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For the CLMOOC Pop-Up Make Cycle for #DigiWriMo, we invited people to help annotate an interview of Troy Hicks about digital literacies. The Edutopia article by Todd Finley is a few years old, but holds up remarkably well, I think. We have been using the Hypothesis annotation tool, which allows you to collaboratively add comments and media in the margins of a web-based article. It's a great way...
This was originally posted as a blog for Making Learning Connected 2014, otherwise known as CLMOOC. These reflections and connections come from the sixth week's Make Cycle focused on creation of 5-Image Stories by Jack Zangerle, Bonnie Kaplan, Marc Schroeder & Andrea Tejedor of the Hudson Valley Writing Project. Story by Mary Ellen B. On behalf of the Hudson Valley Writing Project, we want...
What is Multi Literacy? - Anna Haschke, Sergio Rushing, Carla Vangrove   Multiliteracy is a fairly new term that has come about because the way people are communicating is changing due to new technologies.  Not only are their shifts in the way English is used within various cultures, but we are redefining what it means to read and what it means to compose.  Written text is not the only way in...
It’s all about first impressions of images this morning as I race to catch up with the day after springing into spring and chasing a lost hour.  The images that curators select in DI often make the first impression while I am navigating the site and cause me to pause, dip, and dig in to various collections and resources. Some resources are simply provocative, like the one that Nicole DeVoss uses...
Figure 5_ Black Union Soldiers - Louisiana Native Guard - Photo Falsification.jpg No, this is not a photo of the 1st Louisiana Native Guard proving that African-Americans freely chose to fight for the Confederacy. But even viewers who are sophisticated about reading images in popular media or political ads may not have their guard up in antique stores and...
What does it mean to be “visually” literate? How can we encourage students to be more deliberate and careful in how they look at the images that circulate in today’s digital culture?
Keywords: multimedia, sound, image
Writing was always about the word. Even the most read book of all acknowledges that elemental idea: In the beginning, there was the Word... This collection looks beyond the word, examining how the digital transcends the traditional, reshaping and re-envisioning building blocks of literacy to convey meaning.
Originally posted on The Teaching Palette by Hillary Andrlik and Theresa McGeein in January 2010 Educating students (and lets face it, ourselves) about copyright and digital citizenship has become increasingly more important as more and more teaching resources are found online. While creating original image content may still be the best way to gather images, it is not always practical or even...
This is a video deconstructing a football play.  It is a piece from California Writing Project's Improving Students Academic Writing (ISAW) focus on "Redefining Text."
This is a video deconstructing a short story which falls into the genre of graphic novels.  It is a piece from California Writing Project's Improving Student Academic Writing (ISAW) focus on "Redefining Text."