Literacy in a Digital World

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Literacy in a Digital World:
Wins, Losses & Next Levels

What role can web and social media play in supporting literacy skills, particularly among boys. What are the gains and percieved losses of using digital tech in reading and writing activities in school

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  • Overview of how the site works and how schools and young people use itSafety features – moderated, approved users, reporting toolsApp and APIPromote positive activities using social mediaOver 3000 Schools and Groups worldwide50,000 young people sharing media stories and connecting online
  • Literacy in a Digital World

    1. 1. Literacy in a Digital World:Wins, Losses & Next Levels@cliffmanning / www.makewav.es
    2. 2. Why Bother?
    3. 3. @cliffmanning Gartner Hype Cycle: http://bit.ly/fHMw
    4. 4. Some numbers 86% of 7-11s use some form of online communication tool Over 30% 3-4 year- olds use the internet 28% of 5-15 year olds have a smart phone 14% of 5-15 use a tablet computer at home@cliffmanning Sources: OFCOM / Safer Internet Centre / PEW
    5. 5. Real audience Fast access Social Multi-PlatformInterest CollaborativeDriven
    6. 6. Real Audiencehttps://www.makewav.es/story/303688/title/whatmakesagoodleader
    7. 7. Socialhttps://kindle.amazon.com/most_popular / http://theopenutopia.org/social-book/
    8. 8. Interest Drivenhttps://www.makewav.es/venturestudentmagazine/c/venturewarhammer/
    9. 9. Collaborativehttps://www.makewav.es/story/378257/title/3girls3worlds
    10. 10. Multi-Platformhttp://myshakespeare.worldshakespearefestival.org.uk/
    11. 11. Losses?
    12. 12. Losses? Access Safety Cost Quality
    13. 13. Use the forcefor good….
    14. 14. www.makewav.es/monsterread
    15. 15. www.safesocialnetworking.org
    16. 16. www.makewav.esMakewaves homepage screenshot Oct 2012
    17. 17. Next levels…
    18. 18. DigitalIS Whole Educationhttp://digitalis.nwp.org/ http://www.wholeeducation.org/ Connected Learning http://clrn.dmlhub.net/
    19. 19. Thanks!
    20. 20. @cliffmanningcliff.manning@makewav.es www.makewav.es

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