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Transliteracy and the Young Child


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Moderator, Buffy Hamilton
Panelist, Laura Fleming
Panelist, Andy Plemmons

SLJ Summit 2011

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Transliteracy and the Young Child

  1. 1. Transliteracy and the Young Child<br />SLJ Summit 2011: The New World of Reading—Digital, Networked, Transliterate<br />Moderator Buffy Hamilton, School Librarian, Creekview High School, GAPanelist Laura Fleming, School Library Media Specialist, Cherry Hill School, NJPanelist Andy Plemmons, Media Specialist, David C. Barrow Elementary, GA<br />Image used under a CC license from<br />
  2. 2. Transliteracy…<br />A brief compilation of perspectives and definitions by Buffy J. Hamilton | The Unquiet Librarian<br />Design Inspiration by Helene Blowers<br />
  3. 3. how are we creating conversations about multiple ways of reading and writing today’s world? <br />
  4. 4. Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.<br />Source:<br />
  5. 5. but what does that really mean?<br />
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  7. 7. Transliteracy is an umbrella term encompassing different literacies and multiple communication channels that require active participation with and across a range of platforms, and embracing both linear and non-linear messages<br />Dr. Susie AndrettaLondon Metropolitan University<br />Source:<br />
  8. 8. Transliteracy is a “a convergence of literacies” (Lippincott, 2007: 17) as the boundaries between medial literacy, digital literacy, technology literacy and information literacy become blurred when individuals evolve from consumers of information to producers of content. <br />Dr. Susie AndrettaLondon Metropolitan University<br />Source: and <br /><br />
  9. 9. “The most fundamental notion of transliteracy is the ability to adapt. It’s creating a literacy and fluidity between mediums that’s not tied to space or modality.”<br />Ryan Nadelfounder of 8 Leaf Digital Productions and an instructor at the Vancouver Film School<br />Source:<br />
  10. 10. Transliteracy is concerned with mapping meaning across different media and not with developing particular literacies about various media. It is not about learning text literacy and visual literacy and digital literacy in isolation from one another but about the interactionamong all these literacies.<br />Tom Ipri<br />Liaison Librarian to the College of Media Arts and Design atW. W. Hagerty Library at Drexel University<br />Source:<br />
  11. 11. “…transliteracy is a shape-shifting eco-system of behaviours and it is probably neither possible nor desirable for anyone to understand enough to know the whole elephant. The vital thing is to remember it is always there and in constant motion. This means recognising the limits of your own knowledge and accepting a degree of messiness and uncertainty.”<br />Professor Sue ThomasDe Montfort University, Leicester, UK<br />Source:<br />
  12. 12. …thinking linearly about literacy is seldom a good idea. Literacy should be thought of as a holistic ecology, not a linear series of events and changes…<br />Professor Sue ThomasDe Montfort University, Leicester, UK<br />Source:<br />
  13. 13. “the process of being transliterate does not have an end point. Instead, I like to think of the transliteracy process as being like a nautilus that is constantly growing and adding chambers to its shell.”<br />Jamie Hollier Project Coordinator for Public Computing Centers at Colorado State Library<br />Source:<br />CC image via<br />
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  18. 18. what does a transliterate young learner look like? <br />
  19. 19. TransmediaLearningWorldsLaura Fleming, School Library Media Specialist, Cherry Hill School, NJ <br />
  20. 20. New reading experiences<br />Innovative possibilities of online books<br />Immersion - the importance of ‘you’<br />Digital reading creates relevance<br />Sharing, participating, re-discovering<br />Personalizing the experience<br />Storytelling with multimedia, gaming, social media<br />
  21. 21. from StoryWorld....<br /> LearningWorld<br />
  22. 22. Pedagogy<br />Participative<br />Constructivist<br />Connectivist<br />Transformative<br />....creating LearningWorlds<br />
  23. 23. Immersive StoryWorlds + Pedagogy<br />
  24. 24. Alice Leads the Way<br />
  25. 25. ...born digital...<br />
  26. 26. User-Generated Content<br />
  27. 27. “....helping students construct knowledge and convey complex messages through meaningful, challenging, technology-enhanced experiences.”<br />
  28. 28. Transliterate Collaboration Andy Plemmons, Media Specialist, David C. Barrow Elementary, GA<br />
  29. 29. What are the puzzle pieces <br />that our students need<br />to experienceandcreate<br />story and information?<br />CC Image:<br />
  30. 30. Print vs. Digital<br /><br />
  31. 31. How can students experiencean event or story across multiple platforms, tools, and media? <br />
  32. 32. How can students create and share across multiple platforms, tools & media?<br />
  33. 33. What puzzle pieces are hidden from our students?<br /><br />
  34. 34. Q&A<br />
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