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Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series)

The founder of Chicago's pioneering Digital Youth Network (DYN) describes how the organization empowers young people with critical digital literacy skills that make them academically and professionally competitive.

February 6, 2013

Big Thinkers Video Series

Some of the most compelling visionaries in the world -- from Sir Ken Robinson to Jane Goodall to Martin Scorsese -- are focusing their attention on how to improve education. From innovative classroom concepts to suggestions on how to foster creativity and collaboration, they share their valuable insights for teaching and learning and illuminate new solutions to old problems.
Get inspired by their big ideas.

More Edutopia Coverage on Nichole Pinkard and the Digital Youth Network:

  • VIDEO: Digital Media Empower Youth

    Both in the classroom and in after-school pods, students learn to become critical creators in Chicago's Digital Youth Network.

  • ARTICLE: Kids Create -- and Critique on -- Social Networks

    A digital-literacy program encourages kids to remake social networking in the image of learning by sharing, critiquing, and discussing their work on Remix World.

  • VIDEO: Digital Youth Portrait: Jalen

    In school, at home, and in the Digital Youth Network, middle school student Jalen thrives as an artist, animator, and digital-media creator.

Find more information on the Digital Youth Network website, or follow Digital Youth Network on Twitter.

Visit the Big Thinkers series page to see more videos.

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