Reviewer: Chris Friend
15 articles
Making the Massive Intimate: Building a Lasting Learning Community
Community
Molly Monet-Viera
I focused on whether or not they felt welcomed into the community and whether or not they felt heard. I looked beyond the College Board’s pre-determined learning outcomes to students’ level of engagement, play, and curiosity.
Thinking with Consent in the Digital Classroom
consent
Molly de Blanc · Kit Heintzman
Consent is necessary to respecting students, and to valuing and empowering them. We cannot fully expect students to authentically participate in their education — and the education of their peers — when they are being forced to do so.
When One Class is Not Enough
Service Learning
Amanda Licastro
We must find strength in numbers, because one classroom, one teacher, one program will never be enough. Our community needs our commitment in every class.
Decentering Digital Discomfort
Digital Humanities
Kristin Allukian · Allison Duque · Alexander Cendrowski
Establishing digital discomfort along with the possibility of no resolution as framing principles of a DH project can promote research consciousness.
Removing Barriers to Student Success
compassion
Sara Winstead Fry
Abandoning old policies to support student success brings a sense of freedom and fulfillment that is far superior to adhering to outdated notions of rigor.
Grading During—and Beyond—COVID
grading
Laura Tanenbaum · Kristen Gallagher
The traditional grading system undermines learning and reinforces inequity even in so-called “normal” times, but alternatives are possible.
The Menagerie, Myths and Merits of the Bitmoji Classroom
simulation
Sarah Pazur
Educators don’t have to forfeit fun for quality online learning, but they do need to build authentic learning when using digital simulation tools.
The #OthelloSyllabus: Twitter as Play
Twitter Essay
Elizabeth Tavares · Sienna Ballou
In a class on critical race theory and hashtag activism, Twitter's paradoxical mix of anonymity and public writing developed students' cultural competency.
Audible Networks:
Podcasts and Collaborative Learning
Collaboration
Shannon Draucker
Collaborative podcast creation makes visible – or rather, audible – webs and relations, the intellectual and affective ties possible among students.
The Documents We Teach By
praxis
Judith Enriquez
Documents play significant roles in our practices. It is an invitation to see what documents do to our work. They promote particular educational values and establish norms and conventions that we then must follow (over time) blindly and diligently.
Syllabus-as-Metaphor
syllabus
Jakob Gowell
We can help — or risk harm — with the metaphors our syllabi embody, and so to serve students as best we can, we must choose our metaphors well.
Opening the Classroom: Ownership and Engagement
Critical Pedagogy
Ben Van Overmeire
It was time to open up the classroom. I was tired of doing class on my own. Tired of designing lesson plans that minutely mapped every second of my time together with the students. It was time for students to take ownership of class.
Learning at the Intersections
Service Learning
Amanda Licastro
Students were writing about & for asylum seekers in a tumultuous political climate. A service learning initiative quickly became a matter of life or death.
Seeking Patterns and Making Meaning: Digital Life in the Tangerine Era
Digital Literacy
Sherri Spelic
How do we as citizens, educators, parents, neighbors and consumers deal with the flood of political messaging in a polarized and polarizing phase in our society’s history? Amid the concerns about the
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