Digital literacies4138 oct13Presentation Transcript
Digital Literacies C&T 4138 Fall 2010 multimodality Digital storytelling 21 st -century literacies Ting Yuan
Why digital literacies? What are the possible relationships between digital literacies and the school literacy curriculum?
Perhaps the greatest demand, however, is to imagine a curriculum that helps children to draw on their knowledge of different ways to represent and communicate ideas and that acknowledges and builds teachers’ professional expertise—a curriculum for the twenty-first century. (Bearne, 2005, p. 26)
Digital Storytelling An example
Blogging More examples : Students in Ms. H , Ms. B , and Ms. M’s grade five classrooms at International School Bangkok (Thailand) connect with students in 4 other schools around the world using blogs and podcasts to share their reading and writing strategies as they learn to become better readers and writers with the TCRWP approaches.
“ Supporting developing writers is partly about encouraging them to find a voice , to explore the power and practical significance of writing.” (Merchant, 2005, p.81)
“ For the children producing, designing and re-designing episodes and segments included in their podcast created a space to get at the notion that texts are socially constructed and that literacy is most definitely not a neutral technology. ” (Vasquez, 2011)
Podcasting How to make classroom podcasting
Blog - Vlog - Glog ? One more example about personal digital portrait
“ Using new technology can help young writers to develop their identity-in-writing as well as their identity-as-writers.” (Merchant, 2005, p.81)
Comic Life E-book Converting Tool: ISSUU
Professor Garfield An online tool for creating comic strips
Toondo An online comic book tool
Storybird A collaborative e-book tool for young children
Scratch A programming tool for children to create stories, games, music and art works
“ New” literacies are categorized as new “ technical stuff ” and new “ ethos stuff ” by Lankshear and Knobel (2007). The former focuses on the functional use of new technologies, while the latter brings students immersive learning experiences which are “more ‘participatory’, ‘collaborative’, and ‘distributed’ in nature than conventional literacies.” (p. 9)
A participatory culture —"a social ethos based on knowledgesharing” (Jenkins et al, 2006, p. 50) brought by the web 2.0 era is replacing the web 1.0 culture, the culture about passive content consumption.
“ ... a culture with relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement , strong support for creating and sharing one's creations , and some type of informal mentorship whereby what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices. A participatory culture is also one in which members believe their contributions matter, and feel some degree of social connection with one another (at the least they care what other people think about what they have created).” (Jenkins et al, 2006, p. 3)
Manyvoices as an Example @manyvoices was an ongoing collaborative story started by Mr. Mayo's 8th grade students in Maryland. The collaborative story was written by over 100 elementary and middle school students in six different countries using Twitter.com .
“ Digital media and the new forms of communication provide rich possibilities for redefining interaction and establishing kinds of participation and production that reach out beyond spaces… ” (Merchant, 2005, p. 80)