Because the way people communicate is changing due to new technologies, and shifts in the usage of the English language within different cultures, a new "literacy" must also be used and developed.The world is becoming smaller, communication between other cultures/languages is necessary to anyone. The usage of the English language is also being changed. While it seems that English is the common, global language, there are different dialects and subcultures that all speak different Englishes. The way English is spoken in France, or in South Africa or any other country is different from how it is spoken in the US.These days, text is not the only and main way to communicate. Text is being combined with sounds, and images and being incorporated into movies, billboards, almost any site on the internet, and television. All these ways of communication require the ability to understand a multimedia world.
Intentions behind bloggingIs it simply communication with other children enough
The author is NeilGaiman who has written The Graveyard Book, Coraline, The Alphabet Book, The Day I swapped my Dad for 2 goldfish, Wolves in the Walls.This is about ensuring that children have a clear model of the writing process
Talk through these as skills and how these can be carried out briefly or in detail.
Key Skills in Digital Literacy Bill Lord www.lordlit.com @Joga5 Bill Lord @joga5 www.lordlit.com
DefinitionsDigital literacy is the ability tolocate, organize, understand, evaluate, and analyze information using digitaltechnology. It involves a working knowledge of currenthigh-technology, and an understanding ofhow it can be used.
DefinitionsMultiliteracies (New London Group.)• The world is becoming smaller, communication between other cultures/languages is necessary to anyone. The usage of the English language is also being changed.• The second way to incorporate the term multiliteracies is the way technology and multimedia is changing how we communicate.
“something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better” Bill Lord @joga5 www.lordlit.com
This slide was a call back to the 1990s when we all had Paul Johnson’s How to MakeBooks in Primary schools and used them to get children writing. The issue was that, alltoo often, the quality of the books outweighed the quality of the writing contained inthem.
•Children need to have writing modelled to them (on paper or electronically)•Children need to, at times and where appropriate, feel uncomfortable about the writingprocess BUT TO FEEL SUPPORTED AT ALL TIMES The Writing Commandments Bill Lord @joga5 www.lordlit.com
Key Questions• What do you want from blogging? – What do you perceive as the benefits for the children in your class? – What will be the focus of your blog? • Diary • Collection of work • Entirely text based? • Using Web 2.0 materials
Potential unrecognised….School Reports• Tolstoy: “Both unable and unwilling to learn.”• Louis Pasteur: “A mediocre pupil in his baccalaureate.”• Roald Dahl: English composition. “The boy is an indolent and illiterate member of the class.”
The teaching of writingMaking explicit the internal conversationwhich takes placein a writer’s mind.
Teaching how to write on a blog• Which skills are needed? – Oracy – Planning – Drafting – Editing – Reviewing
Commenting on blogs• Who comments?• What is the language of comment? – Is there a meta-language?
The able writer may…….• Possess a strong awareness of audience• Show an interest in the craft of writing• Be capable of writing at length while maintaining a sense of audience, purpose and organisation• Write in original ways and experiment with styles• Summarise succinctly• Show a dislike of repetition and closed tasks• Apply reading experiences to writing tasks
Vocabulary choices• How do you develop• Fluffy girls versus non-descriptive boys