Stuff I read and what I think about it: Week 7 Reading Response

Stuff I read: McIntosh (1989): White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack Antero Garcia: There are No Lessons for Alton or Philando The Gender Gap in Library Education What I think: I believe this post will be my final reading response. This is not to say that I will not write my reflections on materials I’ve read. Rather, next week’s work will involve completing the final phase of ILT5340 in which we, the students, will be writing and reflecting on our blogs and portfolios. It is a sad day because I like these weekly reading responses very much. Despite my current semi-fatigued…

Fan-fiction and eye-rolling: Week 7 Digital Story Critique

The very moment I came across the term “fanfiction” in the weekly assigned readings, I felt my eyes rolling due to a combination of an immature, dismissive nature and acerbic sense of humor. I knew I had to confront this type of remix eventually. In fact, I even made a promise to myself last week that I would pick a piece of fan-fiction for this weeks critique. The very mention of the term conjures up images in my mind of a mildly-obsessive (to put it mildly) fan still living in their parents’ basement with limited outside world contact. I am opening…

Stuff I read and what I think about it: Week 6 Reading Response

Stuff I read: Lankshear and Knobel (2011) Ch7: Social Learning, “Push” and “Pull,” and Building Platforms for Collaborative Learning Scott Campbell: The Importance of Being Along in the Digital Era Antero Garcia: There are No Lessons for Alton or Philando Remi Holden: An Open Letter to Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology  Responses to COLTT Open Letter Reference Education: A Test-Bed for Collaborative Learning by Lorienne Roy and Sarah Williams What I think: This weekly reading response will be structured a little differently in the “What I think” section (i.e. the section you are reading at this very moment). More specifically,…

Stacked Ads: Week 6 Digital Story Critique

From the wonderful people at Jonesboro Library comes a particularly catching library outreach poster: I was very pleased to come across this Photoshop remix example. True story: it happened BY ACCIDENT! I suppose happenstance is a force that often leads us to some of the best ideas. After a careful examination (in which I carefully reviewed the poster to determine what programs might have been used), I’ve come to the conclusion that whatever tool was employed by the librarians (Fotoflexer, Adobe, Lunapic, something more expensive), it was done effectively! On the other hand, the author may have used a meme generator, but…

Let’s go out and eat hair: Week 5 Digital Story Critique

My digital story selection for this week is the product of lots of exploring and deep contemplation. Upon looking at the remix appendix at the end of Lankshear and Knobel Chapter 4, I noticed a remix type that I hadn’t previously considered: Political Remix. I have been a big fan of bad lip reading videos since discovering them a few years ago during the 2012 Presidential Election and became very excited at the prospect. Okay, so this photo is obviously a remix too, but I don’t want to focus on that. In fact, I’ve tried hard up until this point…

Let's go out and eat hair: Week 5 Digital Story Critique

My digital story selection for this week is the product of lots of exploring and deep contemplation. Upon looking at the remix appendix at the end of Lankshear and Knobel Chapter 4, I noticed a remix type that I hadn’t previously considered: Political Remix. I have been a big fan of bad lip reading videos since discovering them a few years ago during the 2012 Presidential Election and became very excited at the prospect. Okay, so this photo is obviously a remix too, but I don’t want to focus on that. In fact, I’ve tried hard up until this point…

Stuff I read and What I think about it: Week 5 Reading Response

Stuff I read: Jenkins (2008) Afterword: Communities of Readers, Clusters of Practices Jeremy Dean: Letters to the Next President 2.0 Jeremy Dean: Social Reading in the Writing Classroom: A Webinar and 5 Ways to Use Hypothes.is for Rhet/Comp Flipping one-shot library instruction: using Canvas and Pecha Kucha for peer teaching What I think: The theme for this weeks reading response is “the world is a flipped classroom“. My reason for choosing this as a theme is the readings for Week 5 have made me feel great. They have confirmed my understanding and support for implementing participatory culture into classroom lessons. More…

Stuck in my head: Week 4 Digital Story Critique

Another week, another digital story to evaluate (and I mean it in the best way possible). Going forward, my weekly critiques will include a different framework taken from the appendix of Lankshear & Knobel’s Chapter 4 New Literacies and Social Practices of Digital Remixing. For all of you who read my blog, this just means I will be making a more concerted effort to find digital remixes in new formats (movie trailers, music videos, etc.) for these assignments. As usual (drum-roll), I had a tough time finding a digital story this week. I am not accustomed to searching for this…

Stuff I read and what I think about it: Week 4 Reading Response

Stuff I read: Davies and Merchant (2007) Ch8: Looking From the Inside Out: Academic Blogging as New Literacy Jon Becker:Open Faculty Development Mike Caulfield: Simon’s Watchmakers and the Future of Courseware Sean Michael Morris:Teaching in our Right Minds: Critical Digital Pedagogy and the Response to the New George Siemens:The Future of Learning: Digital, Distributed, Data-Driven The Development of Digital Literacy and Inclusion Skills of Public Librarians What I think: The theme for this week’s reading response is “The Perfection of Blogging”. In the required and optional texts for Week 4, the most recurrent theme is the implications and impact of academic blogging…

Stuff I Read and What I Think About It: Week 3 Reading Response

Stuff I Read: Lankshear and Knobel (2008) Ch1: DIY Media: A Contextual Background and Some Contemporary Themes Robin DeRosa: My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice Remi Holden: Annotation in the Open: Part 2 (and note the Hypothes.is annotations) Audrey Watters: Openness and Ownership: Who Owns School Work? Audrey Watters: What Do We Mean By Open Education The Flipped Classroom: Student-Driven Library Research Sessions for Nutrition Education What I Think: The theme of this week’s response is “Us and Them to Us and Us”. This statement has significance in many ways when discussing the reading for week 3 of ILT5340. The discussion…