UK Schools and the readers of tomorrow


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UK Schools and the readers of tomorrow

  1. 1. if: book chris meade UK SCHOOLS AND THE READERS OF TOMORROW if book then 2011
  2. 2. <ul><ul><ul><li>How is reading changing in a digital world? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How can digital technology boost the appeal of reading for reluctant readers? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> How can we make the most of the digital technology we have in school to work creatively in English? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is the future for reading and writing? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. “ if all the sky was paper and all the sea was ink…” the word set free
  4. 4. readers of the future
  5. 5. bookstart > booked up
  6. 6. why have we all spent so much time promoting the page when it’s WORDS we love ?
  7. 7. literature on the mainstage <ul><li>in the places where people are looking </li></ul>
  8. 8. Write Back, Opening the Book, Creative Reading & Writing, Imagination Services, Poetry Society, Poetry Places Booktrust, Bookstart, Everybody Writes…
  9. 9. digital solves the problems… <ul><li>> access for all </li></ul><ul><li>> a means to publish and distribute new voices freely </li></ul><ul><li>> text and performance together </li></ul><ul><li>> creative reading for real </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>some </li></ul><ul><li>schools </li></ul><ul><li>doing </li></ul><ul><li>books </li></ul><ul><li>differently… </li></ul>
  11. 11. How do we define a book if it’s not made of paper?
  12. 12. <ul><li>Developing multi-lingual books for iPads </li></ul><ul><li>Research their use in London schools </li></ul>
  13. 13. book <ul><li>a constantly changing </li></ul><ul><li>form - from papyrus </li></ul><ul><li>to codex </li></ul><ul><li>to paperback </li></ul><ul><li>to kindle to macbook </li></ul><ul><li>and beyond </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>a symbol of freedom </li></ul><ul><li>a container of culture </li></ul><ul><li>a conversation </li></ul><ul><li>a bounded entity… </li></ul><ul><li>And now we can </li></ul><ul><li>make </li></ul><ul><li>new kinds </li></ul>book
  15. 15. Illuminations
  16. 16. digital expectations <ul><li>to read and write </li></ul><ul><li>to click through for more </li></ul><ul><li>to collaborate with others </li></ul><ul><li>to mix media </li></ul><ul><li>to reply </li></ul><ul><li>to replay </li></ul>
  17. 17. Found How to be Twelve
  18. 18. Trip to Mars
  19. 19. Inspire Rotherham The Walled Garden Safe space for students to blog & podcast
  20. 20. inanimate alice
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  23. 23. the research <ul><li>96% of ‘lower ability’ students found it more interesting than standard approaches </li></ul><ul><li>86% of all students recommended it to other schools </li></ul><ul><li>Strong impact on Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills </li></ul><ul><li>“ The normal way we read can be boring. </li></ul><ul><li>However this was interactive </li></ul><ul><li>and made my learning enjoyable.” </li></ul>
  24. 24. but… <ul><li>not just a cunning trick </li></ul><ul><li>to con non-readers </li></ul><ul><li>into looking at books </li></ul>
  25. 26. Imagination & Collaboration <ul><li>Wikinovel </li></ul><ul><li>The 24 Hour book </li></ul><ul><li>Public Poems </li></ul><ul><li>Crowdreading </li></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>“ the white board doesn’t work - which is good because it means I can teach the way I’ve always done.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ young people understand this stuff </li></ul><ul><li>- we don’t” </li></ul>
  27. 28. Helping teachers to‘get it’ <ul><li>training </li></ul><ul><li>technical skills </li></ul><ul><li>finding the tools </li></ul><ul><li>developing the </li></ul><ul><li>digital imagination </li></ul>
  28. 29. The Amplified Author The Creative Reader blogging tweeting publishing self-publishing illuminating learning conversing… in control of their read/write life
  29. 30. Join the Unlibrary <ul><li>> Personal profiles </li></ul><ul><li>on the shelves </li></ul><ul><li>> Wall of messages, </li></ul><ul><li>notes, images, </li></ul><ul><li>thoughts… </li></ul><ul><li>Meet up online </li></ul><ul><li>and for real </li></ul>
  30. 31. ” the most important thing is to publish in people's hearts” - Benjamin Zephaniah young poets’ network
  31. 32. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>