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Writing In A Digital Age Intro Pp

  1. 1. Writing in a Digital Age Composing with Media in the Classroom Joe Bellino, Maryland Writing Project Betty Collum, Mississippi State University Writing/Thinking Project Kevin Hodgson, Western Massachusetts Writing Project Peter Kittle, Northern California Writing Project
  2. 2. Today’s Presentation <ul><li>Introductions by Kevin </li></ul><ul><li>Writing into the Workshop – What story would you tell? </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study One : Collaboration with Audio I (Connecting with ELL students) -- Joe </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study Two : Collaboration with Audio II (Using Voice for Publication) – Betty </li></ul><ul><li>Implications for classroom and Writing Project site and quick share at tables </li></ul><ul><li>Break </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study Three : Student Research with Video (Multimodal Composition at the College Level) -- Peter </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study Four : Fostering Professional Learning Communities with Video (Web 2.0 Storytelling) -- Kevin </li></ul><ul><li>Implications for classroom and Writing Project site </li></ul><ul><li>Final Reflections – What are you doing at your site to integrate technology/media into offerings for teachers? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Writing in a Digital Age According to a recent study from the Pew Internet & American Life project (Lenhardt & Madden, 2005), more than one-half of all teens have created media content, and roughly one third of teens who use the Internet have shared content they produced.
  4. 4. Content Creation by Teens <ul><li>57% of online teens have created some kind of content online, which includes </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing, stories </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Artwork </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Songs, music </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>19% have a blog </li></ul><ul><li>38% read the blogs of others </li></ul><ul><li>76% of social network-using teens leave comments on the blogs of friends </li></ul><ul><li>Self-expression and feedback </li></ul>From Pew Internet and American Life Project -- http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/105/presentation_display.asp
  5. 5. What Do We Mean By “Media”? <ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>And now … the “mash up” of various media is creating new platforms of expression. For example: Mashing up Google Maps with narrative stories of place and then embedding the writing and photographs right into the map itself. Remixing Video content – adding layers of text and audio to video. Piecing together bits of audio from various sources to create a hybrid of voices, sounds and music.
  6. 6. Media-rich Culture From: Kaiser Family Foundation, Generation M, March 2005
  7. 7. Making Media Their Own 19% of all online teens say they remix content they find online into their own artistic creations 35% of teen bloggers remix content From Pew Internet and American Life Project -- http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/105/presentation_display.asp
  8. 8. Some Aspects of the New “Participatory Media” Culture <ul><li>Play — the capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriation — the ability to sample and remix media content </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-tasking — the ability to scan one’s environment and shift focus as needed </li></ul><ul><li>Collective Intelligence — the ability to pool knowledge with others toward a common goal </li></ul><ul><li>Transmedia Navigation — the ability to follow the flow of stories and information across multiple modalities </li></ul><ul><li>Networking — the ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiation — the ability to travel across diverse communities, discerning and respecting multiple perspectives, and grasping and following alternative norms. </li></ul>--From Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century -- by Henry Jenkins, etc. http://www.digitallearning.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7B7E45C7E0-A3E0-4B89-AC9C-E807E1B0AE4E%7D/JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF
  9. 9. A media literate individual is able to produce , create and successfully communicate information in all its forms, not just print. -- David Considine http://www.ced.appstate.edu/departments/ci/programs/edmedia/medialit/article.html#What%20is%20Media%20Literacy
  10. 10. Writing into the Workshop What Story Would You Tell If You Were Presenting In This Workshop?

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