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Truth, lies, & learning in an online disinformation war

According to existing laws of war and international human rights accords, children and schools (i.e., learning environments) are supposed to be protected when in warzones. In 1949, The Geneva Convention established rules that occupying powers must “facilitate the proper working of [educational facilities]” and even provide education for children who are displaced because of war.…

Six criteria used to describe assessments

In earlier posts I discussed formative and/or summative assessments, and journaling as a good opportunity for implementing one form of formative assessment. Several readers reached out and asked that I drill down into assessments a bit more to explain these processes. In this post I’ll describe the six categories, or criteria that can be used…

Journaling as a means to scaffold & assess learning

Journaling is like whispering to one’s self and listening at the same time.Mina Murray In an earlier post, I discussed formative and summative assessments, and how they can provide opportunities to support learners. Assessment is a fundamental component of the teaching & learning process. Formative & summative assessments can provide meaningful opportunities to meet the…

Formative & Summative Assessments

In this post I’ll discuss assessment, a fundamental component of the teaching & learning processes. I’ll then describe formative & summative assessments, which can provide meaningful opportunities to meet diverse needs of students. Learning Pathways It’s important to first note that learning isn’t linear. If we were to think about the pathways that brought us…

#AllOutMay1

The Department of Teacher Education at the College of Charleston supports educators across South Carolina. Help us collectively advocate for educational reform during #AllOutMay1. This day of reflection, rallying, and conversation with legislators is for the benefit of all citizens, including students, families, administrators, schools, businesses, and communities across the state. For more on why…

Digital Storytelling

Creation of digital stories in the classroom is a powerful instructional technique that has the potential to transform learning for students. Digital stories are portable as they are documented and shared via digital texts and tools. This allows the teachers to document the work process and product of the learner, while allowing the students to…

Storytelling

Storytelling has a rich tradition, and it has evolved and expanded to assume a dynamic, contemporary presence across settings and functions. Telling stories allows individuals to narrate our own experiences, and explore or pronounce fundamental elements of our identity. According to Bruner (1986), “[Narrative] deals in human or human-like intention and action and the vicissitudes…

Help define digital literacy

Last week I posted this piece about digital literacy, and a request to have you help us define what it means to be digitally literate. There are three reasons for this request. The first is that I’m regularly studying and thinking about literacy practices in online and hybrid spaces. I want to make sure that…

What is digital literacy?

The Internet is the defining text of this generation. We use it as a space to read, write, communicate, socialize, and participate globally. This technology facilitates access to an unlimited amount of online information in a participatory learning space. Literacy means many different things to different people. For me, literacy involves the knowledge, skills, and…

Critical Media Literacy

The Internet is the dominant text of our generation. Millions of individuals globally use it to read, write, communicate, and participate with others. Yet, in an online space that regularly serves up spin, fake news, and shades of fiction, it’s easier than ever to consume falsehoods and spout them as fact. That’s why critical media…