Reviewer: Chris Friend
19 articles
Reframing the Revolution
revolution
Jonathan Bratt
When I started teaching I liked to think that I was participating in the education of a new generation which would reinforce the foundations of democracy; today I feel more like a job trainer.
Is Anyone Getting a Connection Out There?
critical digital pedagogy
Michael Cucher
Teaching effectively and equitably with online tools requires a special sensitivity to the digital divide.
A Search for Reclamation
reclamation
Surita Jhangiani
I cannot be silent any longer. The real work now lays ahead of us, it’s questioning the beliefs we have accepted, often without the realization that they are a part of us.
Teaching and the Art of Letting Go
Reflection
Tyler Derreth · Krystal Lee
In times of uncertainty and fear, what I find most helpful is love and care as I struggle. Why would learning, since it’s its own process of working through uncertainty, be any different?
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old policies to support student success brings a sense of freedom and fulfillment that is far superior to adhering to outdated notions of rigor.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.
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