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Class 1 [Thursday Sept 5]
What Might 21st Learning Look Like / Introduction to 21st Digital Learning
- Syllabus Tour: Course Theme (Digital Storytelling & Video Production for Teaching and Learning)
- Activity: Digital Technology ‘Narratives’ and 21st Century Learning: SAMR and Evaluating Nearpod…
- Conversation Starters: Social Media or Games? (Mental Wellness) /// Opinion | Youth have a love-hate relationship with tech in the digital age
Nearpod Link (Interactive Tour): Analyze and Evaluate tool (using SAMR) as we go. Code: LZXCJ
Application 1: Educational Website ‘Power Up’ Due by Class Start of Class 2
Class 2 [Thursday Sept 11] Negotiating Challenges
Rethinking 21st Century Learning and Critical (Digital) Literacies (…in strange times)
Meta Text: As you read, create a concept mind-map/annotation system: Identify new terms, collect key quotes and diagram ideas/take-away points (along with your own critical reflections and personal connections).
1. Voogt, J., Erstad, 0., Dede, C., & Mishra, P. (2013) Challenges to learning and schooling in the digital networked world of the 21st century, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 29, 403–413.
2. Pangrazio, L. (2016). Re-conceptualising critical digital literacy, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016 Vol. 37, No. 2, 163–174.
Dadaab Stories: How digital technologies can reshape material worlds.
Refugees Respond Website (Dramatizing Transformative Uses of WordPress)
Final Project Expectations: (Grouping Up)
Class 3 [Thursday Sept 19] What the heck is digital storytelling?
Digital Storytelling in Diverse Cultural/Linguistic Communities: Learning with Graphic Novels & Making ‘Em…
Mind Map: As you read, diagram the key terms and new concepts, with annotation/reflection on what these terms might mean for you as a teacher (e.g., 4Rs, convergence, ludic epistemology, remix, etc): draw connections among the readings.
1. *Lotherington, H. & *Jenson, J. (2011). Teaching multimodal & digital literacy in L2 settings: New literacies, new basics, new pedagogies. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 31, 226-246. * York Faculty of Education.
2. Juppi, P (2017). Engagement and Empowerment; Digital storytelling as a participatory media practice, Nordicom, 39 (2017) 2: 31-41. (Short)
2. Jenkins, H. (2017). Voices for a new vernacular: A Forum on digital storytelling, International Journal of Communication 11(2017) (Very Short: Four pages).
- Guide for Graph Text App (in class making).
ComicLife: Free Download (download prior to class)
Slide Deck 3770 2019 Fall _Graphic Novels copy
Application 3: Making Graphic Narratives, Dual-Language Identity Texts, and/or Documenting a Multimodal Practice
Class 4 [Thursday Sept 26] Making Movies
Video Production: From Inquiry-Driven Documentary Films to Documenting A Situated Practice/Skill
Brainstrom: As you read and watch, sketch random ideas for your final projects…What do you need – and need to know – to make video (from genre and compositional techniques to methods of inquiry)? What and how do people learn through making video works and digital stories that matter to them?
- Snelson, C. (2018) Video production in content-area pedagogy: a scoping study of the research literature, Learning, Media and Technology, 43:3, 294-306,
- Doerr-Stevens, (2107). Embracing the Messiness of Research: Documentary Video Composing as Embodied, Critical Media Literacy, English Journal, 106.3 (2017): 56–62. Website/Project Referenced in the Article.
- FYI Resource/Model: With ISTE Standards: Making Documentary Films.
Student-Created Videos (Models):
Technological Education (Construction Arts, Green Construction): Making off the Grid: Upcycling Learning
Multiliteracies (English/Language Arts): 416Lit.com: Production Pedagogies Case Study
Instructor Video Feedback (using Zoom) for a Student Practical Skills Video (for Health & Nursing): SmART Toolbox
iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, Zoom, HP5, Camtasia, Open Broadcast Software
Groups: Multimedia Documentary Video Proposal (see 5 below).
Class 5 [Thursday Oct 3] Using Wikis for Collaboration, Creativity, and (Professional) Learning
Inquiry-Driven Wikimedia and Deep Learning
As your read: What is ‘deeper learning’? What do these ‘new pedagogies’ look like? And what roles are students & teacher enacting? Roles of technology? Connections to previous readings? How might a Wikimedia help enact ideas in the reading? How does the world building article connect to deeper learning using technology?
1. Fullan*, M. & Langworthy, M. (2014). A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning. London: Pearson. (Read Chapters 1-4 / Policy Doc / Easier Read). *Ontario-based researcher.
2. Short: Hergenrader World Building Article (Wikis and Map-Making tools for Digital Storytelling).
Wikimedia / Google Tour-Builder Stories
Class 6 [Thursday Oct 10] Creativity, Community and Remix
Community Stories, DIY Media Production and Critical Remix
1. Jocson, C. (2013). Remix revisited: critical solidarity in youth media arts, E–Learning and Digital Media
Volume 10, Number 1, 2013.
2. Young, J. (2011). Pedagogies of production: Investigating What works for teaching media literacy. Research for Action Foundation. (short article – reflect on how video/film making can be integrating into classroom practice).
3. Learning through imitation: From Super-8 to DIY digital video making: Sweded Films: Know Your Meme!
Apps: Action Movie, iPhone Apps, Imovie, etc…
Application 5: Groups: Multimedia Documentary Video Proposal Due by Class 7
No Class Meeting [Thursday Oct 17 ] Reading Week
Class 7 [Thursday Oct 24] Simulation, Modelling and Interactive Narratives/Games
Using Twine across the Curriculum
Bring Reading Notes
1. Skain, R.L. (2019). Teaching digital fiction: integrating experimental writing and current technologies, Palgrave Communications volume 5, Article number: 13. Download article or Link to Open Access Journal.
2. Watch (and take notes on): James Paul Gee’s Learning Principles in Digital Games
Twine Demo: Download Twine 2.0: Building Simulations, Digital Games and Interactive Narratives (and Video Films)
Application 7: Using Twine for New Literacies, Game Design & Simulation and Modelling
Twine, Ren Py (See R. L. Skain reading for resources).
Class 8 [Thursday Oct 31] Rethinking Disability, Inclusion and Making (Sounds) with Technology
As you read: How might the critiques and issues, practices and models, in these readings connect to your teachable?
- Thumlert, K. (2015). Affordances of Equality: Ranciere, emerging media, and ‘The New Amateurs’, Studies in Art Education, Winter 2015.
- Matthews, C. (2019). Towards Disabled Artist-led Music Technology (Online Article: Closely read first sections on ‘avoiding disability dongles’ and ‘inclusive design through direct involvement’ and then skim rest for models/examples).
- Short Article: Thumlert, K., Nolan, J., Harley, D. (In Press). Sound beginnings: Learning, communicating and making sense with sound. Music Educators Journal.
Soundtrack Making for Your Twine…
Second Half of Class: Making Sounds
Class 9 [Thursday Nov 7] TBD / Schedule Change
Class 10 [Thursday Nov 14] Multimodal Literacies and Virtual Reality
Virtual and Augmented Reality: From ‘Information Age’ to ‘Experiential Age’ and ‘Immersion’ (?)
Guest Speaker: With Daniel Harley, we explore the affordances and educational opportunities of virtual reality tools (Oculus Rift, Merge & Merge AR Cubes, Google Cardboard) for learning, including designing VR environments and digital storytelling.
DOWNLOAD GOOGLE CARDBOARD
- Harley, D. et al (2018). Sensory VR: Smelling Touch and Eating VR
- Hu-Au, E. & Lee, J. J. (2017). Virtual reality in education: a tool for learning in the experience age, Int. J. Innovation in Education, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2017 (SKIM FOR MAIN IDEAS)
- Quick Glance: Can virtual reality be a Tool for Social Change, Activism, and Empathy? Uses? Abuses?
Second Half of Class: In-Class Time for Project Work
Class 11 [Thursday Nov 21] In Class Making Day (Working on Final Group Projects)
Making connections between course theories and themes and your final projects. Final application (7) due – which will guide our discussion.
Discussion of Final Presentation Expectations, Format and Tools (for next week)
Class 12 [Thursday Nov 28] Last Day of Class (Pizza Party)
- ‘Work-in-Progress’ Project Presentations
Course Wrap-Up: Reflections, Directions, Applications
Final Projects Friday December 6 (Or Earlier)