rewriting the story of libraries and learning communities through participatory culture and transliteracy


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buffy j. hamilton digital media, technology, teaching, children, and schools
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    1. 1. rewriting the story oflibraries and learningcommunities throughparticipatory culture andtransliteracybuffy j. hamiltondigital media, technology, teaching, children, and schoolsthe hechinger institute on education and the medianovember 2011cc image via
    2. 2. a participation gap exists
    3. 3. “the more that the school organizesliteracy teaching and learning to serve theneeds of the economic system, the more itbetrays its democratic possibilities”deborah brandt
    4. 4. vanishingboundaries
    5. 5. how do we disrupt what paulo freire terms the “banking” system of education that devalues inquiry?Image used under a CC license from
    6. 6. how can educators harness the power of socialmedia and new media literacies to close the gap and grow each student’s cultural capital?
    7. 7. we can’t cultivate networked learners without putting pedagogy before toolsCC image via
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    9. 9. how to create flexible andfluidCC image via learning spaces?
    10. 10. embedding ourselves in the lives andlearning spaces of studentsCC image via
    11. 11. participatorylearning and culture constructed “text” of libraries and learningtransliteracy
    12. 12. libraries as communal experiences and“commonplace” texts constructed byparticipantsCC image via
    13. 13. library is the storyof the humanexperience CC image via
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    15. 15. how are we helping students create conversationsabout multiple ways of reading and writing today’sworld?
    16. 16. libraries as sites of the experience of self-excavationand discovery through learning CC image via
    17. 17. Transliteracy is a “a convergence of literacies”(Lippincott, 2007: 17) as the boundariesbetween medial literacy, digital literacy,technology literacy and information literacybecome blurred when individuals evolve fromconsumers of information to producers ofcontent.Dr. Susie AndrettaLondon Metropolitan University Source: and
    18. 18. “The most fundamental notion oftransliteracy is the ability to adapt.It’s creating a literacy and fluiditybetween mediums that’s not tiedto space or modality.”Ryan Nadelfounder of 8 Leaf Digital Productions and an instructor at the Vancouver Film SchoolSource:
    19. 19. students and teachers contribute toconversations for learning through librariesCC image via
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    21. 21. Graphic used with permission from Dr. Barbara Stripling
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    24. 24. “It’s all about learning…how is this going to fundamentallyenrich a conversation? There isn’t a part of the library that isn’t about learning. Learning is a collaborative conversation.”CC image via Dr. David LankesParticipatory Librarianship and Change Agents:
    25. 25. relatively low barriers to artisticexpression and civic engagement
    26. 26. strong support for creating and sharing one’screations with others
    27. 27. what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices
    28. 28. members believe that their contributions matter
    29. 29. members feel some degree of social connection with one another
    30. 30. participatoryculture is acatalyst CC image via
    31. 31. a participatory climate amplifies the possibilities for creating conversations for learning via multiple mediums
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    33. 33. connect to people via the sweet spot of attachmentto libraries and learning through experiences andconversationsCC image via
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    36. 36. it is notenough tocapture theirminds---youmust capturetheir hearts CC image via
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    38. 38. traditional and emerging authoritative sourcesof authority
    39. 39. network and attention literacy
    40. 40. network and attention literacy
    41. 41. curation
    42. 42. collaborative learning and knowledgebuilding
    43. 43. conversations via active reflection andmetacognition
    44. 44. conversations via networked learning withexperts around the world
    45. 45. inquiry, engagement, and collectiveintelligence face to face
    46. 46. inquiry, engagement, and collectiveintelligence via virtual mediums
    47. 47. portfolios
    48. 48. digital research “texts”
    49. 49. digital storytelling
    50. 50. digital citizenship and ethical use ofinformation
    51. 51. mobile computing for learning
    52. 52. collection
    53. 53. spaces for honoring patron voices,expertise, and opinions
    54. 54. physical space
    55. 55. cc licensed photo by The Shifted Librarian:
    56. 56. shared story of “library”
    57. 57. enchantment is the nectarCC image via
    58. 58. trustworthiness CC image via
    59. 59. likabilityCC image via
    60. 60. fantastic product or serviceCC image via
    61. 61. “enchantmenttransformssituations andrelationships.”Guy Kawasaki,Enchantment: The Art of ChangingHearts, Minds, and Actions CC image via
    62. 62. “No risk, no art. No art, no reward.” Seth GodinCC image via Godin, September 2010
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    64. 64. contact informationbuffy.hamilton@gmail.comhttp://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com