literacy

When We Disagree on Facts

Here’s a vignette from this morning that highlights  the challenging disconnect in “understanding basic facts” which we face today in our society and culture. I went into the VA clinic this morning for a lab blood draw, for my annual check up. I struck up a conversation with the lab technician, and we talked about masks and schools…

Joy, Love, & Aesthetic Fulfillment

When was the last time you felt joy, love, & aesthetic fulfillment? In one of my classes, we’re reading Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy by Gholdy Muhammad. The book is great and Muhammad is brilliant. A definite must-read for my class as we plan for our future classrooms. In… Continue reading

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Podcast473: Brainstorming About “Conspiracies and Culture Wars” with Brian Turnbaugh and Wesley Fryer

This podcast is a recording of a conversation between Brian Turnbaugh (@wegotwits) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussing a proposed workshop at the virtual version of the Summer Institute on Digital Literacy, coming to a screen near you July 19-24, 2020. The proposed title is, “Conspiracies and Culture Wars,” and the Google Doc of resources we have been building together is linked in the shownotes for this podcast and from medialiteracy.wesfryer.com. This conversation took place on June 5, 2020, and was livestreamed to both YouTube Live and Facebook Live. Wes has also submitted this session as a proposal for the upcoming virtual “Mountain Moot” July 15-18, 2020. Check out the podcast shownotes for links to referenced resources. This project is very much a “work in progress” and will be refined and expanded in the days and weeks to come! We welcome your feedback.

Podcast473: Brainstorming About “Conspiracies and Culture Wars” with Brian Turnbaugh and Wesley Fryer

This podcast is a recording of a conversation between Brian Turnbaugh (@wegotwits) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussing a proposed workshop at the virtual version of the Summer Institute on Digital Literacy, coming to a screen near you July 19-24, 2020. The proposed title is, “Conspiracies and Culture Wars,” and the Google Doc of resources we have been building together is linked in the shownotes for this podcast and from medialiteracy.wesfryer.com. This conversation took place on June 5, 2020, and was livestreamed to both YouTube Live and Facebook Live. Wes has also submitted this session as a proposal for the upcoming virtual “Mountain Moot” July 15-18, 2020. Check out the podcast shownotes for links to referenced resources. This project is very much a “work in progress” and will be refined and expanded in the days and weeks to come! We welcome your feedback.

Learn From Mike Wesch How to Create Better Videos for Students

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed school leaders, teachers, students and parents in the United States to respond in different ways to “shelter in place / shelter at home” mandates. It has pushed many K-12 teachers into the role of “emergency remote learning” instructors, even if the courses they teach were never intended to be “online” […]

Podcast470: Sharing and Learning About the 2020 U.S. Census – Statistics in Schools

Welcome to Episode 470 of the Moving at the Speed of Creativity podcast from February 18, 2020, a show by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) focusing on digital creativity, media literacy, digital literacy, digital citizenship, instructional technology integration and engaged learning both inside and outside the classroom. This episode features a special interview with the U.S. Census “Statistics in Schools” Manager Victoria Glazer and Teacher Ambassador Emily McMillen, discussing the 2020 Census in the United States and the variety of FREE resources provided for PK-12 teachers to use with students. Disbursement of millions of dollars for our communities from the U.S. Federal Government depends on the Census! All of us as teachers and members of our communities can help both educate students and families about the importance of participating in the census, but also provide real-world, multi-disciplinary learning opportunities using existing census data via the resources shared on the “Statistics in Schools” website. Visit census.gov/schools for more information, and also refer to the podcast shownotes for more direct links.

Podcast470: Sharing and Learning About the 2020 U.S. Census – Statistics in Schools

Welcome to Episode 470 of the Moving at the Speed of Creativity podcast from February 18, 2020, a show by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) focusing on digital creativity, media literacy, digital literacy, digital citizenship, instructional technology integration and engaged learning both inside and outside the classroom. This episode features a special interview with the U.S. Census “Statistics in Schools” Manager Victoria Glazer and Teacher Ambassador Emily McMillen, discussing the 2020 Census in the United States and the variety of FREE resources provided for PK-12 teachers to use with students. Disbursement of millions of dollars for our communities from the U.S. Federal Government depends on the Census! All of us as teachers and members of our communities can help both educate students and families about the importance of participating in the census, but also provide real-world, multi-disciplinary learning opportunities using existing census data via the resources shared on the “Statistics in Schools” website. Visit census.gov/schools for more information, and also refer to the podcast shownotes for more direct links.