Tuesday- Digital Literacies



Tuesday


Digital Literacies 

        •  Doug Belshaw- TED Talk (17:29) Overview/summary
        • Timed (15 minutes) blog post activity. The way to develop your digital literacies is to focus on your interests, to increase your internal motivation to want to develop the digital skills for yourself.
          1. Write a blog post describing a practice activity you can use in one of the courses you teach, that will put into practice one or more of the 8 Elements of Digital Literacy?
          2. How specifically will your practice activity increase the internal motivation of your learners to want to develop the digital skills for themselves?
          3. How will you make yourself accountable to do what you say your going to do?

Break


Media Literacies

  • Timed (15 minutes) blog post activity.  Howard Rheingold states, “if we want to discover how we can engage students as well as ourselves in the 21st century, we must move beyond skills and technologies. We must explore also the interconnected social media literacies of attention, participation, cooperation, network awareness, and critical consumption.”
    1. Write a blog post describing a practice activity you can use in one of the courses you teach, that will increase your students attention online by practicing becoming a critical consumer of digital media?
    2. Why will this work?

Lunch


Commenting on Artifacts

Comment on two other learner’s digital literacies and two other learner’s media literacies blog posts by analyzing OR asking a question that proposes answers.

  1. Your comment takes something from the artifact and analyzes it. It might make a constructive criticism, an observation, an interpretation, or draw a conclusion.
  2. Your comment is a question that proposes answers. The good question asks “why” and “how” and demonstrates you have thought about the question. Answers are proposed and asked for feedback.

 

The Blog Challenge Activity 3

The Blog Challenge- Activity 3: Create & publish a post with an image

  1. In the Digital Literacies blog post you created earlier today, find and add a Creative Commons photo that represents what you wrote in your blog.
  2. Label your photo.
  3. In the Media Literacies blog post you created earlier today, find and add a Creative Commons photo that represents what you wrote in your blog.
  4. Label your photo.

Break



The Blog Challenge Activity 4

 

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