How is it already MID-AUGUST?!?!?!
I just got back from Digital Pedagogy Lab, a week full of people sharing resources that can be implemented in our classes, if we start thinking about it [looks at calendar - weeps] now. But in order of ease, here are some things to get you started thinking about your teaching in the (sigh) fall.
- Do your students do public, digital projects? Ever thought of thought of having them sign a release? You should, and Jade Davis explains why and shares her model.
- Sara Goldrick-Rab shares her syllabus statement on Basic Needs Security and why it’s important to include.
Thinking about “non-traditional” students:
- This recent piece from Vox gives some useful data on engaging students from lower-socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Reminder: Active Learning Helps First-Gen Students.
- Also consider the risks of asking students to write in public, like Dreamers, by Annemarie Perez.
Incorporating Digital Literacy:
- New open-source textbook: Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research
- I’m going to keep promoting Mike Caulfield’s book - Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers - and his project - Project Newspapers on Wikipedia.
— Dr. Lee Skallerup Bessette (@readywriting) August 2, 2018
Please share your suggestions in the comments!