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  1. Aug 2019
    1. Construction is equal parts inspiration and perspiration. Construction calls on creativity as well as persistence, flexibility, and revision. Construction asks our students and teachers to focus on the power and patience employed during work process…and not just the final resultant work product.

      This is kind of like the students scaffolding their own work to make sure they have a solid foundation to end up with a solid finished product.

      This is also really great practice for the real world. As an instructional designer and project manager I have experienced that if your work is constructed in stages and you make sure each stage is solid before moving on to the next, you can really only have to tweak as you go along and not reinvent.

    1. Genus Species + Species Hybrids Example

      Great examples of remixes in the real world

    2. •Photoshopping remixes (e.g., Lostfrog.org)•Music and music video remixes (e.g., Danger Mouse’s “Grey Album” and the Grey video)•Machinima remixes (e.g., Machinima.com)•Moving image remixes (e.g., Animemusicvideos.org)•Original manga and anime fan art (e.g., DeviantArt.com)•Television, movie, book remixes (e.g., Fanfiction.net)•Serviceware mashups (e.g., Twittervision.com)

      Great resources.

    3. Lessig (2005) provides a range of examples of the kinds of digital remix practices that in his view constitute “the more interesting ways [to write]” for young people. These include remixing clips from movies to create “faux” trailers for hypothetical movies; setting remixed movie trailers to remixed music of choice that is synchronized to the visual action; recording a series of anime cartoons and then video-editing them in synchrony with a popular music track; mixing “found” images with original images in order to express a theme or idea (with or without text added); and mixing images, animations and texts to create cartoons or satirical posters (including political cartoons and animations), to name just a few types. We accept this conceptual extension of “writing” to include practices of producing, exchanging and negotiating digitally remixed texts, which may employ a single medium or may be multimedia remixes. (We also recognize as forms of remix various practices that do not necessarily involve digitally remixing sound, image and animation, such as paper-based forms of fanfiction writing and fan-producing manga art and comics, which continue to go on alongside their hugely subscribed digital variants.

      There are all very good examples. The great thing is, that as a language teacher there are so many different types of media that the students can really hone in on their interests.

    4. where someone creates a cultural product by mixing meaningful elements together (e.g., ideas from different people with ideas of one’s own), and then someone else comes along and remixes this cultural artefact with others to create yet another artefact.

      I think this could be fun to with students in Spanish. I can introduce music, poems, art and have students remix them.

    1. is a remix | Kirby Ferguson

      Great video to share with students. It kind of gives them the confidence that when a task it put in front of us, we don't have to reinvent the wheel necessarily just make it better or add to it.

    1. Video Games (Is School Enough? Series)

      I love the idea for my students coding and creating games. I bought a robot to start getting students to code and start engaging in other ideas.

      I love the view the student has on feedback. Knowing what constructive criticism is really helpful is great growth-mindset. Using peers to give constructive criticism is a great way to help students out.

    1. Cultural Anthropologist Mimi Ito on Connected Learning, Children, and Digital Media

      This is a great question and a great start. I think teachers want o do this but do not know how or where to start. The question has been posed and I am sure little by little we will figure out how to do it.

  2. Jul 2019
    1. Interpretive Mode

      Good ideas for the World Language Classroom and a good opportunity to teach digital literacy skills, especially reading. Students can look for the information instead of the information just being handed to them.

    1. However, this does not nec-essarily mean they are skilled in the effective use of online information, perhaps the most important aspect of the Internet. Studies show that stu-dents lack critical evaluation skills when reading online (Bennet, Maton, & Kervin, 2008; Forzani & Maykel, 2013; Graham & Metaxas, 2003) and that they are not especially skilled with reading to locate information online (Kuiper & Volman, 2008

      I completely agree with this. They can use the internet but they lack the skills to sift through information in a timely manner that does not make them give up in 10 seconds.

    2. One might even suggest that, over a lifetime, learning how to learn New Literacies is more important than learning a specific literacy of reading or writing.

      This is learning how to learn. When we learn how to learn we can figure out new technologies and we can problem solve

    1. Beware online "filter bubbles" | Eli Pariser

      Really great video to make us and our students more aware of what the reality and bias of their searches are.

    1. Online Reading Comprehension - Strategy Exchange - Part one

      Really great use of visuals and classroom SOPs (standard Operating procedures.

    1. . Open learning, also known as open education, can be defined as a set of practices, resources, and scholarship that are openly accessible, free to use and access, and to re-purpose.

      Sharing good ideas, lesson plans and resources can benefit everyone. When we can share and critique each other's work we can make lessons better and come up with new ideas together as well

    1. Not teaching digital literacy along with language or other literacy instruction does our students a disservice. Nowadays, applying for a job or even filling in an online form to reserve a picnic table at a local park requires digital literacy skills.

      We must also not assume that others are teaching out students digital literacy. It is everyone's responsibility.


      This is a great resource for teachers who need a reminder of Understanding by Design (UbD)

    1. We also need to recognize the risks of blogging/tweeting, which include opening avenues for abuse. We should not be throwing students into the public domain to discuss sensitive topics without having conversations with them on what they might face and which of these risks they are willing to take, how they would handle it, and how they might support each other. Then we should give them a private option if they so choose.

      This is very important to keep in mind when working with children

    2. For example, teaching digital skills would include showing students how to download images from the Internet and insert them into PowerPoint slides or webpages. Digital literacy would focus on helping students choose appropriate images, recognize copyright licensing, and cite or get permissions, in addition to reminding students to use alternative text for images to support those with visual disabilities.

      This is a great example of digital skills vs digital literacy.

    1. Stage 1 Fluency Example: The Menu Project

      This is something I have done in my classroom. I must say the food unit is one of the engaging units because it is the most relevant things to human. We need food to survive.

    1. TPACK Lesson

      This is a great TPACK lesson for Spanish. I have done a lesson sort of like this with back-to-school flyers but I love how she takes it one step further and integrates twitter as well.

    1. Find Native Speakers

      This is a great idea to engage students. I have thought about it before but I have not yet put it into practice. I did pen pal letters one year but snail mail was too slow. I am going to try an incorporate this idea even more.

    1. RSA ANIMATE: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

      Creativity Inc. by Ed Catamull the founder of PIXAR really ties in with this video. In some departments PIXAR's employees get 2 days a month to do whatever they want with company resources. This really motivating because intrinsic motivation is going to drive them to go further.

    1. What our collaborative learning style empowers and enables is a student's resilience

      This ties in with growth mindset

    1. Will Richardson

      As teachers we need to start stepping aside and let our students grow and develop in ways that interest them so they can learn and excel with intrinsic motivation.

    1. Click [here] to learn more about connected learning in teaching practice.

      You have to dig a little but there are good resources here that can be helpful to teachers looking to add value to their classroom

    2. or example, when reading about games they enjoy playing, teenage boys read at a much higher level than their reading level in school.

      I have never really thought about this. I have never thought about my students reading at a higher level in certain topics. This is powerful insight.

    3. Learning is irresistible and life-changing when it connects personal interests to meaningful relationships and real-world opportunity.

      This is as important as building relationships with out students. The two go hand in hand. If the content is not relevant students will not see a reason to learn it.