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Shape of My Story

Hi all, welcome to the fourth make of the Revolutionary Poets Society! As a reminder, the Revolutionary Poets Society focuses on global opportunities to respond to the demands of the moment through poetry, music and art. We focus on the development of vocabulary and a set of critical, literacy, and performance approaches to help enable engagement with… Continue reading

Blogging as an Open Scholarship Practice

In most of my work, I strive for openness and transparency as an open researcher and educator. My purpose in this is to explore and play with possible new opportunities for scholarship in digital contexts. I’ve written in the past about how (and why) to become a digitally agile researcher. I’ve also written about how to… Continue reading

Where I’m From

Hi all, welcome to week two of the Revolutionary Poets Society! As a reminder, the Revolutionary Poets Society focuses on global opportunities to respond to the demands of the moment through poetry, music and art. We focus on the development of vocabulary and a set of critical, literacy, and performance approaches to help enable engagement with slam… Continue reading

Where I Begin

Hi all, welcome to week two of the Revolutionary Poets Society! As a reminder, the Revolutionary Poets Society focuses on global opportunities to respond to the demands of the moment through poetry, music and art. We focus on the development of vocabulary and a set of critical, literacy, and performance approaches to help enable engagement with slam… Continue reading

Explain who are you…to this day

Hi all, welcome to week one of the Revolutionary Poets Society! As a reminder, the Revolutionary Poets Society focuses on global opportunities to respond to the demands of the moment through poetry, music and art. We focus on the development of vocabulary and a set of critical, literacy, and performance approaches to help enable engagement… Continue reading

Revolutionary Poets Society

I’m teaching a course on slam poetry as part of our first year experience (FYE) initiative here at CofC. This course is titled the “Revolutionary Poets Society” and it is a reboot of an after-school club I facilitated when I was teaching middle school. The Revolutionary Poets Society focuses on global opportunities to respond to the demands… Continue reading

Truth, lies, & learning in an online disinformation war

According to existing laws of war and international human rights accords, children and schools (i.e., learning environments) are supposed to be protected when in warzones. In 1949, The Geneva Convention established rules that occupying powers must “facilitate the proper working of [educational facilities]” and even provide education for children who are displaced because of war…. Continue reading

W. Ian O'Byrne 2019-08-07 13:01:24

Conversations around digital consent are happening, but must be given more urgency. They need to be led by organizations that are independent of governments and industry, such as national data regulators, so that powerful interests do not dominate. That said, they should include companies that collect the data, as well as ethicists, human-rights organizations, national… Continue reading

Six criteria used to describe assessments

In earlier posts I discussed formative and/or summative assessments, and journaling as a good opportunity for implementing one form of formative assessment. Several readers reached out and asked that I drill down into assessments a bit more to explain these processes. In this post I’ll describe the six categories, or criteria that can be used… Continue reading

Journaling as a means to scaffold & assess learning

Journaling is like whispering to one’s self and listening at the same time. Mina Murray In an earlier post, I discussed formative and summative assessments, and how they can provide opportunities to support learners. Assessment is a fundamental component of the teaching & learning process. Formative & summative assessments can provide meaningful opportunities to meet… Continue reading

Formative & Summative Assessments

In this post I’ll discuss assessment, a fundamental component of the teaching & learning processes. I’ll then describe formative & summative assessments, which can provide meaningful opportunities to meet diverse needs of students. Learning Pathways It’s important to first note that learning isn’t linear. If we were to think about the pathways that brought us… Continue reading

#AllOutMay1

The Department of Teacher Education at the College of Charleston supports educators across South Carolina. Help us collectively advocate for educational reform during #AllOutMay1. This day of reflection, rallying, and conversation with legislators is for the benefit of all citizens, including students, families, administrators, schools, businesses, and communities across the state. For more on why… Continue reading

Digital Storytelling

Creation of digital stories in the classroom is a powerful instructional technique that has the potential to transform learning for students. Digital stories are portable as they are documented and shared via digital texts and tools. This allows the teachers to document the work process and product of the learner, while allowing the students to… Continue reading

Too Long; Didn’t Read #189

Chilling effects & other forms of silence TL;DR #189 – 3/16/2019 Hi all, welcome to TL;DR. My name is Ian O’Byrne. I research, teach, & write about technology in our lives. I try to synthesize what happened this week in tech…so you can be the expert as well. I posted a couple of other things… Continue reading

Storytelling

Storytelling has a rich tradition, and it has evolved and expanded to assume a dynamic, contemporary presence across settings and functions. Telling stories allows individuals to narrate our own experiences, and explore or pronounce fundamental elements of our identity. According to Bruner (1986), “[Narrative] deals in human or human-like intention and action and the vicissitudes… Continue reading

Too Long; Didn’t Read #188

Orchids and dandelions TL;DR #188 – 3/9/2019 Hi all, welcome to TL;DR. My name is Ian O’Byrne. I research, teach, & write about technology in our lives. I try to synthesize what happened this week in tech…so you can be the expert as well. I posted a couple of other things this week: Online safety… Continue reading

Too Long; Didn’t Read #187

Dealing with trauma TL;DR #187 – 3/2/2019 Hi all, welcome to TL;DR. My name is Ian O’Byrne. I research, teach, & write about technology in our lives. I try to synthesize what happened this week in tech…so you can be the expert as well. I posted a couple of other things this week: Screens On,… Continue reading

Too Long; Didn’t Read #186

Walk the walk…talk the talk TL;DR #186 – 2/23/2019 Hi all, welcome to TL;DR. My name is Ian O’Byrne. I research, teach, & write about technology in our lives. I try to synthesize what happened this week in tech…so you can be the expert as well. I posted a couple of other things this week:… Continue reading