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    • Gerald Ardito
      Gerald Ardito replied on the discussion topic CODING
      Tammy, I loved this: Coding represents the fundamental and most powerful way to work on a computer and establish a presence in a digital world. But is this the only way? Is the meaning of coding only in the digital world? As an Urban... view reply
      • Tatyana Jackson
        Tatyana Jackson published a blog post Week 12 3x3
        https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cFlfntrudE  
        • Tamdeka Hughes-Carroll
          Tamdeka Hughes-Carroll added a new discussion topic CODING
          Coding represents the fundamental and most powerful way to work on a computer and establish a presence in a digital world. But is this the only way? Is the meaning of coding only in the digital world? As an Urban Advantage teacher, I had the...
            • Gerald Ardito

              By Gerald Ardito

              Tammy,

              I loved this:

              Coding represents the fundamental and most powerful way to work on a computer and establish a presence in a digital world. But is this the only way? Is the meaning of coding only in the digital world? As an Urban Advantage teacher, I had the opportunity to converse with an Urban Advantage colleague about classroom experiences and one teacher mentioned how in her school community coding is used. However, that term in her school community meant that students were using various forms of annotations in reading a text and computers were not being used. Therefore, what truly is coding? 

              I am wondering about your answer your own question.

            • Gerald Ardito
              Tammy, You raise good points in this response, but I do not see references to all the readings. Am I missing something? view reply
              • Tamdeka Hughes-Carroll
                Tamdeka Hughes-Carroll added a new discussion topic Week 11 3x3
                WEEK 11 3X3   Xixi expressed that in order to teach we must take into consideration the students background, identity and understand the needs of minority students. Xixi referenced Lynch where it stated to “create space and time to...
                • Tamdeka Hughes-Carroll
                  Media Literacy Education requires active inquiry and critical thinking about the messages we receive and create” (p. 3). The National Association for Media Literacy Education (2007) In this view, students must understand that “each...
                    • Gerald Ardito

                      By Gerald Ardito

                      Tammy,

                      You raise good points in this response, but I do not see references to all the readings.

                      Am I missing something?

                    • Gerald Ardito
                      Gerald Ardito replied on the discussion topic Week 7 Literacy
                      Tammy, I enjoyed reading your response. This really stuck out to me: For some students in my classroom it’s all about having fun, and little to no learning takes place. It's a tough battle teaching students in a renewal school... view reply
                      • Gerald Ardito
                        Gerald Ardito replied on the discussion topic Week 7 Group E
                        Xi Xi, I think you make an excellent point here: However, teachers often have trouble incorporating technology effectively in the classroom. Teachers use technology in the classroom, but do not always produce engaging... view reply
                        • 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...
                            • Gerald Ardito

                              By Gerald Ardito

                              Tammy,

                              I enjoyed reading your response.

                              This really stuck out to me:

                              For some students in my classroom it’s all about having fun, and little to no learning takes place. It's a tough battle teaching students in a renewal school but nothing is impossible.

                              I think you did a good job capturing the gap between the needs and the technology.

                            • 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

                                      By Gerald Ardito

                                      Xi Xi,

                                      I think you make an excellent point here:

                                      However, teachers often have trouble incorporating technology effectively in the classroom. Teachers use technology in the classroom, but do not always produce engaging lessons. 

                                      There is a belief floating around that technology is magic and just the use of it will inherently engage students and help them learn. But we know that is not what happens. The only magic is powerful teaching.

                                    • 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

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