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.
What is “Changing the Language”? “Changing the Language” now available as a peer-reviewed article: TALE Yearbook, Vol. 5, Fall 2018 We are in a time period in which technology evolves so fast, that we feel as if we will never catch up. This definitely is an everlasting debate as it relates to education. If you are visiting this post, chances are you have attended one my sessions over the need to “change the language” in …Read More
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
I have recently submitted a proposal to present a Future 20 (20 minute) session at SXSW Edu (South by Southwest Edu) in Austin, Texas in March 2018. Part of the proposal process is done through crowd sourcing, and requires voters to vote “up” for my proposal.
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One of my first scholarly works as a professor has been published! I am pleased to share that my article, “Digital Minds: Writing Instruction for Students who HATE Writing” was published in Volume 2: October 2016 of the Literacy Summit Yearbook. This particular journal was put together by TALE (Texas Association for Literacy Education), and the Specialized Literacy Professionals organizations.
Though many shy away from social media, I am present on social media, and I have been for quite some time. Often times, I am so busy teaching that I am unable to take pictures and share the great work put forth in my classes. I have created an Instagram to document the awesome work, and happenings in my courses. I will also use this as a space to advocate for education and literacy. When …Read More
On February 12th and 13th, I was able to attend the Literacy Summit at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. This conference was co-sponsored by TALE (Texas Association of Literacy Education),the University of the Incarnate Word, and the Specialized Literacy Professionals. It was one the the most well organized and productive conferences that I have attended to date. I enjoyed being able to be in an environment in which it truly …Read More