Listicles in EDU (No, It’s Not What You Think)

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What on earth is a “listicle”?

According to Charles Logan, an educational technologist in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University, a listicle is the merging of a list and an article. Buzzfeed and other online news sites bank on them.

But how can they be used in the name of education?

In a recent EdSurge article, Logan explains what listicles are (he breaks down the entire anatomy of a listicle), as well as why and how teachers can be using them in classrooms.

Logan explains that listicles are great ways of “promot[ing] close reading, abstract thinking, and critical playing; develop[ing] digital and media literacy; and build[ing] upon a connected learning framework.”

To read his article, visit EdSurge. If you want to read more about listicles, check out Logan’s slide deck.

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Kristin Oropeza

Kristin Oropeza is currently a TK-5th Grade Technology TOSA in Southern California. She holds a masters in special education and has worked in public education for over 10 years. Kristin also serves as a director on the CUE Los Angeles board and acts as their Communications Editor. Find her on Twitter @KristinOropeza.

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