Olentangy LSD Think Tank

June 1, 2017

8:30 - 9:05 - Keynote/Overview

9:10 - 10:55 - Workshop - Mixing Sources, Amplifying Voices: Crafting Writing in a Digital Age

As the inputs continue to multiply, how can we help students find, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources? More importantly, how can we help them craft digital writing in effective ways, utilizing the information that they have found to develop multimedia texts? Bring your favorite device, because in this interactive keynote we will explore a variety of web-based tools and mobile applications to help students mix together a variety of sources and amplify their digital voices.

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Tools to Try

Tools for Feedback

1:10 - 2:00 - Session 3 - Collaboration - With Literacy and Learning for All

As students move from novice to expert in various fields of study, they must become familiar with specialized vocabulary, patterns of thinking, and specific uses of language. More than just integrating reading and writing strategies across the curriculum, as effective teachers we must invite students from diverse backgrounds to become fluent in what are now being labeled as "disciplinary literacies," the spaces where content knowledge, literacy skills, and critical thinking all connect. Bring your favorite device, because in this interactive keynote we will explore a variety of tools and ideas that can help our students learn how to read, write, and think like experts in our own classrooms and beyond.

  • Definition Expansion
    • Popplet (Click "Try It Out" or, if on iOS, "Get the App")
  • I See, I Think, I Wonder
  • 4C's Collaborative Summary
    • Google Doc (Make a copy in Google Docs, or copy/paste to Word)

2:05 - 3:00 - Session 4 - Self-regulation and Reflection - Can I Cite That?: Examining What Counts as Evidence in a Digital World

In an era of fake news and alternative facts, it has become increasingly complicated to think about what "counts" as evidence in academic writing. Long gone are the days when writers could simply trust a ".org" or ".edu" site, or be told to simply dismiss Wikipedia as unreliable. Building on the Association of College and Research Libraries "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education," we will examine the tensions –and possibilities – that arise when writers use different kinds of text (including images, videos, tweets, blog posts, and more) as evidence in academic argument. We will also explore the boundaries of copyright and fair use, exploring the intersections of these legal issues with the ethical issues of plagiarism and citation.