Wrapping Around to Digital Citizenship

I always appreciate the weeks in class that we focus on digital citizenship and digital literacies. This is what relates most specifically to my work with fifth graders and what I've focused on for my work with the students this year. I've found how important it is to foster a strong foundational understanding of digital … Continue reading Wrapping Around to Digital Citizenship


Youth Creativity

When reading the articles "Black Teens are Breaking the Internet and Seeing None of the Profits" and "Poor Meme, Rich Meme", I found myself thinking about my students and their own internet usage. As mentioned in the articles, black culture is widely expressed online and creativity is abundant and visible. However, the media they create … Continue reading Youth Creativity

Information Online

When reading Networked this week, I was thinking about many of the points they brought up. Some of which I agree with, others that left me wondering. The first point that the chapter mentioned was the idea of linking within digital text as opposed to the limited text features available in print media. I thought about … Continue reading Information Online

Participatory Culture

This week I've been thinking a lot about participatory culture surrounding digital literacies. The article "Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century" defines participatory culture as "a culture with relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement, strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations, and some type of … Continue reading Participatory Culture