17 posts
Digital Ghosts in the Modern Classroom
Critical Digital Pedagogy CFP
We should help students move from users of shortcut/template platforms to makers, creators, and speakers in their own rights.
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Creativity and the Power of Two
Running into each other on the Columbia University campus, we often chatted about books, teaching and learning, music, plants, Broadway shows, and our theories about how new ideas happened. We shared what inspired
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Teaching as Troubleshooting: What I Learned About Digital Pedagogy Behind the Wheel of a Beet Truck
Digital Pedagogy
4:13AM. Sunrise was still hours away. My hands throttled the oversized steering wheel in front of me. My gaze was fixed out on the dark road ahead, too afraid to even blink.
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Situating Makerspaces in Schools
Digital Humanities
America’s obsession with STEM is dangerous [] , Fareed Zakaria warns us, and our hunch is that most readers of Hybrid Pedagogy
Digital Pedagogy, Part 2
Digital Pedagogy
New technology may make it too easy for us to focus on novelty, not on implications, in our digital pedagogy. What are risks & benefits of tech in class?
A Primer for EdTech: Tools for K-12 and Higher Ed. Teachers
Digital Pedagogy
Every educator, from kindergarten to graduate school, should contribute to the important and significant work of teaching students to use online sources and social networks for educational and professional goals. To ignore the
Hashtag Classroom
Hashtags are taxonomic and pedagogical tools (with citation standards to boot [] ).The Twitter hashtag was born in 2007 [
Push, Pull, Fork: GitHub for Academics
In his article, “Open-source Scholarship []”, Kris Shaffer argues that the open-source software model has lessons to offer the academic community. Here, Kris demonstrates
The Discussion Forum is Dead; Long Live the Discussion Forum
There are better forums for discussion than online discussion forums. The discussion forum is a ubiquitous component of every learning management system and online learning platform from Blackboard to Moodle to Coursera. Forums
Data Mining in the Trenches: Using Storify to Teach Research
Digital Literacy
It’s time to confront our bias against open sources and redefine how our students research in digital environments. We should both allow them to use the research sites that are most handy,
Hacking the Screwdriver: Instructure’s Canvas and the Future of the LMS
There’s nothing wrong with Blackboard, except in the way that there’s something wrong with all of it. AtInstructureCon 2012 [], we noticed a lot of hate being
Theorizing Google Docs: 10 Tips for Navigating Online Collaboration
This sentence — this one right here — is the first sentence I’ve written in two months that wasn’t co-authored in a Google Doc. It’s the first sentence, outside of e-mails and
Infiltrating the Walled Garden
Learning Management Systems (LMS) are walled gardens. They provide substantial control over the environment in which learning activities take place, and at first glance this appears to be a good thing. For this
How to Storify. Why to Storify.
Intended to serve as a stop-motion camera for the torrent of information we get from social media, Storify allows the user to arrange pieces of conversations to construct a narrative. When we first