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Reading in a Whole New Way

Kevin Kelly's article in the Smithsonian reinforces what the New Literacies Collaborative and the Institute have been researching and teaching. "Reading and writing, like all technologies are…Continue

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Hiller Spires commented on Jim Walker's blog post MA New Literacies Institute
"Jim--congrats on another successful New Literacies Institute. Let's find ways to stay connected without work. Check our content out at newlit.org Cheers, Hiller"
Aug 22, 2012
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MA New Literacies Institute

The Massachusetts New Literacies Institute successfully complete the first non-grant funded conference. Sixty-three educators attended the week long Institute July 30-August 3 with three follow-up session in Oct, Nov, and Dec. The Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative managed and funded the Institute and would like to thank the New Literacies Collaborative for continuing…See More
Aug 21, 2012
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"Web 3.0 is the networked society this video from Ericsson has produced. "Buckle your belt it will be an interesting ride"."
Feb 22, 2012
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Networked Society, On the Brink

In On The Brink we discuss the past, present and future of connectivity with a mix of people including David Rowan, chief editor of Wired UK; Caterina Fake, ...
Feb 22, 2012
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2011 MA New Literacies Institute

The Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative was awarded a DESE grant to organize, plan and run the 2011 Massachusetts New Literacies Institute. This year it will once again be held at the Microsoft Research Center in Cambridge MA. the week of July 18-22. Polly Parker and Greg McVeery are the co-chairs of the 7 member content development team, who are all Massachusetts educators. Don Leu, who is one of the original oragizers of the New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute will start us off…See More
Jun 2, 2011
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Dec 28, 2010
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MassCUE presentation

Jim Walker, Zach Smith and Polly Parker have been asked by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to represent the MA New Literacies Institute at the MassCUE conference on Oct 28. We will have space at a table for a poster presentation and a PowerPoint. We will be be handing out information about the 2010 New Literacies Institute and informing teachers that there will be another Institute in the summer of 2011.See More
Oct 22, 2010
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Oct 18, 2010
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Mass New Literacies Institute Follow-up

On Oct 15, 2010 the Massachusetts New Literacies Institute had its first follow-up session at the Microsoft offices in Waltham, MA. 88 teachers attended the all day session. Tom Daccord from EdTechTeacher gave a keynote that has us thinking more deeply about technology integration in the curriculum. During the morning session each of the 10 teacher leaders gave a 2 minute introduction to a Cool Tool. Teachers then broke into groups according to which…See More
Oct 18, 2010
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Reading in a Whole New Way

Kevin Kelly's article in the Smithsonian reinforces what the New Literacies Collaborative and the Institute have been researching and teaching. "Reading and writing, like all technologies are dynamic." As writing and reading technologies evolved from clay tables to the movable type printing press people had to learn to use these new technologies. We are faced with the same challenges, except there are not hundreds of years for us to slowly adapt. As I noted in my response on the Smithsonian…See More
Jul 18, 2010
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Jul 18, 2010
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Ramapo Island: A New Dimention in Learning

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In 2006 Peggy Sheehy, at teacher at Suffern Middle School in New York, developed the first school on Teen Second Life. This is a presentation she gave for the 2009 K12 Online Conference. http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=348
Jul 5, 2010
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Jul 3, 2010
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A media lieracy lesson

Clay Burell's blog post "The New York Times is Always Right" points to how even news sources of great stature slant the news depending on what country the story is about. See More
Jul 1, 2010
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Jun 23, 2010
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A Portal to Media Literacy

"Nice lecture... The anthropologist Marshall Sahlins, writing on "Stone Age economics" (1972) ...: " The world's most primitive people have few possessions, but they are not poor. Poverty is not a certain amount of goods, nor is…"
Jun 21, 2010

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Jim has a MA in Art Education from Univ. of New Mexico and MS in Special Education from Marywood University. He has been a special ed teacher for 21 years at the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative. Jim has been integrating technology into his classrooms since Apple IIe and dial up. He developed and ran the LPVEC web site for 10 years, and helped other teachers integrate technology into their classrooms. Jim developed Moodle classes for his class and taught online courses in Classroom Behavior Management. He was one of five Massachusetts teachers to complete the EDC EdTech Leaders Online course. Jim has developed a Web 2.0 teacher training sit at www.learning2oh/moodle. He is now the Online Technology Coordinator at the LPVEC and is completing the course work to get a Moodle Course Creator Certificate.

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MA New Literacies Institute

The Massachusetts New Literacies Institute successfully complete the first non-grant funded conference. Sixty-three educators attended the week long Institute July 30-August 3 with three follow-up session in Oct, Nov, and Dec. 

The Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative managed and funded the Institute and would like to thank the New Literacies Collaborative for…

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Posted on August 21, 2012 at 10:06am — 1 Comment

2011 MA New Literacies Institute

The Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative was awarded a DESE grant to organize, plan and run the 2011 Massachusetts New Literacies Institute. This year it will once again be held at the Microsoft Research Center in Cambridge MA. the week of July 18-22. Polly Parker and Greg McVeery are the co-chairs of the 7 member content development team, who are all Massachusetts educators. Don Leu, who is one of the original oragizers of the New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute will start us…

Continue

Posted on June 2, 2011 at 10:08pm

Mass New Literacies Institute Follow-up

On Oct 15, 2010 the Massachusetts New Literacies Institute had its first follow-up session at the Microsoft offices in Waltham, MA. 88 teachers attended the all day session. Tom Daccord from EdTechTeacher gave a keynote that has us thinking more deeply about technology integration in the curriculum.

During the morning session each of the 10 teacher leaders gave a 2 minute introduction to a Cool Tool. Teachers then broke into groups according to… Continue

Posted on October 18, 2010 at 3:11pm — 1 Comment

A media lieracy lesson

Clay Burell's blog post "The New York Times is Always Right" points to how even news sources of great stature slant the news depending on what country the story is about.

Posted on July 1, 2010 at 6:49am

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