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  1. Nov 2018
    1. over 100 undergraduates participate in online debate, community-based service and research, and town hall meetings featuring issue experts and local stakeholders.

      I'm curious as to what issues/topics were used. Current issues? Did students select them, or did people of a different position select them?

    1. lifestyle politics

      The examples list 'buycotting'. What's the difference between buycotting and boycotting?

    2. civic activities

      I've seen several gofundme links for people, from a victim's family raising money for medical bills to owners attempting to get money to afford surgery for their pet. I suppose those would count as a civic activity?

    3. activism

      Would the #metoo movement count as activism? Or would it fall under another category?

    4. lectoral activities

      Like the midterm elections!

    5. Thus, the opportunities a%orded by participation with new media may be particularly valuable for youth. They may, with appropriate supports, help counter youths’ relatively low levels of engagement with many dimensions of political life.


    6. tal media have created new possibilities for civic and political participation

      This reminds me of how many voting posts were made online! Especially before and during the midterm elections!

  2. Oct 2018
    1. participatory politics; connected learning; digital media; youth culture

      Keywords! Be on the look out!

    1. both opinions and financial assistance with great ease

      This reminds me of artist commissions I find on art sites. The internet allows them to reach out to wider audiences. This can also relate to let's plays/streamers/twitch as well!

    2. lobal issues or disasters

      Like the fires in Greece

    1. Squire reports elsewhere that engagement in this history-based game simulation motivated some participants to ask questions

      I suppose that when people are interactive or feel a sense of control in the environment, they tend to ask more questions compared to textbooks. Students are constantly told that textbooks hold the correct answers, so students don't feel the drive to ask questions if the book supposedly has the answers.

    2. the interactivity of a dynamic system.

      I don't know why, but the sentence makes me think of muscle memory. Similar to how a person may forget how to say the controls to a game, but once they pick up the controller they're fine.

    3. We used to call this generation “players-producers,” “prosumers,” or even “multitaskers”; now we just call them kids.

      What do we call them when they grow up? Do they automatically assume the previous identities of 'prosumers'? Or will they continuously be perceived as the younger generation?

    4. today’s kids are crafting learning identities—hybrid identities—for themselves that seemingly reject previously distinct modes of being

      This seems interesting... "Crafting learning identities", now where did we hear that before?

    1. Howdoweprovidestudentssufficientscaffoldingthattheyneedtoengageineffectiveinquiry,whilestillgivingthemsomeagencyorsenseofcontrolovertheiractions

      Interesting! Especially that last part, "sense of control over their actions"....

  3. Sep 2018
    1. A bit of a personal connection here, but I participate in activities such as these! I recently started my own fanart blog and the feedback I've received boosted my confidence in my art! It also pushed me to improve my technique and learn new styles!

      There's a huge difference between drawing art for a blog and for education. When you're drawing for your blog, it's up to you to push yourself to learn and whatnot. In a way, it's easier to do because you get to choose what you learn, but it's also a nonlinear type of learning. While a professor will typically push you on a linear path on what skills to learn.