Ignite Talks


 Congrats to the DML2012 Ignite Speakers!


Thursday, March 1, 2012 – 4:30-5:45 (Cyril Magnin Ballroom)


Kea Anderson from SRI International

How do you know it's working?: The U.S. Dept. of Education's new Evidence Framework


Doug Belshaw, Purpos/ed

Why we need a debate about the purpose(s) of education


Tessa Joseph-Nicholas, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Zombies and the Revolution: Making Science Fiction Matter in the Digital Culture Classroom


Peter Kittle, Cal State Univ., Chico

Good Memes, Bad Teaching


Crystle Martin, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interest-Based Crap Detecting


David Cooper Moore, Temple University

What Did Rebecca Black's "Friday" Teach Us About Media Literacy?


Chad Sansing, Central Virginia Writing Project

I used to be a middle school teacher like you until I took an arrow in the knee

Rafi Santo, Indiana University

Why Kids Need to Know How to Hack: Technological Citizenship and the New Civic Education


Nishant Shah, Centre for Internet and Society

5 Challenges for the future of learning: Digital Natives and how we shall teach them


Saturday, March 3, 2012 – 3:30-4:30 (Cyril Magnin Ballroom)


Heather Braum, Northeast Kansas Library System

Learning from Birth to the Grave @ Your Library


Mel Chua, Purdue University, and Sebastian Dziallas, Olin College

Teaching Open Source: Productively Lost For Great Justice


Ben Chun, Galileo Academy of Science & Technology

Programming for Every Subject


Jane Crayton, UNM, CU Boulder, STEM-A



Mizuko Ito, University of California, Irvine

Occupy Learning


Henry Jenkins, USC

The Samba School Revisited: Play, Performance, and Participation in Education

Chris Lawrence, Hive Learning Network, NYC

Throw a learning party!


Heather Mallak, Girls, Math & Science Partnership, Click! Spy School

Opening things with your teeth


Jesse Pickard, MindSnacks

How to Make Your Educational Game Not Suck


Philipp Schmidt, Peer 2 Peer University

How to make an online course in 5 minutes


Jeff Sturges, Mt Elliott Makerspace



Hsing Wei, Eyebeam and New Visions

DTC Lab = teachers + technologists + designers = digital prototypes in 3 months 


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