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Leadership as Messy Engagement

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Literacy is changing and academic leaders and librarians are changing too. Learn about three practices which transform digital literacy and learning. Keynote for the California State Library Association Leadership Day, February 6, 2020.

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Leadership as Messy Engagement

  1. 1. Leadership as Messy Engagement Renee Hobbs University of Rhode Island Media Education Lab Twitter: @reneehobbs California School Library Association Leadership Day February 6, 2020 City of Industry, CA
  2. 2. www.mediaeducationlab.com
  3. 3. www.mediaeducationlab.com www.mediaeducationlab.com
  4. 4. Messy Engagement Critical Thinking Collaboration by helping learners & teachers use the power of digital texts, tools & technologies School librarians advance
  5. 5. Literacy changes in response to changes in technology & society
  6. 6. We share meaning through symbols that come in many forms
  7. 7. KNOWLEDGE THEN
  8. 8. KNOWLEDGE THEN NOW
  9. 9. 50% of all searches begin & end with Google
  10. 10. CUT-AND-PASTE CULTURE
  11. 11. Project Information Literacy Students actively try to reduce the number of choices they have to make in order to get their assignments done. The Citation Project First-year college students who use sources in their writing rarely write about them with much understanding. They don’t summarize sources, they harvest quotes. Nearly half the time, the quotes they use are from the first page of the source. We
  12. 12. Screencasting Advances Reading Fluency & Comprehension Screencast-o-Matic http://screencast-o-matic.com
  13. 13. Screencasting for Literary Analysis http://screencast-o-matic.com
  14. 14. Digital Annotation with Kami Document Markup http://chrome.google.com A Student PDF Annotation @reneehobbs
  15. 15. Digital authorship is a creative and collaborative process that involves experimentation and risk taking. Students take on authority when they have a real audience and strategic purpose.
  16. 16. As you watch, consider: How does this video depict the the way people learn by creating media?
  17. 17. As you watch, consider: How does this video depict the the way people learn by creating media? 1. Learners make choices of ideas, information sources, and digital content.
  18. 18. As you watch, consider: How does this video depict the the way people learn by creating media? 2. Learners ask ”how” and “why” questions about the information, ideas and content they encounter.
  19. 19. As you watch, consider: How does this video depict the the way people learn by creating media? 3. Learners compose their message for an authentic audience.
  20. 20. www.mediaeducationlab.com COPYRIGHT AND FAIR USE
  21. 21. Welcome to the Attention Economy
  22. 22. A majority of students ages 14 - 23 prefer learning from YouTube videos over other activities including in-person group activities, learning apps, games, or reading from printed books. SOURCE: Pearson (2018). Beyond millennials: The next generation of learners. Global Research & Insights and Harris Polling.
  23. 23. Authority Authenticity different ways of deciding what to believe
  24. 24. www.ant.umn.edu
  25. 25. Analyzing YouTube Videos with the SM ARTPHONE Develop critical thinking about media using ”think aloud” activities
  26. 26. DIGITAL MEDIA LITERACY ANALYZE ACCESS ACT REFLECT CREATE Inquiry Reading Search Curation Credibility Analysis Creativity Multimodal Writing Digital Skills Dialogue Collaboration Emotional Response Ethical Reasoning Knowledge of Cultural, Political, Economic & Social Context Citizenship Activism
  27. 27. Messy Engagement Critical Thinking Collaboration by helping learners & teachers use the power of digital texts, tools & technologies School librarians advance
  28. 28. REMIX Creativity is Combinatorial
  29. 29. USERS HAVE RIGHTS
  30. 30. Perfectionism Kills Creativitity
  31. 31. Creating with digital tools involves a process of messy engagement Risk of Failure Chaos
  32. 32. “How do I get started?” Managing the CREATE-TO-LEARN Process “What is our topic?” “When is it due?” “How long should it be?” “Do have to work with a partner?” “How do I get an A?”
  33. 33. Project-based learning is more "messy" than other forms of learning. How do you manage the mess?
  34. 34. CONTENT FORMAT PROCESS DISTRIBUTION Message Medium – Genre Steps to Complete Audience
  35. 35. FORMATCONTENT AUDIENCEPROCESS Standard Practice Essay in MLA Format Teacher Turn in a rough draft on Friday Summarize Key Insights from the Reading
  36. 36. FORMATCONTENT AUDIENCEPROCESS Supporting Learning Through a Mix of Creative Freedom & Creative Control You Decide Class BlogWork with a Partner Under Deadline Pressure THREE information sources on the causes of the French Revolution Essay, blog post, image slideshow, podcast, infographic, video, animation, screencast, vlog, social media
  37. 37. FORMATCONTENT AUDIENCEPROCESS Supporting Learning Through a Mix of Both Creative Freedom & Creative Control You Decide You Decide Work Under Deadline Pressure You Decide GENIUS HOUR
  38. 38. FORMAT CONTENT DISTRIBUTION PROCESS Structure Learning Experiences using a Balance of Creative Freedom & Creative Control Hobbs, R. (2019). Transgression as creative freedom and creative control in the media production classroom. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education 11(3), 207 – 215.
  39. 39. Distribution is a Practice of Digital Literacy
  40. 40. BOOK TASTINGS
  41. 41. Messy Engagement Critical Thinking Collaboration using the power of digital texts, tools & technologies School librarians enable:
  42. 42. How are students “creating to learn” in your school? What current activities could be modified so that students experience the power of digital authorship? What potential value and impact might such activities have for learners?
  43. 43. Global Student Voice Film Festival www.studentvoice.org Ariel Sutherland and Ashton Granger, Denver CO
  44. 44. Renee Hobbs Director, Media Education Lab Co-Director, Graduate Certificate Program in Digital Literacy Harrington School of Communication & Media University of Rhode Island Email: hobbs@uri.edu Twitter: @reneehobbs LEARN MORE Web: www.mediaeducationlab.com

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