The integration of social media, digital literacy, and its elements into the literacy classroom environment is a pairing that is necessary to keep students engaged in order to see the relevance of the skills in which they are learning. Students spend hours taking in popular culture and communicating their perspectives and ideas with the world while taking part in social media, but fail to see that they are learning and using similar skills when they …Read More
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Dr. K. Childs has once again shared “Changing the Language: Using Social Media and Popular Culture to Teach Traditional Literacy Skills” with another eager audience at the Bill Martin Jr Symposium, organized by the Curriculum and Instruction Department (College of Education and Human Services) at Texas A & M University-Commerce.
Voting is open until 8/30 on South by Southwest Edu’s Panelpicker wesbite, and I have submitted a proposal for my presentation, Changing the Language #SocialMedia Matters. Session Description The session will share ways to incorporate social media, technology, and popular culture into traditional literacy learning assignments. Outside of the classroom, students are using the skills taught, but many are unable to connect their learning. The presenter/speaker will work collaboratively with the audience via technology/poll (app) …Read More
Update: Last week I received notification that unfortunately, they could not find a place for my presentation for the 2018 SXSW EDU event. It was disappointing, but I am glad that I was even in the conversation (being put on standby). Thank you to ALL who voted for my proposal, and those who encouraged me! However, don’t feel sorry for me. I am not finished with “Changing the Language”, as I also learned last week …Read More