The purpose of this in progress research was to explore the design decisions of adolescent students who planned, designed, and drafted their own comic books. Specifically, I examined what design features students used, how and why they implemented design features, and how they talked about their design decisions. In this roundtable, I present initial findings in two categories: the design features that students identified explicitly as being deliberately used during the design process; and the purposes or goals students claimed they were trying to achieve through the deliberate use of design features.
Critical Consideration for Digital Literacies in Pre- and In-service Teacher Education
In this roundtable presentation, we discuss our experiences (both positive and negative) when using digital tools in our courses with pre-service teachers. We consider different approaches and considerations for what make teaching with digital tools effective both in achieving course goals and in preparing pre-service teacher to use digital literacies in their classrooms. For more information about this presentation, please contact me through the contact page.