Week 4 Theme
In the Real World: Digital Civic Engagement
Can digital authorship help to change the world?
AGENDA, February 14, 2018
- Renee reviews your completed work
- Interesting themes from the Facebook Closed Group dialogue: the tension between idealism and realism in our hopes for digital media & learning to advance democratic citizenship
- Reflections on LEAP 1 : Class Roster warm feedback
- Reflection on our search strategies for digital civic engagement: Your Padlet Wall: there is much value in modeling & making transparent our search processes
- View and discuss: Tweetdeck screencast from Meg Jones
- What elements are used in this particular “how to” video to promote engagement and learning?
- We wondered whether or not it was appropriate to frame Meg’s tutorial as a form of digital civic engagement.
- #EDC534 Twitter stream.
- Review and discuss LEAP 2 assignment, readings and homework assignment for next week
CLASS PARTICIPATION HOMEWORK: PLEASE COMPLETE THE ACTIVITIES BELOW BEFORE our next synchronous class on WEDNESDAY, February 21 at 7 pm
Week 5 Theme: Digital Authorship In and Out of School
What does digital authorship look like in different types of educational contexts?
- READ: Gain an understanding of why images have communicative power and learn more about annotation as an instructional strategy.
- Hobbs, Create to Learn. Chapter 9: IMAGES (pp. 139 – 153)
- Daniels, H. & Steineke, N. (2011). Collaborative Annotation. Texts and Lessons for Content Area Reading. Portsmouth NH: Heinemann.
2. READ & ANNOTATE: Select 1 scholarly article from the list below and engage in a careful process of reading and digital annotation. As you annotate, please include 3 – 5 notes that summarize, analyze, question and critique. Respond to the annotations of others as appropriate. (PhD students, read and comment on 2 articles, please.)
- Howell, E. (2017). Expanding argument instruction: Incorporating multimodality and digital tools. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 0(0), 1–10
- Catharyn C. Shelton, Leanna M. Archambault & Annie E. Hale (2017) Bringing Digital Storytelling to the Elementary Classroom: Video Production for Preservice Teachers, Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 33:2, 58-68, DOI: 10.1080/21532974.2016.127687
Laura Palmgren-Neuvonen, Maarit Jaakkola & Riitta-Liisa Korkeamäki (2015). School-context videos in Janus-faced online publicity: Learner-Generated Digital Video Production Going Online, Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 59:3, 255-274, DOI: 10.1080/00313831.2014.996599
Shanahan, L. (2013) Multimodal representations: a fifth-grade teacher influences students’ design and production, Pedagogies: An International Journal, 8:2, 85-102. DOI: 10.1080/1554480X.2013.767768
- Greenhow, C., Robelia, B., & Hughes, J. E. (2009). Learning, teaching, and scholarship in a digital age: Web 2.0 and classroom research: What path should we take now? Educational researcher, 38(4), 246-259.
3. COMPOSE or SELECT IMAGES TO SHARE: Create (or find) 1 or 2 images that relate to our focus question: What does digital authorship look like in different types of educational contexts? Then use our private sharing space on Cluster to post your images. Be sure to comment on the images you have shared. Offer at least one comment on work shared by another student. Take a look at the work of other students before sharing so we avoid duplication or redundancy.
4. If you did not participate in the Zoom chat, view the video here. Use the “Leave a Reply” function to offer your perspective on this question: Are “how to” videos really a form of digital civic engagement? Why or why not?