#KidsCanTeachUs: Young Digital Leaders Share Their Voices, Choices and Stories
Listen and learn : Lecture
Tuesday, December 1, 12:45–1:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Diana DaCosta Luis DaCosta Cynthia Merrill Liv Van Ledtje
In today’s connected world, it’s no longer a question of whether or not students are using a devices; it’s about supporting students to create, reason and connect responsibly. This student-led panel shows how kids vlog, blog and podcast their way around the world, and how adults can support them.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Flipgrid
|Subject area:||Language arts, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
|Additional detail:||ISTE author presentation|
In today’s connected world, it is imperative that we explicitly teach with a mindset for digital literacy. It’s no longer a question of whether or not students are going to be using a device; it’s about supporting students to create, reason, and connect responsibly. This presentation places the student at the center of the digital literacy work; it is from her that we hear how crafting a digital identity gives a deeper purpose to her literacy journey. It demands that we consider the power of a global audience with student work and the potential confidence this audience’s feedback gives the learner.
In this session, a diverse student-led panel comprised of students, teacher and staff developer, will demonstrate and describe social media’s impact on digital identity and its potential to serve as a powerful reflection tool for students. Attendees will learn to leverage social media to develop knowledge of students, fuel connected learning, celebrate student voice and foster social-emotional wellness.
This presentation will deepen teacher understanding of digital identity, use of social media as a tool for learning, and contextualize guided practice as a construct when supporting students digital lives. Presenters are confident participants will learn useful digital strategies to use with their students; understand how student stories inspire ideas and incite a larger purpose for learning; and consider new digital entry points for teaching.
Our work allows students to create and design their own unique products reflective of their personalities and learning needs/styles; encourages students to manipulate media to construct their own meaning and enables students to easy share their learning with teachers, families and peers.
This session will:
● Provide educators, grades K-12, a practical vision for using social media to enhance student literacy skills and connect students with a global audience
● Explore methods for helping students access and interpret feedback and then leverage that feedback to revise and refine their digital (and personal) identity.
● Establish baseline experiences and conversations about digital citizenship that guide students to develop empathy, craft media messages with purpose and become empowered agents of change.
In this session, a diverse panel comprised of students, parents and staff developer, will demonstrate and describe social media’s impact on digital identity and its potential to serve as a powerful reflection tool for students. Attendees will learn to leverage social media to develop knowledge of students, fuel connected learning, celebrate student voice and foster social-emotional wellness.
The panelists have organized this session to provide ongoing participant interaction:
10 minutes: provide background and context for the topic, situating the work within the CCSS, ISTE student standards, and need for authentic learning experiences for students. The presenters will collaborate with participants to establish a shared definition and vision of digital identity.
15 minutes: the panel will share stories from the classroom focused on active literacy practices to produce, publish & share with beyond classroom audiences. Through video & work samples attendees will see the layered literacy elements that students employ to create multimedia content and how to use the content as a formative assessment tool for metacognition, voice & knowledge of student.
20 minutes: a closer look into one student’s social media story as Liv and Louie share what motivates them to publish online, how digital creation fosters their literacy development and challenges they've encountered as they crafts their identify online. Throughout this section attendees will use a digital backchannel tool to discuss student safety, agency and independence, and digital citizenship.
15 minutes: presenters will engage the audience in a brief classroom simulation to experience a method firsthand. Through a “demonstration, try, reflect” structure participants will use their personal devices to create a video reflection that they can use as mentor tech model for vlogging with students. Panelists will share structures for creating a Selfie Center that participants can put into practice immediately with students.
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