Strategies & How-to Guides

In this section of the site, I focus more narrowly on strategies, how-guides, and other supportive materials for integrating digital literacy, digital creativity, and digital learning into the classroom. There will be some overlap here with the workshops and webinars, but the main distinction will be that materials here are stand alone elements and have not necessarily operated in direct conjunction with a specific webinar or workshop.

The focus here, then, will range from in-class pedagogy to course design considerations to approaches for integration, with the goal being to provide some level of guidance for the what, how, and why of these matters (as well as some critical considerations within the practices themselves).

As a personal orientation, I do not believe one can just patch media into the classroom. The technologies we use, the digital creative platforms we employ, and the productions in which we have students engage all take place as part of an intricate rhetorical ecology, with the multitude of elements being necessary to any critical level of understanding students might develop. But, as with all complex things, one has to start somewhere, and there are a variety of simple first steps that can help introduce digital writing to a class and put them into a positive relationship with working with/thinking through digital media. To this end, the first two posts in this series were The Platform Swap and P2 MEdiation which offer something of a quick starting place.