Blog Tour Recap: Engaging the Eye Generation

April 2nd, 2009

Engaging the Eye Generation author Johanna Riddle just wrapped up a blog tour that stopped at four education and technology-related blogs. At Archipelago, Johanna gave advice to library media specialists who are just getting started: “First, get to know your collection. After all, you are your school’s expert on these resources!”

Johanna shared some tips for teachers who are “digital immigrants”—just now beginning to incorporate 21st century skills into their classrooms—when she visited Teching Around the Web 2.0. She also said that fear seems to be the biggest obstacle when it comes to teachers exploring new technologies.

At Technology in the Middle, Johanna shared an inventive, low-cost idea for helping schools establish a cohesive, spiral approach to literacy that follows a natural progression from kindergarten through fifth grade.

On the final stop of the tour at Once Upon a Teacher, you can watch a 22-minute recorded video conversation with Johanna.

You can still preview the entire text of Engaging the Eye Generation on the Stenhouse website and then visit these blogs to read more of the author’s comments and ask questions from Johanna and the bloggers.

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  • 1. Peter Pappas  |  April 10th, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Teaching should strive to create learning experiences that provoke student reflection. As social media redefine information flow, our classrooms will need to adapt our instruction. Each media form codifies reality in a unique way. Thus each demands its own form of literacy.

    Years ago, I taught Media Studies in TV-centric info landscape. Here’s a 1-minute video I shot in 1983 to get my students thinking about media literacy. “Teaching Visual Literacy: Media Studies Before the Internet” Ignore my bad acting!

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