Required Readings

New ED Secretary, critical digital literacies, shoulders shock professor, censored student journalism, and more: Required Readings, 12.19.16

So, it turns out the last Required Reading news about potential nominees for Secretary of Education missed the mark. Meet Betsy DeVos. But what’s the worse that could happen? Truthy Lies and Surreal Truths: A Plea for Critical Digital Literacies An Idaho university student received a zero on a humanities …

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Required Readings

Digital content, Ontario budget news, LOC nomination, concealed carry on campus, and more: Required Readings, 02.29.16

Citation, plagiarism, mashups, collaborative culture, and artificial intellectual property: Unpacking an Identity Crisis in Digital Content. New help for lower income students in Ontario: Most college students whose family income is less than $50,000 a year will receive grants large enough to cover their whole tuition, according to budget changes announced …

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Required Readings

Teaching superstars, breastfeeding and the classroom, campus cops, digital rights, and more: Required Readings, 08.02.15

Let’s start the new week with a smile: Comedic duo Key & Peele imagine what teachers receiving the treatment that sports stars garner would look like. Many new mothers in the classroom often face a choice between quitting breastfeeding to keep their jobs or quitting their jobs to continue breastfeeding. The shooting …

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Scholarly publishing a-go-go, digital literacy, the Aaron Swartz case, and pre-K suspensions: Required Readings, April 1, 2014

If I were feeling more clever and less fuzzy brained (no more late-night ice cream), I’d have whipped up a fun faux Required Readings for April Fool’s Day. However, when a state votes to keep on the books a creationism education law declared unconstitutional more than 25 years ago and …

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