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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 ...

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

    • 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
    • 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; 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
    • 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 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
    • 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 one shares aspects of that trajectory with others (who may be very different from oneself and inhabit otherwise quite different spaces).” James Paul Gee
    • 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 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
    • “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 library. Understanding how a computer works is a step in the right direction.”
    • 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.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.
    • 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