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Digital Literacy 2010: Differentiating Through Expression Styles

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Note:  This post is part of a series chronicling my 7th Grade Digital Literacy course. As the result of our exploration of Passion-Based Learning, each student in Digital Literacy 2010  will use his/her passion as the focus of their final research project.  Regardless of the topic, every project must address these essential questions: What is [...]

Digital Literacy 2010: Passion-Based Learning

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

With our 1:1 Tablet PC initiative entering its third year, I am once again teaching a 7th grade Digital Literacy Course this fall.  Although the responsibilities of managing 10 sections and 159 students (while juggling the demands of supporting the rest of the Middle School) can be rather strenuous, teaching  keeps me grounded as an [...]

Student Expression Styles

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

For the past two years I have taught a trimester course on Digital Literacy to all our 7th grade students.   In an effort to improve the curriculum, this year I would like to incorporate the concept of expression styles.  Unlike learning styles, which focus on how students acquire and process information, expression styles reflect the [...]