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Teaching Literacy in the Snapchat Era

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A keynote presentation for the Global Society of Online Literacy Educators conference.

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Teaching Literacy in the Snapchat Era

  1. 1. TEACHING LITERACY IN THE SNAPCHAT ERA MICHELLE PACANSKY-BROCK brocansky.com
  2. 2. Photo by William Bout on Unsplash How do you choose a hotel now?
  3. 3. In the social era, value is derived through connections and relationships. Photo by William Bout on Unsplash
  4. 4. 1978
  5. 5. …you can see anyTV show you want to see anytime you want to see it. …while you’re doing something else — even while you’re out of the house. … It can also videotape something off one channel while you’re watching another channel.
  6. 6. Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash
  7. 7. fake news
  8. 8. “…we must put digital literacy at the core of the curriculum.We spend countless hours teaching our students to navigate the world of research and published books.And yet we graduate them into a world where the vast majority of the information they consume professionally and personally will come through the Internet.The literate culture of books and published articles is one of the great achievements of our culture; it is necessary to lifelong learning and must remain central to the education of our students. But it must be placed side-by-side with instruction on how to best use and critique the information environments that students inhabit on a daily basis.” Mike Caulfield, @holden director of blended and networked learning at Washington State University Can Higher Ed Save the Web? https://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/1/can-higher-education-save-the-web
  9. 9. informal learning is fueled by 
 technology, creativity, and sharing. In the Snapchat Era,
  10. 10. A shift is taking place in schools all over the world as learners are exploring subject matter through the act of creation rather than the consumption of content. 2016 K12 Horizon Report New Media Consortium
  11. 11. “My online instructor cared about me” Jaggars, S. S. & Xu, D. (2016). How do online course design features influence student performance? Jaggars, S. S. & Xu, D. (2015). Predicting Online Student Outcomes from a Measure of Course Quality, is correlated with higher online student success.
  12. 12. -Samantha Becker Adams, @SamBeckTweets, 
 Educational Futurist "We should cultivate environments for learners where they are encouraged to experiment, fail, iterate, dream and do,"
  13. 13. “If I have my students do something, I want it to be really useful to them and to others.” -Laura Gibbs, @OnlineCrsLady University of Oklahoma Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash Ch 6: Unlocking Learning, Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies http://teachingwithemergingtech.com/open-version/ http://mythfolklore.net/
  14. 14. Laura Gibbs University of Oklahoma Final Student ePortfolio Project: https://sites.google.com/view/musicaldemonslayers Teaches Mythology and Folklore,Ancient Indian Epics Online
  15. 15. Photo by William Bout on Unsplash Meaningful Learning in the Snapchat Era won’t be achieved if it is locked inside a Learning Management System.
  16. 16. Photo by William Bout on Unsplash Teaching online is an opportunity, not a barrier.
  17. 17. INNOVATIONS in online teaching & learning are central to improving the relevancy of literacy instruction.
  18. 18. Image by Alex Knight on Unsplash Be human.
  19. 19. Share their own stories. Share their own struggles. Show their own growth over time. Meaningful online instructors…
  20. 20. Seeing and hearing each other is correlated with higher online student success. Borup, J., West, R. E., & Graham, C. R. (2012). Improving online social presence through asynchronous video. The Internet and Higher Education, 15(3), 195-203. Pacansky-Brock, M. (2014). Learning out loud: Increasing voluntary voice comments in online classes. In Lowenthal, P., York, C., & Richardson, J. (Eds.), Online learning: Common misconceptions, benefits, and challenges. Nova Science.
  21. 21. Mike Smedshammer English Faculty, 
 Distance Education Coordinator Modesto Junior College
  22. 22. Photo by William Bout on Unsplash Storytelling fosters empathy.
  23. 23. “Hi Professor. i have a question for you.” Photo by Asa Rodger on Unsplash
  24. 24. Dr. Pat Hendrickson, Southern New Hampshire University
  25. 25. Meaningful Assignments photo by Mayur Gala from Unsplash.
  26. 26. Photo by William Bout on Unsplash Design for challenge-based learning.
  27. 27. Made with Adobe SparkVideo (free!). https://youtu.be/qDWiOzPECIo
  28. 28. Spring 2012 3 4-year institutions sample: 780 seniors http://meaningfulwritingproject.net/ Michele Eodice,Anne Ellen Geller, & Neal Lerner The Meaningful Writing Project
  29. 29. More than 1 in 3 students described a personal connection as a reason why their project was meaningful. Eodice, M., Geller,A., & Lerner, N. (2016). The Meaningful Writing Project: Learning,Teaching and Writing in Higher Education. Logan: University Press of Colorado.
  30. 30. 79% 21% Yes No For the project you found meaningful, had you written anything similar? Eodice, M., Geller,A. E., & Lerner, N. (2017). The Meaningful Writing Project: Learning,Teaching and Writing in Higher Education. Norman: Utah State University Press.
  31. 31. 79% 21% Yes No For the project you found meaningful, had you written anything similar? Eodice, M., Geller,A. E., & Lerner, N. (2017). The Meaningful Writing Project: Learning,Teaching and Writing in Higher Education. Norman: Utah State University Press. (Teaching innovations matter!Try new things!)
  32. 32. 23% 77% Yes No Are there ways in which this project might contribute to the kinds of writing you hope to do in the future? Eodice, M., Geller,A. E., & Lerner, N. (2017). The Meaningful Writing Project: Learning,Teaching and Writing in Higher Education. Norman: Utah State University Press.
  33. 33. You will be Googled.
  34. 34. In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. 
 In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible. -Seth Godin
  35. 35. passive consumers active creators of content
  36. 36. Design learning assignments that are meaningful because mobile devices are used.
  37. 37. Janet Mitchell-Lambert English Faculty Cerritos College
  38. 38. Prompt: Find a place that reminds you of a poem you read for class and share what it is, state why, and share a couple of lines of the poem. 
  39. 39. Prompt: Find a place that reminds you of a poem you read for class and share what it is, state why, and share a couple of lines of the poem. 
  40. 40. Student response.
  41. 41. Student response.
  42. 42. Making writing meaningful with digital curation. populr.me Adobe Spark Page (new) Google Sites Pinterest
  43. 43. Make Your Own Museum Digital Curation Project Meg Phelps Art Appreciation (Online) Ventura Community College Project Showcase including project overview, student examples, and student feedback. https://padlet.com/megphelps/8bthfyk9vemd
  44. 44. "This was a very unique, enjoyable project. I felt we really had a chance to show what we learned, while getting creative ourselves. It was also very challenging. For me, even coming up with a theme was a challenge, but I had a lot of fun with it. ...it was a lot of work but it really gives us a chance to show what we have learned." - FALL 17 Student
  45. 45. “This assignment was cool because it was different than writing a boring paper." -- Student FALL 17
  46. 46. The Giving Pledge Clifton Justice English Faculty California State University Channel Islands http://cliftonjustice.populr.me/the-giving-pledge
  47. 47. Project Overview 
 Read
 
 Curate
 Write
 
 Compose a letter (1,000+ words/ 4 full pages w 2+ sources) explaining the Giving Pledge and its connection to your writing, identifying the issues/organizations you want to commit to, and describing why these issues are important to both you and the world. The Giving Pledge is a digitally-inspired writing project by Clifton Justice, English faculty at CSU Channel Islands. Passion Board The Giving Pledge
  48. 48. The Giving Pledge Passion Board A passion board is a collection of images, sayings, articles, poems, videos, and other inspirations about what is important to you. You will use the passion board as a tool for imagining the causes/organizations you want to support in your giving letter. Passion Board Example The Giving Pledge is a digitally-inspired writing project by Clifton Justice, English faculty at CSU Channel Islands. Final Letter Example
  49. 49. photo by Mayur Gala from Unsplash. Sharing your teaching innovations will change the world. Thank you to the faculty and students featured in this presentation for sharing their contributions.

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