Kids Teaching Kids: Web Design & Peer
Learning at a Public Library
Digital Media & Learning Conference, Boston, MA
March 8...
Access Literacies
Participation Gap
PARTICIPATION GAP
Access Literacies Identification
“One of the most urgent
challenges regarding
technology, diversity, and equity
is the need to expand digital
literacy; tha...
Blogging
HTML /
CSS
Geeking
out
Blogging
HTML /
CSS
Geeking
out
Blogging
HTML /
CSS
Geeking
out
Teach
others
Confidence
“In today‟s world, knowing how to code
is a skill that will be useful in many
fields. When a child learns to co...
Free Web
Design
Workshop for
Kids at the
Public Library
“Learning becomes both a
personal and unique
trajectory through a complex
space of opportunities and a
social journey as o...
Learn
Teach
Explore
Affinity Space
“For interest-driven
learning to work, you need
mentors…The role of the
mentor is to get you to
discover things you might
...
“My youngest liked
adding images to
her website, my
eldest liked giving
commands to the
computer.”
- Mom
“Thank you for
offering this
opportunity to the
children; looking
forward to anything
else you would offer
through the lib...
Technology Help
Others
Technology
Helping
others
Computer & Web
Competencies
Creative &
Design Literacy
Identification Peer-to-peer
Discourse
References
Chaplin, H. (2012). Spotlight on Digital Media Learning: Q&A with
John Seely Brown: http://spotlight.macfound.o...
Kids Teaching Kids: Web Design & Peer
Learning at a Public Library
Digital Media & Learning Conference, Boston, MA
March 8...
Digital Media & Learning Conference Talk: Kids Teaching Kids Web Design at a Public Library
Digital Media & Learning Conference Talk: Kids Teaching Kids Web Design at a Public Library
Digital Media & Learning Conference Talk: Kids Teaching Kids Web Design at a Public Library
Digital Media & Learning Conference Talk: Kids Teaching Kids Web Design at a Public Library
Digital Media & Learning Conference Talk: Kids Teaching Kids Web Design at a Public Library
Digital Media & Learning Conference Talk: Kids Teaching Kids Web Design at a Public Library
Digital Media & Learning Conference Talk: Kids Teaching Kids Web Design at a Public Library
Digital Media & Learning Conference Talk: Kids Teaching Kids Web Design at a Public Library
Digital Media & Learning Conference Talk: Kids Teaching Kids Web Design at a Public Library
Digital Media & Learning Conference Talk: Kids Teaching Kids Web Design at a Public Library
Digital Media & Learning Conference Talk: Kids Teaching Kids Web Design at a Public Library
Digital Media & Learning Conference Talk: Kids Teaching Kids Web Design at a Public Library
Digital Media & Learning Conference Talk: Kids Teaching Kids Web Design at a Public Library
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Presented at the Digital Media & Learning conference in Boston, MA. The talk focuses on a web design workshop for kids at a public library. How can web design change discourses of technology and computers and help kids develop literacies for meaningful participation?

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Digital Media & Learning Conference Talk: Kids Teaching Kids Web Design at a Public Library

  1. 1. Kids Teaching Kids: Web Design & Peer Learning at a Public Library Digital Media & Learning Conference, Boston, MA March 8, 2014 Dr. Jacqueline Ryan Vickery, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Radio, Television, & Film University of North Texas jvickery.com jacqueline.vickery@unt.edu @JacVick
  2. 2. Access Literacies Participation Gap
  3. 3. PARTICIPATION GAP Access Literacies Identification
  4. 4. “One of the most urgent challenges regarding technology, diversity, and equity is the need to expand digital literacy; that is, the development of young people‟s capacity not only to access and use digital media but to use digital media in ways that create more enhanced and more empowered expressions of learning, creative expression, and civic engagement.” - S. Craig Watkins
  5. 5. Blogging HTML / CSS Geeking out
  6. 6. Blogging HTML / CSS Geeking out
  7. 7. Blogging HTML / CSS Geeking out Teach others
  8. 8. Confidence “In today‟s world, knowing how to code is a skill that will be useful in many fields. When a child learns to code, he or she is learning a skill that can give him or her the confidence to say, „I have something to offer.‟ Becoming more literate in technology can allow kids to help out their
  9. 9. Free Web Design Workshop for Kids at the Public Library
  10. 10. “Learning becomes both a personal and unique trajectory through a complex space of opportunities and a social journey as one shares aspects of that trajectory with others (who may be very different from oneself and inhabit otherwise quite different spaces).” James Paul Gee
  11. 11. Learn Teach Explore Affinity Space
  12. 12. “For interest-driven learning to work, you need mentors…The role of the mentor is to get you to discover things you might not actually know you were interested in, to confront topics you may not be very good at understanding, but once discovered, you will.” - John Seely Brown
  13. 13. “My youngest liked adding images to her website, my eldest liked giving commands to the computer.” - Mom
  14. 14. “Thank you for offering this opportunity to the children; looking forward to anything else you would offer through the library. Understanding how a computer works is a step in the right direction.”
  15. 15. Technology Help Others
  16. 16. Technology Helping others
  17. 17. Computer & Web Competencies Creative & Design Literacy Identification Peer-to-peer Discourse
  18. 18. References Chaplin, H. (2012). Spotlight on Digital Media Learning: Q&A with John Seely Brown: http://spotlight.macfound.org/featured- stories/entry/john-seely-brown-on-interest-driven-learning-mentors- and-play/. Gee, J. P. (2005). Semiotic social spaces and affinity spaces. In Barton & Tusting (Eds.) Beyond communities of practice language power and social context, Cambridge University Press, 214-232. Vickery, J. (2014). Youths Teaching Youths. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 57(5), 361-365. Craig Watkins, S. (2011). Digital divide: Navigating the digital edge. International Journal of Learning & Media, 3(2), 1-12.
  19. 19. Kids Teaching Kids: Web Design & Peer Learning at a Public Library Digital Media & Learning Conference, Boston, MA March 8, 2014 Dr. Jacqueline Ryan Vickery, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Radio, Television, & Film University of North Texas jvickery.com jacqueline.vickery@unt.edu @JacVick

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