Group activity

    • Ashtyn Greenstein
      Ashtyn Greenstein published a blog post Week 11
      Speaking from a science teacher’s perspective, to comprehend a text means to be able to use a text to make connections between concepts, support an idea or topic, or create conclusions about a modern day issue. The ability to comprehend a text...
      • Andrew Rohan
        Andrew Rohan published a blog post Week 11
        Comprehension of a text is one of the main goal’s teachers have when introducing concepts and works to their students. This can be said for any subject ranging from English to Science. However, the problem that may arise is that teachers might...
        • Abdul Amunikoro
          Abdul Amunikoro published a blog post Week 11 Response
          From the readings and the videos, the term that stood out the most to me was “Post-Trayvon Syndrome" which was used by Christopher Edmin to correlate with a trend of minority students impressions of their encounters with law...
          • Andrew Rohan
            Andrew Rohan published a blog post Andrew Rohan's Week 10 Response
            When discussing genres that we are using in and across academic disciplines, we are discussing the utilization of different literacy methods across different themes to increase their engagement and their abilities with that reading. Recent...
            • Ashtyn Greenstein
              Ashtyn Greenstein published a blog post Week 10 Reading Response
              Through reading these articles, I really appreciate that a “scientifically literate” student is defined and given acknowledgement to in many of the articles. I really do believe there is something to be said about being a scientifically...
              • Charlton Simmons
                Charlton Simmons published a blog post Week 10
                The two overarching genres across disciplines are fiction and non-fiction. Within the respective genres there are sub-genres such as mystery and romance. The further one looks at literacy within a specific content area, the more dominant the use of...
                • Abdul Amunikoro
                  Abdul Amunikoro published a blog post Week 10 Response
                  I felt a personal relation to two of the articles, so I felt best to reference my experience in my own life as opposed to the classroom.  Hotchkiss and Hougen's article stood out to me as it provided a career-oriented model for how...
                  • Gerald Ardito
                    Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 7
                    Charlton, You raise many good points here. This stuck out for me: Technology has a place in the classroom to provide other mediums for written expression and building of knowledge. However, it should be supplemented with traditional...
                    • Gerald Ardito
                      Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 7
                      Alex, I appreciated the honest inquiry in your response. Thanks.
                      • Gerald Ardito
                        Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 7 Reading Analysis
                        Ashytyn, It is very interesting to read about the connections you are making between the uses of technology to support literacy AND engagement.
                        • Gerald Ardito
                          Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Andrew Rohan's Week 7 response
                          Andrew, Once of the things I appreciated about your response was the connections you were making between what is possible in terms of digital resources and what is needed in terms of current student levels of reading and self-efficacy.
                          • Charlton Simmons
                            Charlton Simmons published a blog post Week 7 3x3
                            https://view.knowledgevision.com/presentation/24a5424f40d644f8bafe9f0c5f472cf0
                            • Gerald Ardito
                              Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Weed 6 3x3
                              Ashtyn, You did a terrific job with this 3x3. I would love to know more about your class debate on fossil fuels.
                              • Gerald Ardito
                                Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 6 Assignments
                                Charlton, You did a good job outlining the challenges highlighted in this week's readings. I was very intrigued by this: In my Marine Biology class, I focus on process oriented writing for our end of the unit projects. Each unit, we...
                                • Gerald Ardito
                                  Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Andrew Rohan Week 6
                                  Andrew, You make a really good point here: This allows for a multistep approach that can allow the students to make hypotheses and other analyses about a specific topic, research and explore that topic, and then find the correct avenue in...
                                  • Gerald Ardito
                                    Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 6
                                    Abby, I really enjoyed reading your response to these readings.  This, especially, stuck out to me: The differences in the ways that these models benefit students brings light to the fact that there is a dichotomy in writing. Writing...
                                    • Gerald Ardito
                                      Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 6 Response
                                      Abdul, I found your response to be thorough and thoughtful. And I LOVED this: I see the link between textbooks and their results. This claim is debatable depending on who is presenting the arguments, but English textbooks cannot update...
                                      • Charlton Simmons
                                        Charlton Simmons published a blog post Week 7
                                        Adolescent reading in the digital age means that students are able to demonstrate reading skills (such as decoding, annotation, fluency, and vocabulary) through the use of technology and the respective skills associated with it. As the digital era...
                                          • Gerald Ardito
                                            Gerald Ardito

                                            Charlton,

                                            You raise many good points here.

                                            This stuck out for me:

                                            Technology has a place in the classroom to provide other mediums for written expression and building of knowledge. However, it should be supplemented with traditional literacy skills that don’t rely on digital media. There are aspects of literacy that focus on oral expression and fluency. The social aspect of the classroom between peers and the educator allow for demonstration of both skills.

                                            I am curious about how you are resolving this dilemma.

                                          • Alexandria Delaney
                                            Alexandria Delaney published a blog post Week 7
                                            Adolescent digital literacy is something that should be mandatory in our classrooms at this point.  We live in an age where most things are run by technology: people read the news on their phones, communicate with bosses or coworkers through...
                                            • Ashtyn Greenstein
                                              Ashtyn Greenstein published a blog post Week 7 Reading Analysis
                                              Embracing the digital age can be an extremely effective tool when utilized in the classroom. Kids are extremely attached to their phones as well as all other pieces of technology such as computers, video games, and more. Bringing in technology is...
                                                • Gerald Ardito
                                                  Gerald Ardito

                                                  Ashytyn,

                                                  It is very interesting to read about the connections you are making between the uses of technology to support literacy AND engagement.

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