our youth are learning and making and thinking. Here are links to the first four stories: Global Kids Leader Sharon Mizrahi, Matthew Byrd, Dominque James, Tonya Ingram.



Recommended Resources: Mobile Learning, Digital Activism, Multitasking 


Each month for the DML Central we at Global Kids annotate a list of our favorite finds from the past month in regards to digital media and learning. Below is our latest from December.