Merging the Old with the New<br />Literacy Teaching in the 21st Century<br />Katie Keier<br />katieannkeier@gmail.com<br />
Whatever happened to Mrs. Wishy Washy?<br />
What is a comprehensive literacy approach?<br />Foundational Literacies<br />
Twenty-first century readers and writers need to:<br /><ul><li>Develop proficiency with the tools of technology
Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally
Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes
Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information
Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media texts
Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments</li></ul>                                   ...
How has your reading life changed?<br />
How has your writing life changed?<br />
What do your students read & write?<br />
“If we teach today as we did yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.”<br />						 John Dewey<br />
How do digital literacies complement foundational literacies?<br /><ul><li>Authentic
Engaging
Challenging
Purposeful</li></li></ul><li>Digital literacies…<br />Allow students to apply foundational literacy (reading, writing, spe...
Is what we are teaching helping our students become literate in the 21st century?<br />Digital literacies are completely g...
ReadingTo, With, and By Children <br />
WritingTo, With, and By Children<br />
“Kids are coming to the Web earlier and earlier, <br />and it’s obviously very important that we <br />prepare them for li...
21st Century Education in New Brunswick, Canada<br />
Let’s play!!<br />
Creators and Producers<br />“Young learners in our schools already know technology as a toy. We need to begin the shift to...
Digital Stories<br /><ul><li>Electronic picture book - a series of images combined with either written or oral text to con...
Smilebox
Storybird
VoiceThread</li></li></ul><li>Smilebox<br /><ul><li>www.smilebox.com</li></li></ul><li>Storybird<br /><ul><li>http://story...
Patterson’s Pack - Edublog<br />http://mrspatterson.edublogs.org/<br />
Class Blogmeister<br />
Mrs. Cassidy’s Classroom Blog<br />http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=1337<br />
Turn and Talk<br />What literacies would blogging support? How do you see it as part of a comprehensive literacy approach?...
Why Blog?<br />Blogging brings more voices into the conversation, allowing for a greater depth of thinking. Kids develop s...
Blogs<br /><ul><li>A forum where one user can initiate a discussion topic and other users can post replies</li></li></ul><...
Reflect and Refine<br />
www.CatchingReaders.com<br />
Social Media = Powerful Tools<br />“The new power of social media and networking technologies is perhaps the least leverag...
 Social Networking - Facebook<br />
Twitter<br />
Twitter:A Personal Learning Network (PLN)<br />
Turn and Talk<br />What literacies would social networking support? How can social networking support YOU as a teacher?<br />
“The Internet is this generation’s <br />defining technology for reading.” <br />                                        D...
Toon Book Reader – Graphic Novels<br />
Kidsread<br />
Zooborns<br />
Tumblebooks<br />
Turn and Talk<br />How is the internet redefining literacy?<br />
Podcasting<br />
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Merging the Old with the New: Literacy Teaching in the 21st Century

  1. 1. Merging the Old with the New<br />Literacy Teaching in the 21st Century<br />Katie Keier<br />katieannkeier@gmail.com<br />
  2. 2.
  3. 3. Whatever happened to Mrs. Wishy Washy?<br />
  4. 4. What is a comprehensive literacy approach?<br />Foundational Literacies<br />
  5. 5. Twenty-first century readers and writers need to:<br /><ul><li>Develop proficiency with the tools of technology
  6. 6. Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally
  7. 7. Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes
  8. 8. Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information
  9. 9. Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media texts
  10. 10. Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments</li></ul> NCTE Definition of 21st Century LIteracies<br />
  11. 11. How has your reading life changed?<br />
  12. 12. How has your writing life changed?<br />
  13. 13. What do your students read & write?<br />
  14. 14. “If we teach today as we did yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.”<br /> John Dewey<br />
  15. 15. How do digital literacies complement foundational literacies?<br /><ul><li>Authentic
  16. 16. Engaging
  17. 17. Versatile
  18. 18. Challenging
  19. 19. Purposeful</li></li></ul><li>Digital literacies…<br />Allow students to apply foundational literacy (reading, writing, speaking, listening) in authentic learning situations<br />Encourage students to move beyond the classroom and into the world<br />Enable students to connect, communicate, collaborate, consolidate and critically analyze<br />Engage students<br /> - Keepin’ It Real by Lisa Donohue<br />
  20. 20. Is what we are teaching helping our students become literate in the 21st century?<br />Digital literacies are completely grounded in the foundations of:<br /> reading<br /> writing<br /> listening<br /> speaking<br />
  21. 21. ReadingTo, With, and By Children <br />
  22. 22. WritingTo, With, and By Children<br />
  23. 23. “Kids are coming to the Web earlier and earlier, <br />and it’s obviously very important that we <br />prepare them for life online.” <br /> -Will Richardson<br />
  24. 24. 21st Century Education in New Brunswick, Canada<br />
  25. 25. Let’s play!!<br />
  26. 26. Creators and Producers<br />“Young learners in our schools already know technology as a toy. We need to begin the shift to technologies as tools. Making, doing, and creating are keys. We need students to be creators and producers, not just consumers.”<br /> Gail Lovely<br />http://thejournal.com/Articles/2011/01/19/From-Toys-to-Learning-Tools-5-Questions-with-Gail-Lovely.aspx?Page=1<br />
  27. 27. Digital Stories<br /><ul><li>Electronic picture book - a series of images combined with either written or oral text to convey a message
  28. 28. Smilebox
  29. 29. Storybird
  30. 30. VoiceThread</li></li></ul><li>Smilebox<br /><ul><li>www.smilebox.com</li></li></ul><li>Storybird<br /><ul><li>http://storybird.com/teachers/</li></li></ul><li>voicethread<br /><ul><li>www.ed.voicethread.com</li></li></ul><li>Blogs<br /><ul><li>A forum where one user can initiate a discussion topic and other users can post replies</li></li></ul><li>Edublog<br />
  31. 31. Patterson’s Pack - Edublog<br />http://mrspatterson.edublogs.org/<br />
  32. 32. Class Blogmeister<br />
  33. 33. Mrs. Cassidy’s Classroom Blog<br />http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=1337<br />
  34. 34. Turn and Talk<br />What literacies would blogging support? How do you see it as part of a comprehensive literacy approach?<br />
  35. 35. Why Blog?<br />Blogging brings more voices into the conversation, allowing for a greater depth of thinking. Kids develop sense of voice and audience beyond the teacher.<br />Authentic, meaningful and purposeful.<br />Students can connect with other children around the world.<br />What else?<br />
  36. 36. Blogs<br /><ul><li>A forum where one user can initiate a discussion topic and other users can post replies</li></li></ul><li>A Year of Reading<br />
  37. 37. Reflect and Refine<br />
  38. 38. www.CatchingReaders.com<br />
  39. 39. Social Media = Powerful Tools<br />“The new power of social media and networking technologies is perhaps the least leveraged technology in formal education systems today. <br />Social networking technologies are powerful tools for enhancing the process of learning to be, of defining our identities.” <br /> Stephen Wilmarth,<br />Five Socio-Technology Trends That Change Everything in Learning and Teaching” <br />(Curriculum 21 by Heidi Hayes Jacobs)<br />
  40. 40.  Social Networking - Facebook<br />
  41. 41. Twitter<br />
  42. 42. Twitter:A Personal Learning Network (PLN)<br />
  43. 43. Turn and Talk<br />What literacies would social networking support? How can social networking support YOU as a teacher?<br />
  44. 44. “The Internet is this generation’s <br />defining technology for reading.” <br /> Donald Leu<br />
  45. 45. Toon Book Reader – Graphic Novels<br />
  46. 46. Kidsread<br />
  47. 47. Zooborns<br />
  48. 48. Tumblebooks<br />
  49. 49. Turn and Talk<br />How is the internet redefining literacy?<br />
  50. 50. Podcasting<br />
  51. 51. 100 % Kids Podcasting with 2nd Graders<br />
  52. 52. Turn and Talk<br />How does podcasting fit into a comprehensive literacy approach?<br />
  53. 53. “All texts require exploration, interrogation, elaboration, and interactive response modes that extend, expand, and enrich the experience of the text.” <br /> David Booth<br />
  54. 54. Jump in!!<br />If we wait to know all there is about digital literacies and emerging literacies before using them in our teaching – we never will. Learn alongside your students, take risks, explore and play!<br />What will you be taking back to your classroom – to merge ‘old’ with ‘new’ literacies?<br />

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