8. Transformative Use

March 20, 2019

Join the live synchronous class if you can on Wednesday, March 20 at 7 PM EST. Find the link on the Pathwright.


  1. Sing along to “User Rights, Section 107”
  2. DISCUSSION: What should teachers and librarians understand about the following laws in relation to the practice of digital literacy?
    1. Section 107: fair use exemption
    2. Section 108: when libraries can make copies
    3. Section 110(a): face-to-face teaching exemption
    4. Section 110(b): TEACH ACT
    5. DMCA 1201: ripping DVDs by students and teachers
  3. Leading on copyright in your school. Resources and strategies for moving forward
  4. Questions and Answers
  5. Small group learning: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sBtTl4gkPcGC0aT7FnxPMLwGi95SnDkaSOgnnIjtzWk/edit?usp=sharing
  6. Practice your “sound bites” of the takeaway ideas
  7. Preview work for next week

7. Representational Ethics

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Week 7: What are the author’s social responsibilities in the practice of representation?

If you missed our live discussion, you can review it here



6. Identity in a Digital Age


Week 6 Theme: Identity in a Digital Age

How does authorship help to construct personal, social and political identity?How is identity influenced by digital media, mass media and popular culture? 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Our recorded meeting is available for viewing here. 


REVIEW OUR FLIPGRID DIALOGUE: https://flipgrid.com/60a85254

View and Discuss: Online vs Offline Self: Who is the Real You?

Research is a Conversation. Pair-share activity.  Connect key ideas from the readings and discussion. Through dialogue, generate some possible research questions about the issues of identity in a digital age. Post your questions on this Google Doc as you work with your partner.

Review learning activities for next week

5. Challenges of Implementation

Our inquiry question: What are the challenges of implementing digital production activities in and out of school?

If you missed the live synchronous class, watch the video and answer the questions on the Pathwright to receive class participation credit.


  1. Polling as Pedagogy. We’ll use Sli.do to share opinions and discuss ideas. Use Join Code #7503 to share your opinion.

2. Compare and Contrast. Teachers describe their classroom management strategies. Consider these questions:

  • What similarities and differences are evident?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches?
  • How do these videos reveal or embody concepts explored in this week’s readings?

3. Renee reviews your work as digital learners

and explains learning activities for next week on the Pathwright

5. Imagining your final Project. Questions and comments

4. OPTIONAL: Youth Filmmaker Showcase

At the Reel Connections program, part of the Providence Children’s Film Festival, you can screen and discuss examples of youth media. Join me for one of these 2 events this weekend. Bring your family!

  • VOLUME 1. Friday, February 22. 7 PM. RISD Museum, Metcalf Auditorium. 20 N. Main Street, Providence. Ages 13+
  • VOLUME 2. Sunday, February 24, 3:30 PM. RISD Auditorium, 7 Canal Walk, Providence. All ages.

4. Digital Storytelling


Our live class was on Wednesday, February 13 at 7 PM EST. 

Inquiry Question: What makes digital narratives so powerful and complex as a tool for learning?

Please watch the recorded video and offer a comment on this page regarding your response to the issues discussed in the session.


3. Critical & Creative

We had a live synchronous class on Wednesday, Feb 6 at 7 pm EST. If you missed this session, you can watch the video and answer the questions in the Pathwight.

Theme of the Week. Critical and Creative: What is the relationship between readers and writers in a digital age?


  1. Renee reviews your completed work on the Pathwright
  2. Review Twitter #EDC534 stream
  3. Group Activity: Analyze a mentor text AND create a podcast through dialogue
  4. Questions on LEAP #1 DUE Feb 15
  5. Review class participation for next week

2. Digital Authorship

Week 2 Theme: What is Digital Authorship? What are the conditions under which creative expression flourishes?Join us on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 7 pm EST for our synchronous video conference. If you are unable to attend, you can watch the recording and complete the questions provided to receive class participation credit.

I goofed on the recording, sadly, so there is only 8 minutes of our amazing class. You can find the alternative activity on the Pathwright under the item for the Class on January 30.


  1. Celebrating Our Team
  2. Small group viewing and discussion: Most interesting concepts from the Study Sheet
  3. Compare and contrast Nathan Zed’s “You’re Not Good Enough” to “How to Build a Creative Style Online” by Anna Rothschild using Google Drawings Venn Diagram
  4. Review LEAP 1 assignment DUE FEB 15
  5. Review class participation activities for next week
  6. Graduate Student Photo Contest
  7. Questions and Other Issues