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Digital Literacies and 21st Century Skills
6 minutes | 3 days ago
Social media and Teens
On this bonus episode, Gaynel discusses how teenagers view their privacy on social and how their views on privacy differs from that of adults, especially their parents. Making references to danah boyd's article "It's complicated," Gaynel discusses how teenagers view their online present and their privacy. Teenagers believe that not because you have access to the content means you have access to the meaning and that shows you that they do value their privacy and share only what they deems need sharing.
22 minutes | 5 days ago
Social Media Summit
On this week’s episode, Matt, Dianna and Brooke discuss the dangers and drawbacks of the world’s fixation with social media, and the possible damage it may do to their students at various grade levels. Reflecting on danah boyd’s “It’s Complicated”, and Jason Feifer’s “What Will We Fear Next?” podcast, along with current government practices in China, the trio spin a satisfying symphony of thoughts on the matter.Referencesboyd, d. (2014) It's complicatedFiefer, J. (2020) What will we fear next?
21 minutes | a month ago
Spies Shows Lies, Misinformation and Citizen Control
In this episode, John, Victoria, and Natalie discuss misinformation and disinformation in the digital media. The trio dived into how misinformation has become relevant on social media over the course of the past 5 years. They also discussed how misinformation has made its way into the world of politics and how ideological echo chambers and filter bubbles connect to polarization on the internet. Finally, the three explored how misinformation is relevant to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic.ReferencesRodrigo (2021) Twitter to label posts with vaccine misinformationSpies (2020) How misinformation spreadsSpies (2020) Contexts of misinformationTwitter (2021) Updates to our work on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
27 minutes | 2 months ago
There's No Algorithm for the 21st Century IRL
On this week's podcast, Simon Swist and Jade Tabor primarily discuss the work of Ito et al. (2020), which focuses on "connected learning," a seemingly more holistic approach to education that incorporates socio-cultural contexts, multiple literacies, and technology into curricula. With additional references to Soule and Warrick (2015), as well as Ken Robinson's talk on Changing Paradigms, we ultimately conclude that there are no alternatives to real-life interactions. Technology itself is merely a tool we can use to enhance learning experiences and our lives, but not to completely replace those human connections and interactions we need to develop crucial 21st century skills.
17 minutes | 5 months ago
Reshaping Education the Social Media Way
This week's episode of the digital literacy podcast is on Social Media and Education. Samantha, Cheyenne, and Marshaun explore how social media can be used as an assessment tool, our experience with the Twitterverse in relation to this week's readings, and how social media can relate to connected learning. During the episode we try to understand this week's readings and make personal connections to our own learning.ReferencesKind, E. (2015) Social media for lifelong learning. International Review of Psychiatry, 27(2), 124-132.
28 minutes | 6 months ago
Disinformation Information Disentanglement
ReferencesBulger and Davison (2018) The promises, challenges, and futures of media literacyManjoo (2011) True enoughSpies (2020) Producers of disinformation
20 minutes | 6 months ago
"It's the Remix to Cognition"
ReferencesAxis of Awesome - Four Chord Song: Popular comedic take on a "mashup" Ferguson (2015) Everything is a remixJames (2016) Mapping critical media literacy onto iterative remix practiceKnobel and Lankshear (2008) The art and craft of endless hybridizationMadeon - Pop Culture: Producer who famously sampled 39 different songs to not only create an original "mashup," but also perform it in real-time.Teachers Pay Teachers (discussed) | Additional TPT ReadingTime King - Tank! (Yoko Kanno and The Seatbelts/Cowboy Bebop Cover): For fun: Brandon and Richie are part of a prog rock band called Time King. The band often performs and records rock renditions of iconic anime and video game themes. This one is a rendition of "Tank!" from the classic anime, Cowboy Bebop. Original jazz-oriented theme.
24 minutes | 7 months ago
'Cuz You Know We are Living in a Visual World
ReferencesApkon (2013) All the world’s a screen (Excerpt from The age of the image)Burnham and Elliot (2011) Teaching in the art museum: Interpretation as experienceCordell (2015) Using images to teach critical thinking skillsDuncum (2015) A journey toward an art education for wired youthMusic: “Earning Happiness” by John Bartman. From the Free Music Archive CC0 1.0 Universal License.
21 minutes | a year ago
Bonus Episode: Taking Advantage of the Learning and Writing Centers
Bonus episode from The Conversation. Our guest this week is Brandon Dove, the Coordinator of Virtual Campus and Online Services at the Learning and Writing Centers. Brandon discusses what these centers are, and how students can take advantage of them to succeed and become better learners. Click here to subscribe to new episodes!LinksBrandon's introduction video for the Writing CenterThe Learning Center websiteThe Writing Center websiteList of skills you can developScheduling an appointment
14 minutes | a year ago
Design Thinking in Education
This is a Podcast on Design Thinking in Education. Christopher discusses the definition of Design Thinking. He then goes over the Main Procedures students learn to follow. Then he provides a Project-Based Learning Plan for the students to learn how to use the process to solve their problem. Finally he describes the positive results students gain from learning design thinking and completing a solution. The final discussion is about resources and other options for Design Thinking.
16 minutes | a year ago
Pros and Cons of Twitter in the Classroom
Shannon and Jeanell, both teachers, discuss the pros and cons of using Twitter and other social media platforms in the classroom. Listen as they explore different scenarios and ideas on how to implement social media and technology in their classrooms! ResourcesGreenhow and Lewin (2016) Social media and education: Reconceptualizing the boundaries of formal and informal learningTang and Hew (2017) Using Twitter for education: Beneficial or simply a waste of time?
32 minutes | a year ago
Social Media in Education: Boon or Bane?
In this week’s podcast, we discuss various aspects of technological advancements and social media use in education. We analyze the episode, The telegraph, by Pessimists Archive (2019) to better understand the origins of concerns regarding the loss of privacy, moral corruption, and false news related to technological advancements. We also discuss the benefits and dangers of using social media for formal and informal learning and reflect on our experience using Twitter for #EDT501 to evaluate its use in education. Our group discussed all of the readings in our podcast Greenhow and Lewin (2016) Social media and education: Reconceptualizing the boundaries of formal and informal learning and Tang and Hew (2017) Using Twitter for education: Beneficial or simply a waste of time?
53 minutes | a year ago
Introducing The Conversation
The Conversation is a podcast I used to use for another class called Technology and Instructional Design. It used to be dedicated to conversations between myself as the instructor and the students. Given the big changes seen in education today, I have decided to evolve into a conversation with educators, students, parents, and administrators who have been impacted by this. This sample episode is the first from this series, with a faculty, a graduate student who is also a teacher, and an eighth grade student. The faculty and graduate student, as well as the co-host, Professor Clara Bauler, are also parents, who have to manage their children's education. I hope you enjoy this episode. Click here to subscribe!
21 minutes | a year ago
Is Social Media Ruining Our Lives?
Julie Garvey, Marci Imbrenda and Nia Thomas discuss the duality of social media. They explore whether or not we are losing our capacity for empathy as a society, what the benefits of social media are and how we as individuals can help educate our youth into being responsible users of social media.ResourcesSo you've been publicly shamed by Ron JonsonIt's complicated by danah boydBlack Mirror, Nosedive (Netflix)The Pessimists Archive (2018), The novelFrance 24 (2019) China ranks 'good' and 'bad' citizens with 'social credit' system
19 minutes | a year ago
Perception is reality (Clakkey, Jeannell and Shannon)
In this episode, Clakkey, Jeannell and Shannon looked at the dictionary definition of literacy as well as that of the Global Alliance for Monitoring Learning and the The US National Association for Media Literacy Education. We then dissected it through the lens of Davison, Bulger and Majoo as well as our own experiences.
21 minutes | a year ago
Mayer and Tufte: On designing effective presentations (Ricci and Kimberly)
In this podcast, Ricci and Kim discuss the different forms of visual presentation and its impact on learning. First they talk about the multimedia principle and how images affect our understanding. Then they move onto the modality principle and whether audio or text works best when paired with visuals. Lastly, they end with a discussion on the pitfalls of PowerPoint and their encounters with it.Special thanks to Ellen Derr, who won the logo contest last semester!
21 minutes | a year ago
Connected Learning (Colleen and Dakota)
In this podcast, we discuss the Draft New York State Computer Science and Digital Fluency Learning Standards. We provide a background on why and how the standards were developed and we break down how they are organized. Focusing on the digital literacy standards, we share personal anecdotes and ideas about how these standards can be implemented in the classroom, we reflect on how they might be modified to meet the needs of all students and we share our thoughts about the presence of technology in our everyday lives and the importance of a strong educational foundation in digital literacy.
20 minutes | a year ago
Connected Learning (Jalesia, Kerri, and Christopher)
Lay back and listen as Jalesia, Kerri, and Christopher go through Connected Learning as well as give personal examples and discuss. Connected learning centers around deploying new media to reach and enable youth who otherwise lack access to opportunity. This is only the start of Connected Learning but in this podcast we talk about the possible future of connected learning and how this topic can venture off into becoming something as deep as an actual class where students are taught about it!
11 minutes | a year ago
Connected Learning (Emily, Teresa and Emeline)
We are going to discuss Connected Learning through the following talking points of economical, social, technological trends and the challenges they pose to the transformation of our current educational system. Learning is meaningful when it is part of valued relationships, shared practice, culture, and identity. Young people need connection and translation between in-school and out-of-school learning. We can engage students to help effectively shape their learning experiences, with the concepts of Connected Learning and Design thinking in mind, and we can mindfully make progressive actions towards constructing a new pathway for educational purposes.
21 minutes | a year ago
Design Thinking II (Christine and Elizabeth)
In our Podcast, we focused on a Ted Talk by TIm Brown about Design Thinking, and an article by Donaid A. Schön (Department of Urban Studies and Planning) titled “Teaching and learning as a design transaction.” Our conversation centered around communication and the issues surrounding the inherent misunderstandings that result. We used the examples from the video and article to illustrate this. We discussed the need for “giving reason” and “reciprocal reflection” as important pieces to Design Thinking. We also discussed the “Silent Game” and what teachers can take away from this activity. Our thoughts were focused on the need for awareness of multiple visions, the art of observation and reflection, to never make assumptions, and to embrace the excitement of discovery for both teacher and students. We closed with our thoughts on the bravery and leap of faith the education system must take to incorporate Design Thinking into the classroom.
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