Digital Pedagogy: What is it? simply put: the use of electronic elements to enhance or to change the experience of education http://www.briancroxall.net/digitalpedagogy/what-is-digital-pedagogy The Chronicle of Higher Education's ProfHacker: Tips about Teaching, technology, and productivity Some interesting, informative,
readable blogs http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/ AcademHack: the blog of David Parry http://academhack.outsidethetext.com/home/ Roger Whitson (does a digi pedagogy roundup every six months) http://www.rogerwhitson.net/ Bloviate: the blog of Lucas S. Waltzer http://lukewaltzer.com/ SampleReality: blog of Mark Sample (links to his ProfHacker guest blogs) http://www.samplereality.com READING Diigo http://www.diigo.com ETS will conduct a workshop session with your class. Make an easy, but productive assignment for the class to do as they learn (my assignment below is related to the first essay assignment). https://calcentral.berkeley.edu/content#p=mIDW3GsACo/DiigoWorkshop_ETS.doc READING & WRITING WRITE OR DIE not for everyone, no doubt, but some people love it http://writeordie.com/#Web%2bApp Cesar makes a connection to reading while reading. Jackie connects Carpenter's poem to the essay Carpenter wrote about writing it, while also connecting to Tuan's Space and Place Let's build a list. Other apps & tools that
support the teaching of reading and writing:
how do you use them? bSpace, Facebook, Flickr, Jing, Piazza,Twitter, WordPress & Blogger, YouTube Things I'd like to know more about: VoiceThread, Bookr, Storybird, Zotero "The issue is not technology but using the technology well to teach our students . . . Teaching without digital technology is irresponsible pedagogy. Why? The future is digital, love it or hate it. We can talk about whether or not this is a good or a bad thing. (Hint: the answer is both.) But to educate students, or to attempt to educate students without developing their digital literacy is to leave them ill prepared for their futures. You wouldn't think of educating a student and not teaching them how to read, digital literacy is this crucial. In the future if you don't know how to use this technology, you will be 'illiterate'. . . Eliminating technology produces not the affect of a more engaged literate student populous, rather it produces the reverse, an ill informed, uncritical, unengaged student populous who will become at the very best passive consumers of the technology being resisted, and at the worst its willing victims." David Parry, Assistant Professor of Emerging Media and Communications, University of Texas, Dallas (See above for argument Parry is responding to.) Why Teaching Without Digital Technology Is Not An Option http://chronicle.com/article/Teach-Naked-Effort-Strips/47398/ "When Computers Leave Classrooms, So Does Boredom," Jeffrey R. Young On What it Would Really Mean to Teach "Naked,"
David Parry http://academhack.outsidethetext.com/home/2009/on-what-it-would-mean-to-really-teach-naked/See the full transcript