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    • Tamdeka Hughes-Carroll
      Tamdeka Hughes-Carroll added a new discussion topic Week 7 Literacy
      As social practices mediated by digital technologies, new literacies differ fundamentally from conventional print literacies on the basis that their inscriptions are rendered in pixels on screens rather than by impressions on paper, by means of...
      • Xi Xi Hu
        Xi Xi Hu replied on the discussion topic Week 7 Group E
        Our students were born into the age of technology. Smartphones and fast speed internet have become their way of life. We cannot teach our students unless we have them in our classrooms. Therefore, our education system must adapt to the new digital... view reply
        • Xin
          Xin added a new discussion topic Week 7 Group E
          Good evening all!! We've made it to week 7! I look forward to reading your responses! Thanks!! Best, Xin
            • Xi Xi Hu

              By Xi Xi Hu

              Our students were born into the age of technology. Smartphones and fast speed internet have become their way of life. We cannot teach our students unless we have them in our classrooms. Therefore, our education system must adapt to the new digital age. As Hicks and Turner pointed out, “we know that the nature of literacy has changed in the digital age, but unfortunately, we do not have decades to catch up to this change” (Hicks and Turner, page 2).  Changes must happen now. These new form of literacies, referred to “new literacies” must come to life in our classrooms. Knobel and Lankshear explained that new literacies’ inscriptions are rendered in pixels on screens rather than by impressions on paper. New literacies promote many modern and engaging practices such creating fan fiction, blogging and microblogging, remixing cultural artifacts, photo curating and sharing, video gaming, video game moding, online social networking, creating machinima, sharing and contributing memes, building apps, creating animations, and many more (Knobel and Lankshear, page 2). All these paradigm models are what Hicks and Turner would consider as “incorporating technology in more meaning ways” (Hicks and Turner, page 1). However, teachers often have trouble incorporating technology effectively in the classroom. Teachers use technology in the classroom, but do not always produce engaging lessons. Perhaps, many teachers lack Open Education Resources (OER). OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license permitting their free use of re-purposing by other (Byrne et al. page 2). Teachers need resources such as OER to help them adapt to the digital age. Our students are so attached to technology that they can do nothing without them. We should take that into consideration when we plan our lessons. I started to assign more work online (e.g. Castle Learning) so students can get help and be assessed multiple ways aside from in class assessments. My co-teacher and I have been discussing ways to help our students review by using various online website to create review games. I am also in the process of getting Google Classroom from my school so I can upload all class materials on there. This way, students have access to all content even if they are absent. This would also make them more accountable for their learning.

            • Gerald Ardito
              Gerald Ardito replied on the discussion topic Week 5
              Tammy, You did a really nice job with this response. I was very interested in your focus on developing a practice of multimodal responses. view reply
              • Gerald Ardito
                Gerald Ardito replied on the discussion topic Group E week 5 discussion
                Xi Xi, I was really intrigued by your response: My students took their first Chemistry exam on Tuesday. Many did not do well on the exam. As I asked them to reflect on the exam and possible explanations as to why they did not do as well as... view reply
                • Gerald Ardito
                  Gerald Ardito replied on the discussion topic Group E week 5 discussion
                  Xin, I thought you did a really good job articulating the dilemma you are facing. This really caught my attention: I love biology and I love teaching biology. Being a teacher for the last year and a half has been rewarding but very tiring... view reply
                  • Gerald Ardito
                    Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Group E week 5 discussion 3x3
                    Tatyana, You did a terrific job with your 3x3. I was really struck by your emphasis on that connecting the text to the student is important.
                    • Tatyana Jackson
                      Tatyana Jackson published a blog post Group E week 5 discussion 3x3
                      https://view.knowledgevision.com/presentation/d2e10d1c843a47019e980a267e3b2005  
                        • Gerald Ardito
                          Gerald Ardito

                          Tatyana,

                          You did a terrific job with your 3x3.

                          I was really struck by your emphasis on that connecting the text to the student is important.

                        • Tamdeka Hughes-Carroll
                          Tamdeka Hughes-Carroll added a new discussion topic Week 5
                          A poster is a visual medium, and thus design matters. However, the most memorable posters are those in which the design and content work together in creative and thoughtful ways. (Dalton, Love that Book) I found this article to be most powerful...
                            • Gerald Ardito

                              By Gerald Ardito

                              Tammy,

                              You did a really nice job with this response.

                              I was very interested in your focus on developing a practice of multimodal responses.

                            • Tatyana Jackson
                              Tatyana Jackson replied on the discussion topic Group E week 5 discussion
                              xixi i had the same problem recently its like the way the questions are asked really tripped them up its not the acquisition of the material based on the tutoring session i had afterschool with some of my scholars who did poorly but rather how the... view reply
                              • Tatyana Jackson
                                Tatyana Jackson replied on the discussion topic Group E week 5 discussion
                                Guiding students in reading in the disciplines is crucial especially giving them the ability to make sense of the reading through connections to prior knowledge. Daniels and Zelmelma brought my attention to this, when I was reading the cricket... view reply
                                • Xi Xi Hu
                                  Xi Xi Hu replied on the discussion topic Group E week 5 discussion
                                  Close reading refers to students’ ability to read in between lines of the text to uncover multiple layers of meanings that would eventually lead to deep comprehension. Basically, students should grasp a deeper understanding of the text aside... view reply
                                  • Xin
                                    Xin replied on the discussion topic Group E week 5 discussion
                                    I love biology and I love teaching biology. Being a teacher for the last year and a half has been rewarding but very tiring as well. I did not think to come into teaching to teach basic English literacy. It is a struggle daily being a teacher in... view reply
                                    • Tatyana Jackson
                                      Tatyana Jackson added a new discussion topic Group E week 5 discussion
                                      Hey guys hope everyone is having a great week I look forward to hearing from you all this week as we explore close reading. -Tatyana
                                        • Tatyana Jackson

                                          By Tatyana Jackson

                                          xixi i had the same problem recently its like the way the questions are asked really tripped them up its not the acquisition of the material based on the tutoring session i had afterschool with some of my scholars who did poorly but rather how the material is asked of them.

                                          • Gerald Ardito

                                            By Gerald Ardito

                                            Xin,

                                            I thought you did a really good job articulating the dilemma you are facing.

                                            This really caught my attention:

                                            I love biology and I love teaching biology. Being a teacher for the last year and a half has been rewarding but very tiring as well. I did not think to come into teaching to teach basic English literacy. It is a struggle daily being a teacher in NYC, especially in the 21st century. Guiding student's reading in science means helping them decode the content vocabularies. I find myself having a different experience learning science back when I was in school than the students that I am teaching. I am teaching them how to break down sentences and deciphering keywords. It is a different feeling.

                                            I am curious to know how you are thinking about bridging this divide.

                                            • Gerald Ardito

                                              By Gerald Ardito

                                              Xi Xi,

                                              I was really intrigued by your response:

                                              My students took their first Chemistry exam on Tuesday. Many did not do well on the exam. As I asked them to reflect on the exam and possible explanations as to why they did not do as well as they hoped (for those who said they had studied), many responded that they were having difficulty reading the questions. Few students said the Chemistry content was not hard, but how the questions were worded made the questions more difficult than it looked.

                                              I am wondering about how you responded to their feedback.

                                            • Gerald Ardito
                                              Gerald Ardito commented on the file Week 4, 3x3
                                              Tammy, It would have been great to hear your voice, but you clearly did a good job synthesizing your group's discussion for the week.
                                              • Tamdeka Hughes-Carroll
                                                Tamdeka Hughes-Carroll added a new discussion topic Week 4, 3x3 Adolescent Literacy
                                                • Tamdeka Hughes-Carroll
                                                  Tamdeka Hughes-Carroll uploaded the file Week 4, 3x3
                                                    • Gerald Ardito
                                                      Gerald Ardito

                                                      Tammy,

                                                      It would have been great to hear your voice, but you clearly did a good job synthesizing your group's discussion for the week.

                                                    • Tatyana Jackson
                                                      Tatyana Jackson commented on the blog Week 3 Disciplinary literacy
                                                      sure so attached are rubrics and stems that are on key rings on each desk, and their concept mapping rubric which is the first assignment of the unit and the revision is the last assignment of the unit. And ill attached the nsta prompts as well.
                                                      • Tatyana Jackson
                                                        Tatyana Jackson uploaded the file Rubrics for Desk.docx

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                                                      Sub-Group of ED 656 - Fall 2018