Media Literacy Twitter Chat

Tonight I participated in a live chat on Twitter surrounding integrating Media Literacy with Social Studies education. This chat was lead by Renee Hobbs, author of Discovering Media Literacy: Teaching Digital Media and Popular Culture in Elementary School. I read this book last quarter and dove into teaching media literacy in my classroom. I've followed her … Continue reading Media Literacy Twitter Chat


Twitter Official – Next Steps

It's official now, I'm good to go with Twitter! After having a conversation with two district leaders and my administrator, it looks like I'm ready to move forward with Twitter! The district provided similar feedback that they had with blogging. It's all about student safety as well as purpose of use. I haven't shared any … Continue reading Twitter Official – Next Steps

Image Layering

One of the "makes" that I found in the make bank was a practice in layering images and seeing the differences created by the layers. I chose to commemorate this snow day by layering four different filters on top of an image of the view outside a window. The original picture is below. I wanted … Continue reading Image Layering

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