Podcast On Your Plan ep 35 with Dr. Kajder and Dr. Gerber

Dr Sara Kajder and Dr Hannah GerberFirst, a big SHOUT OUT and a large THANK YOU to our friends at Oklahoma State University (especially Dr. Shelbie Witte) for introducing me to Dr. Hannah Gerber, University of Georgia, and Dr. Sara Kajder, Sam Houston State University. Dr. Gerber and Dr. Kajder were amazing keynote speakers at OSU’s 21st Century Literacies Lecture Series. Each had an amazing amount of knowledge and enthusiasm to share about digital literacies. My aim was to tap into their collective knowledge base for multimodal literacies guidance.

Multimodal literacies is a new aspect of the Oklahoma  Academic Standards for English Language Arts. With Dr. Kajder’s research on adolescent literacy identities, digital tools, and social media, and Dr. Gerber’s research on the ecologies and pedagogies afforded through video-gaming practices, I was sure to walk away with some new ideas. I hope you enjoy this episode and also level-up some ideas of your own for incorporating multimodal literacies into daily practice.

You can continue the learning by following Dr. Gerber and Dr. Kajder on Twitter:

twitter miniDr. Hannah Gerber @HannahGerber

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Learn more about the Initiative for 21st Century Literacies Research by clicking here!

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Podcast On Your Plan – OMLEA Edition

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 8.49.20 AMThis episode of the podcast was recorded during a presentation about podcasting at the 2016 Oklahoma Middle Level Education Association (OMLEA) Conference. Get it? We recorded a podcast in a session about recording podcasts! The three guests/attendees for the session are Karen Mann, Anne Beck, and Scott Haselwood. We were an eclectic group with diverse backgrounds and the resulting conversation was as hilarious as it was thought provoking! So, hang on and try to keep up in this episode.

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What do you do when you’re having difficulty reading something?

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What to do when you’re having difficulty reading something?

The following resources are developed and shared with the intention to start a conversation with students about the struggle, because it is real. Hip hop may be dead (Nas, 20016), but literacy is still a necessary survival skill. Use the resources below to talk to your students today and develop strategies to overcome the struggle. Some are provided. Never stop researching new strategies.

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REFLECTION

  1. What strategies do your students use when they have difficulty reading?
  2. How do you track a student’s growth as a reader?
  3. How do you give feedback to students on their reading growth?