At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:
- deconstruct and analyze web resources for the purpose of curating for teaching with and about critical digital literacy
- criticize and prioritize web searches using a focused approach to minimize distraction and maximize efficiency
- select and rate digital tools and resources for personal and professional purposes by curriculum area, age/grade appropriateness and affordances for ALL learners
- examine ownership and authorship of web resources with and for students using and applying critical digital literacy skills
- summarize and review inquiry projects to provide feedback
This week you will reveal your completed critical digital inquiry projects. Each course participant will share their investigation in their choice of media, modality and digital tools. Their choice and voice will be evident in the submissions. Your group will review your inquiry project and provide some insights and feedback based on the template/framework provided.
What did you learn from this process about your biases, needs, interests or concerns when starting to use a new digital resource?
How can you teach students to critically analyze their use of digital resources from your particular teaching position - grade level, subject, focus of study?
Now, make a decision to do EITHER the Scavenger Hunt OR the Horns/Halos Critique. Specific directions and links are provided below. The focus is on deconstructing, selecting and interrogating resources with an eye to critical digital literacy.
Select ONE of these activities:
Select a topic or curricular focus for your scavenger hunt. Set your timer for ONE hour so you can manage your time.
Have a curation tool open - try Diigo, Pinterest, Symbaloo, Evernote OR one of your own choosing to collect your findings and results.
Access the curated lists using the links above or do a web search.
Find and collect as many digital literacy resources for your topic as you can in the ONE hour. Provide some critical insight into the resource if the curation tool allows for some analysis. STOP at the end of the time period.
Post the link to your scavenger hunt collection in the SHARED GOOGLE SPREADSHEET. You need to sign in with your university email to access this secure document. This way you will be able to access ALL the scavenger hunts beyond this course.
HORNS and HALOS
Apply the framework (Background, Horn, Halo, The Verdict) to write about ONE digital resource. Select from the Lists above OR one that is of interest to you.
Use this Google Doc template to collect your information. MAKE A COPY before you begin. Use the models provided above to guide your work.
Share your information with your classmates in this SHARED GOOGLE SPREADSHEET. You need to sign in with your university email to access this secure document.
Set your timer. Only take ONE hour to complete this product review. Post the link to your completed document in the shared document linked above. This way you will be able to access ALL the documents created for this activity.