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Literacy, Reluctant Writers,          And ICTs                          Jo Fothergill                       2011 CORE eFel...
Here Be DragonsAncient map makers marked unknown territory with “here be dragons” - myeFellowship has been a flight into un...
Who are the reluctant writers?Initially thought they would be group of under-achieving, poor writers, poorreaders BUT then...
Metacognition of what you’re going to                  writeSeth Godin says blogging is all about thinking about what you’...
What is writing anyway?Must it always involve pen/paper, or words?Could it be - dance, oral, painting, song?
Interviewing the children
“It’s fun being able to play before writing.”“I like to do my writing when I want to.”
“It’s fun being able to play before writing.”“I like to do my writing when I want to.”  One student chose to write their s...
“It’s fun being able to play before writing.”“I like to do my writing when I want to.”  One student chose to write their s...
“Proud to have my writing in my blog.”“I feel like a famous writer.”
“Proud to have my writing in my blog.”“I feel like a famous writer.”                        “I feel proud.”               ...
“Proud to have my writing in my blog.”“I feel like a famous writer.”                        “I feel proud.”               ...
“Proud to have my writing in my blog.”“I feel like a famous writer.”                        “I feel proud.”               ...
“...it’s hard to write, I get really confused with letters...”“I get confused about where my story is.”
“...it’s hard to write, I get really confused with letters...”“I get confused about where my story is.”“...I don’t get con...
Handwritten draft Computerwritten draft
“When I’m writing in my book I get distracted by friends andoften don’t really finish my writing.”“I’m more focussed when w...
Thinking and talking about writing
ICTs are not a magic fix
• Writing has to have a purpose
• Writing doesn’t always mean putting pen to  paper
• Writing is a personal experience
• Writing can be collaborative
• We need to provide our students with a  range of choices/media to write in
• My journey into ‘dragon’ territory opened  up more questions than were answered
Jo FothergillCORE Education 2011 eFellow  http://dragonflights.wikispaces.com
Literacy, reluctant writers and ICTs
Literacy, reluctant writers and ICTs
Literacy, reluctant writers and ICTs
Literacy, reluctant writers and ICTs
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Literacy, reluctant writers and ICTs

  1. 1. Literacy, Reluctant Writers, And ICTs Jo Fothergill 2011 CORE eFellow Raumati Beach School Year 5 Teacher Integrating new technologies to empower learning and transform leadership
  2. 2. Here Be DragonsAncient map makers marked unknown territory with “here be dragons” - myeFellowship has been a flight into unknown territory.
  3. 3. Who are the reluctant writers?Initially thought they would be group of under-achieving, poor writers, poorreaders BUT then discovered they were also some of the high-achieving,highly literate as well.
  4. 4. Metacognition of what you’re going to writeSeth Godin says blogging is all about thinking about what you’re going towrite; Write first for yourself, then for your audience
  5. 5. What is writing anyway?Must it always involve pen/paper, or words?Could it be - dance, oral, painting, song?
  6. 6. Interviewing the children
  7. 7. “It’s fun being able to play before writing.”“I like to do my writing when I want to.”
  8. 8. “It’s fun being able to play before writing.”“I like to do my writing when I want to.” One student chose to write their story first, one went to the orange table (play dough) and three went onto the computer.
  9. 9. “It’s fun being able to play before writing.”“I like to do my writing when I want to.” One student chose to write their story first, one went to the orange table (play dough) and three went onto the computer. “No, it’s more fun playing, THEN writing.” “I like to be able to choose.” “It makes writing more fun.”
  10. 10. “Proud to have my writing in my blog.”“I feel like a famous writer.”
  11. 11. “Proud to have my writing in my blog.”“I feel like a famous writer.” “I feel proud.” “I feel special inside.”
  12. 12. “Proud to have my writing in my blog.”“I feel like a famous writer.” “I feel proud.” “I feel special inside.” “... how good the writing is...” “... what sort of words they’ve used...”
  13. 13. “Proud to have my writing in my blog.”“I feel like a famous writer.” “I feel proud.” “I feel special inside.” “... how good the writing is...” “... what sort of words they’ve used...”“It encourages me to work harder at my writing.”“I know that I have to write some more detail in my writing.”
  14. 14. “...it’s hard to write, I get really confused with letters...”“I get confused about where my story is.”
  15. 15. “...it’s hard to write, I get really confused with letters...”“I get confused about where my story is.”“...I don’t get confused with my letters because the keyboardhas capital letters.”“I write a lot more on the computer - easy to write moreand I don’t have to go looking for where the story is.”
  16. 16. Handwritten draft Computerwritten draft
  17. 17. “When I’m writing in my book I get distracted by friends andoften don’t really finish my writing.”“I’m more focussed when writing on the computer.”“If I have a good idea at home I sometimes forget the nextday and that really frustrates me. But if my story is on thecomputer, I can go and add to it straight away.”
  18. 18. Thinking and talking about writing
  19. 19. ICTs are not a magic fix
  20. 20. • Writing has to have a purpose
  21. 21. • Writing doesn’t always mean putting pen to paper
  22. 22. • Writing is a personal experience
  23. 23. • Writing can be collaborative
  24. 24. • We need to provide our students with a range of choices/media to write in
  25. 25. • My journey into ‘dragon’ territory opened up more questions than were answered
  26. 26. Jo FothergillCORE Education 2011 eFellow http://dragonflights.wikispaces.com

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