Publications

Books

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Hughes, J. & Burke, A. (2014). The Digital Principal. Markham, ON: Pembroke Publishers Limited.

Although education leaders do not have to be digital experts, they need to recognize the importance of supporting learning   communities that embrace technological innovation, engaging students and building on their experiences. The Digital Principal shows education leaders how to apply their leadership skills to the challenge of creating and supporting a learning environment rich in technology and opportunities for both students and teachers to work, teach, and learn in the digital age. From the basics of digital literacy and good citizenship, to connecting to the digital community and accessing digital and virtual worlds, this book establishes a framework for integrating technology into instruction and learning. This timely book describes effective methods leaders and administrators can really use to provide visionary leadership in the digital age.

Parkay, Vaillancourt, Stephens, Harris, Hughes, Gadanidis & Petrarca. (2017). Becoming a Teacher, 5th Canadian Edition. Toronto, ON: Pearson.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Hughes, J., Burke, A. & Morrison, L. (in press). The Adolescent Bricoleur: Constructing identities through social networking sites. International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments.
  2. Burke, A. & Hughes, J. (in press). A Shifting Landscape: Using Tablets to Support Learning in Students with Diverse Abilities. Technology, Pedagogy and Education.
  3. Hughes, J. (2017). Meaningful Making: Establishing a Makerspace in your school or classroom. What Works? Research into Practice. Literacy Numeracy Secretariat. Ontario Ministry of Education, Toronto: Queen’s Printer.
  4. Hughes, J. (2017). Digital Making with “At-Risk” Youth. The International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 34(2), 102-113. DOI 10.1108/IJILT-08-2016-0037
  5. Somanath, S., Hughes, J., Oehlberg, L., Sharlin, E. & Sousa, M. (in press). Exploring Physical computing at a school in India: Technology implications for DIY within constraints. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI)
  6. Hughes, J. & Laffier, J. (2016). Portrayals of the Bully, Bullied and Bystander in YA Fiction: Considerations for Schools.  Canadian Journal of Education, 39(3), 1-24.
  7. Hughes, J., Gadanidis, G. & Yiu, C. (2016). Digital making in mathematics education? Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education. 27 May, pp. 1-15. Springer.Available at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40751-016-0020-x
  8. Gadanidis, G., Borba, M., Hughes, J. and Lacerda, H. (2016). Designing aesthetic experiences for young mathematicians: A model for mathematics education reform. International Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.
  9. Gadanidis, G., Hughes, J., Minniti, L., White, B. (2016). Computational Thinking, Grade 1 Students and the Binomial Theorem. Digital Experience in Mathematics Education. 9 May, pp. 1-20. Springer. Available online: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40751-016-0019-
  10. Burke, A., Hughes, J. & Sanson, R. (2015). Libraries and the New Digital Frontier: Support for Communities and Classrooms. Against the Grain, v27, #3. Available online at: http://www.against-the-grain.com/2015/08/v27-3-libraries-and-the-new-digital-frontier/
  11. Hughes, J. & Morrison, L. (2015). The Evolution of Teaching with Graphic Novels, Jeunesse: young people, texts, cultures, 6(2), 116-127.
  12. Petrarca, D. & Hughes, J. (2014). Mobilizing Knowledge Via Documentary Filmmaking:  Is the Academy Ready?  McGill Journal of Education – Special Issue Focus: Multimedia in/as scholarship.
  13. Hughes, J. & Morrison, L. (2014). At The Intersection of Critical Digital Literacies, YAL and Literature Circles. ALAN Review, 42(1), 35-43.
  14. Hughes, J. & Morrison, L. (2014). What Impacts Oral Language and Writing Development for Postmodern English Language Learners: The Intersection of Bi-cultural Identity, Social Networking and a Multiliteracies Pedagogy.  In S. Taylor (Ed.) Writing & Pedagogy Special Issue: Children’s Writing: Perspectives on Teaching and Learning, 6(3), 607-631.
  15. Hughes, J., Morrison, L. & Hoogland, C. (2014). You Don’t Know Me: Adolescent Identity Development Through Poetry Performance.  In Education:  Special Issue on Poetic Inquiry, 20(2), 59-77.
  16. Eamer, A., Hughes, J. & Morrison, L. (2014). Breaking Barriers: Exploring Bi-Cultural Identities through Social Media. Multicultural Education Review, 6(1), 49-78.
  17. Burke, A., Hughes, J., Thompson, S. & Hardware, S. (2013). Adolescents as Agents of Change: Digital Text-Making for Social Justice. Education Matters, 1(2). Available at: http://em.synergiesprairies.ca/index.php/em/article/view/45/20.
  18. Hughes, J. & Morrison, L. (2013). Using Facebook to Explore Adolescent Identities. Special Issue: Facebook in Education, International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, 1(4), 370-386.
  19. Hughes, J., Thompson, S., & Burke, A. (2013). The Writing is on my Wall: Engagement and LearNING through Social Networking. The International Journal of Technologies in Learning, 19(3), 107-118.
  20. Hughes, J. & Thompson, S. (2013). ImMEDIAte Gratification: Examining the Use of Mobile Devices in Adolescents’ In-School and Out-of-School Lives.  Learning Landscapes Special Issue: Teaching and Learning in the Digital World, 6(2), pp. 185-205.
  21. Morrison, L. & Hughes, J. (2013). Poetry Apps for iPad and Android OSs.  Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 56(5), 419-422.
  22. Robertson, L. & Hughes, J. (2012). Surfacing the assumptions: Pursuing critical literacy and social justice in preservice teacher education. Brock Education, 22(2), 73-92.
  23. Hughes, J. & Robertson, L. (2011). Teachers as Moral Compasses: Exploring Critical Literacy through Digital Social Justice Book Talks. Language and Literacy Special Issue: Ethical and Social Justice Issues in Language and Literacy Research, 13(2), 23-36. Available at:  http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/langandlit/issue/current
  24. Robertson, L. & Hughes, J. (2011). Investigating Preservice Teachers’ Grasp of Critical Media Literacy. Language and Literacy Special Issue: Ethical and Social Justice Issues in Language and Literacy Research, 13(2), 37-53. Available at:  http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/langandlit/issue/current
  25. Hughes, J. & Dymoke, S. (2011). Wiki-Ed Poetry”: Transforming Preservice Teachers’ Preconceptions About Poetry and Poetry Teaching.  Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacy, 55(1), 45-56.
  26. Hughes, J. & Burke, A. (2011). In Their Own Words: Considering Student Design Choice in the Assessment of Digital Text-Making. International Journal of Arts and Sciences. 4(4), 235-247.
  27. Hughes, J., King, A., Perkins, P. & Fuke, V. (2011). Adolescents & “Autographics”: Reading and Writing Coming-of-Age Graphic Novels. Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacy, 54(8), 601-612.
  28. Gadanidis, G. & Hughes, J. (2011). Performing big math ideas across the grades. Teaching Children Mathematics, April, 2011, pp. 486-496.
  29. Gadanidis, G., Hughes, J. & Cordy, M. (2011). Mathematics for gifted students in an arts- and technology-rich setting.  Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 34(3), 397-433.
  30. Hughes, J. & Eldridge, J. (forthcoming). Reimagining the Teaching of Language & Literacy in a Digital Age.  English Quarterly.
  31. Robertson, L. & Hughes, J. (2010). The Teachers They Are Becoming: Multiple Literacies in Teacher Pre-Service. In D. Lytras et al. (Eds.): International Journal of Knowledge Society Research, 1(2), © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 38-49.
  32. Hughes, J. & Robertson, L. (2010). Transforming Practice: Using Digital Video to Engage Students. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE). Special Issue: Digital Video, 10(1), 20-37. ISSN: 1528-5804. Available online at: http://www.citejournal.org/vol10/iss1/languagearts/article2.cfm
  33. Hughes, J. & King, A. (2010). Dual Pathways to Expression and Understanding: Canadian Coming-of-Age Graphic Novels.  Children’s Literature in Education, 41(1), pp. 64-84.
  34. Hughes, J. & Tolley, S. (2010). Engaging students through new literacies:  the good, bad & curriculum of visual essays. English in Education, 44 (1), pp. 5-16.
  35. Hughes, J. & Gadanidis, G. (2009). Learning as community service: Thinking with new media. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 19(3), 287-306.
  36. Dymoke, S. & Hughes, J. (2009). Using a poetry wiki: how can the medium support pre-service teachers of English in their professional learning about teaching poetry writing in a digital age? English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 8(3), pp. 91-106.
  37. Hughes, J. (2009). New Media, New Literacies & the Adolescent Learner.  E-Learning and Digital Media, Special Issue: Digital Literacies, 6(3), pp. 259-271.
  38. Hughes, J. & John, A. (2009). From Page to Digital Stage:  Creating Digital Performances of Poetry.  Voices From the Middle, 16(3), pp. 15-22.
  39. Greig, C. & Hughes, J. (2009). A boy who would rather write poetry than throw rocks at cats is also considered to be wanting in masculinity: poetry, masculinity, and baiting boys.  Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. 30(1), pp. 91-105.
  40. Hughes, J. (2008). Poetry and New Media:  In Conversation with Four Poets.  Language and Literacy, 10(2).
  41. Gadanidis, G., Hoogland, C. & Hughes, J. (2008). Teaching and Learning in a Web 2.0 Environment: Three Case Studies. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 4(2), 117-133.
  42. Hughes, J. (2008). The Performative Pull of Research with New Media.  International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 7(3), pp. 16-34.
  43. Gadanidis, G., Gerofsky, S. & Hughes, J. (2008). A Public Celebration of Mathematics.  The Ontario Mathematics Gazette, 47(1), pp. 13-20.
  44. Gadanidis, G., Hughes, J., & Borba, M. (2008). Students as Performance Mathematicians.  Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 14(3), pp. 168-175.
  45. Hughes, J. (2008). The “Screen-Size” Art: Using Digital Media to Perform Poetry. English in Education, 42(2), pp. 148-164.
  46. Hughes, J. (2007). Poetry: A Powerful Medium for Literacy and Technology Development.  What Works?  Research into Practice Series.  The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat.
  47. Hughes, J. (2007). Is That a Fact?  The ‘Real’ World Through Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction.  Canadian Children’s Literature, 32(1), pp. 154-169.

Book Chapters Authored

  1. Hughes, J., Morrison, L. & Hoogland, C. (2017). U R on 2 S/th. In L. Butler-Kisber, J. Guiney Yallop, M. Stewart & Wiebe, S. Eds. Poetic Inquiries of Reflection and Renewal. Nova Scotia: MacIntyre Purcell Publishing, Inc.
  2. Hughes, J. (2017). Digital Making with “At-Risk” Youth. International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, Special Issue (Educating in a Digital World).
  3. Hughes, J. & Laffier, J. (2017). Exploring Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Bullying Through Critical Digital Literacies Lesson Design. In Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2016, Liu & D. Gibson (Eds.). Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education.
  4. Laffier, J., Hughes, J. & Petrarca, D. (2017). The need for promoting and developing cultural competency in future teachers. In L. Leavitt, S. Wisdom & K. Leavitt, Eds. Cultural Awareness and Competency Development in Higher Education. IGI Global.
  5. Gadanidis, G. & Hughes, J. (2017). Performing big math ideas across the grades. In Exploring Mathematics through Literature: Articles and Lessons for Prekindergarten through Grade 8. Reston, VA: NCTM. [Republication of following article as a book chapter, enhanced with lesson plans and digital content: Gadanidis, G. & Hughes, J. (2011). Performing big math ideas across the grades. Teaching Children Mathematics, 17(8), 486-496.]
  6. Hughes, J., Morrison, L. & Thompson, S. (2016). Who Do You Think You Are? An examination of the off/online identities of adolescents using a social networking site.  In Youth 2.0: Social media and adolescence: Connecting, sharing and empowering. Walrave, K. Ponnet, E. Vanderhoven, J. Haers & B. Segaert (Eds.). Springer Publishing.
  7. Hughes, J. (2015). iPoetry: Exploring iDentity through Poetry and Digital Media.  Making Poetry Happen.  In S. Dymoke, M. Barrs, A. Lambirth & A. Wilson (Eds.). London: Bloomsbury Academic.
  8. Hughes, J. (2013). Using Digital Poetry to Provide a Multimodal Literacy Experience. S. Dymoke, A. Lambirth & A. Wilson (Eds.) Making Poetry Matter: International Research on Poetry Pedagogy. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
  9. Eamer, A., & Hughes, J. (2013). Mediating Identities: Digital identity projects in an ESL Classroom . In J. Li, N. Gromik, & N. Edwards (Eds.) ESL and digital video integration: Case studies. Alexandria, VA: TESOL Publications, pp.47-62.
  10. Hughes, J. & Tolley, S. (2012). Developing Pre-Service Teachers’ Values and Attitudes in Literacy: A Collaborative Mentoring Project. Ed. B. Boufoy-Bastick. The International Handbook of Cultures of Professional Development for Teachers. Analytrics: Strasbourg, France, pp. 309-328.
  11. Thompson, S. & Hughes, J. (2012). The Writing is on My Wall:  Engagement and LearNING through Social Networking: An interactive digital collaboration between students of the present and teachers of the future.  S. Van Nuland & J. Greenlaw. Social Media and Teacher Learning.  UOIT e-Press, pp. 124-134.
  12. Hughes, J. & Robertson, L. (2012). The Transformative Power of Digital Literacy Stories. Eds. S. Wang & H. Yang. Cases on Formal, Non-Formal, and Informal Online Learning: Opportunities and Practices. IGI Global.
  13. Hughes, J. & Burke, A. (2012). A. Mendez-Vilas, Ed. Using ICTs in Middle School Literacy Programs. Education in a technological world: communicating current and emerging research and technological efforts.  Badajoz, Spain: Formatex, 581-587.
  14. Hughes, J. & Eamer, A. (2012). ESL and New Media.  English in Secondary Classrooms.

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Hughes, J., Morrison, L., & Fridman, L. (2016). Online “Maker” Modules to Support Production Pedagogies in Education. Higher Education in Transformation (HEIT), Oshawa, Ontario.
  2. Hughes, J., Laffier, J., Morrison, L. & Petrarca, D. (2016). Full STEAM Ahead: Building Preservice Teachers’ Capacity in Makerspace Pedagogies. Higher Education in Transformation (HEIT), Oshawa, Ontario.
  3. Hughes, J. (2016). Digital Making with “At-Risk” Students. International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education. Rhodes, Greece, July, 2016.
  4. Hughes, J. & Laffier, J. (2016). Exploring Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Bullying Through Critical Digital Literacies Lesson Design. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 1445-1455). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  5. Somanath, S., Hughes, J., Sharlin, E. & Sousa, M. (2015). “The Concept of DIY as an Education Model for Indian Public Schools” Workshop ‘Designing Alternative Systems for Local Communities’ at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’15). Seoul, Korea.
  6. Hughes, J., Laffier, J., Mamolo, A., Morrison, L. & Petrarca, D. (2015). Re-Imagining Pre-service Teacher Education in Ontario. Higher Education in Transformation (HEIT) Symposium, Dublin, Ireland.
  7. Morrison, L., Petrarca, D., Hughes, J.,  & Laffier, J. (2015). Co-constructing Knowledge Through mOOC Design and Development. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Las Vegas,
  8. Hughes, J. & Morrison, L. (2014). Express Yourself: Improving Literacy in Under-performing Students Through Literacy Identity Development, Mobile Devices and a Critical Digital Literacies Pedagogy. ICET.
  9. Hughes, J. The Shift from English Methods to Critical Digital Literacies. (2014). Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Florida, March 2014.
  10. Hughes, J. (2014). Using Mobile Apps to Transform Teaching and Learning in Literacy. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Florida, March 2014 (Award-Winners Session).
  11. Hughes, J. (2013). Connecting and Reflecting with Ning. In H. Carter, M. Gosper and J. Hedberg (Eds.), Electric Dreams. Proceedings ascilite 2013 Sydney. (pp.407-411).
  12. Hughes, J. & Thompson, S. (2013). Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall: Adolescents Reflecting on the Impact of Digital Media in Their Lives. The International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  13. Hughes, J. & Morrison, L. (2012). Using Digital Literacies to Foster Globally and Culturally Sensitive Adolescence: Speaking up about injustice. International Academic Forum: Asian Conference on Education. Osaka, Japan, October, 2012.
  14. Hughes, J. (2012). Multiliteracies: Preparing Teachers to Teach in a Digital Age. 8th International Conference on Education. Samos Island, Greece, July 2012.
  15. Gadanidis, G., Borba, C., Burke, A., Hughes, J. & Scucuglia, R. (accepted). Sing me a good research story: Research dissemination and new media. ED-MEDIA 2010-World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Lisbon, Portugal.
  16. Robertson, L. & Hughes, J. (2010). Recognizing the “Transformational” in Digital Assignments for a Teacher Preparation Program. TECHEDUCA conference, Athens, Greece, May 2010.
  17. Hughes, J. & Robertson, L. (2010). The Transformative Power of Digital Literacy Stories.  ED-MEDIA, Toronto, June 2010.
  18. Gadanidis, G. & Hughes, J. (2010). Sing Me a Good Math Story: Using Online Music Videos to Share Students’ Classroom Mathematics.  ED-MEDIA, Toronto, June 2010 (This paper won an Outstanding Paper Award).
  19. Gadanidis, G., Borba, M., Hughes, J. & Scucuglia, R. (2010). Tell Me a Good Math Story: Digital Mathematical Performance, Drama, Songs, and Cell Phones in the Math Classroom. The 34th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Brazil, July 2010.
  20. Hughes, J. & Greig, C. (2009). Evolution of an e-Book:  Teaching Language & Literacy K-6. Edge: Inspiration and Innovation in Teacher Education: Memorial University of Newfoundland Conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
  21. Burke, A., Hughes, J. & King, A. (2009). Living and Learning in Children’s Online Play Sites. Edge: Inspiration and Innovation in Teacher Education: Memorial University of Newfoundland Conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
  22. Robertson, L. & Hughes, J. (2009). Building Deep Capacity: Multiple Literacies in Teacher Pre-Service. Edge: Inspiration and Innovation in Teacher Education: Memorial University of Newfoundland Conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
  23. Gadanidis, G., Hughes, J., Scucuglia, R. (2009). Mathematics learning as community service. Psychology of Mathematics Education: North America Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  24. Gadanidis, G., Hughes, J., Scucuglia, R., Tolley, S. (2009). Low floor, high ceiling: performing mathematics across grades 2-8. Psychology of Mathematics Education: North America Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  25. Hughes, J. & Eldridge, J. (2009). Reimagining the Teaching of Literacy in a Digital Age.  The International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, pp. 3465-3470.
  26. Gadanidis, G. & Hughes, J. (2009). Performing Mathematics: Students as Performance Mathematicians in Grades 2, 5 and 8.  The International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, pp. 3545-3553.

Other Refereed Contributions (Conferences)Presented/accepted

  1. Hughes, J., Laffier, J. & Morrison, L. Works of Heart. Designs on eLearning. Teaching Making/Making Teaching. London, September 14-15, 2017.
  2. Hughes, J. & Morrison, L. (accepted). Connected Making: Collaborating in an Online Maker Community. 27th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning, Toronto, October 17-19, 2017.
  3. Hughes, J., Morrison, L. & Fridman, L. (2017). Perspectives on Making as a Pedagogical Approach. 61st ICET World Assembly, June 2017.
  4. Hughes, J., Laffier, J. & Morrison, L. (2017). Transforming Learning for Marginalized Students. Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Ryerson: Toronto, Ontario, June 2017.
  5. Hughes, J. & Fridman, L. (2017). Examining the Affordances and Constraints of Using Infographics in Education. Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Ryerson: Toronto, Ontario, June 2017.
  6. Hughes, J. (2017). Discovery, Design & Development through Maker Pedagogies. 45th Congress of the Nordic Educational Research Association. Copenhagen, Denmark, March 23-25, 2017.
  7. Hughes, J., Laffier, J., Mamolo, A. & Morrison, L. (2017). Full STEAM Ahead: Exploring the Use of Maker Pedagogies in an Anti-Bullying Initiative. International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI),
  8. Hughes, J., Morrison, L., & Fridman, L. (2016). Online “Maker” Modules to Support Production Pedagogies in Education. Higher Education in Transformation (HEIT), Oshawa, Ontario.
  9. Hughes, J., Laffier, J., Morrison, L. & Petrarca, D. (2016). Full STEAM Ahead: Building Preservice Teachers’ Capacity in Makerspace Pedagogies. Higher Education in Transformation (HEIT), Oshawa, Ontario.
  10. Laffier, J., Hughes, J. & Petrarca, D. (2016). The need to educate ALL students on ‘Digital Wellbeing and Citizenship’. Designs on E-Learning conference, New York, September, 2016.
  11. Hughes, J., Morrison, L. & Olsen, S. (2016). Re-Making Education: Online Makerspace Learning Modules for Educators. Ministry of Education/Faculties of Education Forum – Learning and Teaching for Tomorrow: Building Collaboration and Capacity. May 10, 2016.
  12. Hughes, J. & Colorusso, D. (2016). Using Digital Media to Shake Up Shakespeare in the Classroom. Shakespeare + Canada, Ottawa, April 2016.
  13. Hughes, J. & Laffier, J. (2016). Using Critical Digital Literacies Pedagogies to Re-Frame Preservice Teachers’ Work with “At-Promise” Students. American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC, April 2016.
  14. Hughes, J. & Laffier, J. (2016). Exploring Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Bullying Through Critical Digital Literacies Lesson Design. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Savannah, GA, March 2016.
  15. Somanath, S., Morrison, L., Hughes, J., Sharlin, E. & Sousa, M. (2016). “Engaging ‘At-Risk’ Students through Maker Culture Activities. ACM 10th International Conference on Tangibles, Embedded and Embodied Interactions (TEI’16), Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Available at: http://utouch.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/docs/EngagingAtRiskStudents-TEI2015.pdf
  16. Hughes, J., Petrarca, D., Mamolo, A., Laffier, J. & LeSage, A. (2016). Critical Digital Literacies in a Preservice Teacher Education Program. IAFOR International Conference on Education (IICE), Honolulu, HA.
  17. Hughes, J. & Burke (2015). Using a Critical Digital Literacies Pedagogy to Promote Creativity and Equity. Literacy Research Association Conference, Carlsbad, California. December 2015.
  18. Burke, A. & Hughes, J. (2015). Mobility and Interaction: Learning and Teaching with Tablets. Language & Literacy Researchers of Canada (LLRC) Conference. June 2015.
  19. Hughes, J. (2015). Using Digital Tools to Read, Write and Perform Poetry for Social Justice. International Federation for the Teaching of English (IFTE)/Council of English Educators (CEE) Summer Conference. New York.
  20. Hughes, J., & Morrison, L. (2015). Digital Tools for 21st Century Literacy Learning. United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) 51st International Conference, National College for Teaching and Leadership, Nottingham, England, July 2015.
  21. Hughes, J., Laffier, J., Mamolo, A., Morrison, L. & Petrarca, D. (2015). Re-Imagining Pre-service Teacher Education in Ontario. HEIT 2015.
  22. Morrison, L., Petrarca, D., Hughes, J.,  & Laffier, J. (2015). Co-constructing Knowledge Through mOOC Design and Development. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Las Vegas,
  23. Burke, A. & Hughes, J. (2014). Mobile Tools for Social Justice: Young adolescent learners creating digital texts for voice and agency through literature circles. Literacy Research Association Conference, Marco Island, Florida.
  24. Hughes, J. (2014). Comic Studies and research in the cultures of young people. Association for Research in Cultures of Young People (ARCYP). Congress, May 27, 2014 (invited panelist).
  25. Hughes, J. & Morrison, L. (2014). Exploring Social Justice Through Critical Digital Literacies: Two Schools, Two Approaches. CSSE, May 2014.
  26. Hughes, J. & Morrison, L. (2014). Two halves of a whole: Exploring bi-cultural identity using a critical digital literacies pedagogy and social media to improve ELLs’ language and literacy skills. Celebrating Linguistic Diversity, OISE, May 2014.
  27. Hughes, J. & Morrison, L. (2014). Encouraging Literacy in Under-performing Students Through Legitimate Peripheral Participation, a Critical Digital Literacies Pedagogy and the Development of a Literacy Identity.  Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada Pre-Conference, Brock University, May 2014.
  28. Burke, A. & Hughes, J. (2014). Digital performative identity through mobile tools: Exploring identity and Agency in middle school classrooms. Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada Pre-Conference, Brock University, May 2014.
  29. Thompson, S. & Hughes, J. (2014). Examining the building of empathy and understanding for the bully, the bullied, and the bystander through digital storytelling. Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada Pre-Conference, Brock University, May 2014.
  30. Barber, W., Hughes, J. & de Castell (2014). Addressing the Digital Divide: A Faculty/School District Partnership to Increase Educational Opportunities for Underprivileged School Populations. Ministry of Education – Faculties of Education 2014 Forum, May 2014.
  31. Hughes, J. & Morrison, L. (2014). Express Yourself: Improving Literacy in Under-performing Students Through Literacy Identity Development, Mobile Devices and a Critical Digital Literacies Pedagogy. 58th ICET World Assembly, June 2014.
  32. Hughes, J., Burke, A., Morrison, L. & Lane, K. (2014). IRA TILE SIG. iPoetry and iDentity.  New Orleans, May 12, 2014.
  33. Thompson, S. & Hughes, J. (2014). Everybody’s Got a Story: Building Empathy and Understanding Using Digital Tools. “Intentional Teaching with Technology to Increase Understanding, Empathy and Engagement” — International Reading Association Pre-Conference Institute, New Orleans, LA, May 9, 2014 (Invited Talk).
  34. Hughes, J. & Morrison, L. (2014). Transcending Cultural Borders Through Ning. KAME International Conference, Seoul, 2014.
  35. Hughes, J., Laffier, J., Petrarca, D. & Morrison, L. (2014). Co-Constructing Knowledge through MOOC Design and Development. 9th International Conference on e-Learning ICEL, Valparaiso, Chile, June 2014.
  36. Hughes, J. (2014). The Shift from English Methods to Critical Digital Literacies. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Florida, March 2014.
  37. Hughes, J. (2014). Using Mobile Apps to Transform Teaching and Learning in Literacy. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Florida, March 2014 (Award-Winners Session).
  38. Hughes, J. & Burke, A. (2013). “Transformative Teaching” – Using Apps with Literature Circles to engage community social justice in Middle School.  NCTE Annual Convention: (Re)Inventing the Future of English.  Boston, MA: November 2013.
  39. Hughes, J., Burke, A. & Morrison, L. (2013). The Adolescent Bricoleur: Constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing social and personal identities through social networking sites.  World Social Sciences Forum, Montreal, October, 2013.
  40. Hughes, J., Hoogland, C. & Morrison, L. (2013). The Poetic Mirror: Exploring the Self Through Poetic Inquiry. Resonant Voices. Fourth International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry, Montreal, Quebec, October, 2013.
  41. Hughes, J. & Morrison, L. (2013). Identity, Social Networking and Digital Tools. Summer Institute in Digital Literacy. Rhode Island, 2013.
  42. Hughes, J. & Thompson, S. (2013). Mirror Mirror on my Wall:  Using Social Networking Media to Promote Adolescent Reflection on the Impact of Media in Their Lives.  International Reading Association. San Antonio, Texas, April 2013.
  43. Hughes, J., Morrison, L. & Thompson, S. (2013). Who Do You Think You Are? Who Do You Think You Are?  An examination of the off/online identities of adolescents using a social networking site.  YOUTH 2.0: CONNECTING, SHARING AND EMPOWERING?  Affordances, Uses and Risks of Social Media, University of Antwerp, Belgium, March 2013.
  44. Hughes, J. & Thompson, S. (2013). Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall:  Adolescents Reflecting on the Impact of Digital Media in Their Lives.  Hawaii International Conference on Education.  Honolulu, January 2013.
  45. Hughes, J. & Morrison, L. (2012). Using Digital Literacies to Foster Globally and Culturally Sensitive Adolescence: Speaking up about injustice. International Academic Forum: Asian Conference on Education. Osaka, Japan, October, 2012.
  46. Hughes, J. (2012). Multiliteracies: Preparing Teachers to Teach in a Digital Age. 8th International Conference on Education. Samos Island, Greece, July 2012.
  47. Thompson, S., Hughes, J. & Burke, A. (2012). The Writing is on my Wall: Engagement and LearNING through Social Networking. Nineteenth International Conference on Learning. Institute of Education, London, UK, August 2012.
  48. Hughes, J. & Morrison, L. (2012). Bringing the Bard to Life through Digital Media.  AERA, Vancouver, 2012.
  49. Burke, A., Hughes, J., Butler, J. & Thompson, S. (2012). Be the Change for Others: Creating opportunities for social action through digital literacy centres. International Reading Association, Technology in Literacy Education Special Interest Group, Chicago, April 2012.
  50. Thompson, S. & Hughes, J. (2012). The Writing is on My Wall:  Engagement and LearNING through Social Networking: An interactive digital collaboration between students of the present and teachers of the future.  OFT/OADE Social Media and Teacher Learning Conference, Feb. 2012.
  51. Hughes, J., Burke, A. & Thompson, S. (2011). Adolescents as Change Agents: Digital Text- Making for Social Justice. Literacy Research Association, Florida, Dec. 2011.
  52. Hughes, J. & Tolley, S. (2011). Developing Preservice Teacher Candidates’ Capacity in Literacy through Mentoring At-Risk Students. 3rd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society. July 2011.
  53. Hughes, J. & Burke, A. (2011). Exploring Social Justice Through Digital Literacy: Stop-Motion Animation. Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Fredericton, NB, May 2011.
  54. Greig, C. & Hughes, J. (2011). Adult Learners and Digital Media: Exploring the usage of digital media with adult literacy learners.  Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Fredericton, NB, May 2011.
  55. Burke, A. & Hughes, J. (2011). I Saw it in the Picture: Children’s digital authoring using the illustrations and storylines of picture books. Reading for the Love of It, Toronto, Feb. 2011.
  56. Hughes, J. & Burke, A. (2010). In Their Own Words: Considering Student Design Choice in the Assessment of Digital Text-making.  European Conference for Academic Disciplines, International Journal of Arts and Sciences, (IJAS), Gottenheim, Germany, Nov/Dec 2010.
  57. Burke, A. & Hughes, J. (2010). The Challenges of the Digital Blackboard: Rethinking Assessment in Digital Text-making. The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Helsinki, Finland, August 2010.
  58. Burke, A., Hammett, R., Hughes, J., King, A. & Toope, D. (2010). Challenging Notions of Literacy: Living and Learning in Webkinz World.  Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Montreal, May 2010.
  59. Eamer, A. & Hughes, J. (2010). Media(ting) Identities: Digital Identity Projects in an ESL Classroom.  Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Montreal, May 2010.
  60. Hughes, J. & Robertson, L. (2010). Critical Literacy Book Talks.  Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada (LLRC), Montreal, May 2010.
  61. Robertson, L. & Hughes, J. (2010). Preservice Teachers’ Grasp of Critical Media Literacy.  Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada (LLRC), Montreal, May 2010.
  62. Hughes, J. & Robertson, L. (2010). The Transformative Power of Digital Literacy Stories.  ED-MEDIA, Toronto, June 2010.
  63. Hughes, J. (2010). “I am from fantasy and reality, two worlds slipping into each other”: Adolescents’ representations of identity through digital poetry.  International Reading Association, Chicago, 2010.
  64. Burke, A., Hughes, J. & Tolley, S. (2010). “Do you see what I mean?” – Using the visual essay to explore literature (and life).  Technology in Literacy Education Special Interest Group, International Reading Association (IRA) Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, April 2010.
  65. Hughes, J. (2009). The Evolution of an e-Book: Teaching Language & Literacy K-6.  EDGE: Inspiration and Innovation in Teacher Education, Memorial University, Newfoundland, October 2009.
  66. Hughes, J. & Robertson, L. (2009). Building Deep Capacity: Multiple Literacies in Teacher Pre-Service Education.  EDGE: Inspiration and Innovation in Teacher Education, Memorial University, Newfoundland, October 2009.
  67. Burke, A., Hughes, J. & King, A. (2009). Living and Learning in Children’s Online Play Sites. EDGE: Inspiration and Innovation in Teacher Education, Memorial University, Newfoundland, October 2009.
  68. Hughes, J., King, A. & Fuke, V. (2009).  Adolescents & “Autographics”: Reading and Writing Coming-of-Age Graphic Novels, CSSE, Ottawa University.
  69. Hughes, J., Tolley, S. & Fuke, V. (2009). But How Do I Mark It?: Analyzing and Evaluating Multimodal Texts, LLRC Pre-Conference, Ottawa University.
  70. Hughes, J. & Eldridge, J. (2009). Reimagining the Teaching of Literacy in a Digital Age.  The International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  71. Gadanidis, G. & Hughes, J. (2009). Performing Mathematics: Students as Performance Mathematicians in Grades 2, 5 and 8.  The International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  72. Hughes, J. & Dymoke, S. (2008). The Road Seldom Taken:  Preservice Teachers’ Anxieties Around Teaching Poetry.  The European Conference on Educational Research, Goteborg, Sweden, September, 2008.
  73. Dymoke, S. & Hughes, J. (2008). Poets in Discussion, Poets in Practice.  The European Conference on Educational Research, Goteborg, Sweden, September, 2008.
  74. Hughes, J. (2008).  Performing Poetry on the Digital Stage.  International Conference on Multimodality and Learning: New Perspectives on Knowledge, Representation and Communication.  Institute of Education, University of London, June 2008.
  75. Greig, C. & Hughes, J. (2008). Baiting Boys: Patriarchal Poetry, Gender, and Schooling. Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education (CASWE), Vancouver, BC., June 2008.
  76. Hughes, J. (2008). Students, Poetry and New Media.  Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Vancouver, BC., May 2008.
  77. Gadanidis, G. & Hughes, J. (2008).   Fifth International Conference on Creativity in Mathematics Education and the Education of Gifted Students, Haifa, Israel.
  78. Hughes, J. & Eldridge, J. (2007). Digital Literacy in an Online Mentoring Project. United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA), Swansea, Wales.
  79. Hughes, J. (2007). Focus on Digital Literacy:  New Media in a Preservice Language Arts Program.  Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada (LLRC), Saskatoon.
  80. Hughes, J. (2007). Blogs and Wikis in Literacy Learning. Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE),
  81. Hughes, J. (2007). Qualitative Research & New Media: Conducting Research in a Multimodal Digital Environment.  American Educational Research Association, Chicago.
  82. Hughes, J. (2006). The Convergence of Poetry and New Media.  Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada.  York University.