Peppler, K., Santo, R., Gresalfi, M. & Salen, K., (2014). Script Changers: Digital Storytelling with Scratch. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [web]

Salen, K., Gresalfi, M., Peppler, K., & Santo, R. (2014). Gaming the System: Designing with Gamestar Mechanic. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [web]

Peppler, K., Gresalfi, M. Salen, K., & Santo, R. (2014). Soft Circuits: DIY Crafting with E-Fashion. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [web]

Peppler, K., Gresalfi, M. Salen, K., & Santo, R. (2014). Short Circuits: DIY Crafting with E-Puppets. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [web]


(*) denotes peer reviewed or refereed publications.

Santo, R. (in press). Seeking Synergy: Strategic Partnership Development as Organizational Practice in Informal Education Organizations. In M. Semmel (Ed.) The Partnership Imperative: Successful Models and Strategies for Museums. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
Santo, R. (2018). Open Source Culture as Inspiration for Design of Educator Learning Networks. In Yoon, S.A., & Baker-Doyle, K. (Eds.), Networked by design: Interventions for teachers to develop social capital. New York, NY: Routledge.

Santo, R., Ching, D., Peppler, K., & Hoadley, C. (2018). Messy, sprawling and open: Research-practice partnership methodologies for working in distributed inter-organizational networks. In B. Bevan & W. R. Penuel (Eds.), Connecting research and practice for educational improvement: Ethical and equitable approaches. New York, NY: Routledge. 

Santo, R., Ching, D., Peppler, K. A., & Hoadley, C. M. (2017). Participatory Knowledge Building within Research-Practice Partnerships in Education. SAGE Research Methods Case. London: Sage Publications. (*)

Vogel, S., Santo, R., & Ching, D. (2017). Visions of Computer Science Education: Unpacking Arguments for and Projected Impacts of CS4All Initiatives. In Proceedings of the 48th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. ACM. (*)

Santo, R., Ching, D., Hoadley, C. M., & Peppler, K. A. (2016). Working in the Open: Lessons from Open Source on Building Innovation Networks in Education. On the Horizon, 24 (3). pp.280-295. (*)
[pdf] [web]

Ching, D., Santo, R., Hoadley, C., & Peppler, K. (2016). Not just a blip in someone’s life: integrating brokering practices into out-of-school programming as a means of supporting youth futures. On the Horizon, 24(3). pp. 296-312. (*)
[pdf] [web]

Andrade , A., & Santo, R. (2016). Advancing Learning Visualizations: Situated Action Networks as Scalable Representations of Learning in Social Settings. In C. K. Looi, J. Polman, U. Cress, & P. Reimann (Eds.), Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2016 (Vol. 1, pp. 434- 441). Singapore: International Society of the Learning Sciences. (*) [pdf]

Santo, R., Peppler, K., Ching, D., Hoadley, C. (2015). “Maybe a Maker Space? Organizational Learning about Maker Education within a Regional Out-of-School Network.” FabLearn: Conference on Creativity and Fabrication in Education, Stanford, CA. (*) [pdf]

Ching, D., Santo, R., Hoadley, C., Peppler, K. (2015). On-ramps, Lane Changes, Detours and Destinations: Building Connected Learning Pathways in Hive NYC through Brokering Future Learning Opportunities. New York, NY: Hive Research Lab. [pdf]

Santo, R., Ching, D., Peppler, K., Hoadley, C. (2014). What does it mean to “Work Open” in Hive NYC? A Vision for Collective Organizational Learning. New York, NY: Hive Research Lab. [pdf]

Santo, R. (2013). Both R&D and Retail: Hive NYC as an Infrastructure for Learning Innovation. [pdf]

Santo, R. (2013). Towards hacker literacies: What Facebook’s privacy snafus can teach us about empowered technological practices. Digital Culture & Education, 5:1, 18-33. (*)
[pdf] [web]

Levine, M. &  Santo, R. (2013). Upgrading Afterschool: Common Sense Shifts in Expanded Learning for a Digital Age. In Peterson, T. (Ed.) Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success. [pdf] [web]

Santo, R. (2012). Hacker Literacies: User-Generated Resistance and Reconfiguration of Networked Publics. In J. Avila & J. Zacher-Pandya (Eds.) Critical Digital Literacies as Social Praxis: Intersections & Challenges. Edited volume in the New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies series. New York: Peter Lang. [pdf]

Santo, R. (2012). Hacker Literacies: Synthesizing Critical and Participatory Media Literacy Frameworks. International Journal of Learning and Media. Vol. 3, No. 3, Pages 1-5. [pdf]

Arvizu, S., Santo, R., Arena, D., Wardrip, P., Johnson, B.Z., Simon, A., et al. (2012). The stories we are telling: How digital media and learning is communicated by education reformers. Washington, DC: FrameWorks Institute. [pdf]

Santo, R. (2011). Contested Notions, Conflicting Agendas, and Carmen San Diego. A Review of Engineering Play: A Cultural History of Children’s Software by Mizuko Ito. Mind, Culture, and Activity. Routledge. doi:10.1080/10749039.2011.564714 [pdf] [web]

Davis, K., Katz, S., Santo, R., James, C. (2010). Fostering Cross-Generational Dialogues about the Ethics of Online Life. Journal of Media Literacy Education. Volume 2, Issue 2. (*) [pdf] [web]

Santo, R. with James, C., Davis, K., Burch, L., Katz, S. & Joseph, B. (2009) Meeting of Minds: Cross-Generational Dialogue on the Ethics of Digital Life. Distributed at the Cooney Center’s symposium, Breakthrough Learning in the Digital Age, October 28th [pdf]

Santo, R., Joseph, B., Nataf, Z., & Feldman, L. (2007) Engaging Youth with a New Medium: The Potentials of Virtual Worlds. Youth Media Reporter. [pdf] [web]

Santo, R., Joseph, B., Nataf, Z., & Feldman, L. (2007) Virtual Worlds, An Educational Medium for a New Century published in the Journal of Media Literacy, Volume 54. [pdf]

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