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    • ‘ Above all, boys want to feel and be competent. Boys want to look good and sound smart. Thus, focusing on teaching the tools and skills of the writer’s craft rather than focusing on the person or choice of content seems to be critical in supporting boy writers. Anne F. Goiran-Bevelhimer "Boys and Writing: Implications for Creating School Writing Curriculum and Instruction that is Boy-friendly"Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • Levins, Martin 24601 martin@levins.netWednesday, 3 October 12
    • www.oflc.gov.au • Bare Facts • Course Language • Textual References • Extreme ViolenceWednesday, 3 October 12
    • Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • The Armidale School ICT Definitions ExamplesWednesday, 3 October 12
    • Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • Year 7 NSW Reading State State Boys TAS Grammar & Writing Punctuation SpellingWednesday, 3 October 12
    • Year 7 NSW Reading State State Boys TAS Grammar & Writing Punctuation SpellingWednesday, 3 October 12
    • Year 7 NSW Reading Significantly better State than State Boys State Boys TAS Grammar & Writing Punctuation SpellingWednesday, 3 October 12
    • www.deewr.gov.au/Schooling/BoysEducation/Pages/Belsfinalreport.aspxWednesday, 3 October 12
    • www.deewr.gov.au/Schooling/BoysEducation/Pages/Belsfinalreport.aspxWednesday, 3 October 12
    • www.deewr.gov.au/Schooling/BoysEducation/Pages/Belsfinalreport.aspxWednesday, 3 October 12
    • ‘ The school will continue to be a technologically-enabled environment where technology is used to maximise academic performance and communication.Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • Goals Strengthen the currency and depth of teachers’ pedagogical knowledge and skills Increase their capacity (through interactions with students) to provide all students with opportunities to access and apply relevant learning in ICT?Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • The central purpose of the project is to conduct action research on the efficacy of strategies to improve boys’ substantive communication (definition for purpose of this is complex writing and use of multimedia to communicate). Traditionally, boys are not very good at producing writing in volume. We aim to increase quality and volume of writing so that neither is compromised, by using a range of evidence-based ICT strategies.Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • Aims Improve teaching of writing Improve writing outcomes for boys, particularly through the use of ICT Learn to deploy successful strategies such as those outlined in “Boys’ Education Lighthouse Schools Stage Two Final Report”. Use these strategies to perform action research in writing improvement Document these strategies and their outcomes using peer review and collaborationWednesday, 3 October 12
    • blogs.ludus.meWednesday, 3 October 12
    • Measurement tools/processes Discussions between teachers Surveys Literature reviews Examples of student workWednesday, 3 October 12
    • Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • ‘ The project also focused in the development of writing and visual literacy skills, particularly the production of multimodal texts. Students studied The Hunger Games and persuasive language techniques, and produced a suite of advertisements, including a video, print media, social media and radio ads.Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • Torch Differential 75% 56% 37% 18% -1% -20% 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • I am this sort of writer 20 Survey One 18 Survey Two 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Confident Sophisticated Clear Logical Fluent CoherentWednesday, 3 October 12
    • I am this sort of writer 30 Survey One 27 Survey Two 24 21 18 15 12 9 6 3 0 OK Hesitant Awkward DisorganisedWednesday, 3 October 12
    • I enjoy the following types of writing 90.0%$ 80.0%$ 70.0%$ 60.0%$ 50.0%$ 40.0%$ 30.0%$ 20.0%$ 10.0%$ 0.0%$ Analy3cal$(essays$ Fic3on$ Nonfic3on$ Poetry$ or$reports)$ Survey 1 Survey 2Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • I like to use the following technology when I write 60.0%$ 50.0%$ 40.0%$ 30.0%$ 20.0%$ 10.0%$ 0.0%$ g$ $ $ g$ t$ $ g$ t$ g$ r$ ng te iki as ha pe sin gin lin gin no w x4 dc /c pa ai es og sa ey te m po em d$ oc es bl r$k ru an pr t$m fo $o n$ d$ nt an pe or oi st w $p in er w po Survey One Survey TwoWednesday, 3 October 12
    • I prefer to write using 90.0%$ 80.0%$ 70.0%$ 60.0%$ 50.0%$ a$pen$ 40.0%$ my$computer$ 30.0%$ 20.0%$ 10.0%$ 0.0%$ Survey 1$ Survey 2$Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • I draft and edit my work 90%# 80%# 70%# 60%# 50%# Survey#1# 40%# Survey#2# 30%# 20%# 10%# 0%# Always# Some7mes# Never#Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • I know how to use ICT tools to make editing easier 80.0%$ 70.0%$ 60.0%$ 50.0%$ 40.0%$ yes$ no$ 30.0%$ 20.0%$ 10.0%$ 0.0%$ Surrvey$1$ Survey$2$Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • The comments on my work help me understand how to improve my writing 70%# 60%# 50%# 40%# Survey#1# 30%# Survey#2# 20%# 10%# 0%# Strongly#agree# Agree# Disagree# Strongly# Disagree#Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • The comments on my work help me understand how to improve my writing 100.0%$ 90.0%$ 80.0%$ 70.0%$ 60.0%$ 50.0%$ 40.0%$ 30.0%$ 20.0%$ 10.0%$ 0.0%$ Parents$ Teachers$ Friends$ Classmates$ Survey 1 Survey 2Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • I am a good speller 60%# 50%# 40%# 30%# Survey#1# Survey#2# 20%# 10%# 0%# Strongly#agree# Agree# Disagree# Strongly# disagree#Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • Clauses are colour-coded in a word processorWednesday, 3 October 12
    • Clauses are colour-coded in a word processorWednesday, 3 October 12
    • Susan Cooper expresses righteousness in “King of Shadows” and motivates responders to do the right thing. An example of this is shown when Nathan saves Roper from choking to death, even after he had tried to kill Nat. Roper’s debt to Nat is clearly stated when Roper exclaims, “I thought I was dead! Tha saved my life.” Nat’s actions change Roper’s perspective on Nat, and his envy evaporates. Righteousness is a key theme in “King of Shadows” because responders see that acts of selflessness, like Nat’s, reverse negativity in others.Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • Susan Cooper explores many “big questions” and themes through “King of Shadows” such as righteousness, friendship and family. These themes and questions are expressed through the characters of the book and their relationships with each other. There is more to a book than the plot, as the context is certainly very important. Themes included in the context challenge readers to consider significant issues about real life, such as, how we behave ethically, the importance of family and the value of friendship. Cooper explores ethical behaviour in “King ofWednesday, 3 October 12
    • novel “King of Shadows”. She attempts to motivate readers to do the right thing by expressing the importance of morality throughout the text. She shows a detailed understanding into loss and other issues and questions associated with loss. Cooper weaves friendship throughout the text and expresses this in a very socially realistic form. She delivers the realistic interpretation of everyday competition through the text. The scenarios Cooper creates reflect real life situations and explore important questions about life, such as, arrogance, the need for friendship, the effects of loss and how emotional scars can be healed. All these questions are asked and challenge readers to consider and think about the book after they have read it.Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • The value of blogging • Parents are able to access the work tasks and engage • Students are able to access the class materials beyond the school room • The act of posting their work to a live audience… (provides) an incentive not only for prompt completion but also for due effort and quality in the finished productWednesday, 3 October 12
    • Term 1 www.online-utility.org/english/readability_test_and_improve.jsp Term 2Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • Have we made progress towards improving the teaching of writing? Teacher1 - starting to teach writing better - explicitly working with boys editing work etc.  Multiliteracies - boys posting complementary material Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • My professional belief is that the use of ICT has enhanced student learning. one-on-one laptops allow students to process, edit and enhance their expressive capacity utilizing the word processing functions. They are increasingly accessing and utilizing the dictionary functions to improve their vocabulary, while students challenged by reading are utilizing the text-to-voice functions to assist in their processing and understanding.Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • Have we made progress towards improving the teaching of writing? Teacher 2 - teaching of text types - form - analysing features of texts purpose, audience, language features - now make one, concrete way of teaching form to boys with gratification and understanding clear. Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • What else is possible? Teacher 3 - Explicit scaffolding - use of Word application template with hidden text that tells boys what to do. Didacticism is still important in skill development, esp. for boys Wednesday, 3 October 12
    • Multimodal http://wordpress.as.edu.au/ldonalds/2012/06/05/ the-hunger-games-video-ad/ Social http://www.classtools.net/fb/87/kMEAfSWednesday, 3 October 12
    • Martin Levins martin.levins.net martin@levins.net @martinlevins bit.ly/LEVINS22Wednesday, 3 October 12