In our class last trimester, we were introduced to the word "transliteracy." After watching a video about it and learning a little more about the meaning, I realized that my journey though this Master's program has taught me how to incorporate transliteracy throughout my lessons. Not every student learns the same, that's not a new concept. But what is new is the way we deliver the content. It's not just lecturing anymore. Not only can we incorporate realia, visuals, discussions, etc. but now we have the whole internet at our disposal. Videos, games, and images are just a few more things to add to a teacher's tool box. This last trimester with my students I have been really trying to make sure I am adding more to meet the needs of all my learners. In one of my lessons I first taught the information with lecture and discussion, then I had a video from Edpuzzle for them to watch and answer questions, another day I had them play a game I found on the internet, and there was also pencil paper and visuals in between.
Once I started using Edpuzzle as another form of giving students information, they would literally cheer when they heard me say that they needed to watch a video on Edpuzzle. Then I found games that would teach the concept they were learning about and they couldn't wait to do them. So adding in these extra pieces into their learning has really increased engagement. Adding in more opportunity for student discussion and collaborative groups has also helped with student inclusion.
After learning about transliteracy it really had me thinking about what I needed to do to change my lessons. In our last class together, Joseph (I believe) mentioned that we should have our students present using transliteracy. I thought this was interesting because I never thought about having my students think about how to present using transliteracy, I only thought about how it could change how I present. I'm curious for next school year how I can have my students think about how they should present using different forms of media.