Data Analysis: Elementary School

Ethnic Breakdown/Math Proficiency/ELA Proficiency/Poverty Line In elementary schools the results show that there are generally more Blacks and Hispanics  present in the respective schools compared to students of other descent. I could be that the schools are located within communities that are mostly populated with Blacks and Hispanics.In some schools Blacks and Hispanics accounted for almost…

The Right Tool…

Digital Literacy has thought me that just because our generation is self-reliant and more knowledgeable about technology than generations of the past, it does not necessarily equate to us knowing more about the subject matters that we are interested in. We know how to use technology, but not how to figure out how technology can…

Where am I?

Expanding the Pipeline Black Girls Code When I decided to study Multimedia Computing, a branch of Computer Science, I noticed that in every class that most times I was the only women present. Another fact that was apparent was also that I was the only African American woman. I’m sure as well if I were…

Snapping for School

“Snapping for School” Snapchat is a mobile application that allows users to send and receive picture and videos that automatically  “self destruct” after the reciever reviews it. Most recent updates of Snapchat have allowed users to stay up to date with news articles and pop culture that is currently trending.  I’ll discuss the reasons why…

From my own experience, I have never truly liked PowerPoint presentations whether it be creating one or listening to a speaker lecture using one. A lot of speakers have a hard time giving meaningful or worthwhile discussions from them since they tend to simply repeat the main points of the presentation and without truly explaining…

Blurred Lines

As if we weren’t already re-using and re-cycling content at an enormous rate already, if all copyright laws were suddenly abolished any person or company would be able to make money off of any resource available. The Blurred Lines lawsuit of 2014 that involved codefendants, Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke versus the Marvin Gaye estate…

Deconstruction of Media

While watching the Black Mirror episode I often reflected back and forth between the realities that we are currently living in. At first, it seemed like an exaggeration but the more I thought about it is more like the new reality of media and how it is constructed. Going forward, I am going to deconstruct…

New Media is Dynamic

The definition of Dynamic in Science is anything characterized by continuous change or activity. Reading this article comparing Old Media to New Media, I believe that that is the relationship between old and new media. There are five traits that one must have to be considered new media, Numerical Representation, Modularity, Transcoding, Automation, Variability, and…

The Workplace and Evolving Literacies

Initially when we started having conversations about Literacy I honestly thought I knew exactly what it meant, the ability to understand information that is presented to you. However, as we examine these articles more, I realized that literacy is not something that as one specific or concrete definition. Actually, I even noticed that it has…

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Literacy and Intersecting Identities

  “Acquisition of Literate Discourse: Bowing before the Master?” by Lisa Delpit was especially interesting to me after reading a subsection of Intersecting identities and the work of Faculty Development. It shows how important a role faculty plays in the way in which information is received by students and how it can affect their ability…

The Pedagogy of the Opressed

“The Pedagogy of the Opressed” by Paulo Friere introduces the reader to two seemingly opposing pedagogues, Banking Education and Problem-Posing. The former is a strict relationship between teacher and student that mimics the role of an oppressor and the oppressed. The latter is a relationship between teacher-student and student-teacher that is mutually beneficial. “Problem-posing education…