Week 12 – Reflect and Connect

How will critical digital literacies influence your teaching and learning in future courses and contexts?

This week you will reflect on the course content, experiences, and activities, in order to critically analyze what you’ve learned about critical digital literacy. Think about the reflection questions posted below as you look back over the course – in D2L, on this course web site, and your discussion posts, blog posts, and comments.

DATES: Nov 24th – 30th 

READINGS: no specific readings, only review the course site for week twelve.


Alan Luke provides some insights into the difference between critical thinking and critical literacy that can bring this course content into focus. How have you applied critical thinking in the form of Bloom’s Taxonomy? Where have you applied critical literacies in the tradition of Friere, by critiquing dominant ideologies and practices with digital tools and resources? How have you examined the social institution of schooling and education when integrating digital ‘texts’ and resources into your learning and teaching practices?

Allan Luke: Critical Thinking and Critical Literacy from The Learning Exchange (1) on Vimeo.

Consider the variety of digital tools you can use for reflection, since reflecting can be done in any format. Reflection need not be restricted to text based formats, and can be created using any combination of digital resources of your choice – text, image, audio, video, multimodal. This can take the form of a sequence of memes, an infographic about key points from this course, a Padlet filled with resources and links, a word cloud created using all your discussion responses, a sketchnote, an audio recording of your voice as you reflect, a video recording of you as you reflect, or a video production using images you’ve collected from your creative makes. Your digital fluencies and literacies will be evident in your reflection production.


  • Play with one final Creative Make option of your choosing that you could apply to a reflection of something you’ve done in this course.
  • Write your final blog post for A2


  • A1: Complete Flipgrid – final thoughts on Critical Digital Literacies
  • A2: Complete your blog post by Saturday at 11:59 pm –  NO SUBMISSION required (since I can link to your blog site using the URL provided last week).

REFLECTION: How has your understanding about critical digital literacy changed as a result of the readings, activities and conversations? What are some critical digital literacy skills you have acquired?  Where will you begin when you go out to classrooms to work with students? What skills do you hope to improve as a learner and teacher as a result of this work?