Category: Online Learning

  • Remixing the Renaissance

    Remixing the Renaissance

    Glitch-a-Lisa by Mrs. Gilly circa 2022 Today I realized that I need to rethink the way that I teach (again). I am currently teaching middle school art. Our school is a first year hybrid catholic school affiliated with a university and partnering with a big online company. The kids and I received some art supplies. I […]

  • New media literacy guide helps students and educators navigate the landscape of fake news and disinformation

    New media literacy guide helps students and educators navigate the landscape of fake news and disinformation

    Facet Publishing announce the publication of Media Smart: Lessons, Tips and Strategies for Librarians, Classroom Instructors and other Information Professionals Information has become one of the most crucial commodities in today’s world. From multinational corporations to single individuals, we all make critical decisions based on the information available to us. In this digital age, where […]

  • 101 Student-centered Syllabus for Intentional & Accessible Learning

    Instructor: Nik Valdez, they/them/theirs Class Meeting: Monday 3:30-4:15 Office Hours: Monday 3-3:30 or by appointment Email:   Land Acknowledgements: The City College of New York remains settled on the sacred land of the Munsee Lenape & Wappinger Peoples. The Graduate Center remains settled on the sacred land of the Munsee Lenape Peoples. Languages: huluníixsuwaakan (Munsee), […]

  • “Gramming” Religion: Instagram as a Pedagogical Tool

    “Gramming” Religion: Instagram as a Pedagogical Tool

    It was barely a third of the way through the spring semester, and I could already see students begin to burn out in class. The Brady-bunch zoom screen, once full of faces, gradually began to fade to black. Students’ initial interest in unraveling the relationship between the Covid-19 pandemic and religious practices was rapidly being overtaken […]

  • 10 Reflections from Online Teaching

    10 Reflections from Online Teaching

    1: Utilize breakout rooms/small groups for difficult questions or problems for which students need time to process.  Small groups alleviate the pressure of speaking in front of the group. Furthermore, it gives students the opportunity to work on a problem or question together, and importantly the chance to gather their thoughts before speaking to the […]

  • “I Wake Up Counting”: A Free Online Publication of Syllabi and Activities from our Spring 2020 Course

    “I Wake Up Counting”: A Free Online Publication of Syllabi and Activities from our Spring 2020 Course

    “FOREWORD” to I WAKE UP COUNTING Genera Editor, Tatiana Ades A Manifold Publication   https://cuny.manifoldapp.org/projects/i-wake-up-counting It is a great pleasure to write this Foreword to I Wake Up Counting: A Guide to Transformative Teaching & Learning in the Humanities & Social Sciences. This book is both a document and a guide. It documents an extraordinary student-led […]

  • Memorial Tribute to Printer-Mentor-Role Model, Michael Josefowicz

    Memorial Tribute to Printer-Mentor-Role Model, Michael Josefowicz

    Last night I learned, accidentally, from a random Facebook post by yet another person who admired him, that MIchael Josefowicz has died. I met him only a few times and, in this year of much loss, I’m finding this news very hard.   I met Michael in 2009, when I was writing “Now You See […]

  • New Publication Alert: We Eat! A Student-Centered Cookbook

    New Publication Alert: We Eat! A Student-Centered Cookbook

    I am so excited to announce that our recent Futures Initiative publication We Eat: A Student:Centered Cookbook is now available to read on Manifold App. This pedagogical experiment in mindful and experiential learning resulted in a stunning collection of student stories, memories, photos, and recipes. Dreamed up by the brilliant Dree-el Simmons, the collection came […]

  • Feminism, Activism, and the Digital Humanities: An Interview with Danica Savonick

    Feminism, Activism, and the Digital Humanities: An Interview with Danica Savonick

    I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Danica Savonick over the phone on May 18, 2020. I am grateful for her time and energy towards this project and especially appreciate the opportunity to elevate her important insights about the transformative power and potential risks of using digital technologies in the classroom. As the pandemic ravages on, her considerations here remain […]

  • Introductions of Nusrat Zahan Chowdhury: New HASTAC Scholar for the 2020-2021 Program

    Introductions of Nusrat Zahan Chowdhury: New HASTAC Scholar for the 2020-2021 Program

    Hi folks! I am Nusrat Zahan Chowdhury, and I am writing to introduce myself as I have been selected as a new HASTAC Scholar into the 2020-2021 HASTAC Scholars Program. I am a first year PhD Student at the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communications at the University of Texas at Dallas. I use […]