The Effect Of Parental Involvement On Academic Achievement
Anne-Mart Olsen's insight:
Parents kick start academic literacies... it's important to recognise this - even in higher education. We expect students to have access to all kinds of literacies, digital and academic. Unfortunately, these cannot be taught but only learnt through immersing oneself in the genre ... this starts at home.
As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other?
Anne-Mart Olsen's insight:
"I share therefore I am"
I found this talk incredibly useful to assist with understanding the students we are teaching (and ourselves) and our vulnerability to technology. Connectivity and techonology is powerful BUT should remain fit for purpose and the balance should be part of our digital fluency.
Cognitive Ethnography: a Method for Design, Measure, and Analysis for Multimedia Learning and Design: This monograph describes cognitive ethnography as a method of choice for game studies, multimedia learning, professional development, leisure...
The site promotes the innovative and creative use of film in language learning. All of the lesson plans revolve around the use of video and film to teach English. The site promotes cineliteracy, the ability to analyse moving images, and considers cineliteracy as a 21st century skill which our students need to learn.
"We have heard the complaint or issued it ourselves one too many times: “They don’t read!”
But can Digital Media provide some simple pedagogical models to promote a more active engagement with that most ancient and passive form of learning: the reading assignment? In this article, I describe the use of Wikis (web pages that people can easily edit as a group) to get students to summarize, ask questions, and comment on a reading before they even meet for class. And while many new—and old—tools can be used to accomplish similar results, what is innovative about this approach is that whereas before reading and writing was something students were supposed to do individually in the isolation of their rooms or the library, now—thanks to Wikis—it is a project they tackle collaboratively as a class. The goals of this critical pedagogy are thus both modest and radical, at the intersection of old and new technologies: to use Digital Media to change the way students interact with texts."
Assignment provided and reflection on it's impact on student learning. A really worthwhile read!
In his wonderful Book " Literacy in the New Media Age ", Gunther Kress talked about the shifting metrics of literacy and how digital media reshaped the focus of literacy. For him, the image is now displacing the written code as the predominant mode of communication. The screen is replacing the book.
Editor's Note: This is a guest post for the #learningtolearn series. Finding and collecting inspiration from unexpected places is an integral part of staying motivated and expanding the scope of your knowledge.
Today's connected students may be more digitally aware than ever thanks to mobile technology, but this handy infographic shows a number of interesting ways that technology is being used in educational settings.