Two wonderful colleagues and I have successfully proposed a course in digital literacy for the English department at my school. The class, open only to juniors and seniors, promises the “tools of tomorrow” in the hands of students “today,” a global audience for meaningful communication, and guidance in using digital composition tools safely and effectively. /
We envision a set of projects to anchor the course, which collectively will make up a portfolio for assessment. The central inquiry will be ethnographic–asking them to help define their school–and the artifacts/modalities will include:
- webpage-building (portfolio site)
- with a sub-unit–maybe just a day–of html coding?
- social media postings (online identity-forming “fingerprint making,” with implications )
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