PML Day 2Understanding Literacy as Situated/Starting your Blog
Today’s AgendaWelcome/HousekeepingReview of last class/Discuss videosDefining 21st Century LiteracyDiscuss Survey of Literacy PracticesFour Resources ModelBlogging
Today’s GoalsUnderstand the concept of literacy as “situated”Start your professional blog
WelcomeThe VideosOne half of the class will discuss “What does it Meanto be Literate in the 21st Century” and the other halfwill discuss “Learning to Change; Changing to Learn”Each person must be prepared to share what wasdiscussed at their table.
setting a Purpose for Viewing or “squared” with me Plus + “peaked” my Minus - interest still “rolling” around Interesting ? in my head
Defining 21st Century LiteracyCan we as a class comeup with a definition of whatit means to be literate inthe 21st Century?What must a literateperson be able to know/doin order to participate fullyin today’s/tomorrow’ssociety?Teaching strategy:freewrite/snowball
Survey of Literacy PracticesHow would you adapt thisin for use with yourstudents?
Four Resources ModelWhat do competent readers do?What are the implications for us as teachers?
Code BreakerHow do I crack this text?How does it work?Is there more than onesemiotic system operatinghere?If so, how do they relate?What are its (their) codes andconventions?How do the parts relate singlyand in combination?
Meaning MakerHow are the ideas in this text sequenced—do they connect with one another?Is the text linear or nonlinear; interactive ornon-interactive?How does this affect the way I makemeaning?What prior knowledge and experiencesmight help me make meaning of this text? How will my purpose for reading, and thecontext in which I am reading, influence mymeaning making? Are there other possible meanings andreadings of this text
Text UserWhat is the purpose of this text, and what is mypurpose in using it? How have the uses of this text shaped itscomposition?What should I do with this text in this context?What will others do with this text?What are my options or alternatives after reading?
Text AnalystWhat kind of person, with what interests and values,produced this text?What are the origins of this text?What is the text trying to make me believe and do?What beliefs and positions are dominant in the text?What beliefs and positions are silenced or absent?What do I think about the way this text presents these ideas,and what alternatives are there?Having critically examined this text, what action am I going totake?
Once your blog is set upUsing Google Docs, redesign the literacy survey foruse in your next practicum placementEmbed it on your blogWrite a one paragraph reflection explaining what youchanged and why.
For blog with me weekof the classShare the url for your next and the restvia form on my blog.Watch: Xplanevisualthinking.Did you Know 4.0 (video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8&feature=related Lucier, R. (2009). Creative Commons: What every educator needs to know. (Slideshare) http://www.slideshare.net/thecleversheep/creative- commons-what-every-educator-needs-to-know- presentationIf you get really stuck--don’t freak out! I’ll try to have the labbooked for next class too and we can work out any kinks