Hi everyone! Here is a summary of what we did on 1/12/2016.
Summary: We looked at how technology, writing, and teaching will work together in this class. We also talked about the reading “Informal and Shared: Writing to Create Community” by Deborah Dean and Adrienne Warren.
What we did today:
- Quick Write (“What do you want someone to know about you as a teacher?”) and Info Search (‘Google Stalking’ using name). What did we learn?
- We can find out a lot about people on social media (more personal than a quick conversation)
- Sometimes our internet selves are not our teacher selves (how do we balance these?)
- The internet can be used as a professional space (interviews, schools, curious students might look at you)
- Think about audience. You don’t want to be invisible; you want to be part of the community!
- Discussion of Dean & Warren – Community Highlights:
- We learn about ourselves in a community
- We need to work together in a community
- We need to do tasks that are meaningful
- We need to write to share
- Motto = Writing is learnable and teachable
- Goal = End semester feeling like you have a foundation to teach writing – “well started beginners” who are reading to continue learning!
- This course is about juggling projects and readings. Don’t panic!
- Professional identity = make a twitter account
- Check out what people have tweeted in the past (the class from Fall2015 left you guys some advice) (#bsu350)
- Twitter tips = use @ for people, # for topics, be conscious about character count
- Professional community = check out our blog (https://bsu350.wordpress.com/) and join the “BSU Teaching English Language Arts” Facebook group
- Here are some educators to follow on twitter https://rossieronline.usc.edu/women-leading-education-42/
- Here are some twitter chats to check out (days when educators answer questions and talk about teaching) https://thejournal.com/articles/2013/09/23/13-twitter-chats-for-educators.aspx