literacy

Was participating in Digital Learning Day an overwhelming experience for you, too? When I looked at the #DLDay hashtag on Twitter, it felt like I was looking into a fire hose on full blast! Well, we have an opportunity for you to pause, reflect on, and extend your #DLDay conversations. On the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month from 8-9 PM you can find the #literacies chat happening on Twitter. You...
This is part of an ongoing series of discussions I am having with my good friend, Anna Smith, about digital literacies. (You can follow the entire thread of our back and forth talks here.) The other day, Anna asked the question of “where isn’t digital” as she considered a quote by David Wees about the importance of digital literacies in a technology/media-rich world. Here is an infographic that...
Happy Digital Learning Day Eve! I hope you enjoy some reflections from my students on: Digital Learning Is.... Happy Digital Learning Day 2013 Video of Happy Digital Learning Day 2013 All rights reserved.
Last month I went to the Educon conference at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia for the first time and was so excited to see all of the amazing work being done by educators to incorporate digital literacies into their practices and classrooms. I was particularly inspired by the hackjam run by Meenoo Rami and Chad Sansing (watch it live here or read about Chad's reflections on it here...
hacktivity.png Mozilla Webmaker is in the process of creating Teaching Kits for each of our software tools and for a variety of event types. The kits contain information on the Mozilla Webmaker initiative as a whole, specific information on the particular tool and event format that the teaching kit is for, and then modular content that allows a facilitator to pick...
Keywords: digital literacies
Follow our whole conversation on Jog the Web! Here is my webcomic in response to Kevin's challenge to make a webcomic addressing digital writing's "naysers" using Dan’s Awesome Ragemaker Comic. Below I have written a bit of reflection on this process.  Reflection on my Writing Process: To create this webcomic, I did what I always do when I hear about new Apps, websites, platforms: I went to the...
When did you realize that your reading and writing practices were beginning to take new shape in the digital age? Here's the start of our multimodal conversation, please feel free to share your AHA! moments in the comments below, or on Twitter with the hashtag #modigiwri (More Digital Writing, get it? get it?). We will be compiling these--eventually--into a Digital Is Resource.  To kick off our...
Nearly 30 educators from the Las Vegas area along with national colleagues from as far afield as Round Rock, Texas; Conway, Arkansas; and the Tar River area of North Carolina gathered on Friday, November 16 on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus for a workshop introducing a newly created digital design curriculum.  Co-hosted by the Southern Nevada Writing Project, the National Writing...
Keywords: digital literacy, CCSS, LDC
It is a magical moment when the hard work of lesson plans meets passionate students who view their work as important. During the second year of our interdisciplinary 8th grade project, IC (Inquiry Communities), we asked students to identify an issue they felt was something that was critical for our school community and to spend time in bi-weekly meetings working with their groups to learn about...
Popular culture has changed. No longer just television and movie franchises created by large Hollywood conglomerates, popular culture can be formed by the students in our classrooms. Our students are now both consumers and producers. Sure, they watch the latest blockbuster, but they also spend time making Youtube videos and mashups. This shift is an important one for educators to recognize when...

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