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Teachers as Makers: Content Creation as a Pedagogy of Learning


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Professor Renee Hobbs shows how creative media production and collaboration are key dimensions of effective professional development of teachers, enabling them to advance digital learning that reflects their curriculum goals, their motivations and values, and the needs of their learners.

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Teachers as Makers: Content Creation as a Pedagogy of Learning

  1. 1. Teachers as Makers: Content Creation as a Pedagogy of Learning Renee Hobbs Harrington School of Communication & Media University of Rhode Island Shaping the Future III Tel Aviv, ISRAEL June 3, 2015
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  3. 3. The Myth of the “Digital Native” Hurts Both Students and Teachers
  4. 4. expanding the concept of text
  5. 5. ACCESS expanding the concept of literacy
  6. 6. expanding the concept of literacy open access multitasking transmediation identity curation play data ownership representation surveillance addiction displacement propaganda
  7. 7. SKILLS & ABILITIES ➢ Computer Knowledge & ICT Skills ➢ Web Literacy LITERACIES ➢ Online Reading & New Literacies ➢ Media Arts / Multimedia Production ➢ Youth Media ➢ Coding LEARNING WITH ➢ Technology Integration ➢ Online Learning ➢ Connected Learning LEARNING ABOUT ➢ Information Literacy ➢ Media Literacy ➢ Internet Safety & Digital Citizenship an expanding variety of approaches and terms DIGITAL LITERACY
  8. 8. making connections between culture & classroom
  9. 9. Ubiquitous Access to Online Media is Making the “Stand-and-Deliver” Model of Teaching Obsolete
  10. 10. There is an Art to Creating a Digital Literacy Learning Environment
  11. 11. Teachers Have Different Motivations for Using Media & Technology in Education 12 Hobbs, R. & Tuzel, S. (in press). Teacher Motivations for Digital and Media Literacy in Turkey. British Journal of Educational Technology.
  12. 12. What’s Your Motivation?
  13. 13. What’s Your Motivation?
  14. 14. Teachers Gain Confidence in Digital Learning when they Create Hobbs, R. & Moore, D.C. (2013). Discovering Media Literacy: Digital Media and Popular Culture in Elementary School. Thousand Oaks: Corwin/Sage
  15. 15. Cloud-Based Tools Support Discovery, Annotation/Curation and Content Creation Content Discovery Newsela New York Times Learning Network Google Safe Search Annotation & Curation Blendspace Storify Mendeley Evernote Creation Google Docs Screencast-o-Matic Videolicious Shadow Puppet KidBlog
  16. 16. How to Solve a Math Problem
  17. 17. Learning to Compare & Contrast
  18. 18. Sharing a Lesson Plan with Colleagues
  19. 19. Introducing a Class Field Trip
  20. 20. Students Demonstrate their Learning through Digital Media Production Activities
  21. 21. Screencasting Commentary on Hamlet
  22. 22. Creative Production & Collaboration Leads to Transformative Professional Development
  23. 23. Less Teaching More Learning
  24. 24. Less Teaching More Creating
  25. 25. Professor Renee Hobbs Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island Email: Twitter: @reneehobbs Web: