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A keynote address about digital literacies for the Western Massachusetts Writing Project: October 2012

A keynote address about digital literacies for the Western Massachusetts Writing Project: October 2012

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  • Digital Kids - Digital Literacies Presented by Kevin Hodgson Western Massachusetts Writing Project October 2012
  • Gary Hayes’ Social Media Counter http://www.personalizemedia.com/garys-social-media-count/
  • Image from http://www.blogging4jobs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/digital-natives-mobile1.jpg
  • Hold Up Your FistRelease a finger if, in the 48 hours, you: Used a cell phone or mobile device Went online to the Web to find information Sent an email or a text message Watched a video (or parts of a video) on television or the Web Used a social networking space (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
  • Curriculum Standards Ask Us to Address:* Reading* Writing* Speaking and Listening* Language image from http://assets.pearsonschool.com/asset_mgr/current/201051/CommonCoreTree.jpg
  • But ...What kinds of writing and reading, and speaking and listening, andlanguage mechanics are taking place outside of our school? image from http://www.designleaps.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/digital-kids-690x428.jpeg
  • My students talk about: Gaming Texting Social networking Video production Music remixing Fan fiction eBook reading
  • from Doug Belshaw at http://librariesandtransliteracy.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/the-essential-elements-of-digital-literacies/
  • Digital Literacies Web Literacies Cultural Exploring Cognitive Authoring Constructive Connecting Communicative Building Protecting Confident Creative Critical Civic from Doug Belshaw: http://dmlcentral.net/blog/doug-belshaw/digital-literacies-and-web-literacies-whats-difference
  • Think About This• “How can you make sure that every student who walks on graduation day is well Googled by his or her full name?” -- Will Richardson - from Why School?: How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere
  • Consider ... Reading Image from http://m.wsj.net/video/20110309/030911digitszite/030911digitszite_512x288.jpg
  • What Happens When We Read Online? Image from http://www.clickrmedia.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/google-golden-triangle.jpg
  • And When We Follow the Link? Image from http://users.jyu.fi/~koskimaa/thesis/chapter1_files/page11.jpg
  • A crowdsourced comparison of reading characteristics From http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/6958
  • So, How Do We Teach Online Reading?Help students track Use tools to avoidtheir reading paths clutter and distraction on webpagesSynthesize vastinformation into Understand themanageable chunks “weight” of a hyperlink beforeExplicitly teach following the path“scanning” ofwebpages Navigate a path
  • Consider ... Writing Audience Typography Space Layout Affordance Design Image Context VideoHyperlinks Collaboration
  • Is “writing” eventhe appropriate term anymore? Image from Peanuts comic strip
  • What Does It Mean To ... Compose with video? Allow readers to have a Associate your text with “choice” over what to read in other text via hyperlinks? your text? Add images to your text? Create multiple versions of a Collaborate on a single single text for multiple document with a group of audiences? people (that you don’t Think of “design” when know)? composing a text? Add voice via an audio file?
  • http://4rowan12.edu.glogster.com/rainforests-by-rowan/ http://4abbe12.edu.glogster.com/digital-life/
  • Or Consider ...
  • Consider ... Speaking and Listening from the National Day on Writing
  • Technology and Voice Podcasting “This I Believe” essays Video Debate/Opinion https://voicethread.com/share/334997/ Note: this Voicethread project by 4th graders now has had more than 70,000 visitors!
  • Consider ... Language and Mechanics R U ready? Image from http://www.zoliblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/disconnect%20comic.jpg
  • What We Can Do Explicitly teach informal language Celebrate language in all of its forms Establish expectations for formal language and writing Create opportunities for informal language and writing
  • Where Do We asTeachers Even Begin? Image from http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/edtechresearcher/networked-teacher.jpg
  • And Let’s Pay Attention to Our Students... Image from http://mimiandeunice.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/ME_477_AttentionAttention.png
  • Want to Continue the Conversation? WMWP Inquiry Theme for 2012-13“Student Voices in Digital Spaces”DATE: Thursday, October 25TIME: 4:15 - 6:00 p.m.PLACE: Smith Vocational Agricultural High SchoolComputer Lab
  • Remember the Social Media Counter? http://www.personalizemedia.com/garys-social-media-count/