If All The Sky Was Paper - CPD version

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Presentation on the future of the book
part of if:book's Continuing Professional Development package for teachers.
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If All The Sky Was Paper - CPD version

  1. 1. if: book chris meade CPD Day Aylesbury 2010 www. futureofthebook .org. uk
  2. 2. CPD <ul><ul><ul><li>> How is reading changing in a digital world? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> How can digital technology boost the appeal of reading for reluctant readers? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> How can we make the most of the digital technology we have in school to work creatively in English? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> What free packages and software are out there for us to use? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> What is the future for reading and writing? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 1 improved engagement with reading and responding for pupils in KS3 and 4 2 improved curriculum variety and relevance, linking ICT and English 3 improved reading standards for identified pupils as judged through APP
  4. 4. “ if all the sky was paper and all the sea was ink”
  5. 5. <ul><li>A think and do tank exploring the future of the book as our culture moves from printed page to networked screen </li></ul><ul><li>… and the potential of new media </li></ul><ul><li>for creative readers and writers </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>‘ a life in books’ </li></ul><ul><li>(but tv film </li></ul><ul><li>music too) </li></ul><ul><li>bookshops </li></ul><ul><li>libraries </li></ul><ul><li>poetry society </li></ul><ul><li>booktrust… </li></ul>
  7. 8. Community Arts > Write Back > Imagination Services > Reader Development > Poetry Society > Poetry Places > Booktrust > Bookstart > Everybody Writes… Creative Writing & New Media
  8. 9. solves problems: <ul><li>access for all </li></ul><ul><li>means to publish and distribute new voices </li></ul><ul><li>text and performance together </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Reading for Real </li></ul>
  9. 10. booklovers in denial <ul><li>books have </li></ul><ul><li>already been </li></ul><ul><li>sent up to bed </li></ul><ul><li>we’re all </li></ul><ul><li>transliterate </li></ul><ul><li>now… </li></ul><ul><li>BUT are schools </li></ul><ul><li>teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Transliterature? </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Reading on Screen… </li></ul><ul><li>Literature isn’t made of paper </li></ul><ul><li>Books are an experience that happen in our heads, </li></ul><ul><li>The object a souvenir of our visit </li></ul><ul><li>A platform that suits a certain kind of content </li></ul>
  11. 12. why have we all spent so much time promoting the page when it’s WORDS we love ?
  12. 13. the iPad moment
  13. 14. literature on the mainstage <ul><li>in the places where people are looking </li></ul>
  14. 15. digital expectations <ul><li>to read and write </li></ul><ul><li>to click through for more </li></ul><ul><li>to collaborate with others </li></ul><ul><li>to mix media </li></ul><ul><li>to reply </li></ul><ul><li>to replay </li></ul>
  15. 16. what is a book? <ul><li>a constantly changing </li></ul><ul><li>form - from papyrus </li></ul><ul><li>to codex </li></ul><ul><li>to paperback </li></ul><ul><li>to kindle to macbook </li></ul><ul><li>and beyond </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>a bounded entity </li></ul><ul><li>a conversation… </li></ul><ul><li>a container of culture </li></ul><ul><li>a symbol of freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s make </li></ul><ul><li>new kinds - </li></ul><ul><li>networked > </li></ul><ul><li>curated > </li></ul><ul><li>Illuminated… </li></ul>what is a ‘whole book’?
  17. 19. imagination & digitisation <ul><li>“ Blake was always using new technologies, </li></ul><ul><li>often abusing technologies, not for the sake </li></ul><ul><li>of an interest in the technology per se, but </li></ul><ul><li>what he could use it for. He believed that, </li></ul><ul><li>rather like learning a language… if you </li></ul><ul><li>speak a different language maybe you ask </li></ul><ul><li>different questions. And the language of the </li></ul><ul><li>digital age is one that Blake would have </li></ul><ul><li>pursued.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Tim Heath, Blake Society </li></ul>
  18. 22. HOTBOOK moment
  19. 23. Found How to be Twelve
  20. 24. <ul><li>an anthology set in </li></ul><ul><li>an immersive fiction </li></ul><ul><li>inspiring response </li></ul><ul><li> 40 litch bits </li></ul><ul><li>classic texts illuminated </li></ul><ul><li>contemporary writing animated </li></ul><ul><li>future writing imagined </li></ul><ul><li>6 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>years 8/9 </li></ul>www.hotbook.ning.com HOTBOOK
  21. 27. <ul><li>words in </li></ul><ul><li>new formats </li></ul><ul><li>to be </li></ul><ul><li>seen afresh </li></ul><ul><li>difficulty enjoyed </li></ul>
  22. 29. the research <ul><li>96% of ‘lower ability’ students found it more interesting than standard approaches </li></ul><ul><li>86% of all students recommended it to other schools </li></ul><ul><li>Strong impact on Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills </li></ul><ul><li>“ The normal way we read can be boring. </li></ul><ul><li>However this was interactive </li></ul><ul><li>and made my learning enjoyable.” </li></ul>
  23. 30. but… <ul><li>not just a cunning trick </li></ul><ul><li>to con non-readers </li></ul><ul><li>into looking at books </li></ul>
  24. 31. Helping teachers to‘get it’ <ul><li>training </li></ul><ul><li>technical skills </li></ul><ul><li>finding the tools </li></ul><ul><li>developing the </li></ul><ul><li>digital imagination </li></ul>
  25. 33. www.insearchoflosttim.net In Search of Lost Tim A magical, musical, graphical, digital fiction
  26. 35. what is a book? A collection of words An intellectual and emotional experience A curated conversation A souvenir of that experience Something we value at about… £12?
  27. 36. fictional stimulus <ul><li>book groups </li></ul><ul><li>turned books into </li></ul><ul><li>experiences that take a month </li></ul><ul><li>and end in a meal </li></ul><ul><li>www.fictional-stimulus.ning.com </li></ul><ul><li>a digital reading experience </li></ul>
  28. 37. www.fictional-stimulus.ning.com
  29. 38. creative reading and writing <ul><li>collaborations </li></ul><ul><li>fan fiction </li></ul><ul><li>One Million Penguins </li></ul><ul><li>24 hour book </li></ul><ul><li>games </li></ul><ul><li>www.sixtostart.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.thewinterhouse.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>multimedia multiplatform </li></ul><ul><li>inanimatealice.net </li></ul><ul><li>wetellstories.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.theliteraryplatform.com </li></ul>
  30. 39. the amplified author Writing for… blog, twitter, app, performance.. print (on demand?) Needs access to: Editing Criticism Marketing Design New media Distribution Curation … And needs income from somewhere
  31. 40. join the unlibrary imagination service for the writer/readers of transliterature new skills needed in unlibrarianship
  32. 41. unlibrarianship <ul><li>‘ hand selling’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ boutique’ libraries and bookshops </li></ul><ul><li>recommending across media </li></ul><ul><li>up to speed on tech and culture </li></ul><ul><li>curatorial skills… </li></ul><ul><li>‘ human google’ </li></ul>
  33. 42. Imagination Services <ul><li>more searching searches </li></ul>
  34. 44. www.futureofthebook.org.uk
  35. 45. <ul><li>www.hotbook.ning.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.futureofthebook.org.uk </li></ul>

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