Framing Transliterate Learning Through Inquiry and Participatory Culture

My presentation at AASL 2011 that outlines how an inquiry driven, participatory learning centered environment is essential for learning experiences that honor and privilege transliteracy.


Knight Foundation and Monitor Institute Report: Connected Citizens: The Power, Potential and Peril of Networks

Connected Citizens: The Power, Potential and Peril of Networks – Knight Foundation via kwout

A must read report for any librarian:

Rapid advances in digital media and technology are changing how we connect to information and each other. The way we engage in public dialogue, coordinate, solve problems—all of it is shifting. New networks are emerging everywhere. It’s exciting—and frightening. What is this new network-centric world? What does it mean for community change?

SLJ Summit 2011: Transliteracy and the Young Child

Moderator Buffy Hamilton, School Librarian, Creekview High School, GA
Panelists Laura Fleming, School Library Media Specialist, Cherry Hill School, NJ
Andy Plemmons, Media Specialist, David C. Barrow Elementary, GA

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Spotlight on Multigenre Elements: Fictional Text Messages of Historical Figures

Check out this multigenre element created by a student who illustrated Thomas Paine’s views on government using fictional text messages.  The student used his/her iPhone to create the fictional text message and utilized the iPhone’s screenshot capability to capture the “texts.”  The images were then pulled off the phone and imported into Glogster, and the Glogster was embedded into the project wiki page.  Many thanks to Ms. Lisa Kennedy, 11th American Literature/Composition teacher, for collaborating with the library on this project!

Digital Storytelling for Communities

“New digital tools enable a strongly “participatory culture.”

from Because Digital Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Online and Multimedia Environments (National Writing Project) 

I am completely enthralled with  this Prezi from Erin Watkins and her classmates!  This presentation dovetails with my interest and focus on digital composition in The Unquiet Library and our instructional collaboration this academic year.