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Distributed Cognition Comic & Essay #1

Learning With Things + Comic Strips at Hathaway Brown Middle School  This comic strip that I created with Pixton replicates a time when students utilized their chrome books to discuss questions from a chapter of To Kill A Mockingbird. Mr. Hatcher posted the discussion questions on google classroom and students all have access to this.…

Access to Technology

I am currently at Hathaway Brown middle school and Bedford high school. Because Hathway Brown is more technologically advanced, I chose to talk about that school. Each student has their own technological device so they are in charge of their own but the individual teacher monitors this. I have had numerous conversations with the teacher…

Observing in the Classroom

Observing students:  When observing the students at Hathaway Brown, I noticed a few things. The students utilize their computers, ipads, and digital pens for learning. I noticed that a lot of students take notes on their computers with a digital pen. Several times students were asked to complete discussion questions in small groups. Students would…

Digital Story Assessment

By: Anna and Katelyn Criteria10-98-65-32-0Flow, Organization, PacingThe story is well organized. It flows well and moves from part to part without bumps or distractions. The story is well organized but there are a few sections where the transitions feel unnatural. The story is poorly organized. The transitions are not cohesive  and the things discussed do not connect.The…

Digital Story Board

Script:  As education majors, it is important that we are aware of what our teaching environment will be like in a few years. As years progress, the technology component in a classroom is becoming more and more prevalent. There are an unbelievably large number of ways that teachers can incorporate technology into their lessons regardless…

Pixton Comic Strip

Click to access sciencemcmultimodal.pdfDoyle, K., & Dezuanni, M. (2014). Children participating in science through digital-media literacies. Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, 22(3), 42-54 Click to access 20876864.pdfGould, D., & Schmidt, D. (2010). Trigonometry comes alive through DIGITAL STORYTELLING. The Mathematics Teacher, 104(4), 296-301. Click to access miller8.pdfMiller, S. et. al. (2012) A Literacy Pedagogy for Multimodal Compositing. In: Suzanne…

Video Game Blog Post 1

This was a very intriguing experience for me because I have never used any form of gaming as a part of my education before. Although I am not very familiar or interested in video games, I enjoyed playing the three games we were assigned for class as well as the game that I found myself.…

Anna’s Introduction

This is my first blog post introducing myself! Personal Information My name is Anna Mialky and my preferred pronouns are she/her. I am from Granville, Ohio. There are a few things you may not know about me. I am a Junior here at John Carroll and I am majoring in English and education. I have…

Current Connection 4

There are a myriad of themes developed within “Wide-Awakeness and the Moral Life” by Maxine Greene. Some of the biggest themes are incorporating “wide-awakeness” into schools and to live with “eyes wide open,” encourage students to develop their own beliefs and attitudes, morality in schools, hierarchies in schools, cognitive clarity, existential concern, stepping outside of…

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