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  • 1. Writing in a Digital Age Composing with Media in the Classroom Joe Bellino, Maryland Writing Project Betty Collum, Mississippi State University Writing/Thinking Project Kevin Hodgson, Western Massachusetts Writing Project Peter Kittle, Northern California Writing Project
  • 2. Today’s Presentation
    • Introductions by Kevin
    • Writing into the Workshop – What story would you tell?
    • Case Study One : Collaboration with Audio I (Connecting with ELL students) -- Joe
    • Case Study Two : Collaboration with Audio II (Using Voice for Publication) – Betty
    • Implications for classroom and Writing Project site and quick share at tables
    • Break
    • Case Study Three : Student Research with Video (Multimodal Composition at the College Level) -- Peter
    • Case Study Four : Fostering Professional Learning Communities with Video (Web 2.0 Storytelling) -- Kevin
    • Implications for classroom and Writing Project site
    • Final Reflections – What are you doing at your site to integrate technology/media into offerings for teachers?
  • 3. Writing in a Digital Age According to a recent study from the Pew Internet & American Life project (Lenhardt & Madden, 2005), more than one-half of all teens have created media content, and roughly one third of teens who use the Internet have shared content they produced.
  • 4. Content Creation by Teens
    • 57% of online teens have created some kind of content online, which includes
            • Photos
            • Video
            • Writing, stories
            • Artwork
            • Songs, music
    • 19% have a blog
    • 38% read the blogs of others
    • 76% of social network-using teens leave comments on the blogs of friends
    • Self-expression and feedback
    From Pew Internet and American Life Project --
  • 5. What Do We Mean By “Media”?
    • Writing
    • Photos
    • Video
    • Audio
    • Maps
    • Chat
    • Twitter
    • Games
    • ?
    And now … the “mash up” of various media is creating new platforms of expression. For example: Mashing up Google Maps with narrative stories of place and then embedding the writing and photographs right into the map itself. Remixing Video content – adding layers of text and audio to video. Piecing together bits of audio from various sources to create a hybrid of voices, sounds and music.
  • 6. Media-rich Culture From: Kaiser Family Foundation, Generation M, March 2005
  • 7. Making Media Their Own 19% of all online teens say they remix content they find online into their own artistic creations 35% of teen bloggers remix content From Pew Internet and American Life Project --
  • 8. Some Aspects of the New “Participatory Media” Culture
    • Play — the capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings
    • Appropriation — the ability to sample and remix media content
    • Multi-tasking — the ability to scan one’s environment and shift focus as needed
    • Collective Intelligence — the ability to pool knowledge with others toward a common goal
    • Transmedia Navigation — the ability to follow the flow of stories and information across multiple modalities
    • Networking — the ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information
    • Negotiation — the ability to travel across diverse communities, discerning and respecting multiple perspectives, and grasping and following alternative norms.
    --From Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century -- by Henry Jenkins, etc.
  • 9. A media literate individual is able to produce , create and successfully communicate information in all its forms, not just print. -- David Considine
  • 10. Writing into the Workshop What Story Would You Tell If You Were Presenting In This Workshop?