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.”