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Suzanne Davey

Teaching about American Indians through Rock and Roll

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I loved this session! In fact, I could totally use the lessons that were shared in class next week. I learned about a documentary called Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (available for free on Amazon Prime). And a series of lessons that were developed by TeachRock.org to accompany segments of the film. The idea behind…

So, what am I supposed to do now?: Mixed Messages on How to Combat Fake News

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Wednesday was a confusing day in regards to media literacy. This is not necessarily a bad confusion. It’s more of a cognitive dissonance which one of my professors in teaching school told me was exactly the state of mind in which the best learning occurs. Danah Boyd’s keynote address, “What Hath We Wrought?” was about…

Using Videos for Instruction and Assessment

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One of my personal technology goals is to incorporate the use of teacher-created videos for instruction and student-created videos for assessment. This morning I was able to attend two sessions that addressed each of those respectively. The first session was called “Taking Educational Videos to the Next Level”. It involved a panel of presenters each…

Creative Reaction Lab – Rethinking History (to Redesign Our Present)

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I attended a 2-hour workshop that was hosted by Creative Reaction Lab. The group spent the session grappling with the following question: “What role does education play in framing and reframing the cultural histories of Black and Latinex communities?” and “Why are the perspectives of Black and Latinex communities often absent from our telling history?” It…