Today’s AgendaLoose ends (back to the lab)Discussion of readingsBrevity is the Soul of (t)WitSemiotic SystemsSemiotics JigsawDiscussion of due dates/blog
Learning GoalsUnderstand the diversity of language forms students mayencounterUnderstand that texts are constructed from a variety of semioticsystems and that readers need to understand codes andconventions in order to make meaning.
Loose EndsIf you’ve posted your survey, written a reflection on it, and sentme the url for your blog move on to the next step (if you’re stillhere, that’s okay.)Comment on your classmates’ redesigned surveys. This url willtake you to all the blogs I have so far: http://bit.ly/5452Sblogs
Discussion of Readings
Discussion of Readings
Brevity is the Soul of (t)Wit
Why do we need to think about literacy in new ways? Socially Technologically Economically
Semiotic Systemsauditory (for example, music, sound effects, silence)gestural (for example, facial expression, body language)linguistic (for example, vocabulary, grammar)spatial (for example, environmental and architectural spaces)visual (for example, still and moving images, page and screenlayouts).
Jigsaw!I will be grouping you into home groupsYou will “number off”You will view a text based on the number you’ve chosenYou will discuss the text with those who had the same number asyouYou will report back to your home group.
Questions to discuss:Identify the codes and conventions used to convey meaningDid your text use more than one semiotic system? How did thataffect your reading and viewing?Were you more proficient with some systems than with others?Which ones? Why?
BloggingYour blog is your digital portfolio for this courseAt least 5 posts throughout the course (including assigned posts)CommentingURLs for the class blogs http://bit.ly/5452Sblogs
Creating an RSS feedReal Simple SyndicationThe information comes to youGoogle Reader, Feedly, Pulse
For Next WeekBrown, J. (2010). The case for comics in the classroom.TEDxOntarioEd Event (video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpCiH_aBlLQMcCloud, S. (2005). Scott McCloud on comics. TED (video). http://www.ted.com/talks/scott_mccloud_on_comics.htmlYoung, N. (host) (2009, November 19). Full Interview: JennaMcWilliams on new media literacy [podcast]. Spark. http://www.cbc.ca/spark/2009/11/full-interviewjenna-mcwilliams-on-new-media-literacy/
For Next WeekComment on two or three of your classmates’ blog posts.Comments should attempt to “extend the conversation” in someway. Ask a question, share a suggestion, etc. Be constructive andpolite.
Lesson RedesignChoose a lesson from your first practicum placement (doesn’tmatter if it wasn’t English) and revise and redesign it using a textselection or literacy practice that was not integrated in theoriginal form.Share this redesign on your blog. Be sure to credit sources/original creators.Due date: (We will decide on this as a class today)