Aside from school work and homework, howoften do most kids of this generation write pento paper?In their future, will they interact with books inhardcopy form?What are the chances they will ever use adictionary as we did?
What etools/apps are you currently using to activate/ develop/deepen student literacies? Wallwisher here:http://wallwisher.com/wall/knconference
21st Century Wri.ng • Will our kids need to learn to write? • Whose future are we preparing them for? • What might their future look like? • How do we prepare them to adequately and conﬁdently to live in a world when we have no idea what that will look like? • Skills and processes are transferable.
• Clearly purposeful to me• For an audience• That gets feedback, reaction and a result from the reader• Where I experience success• Where I can take responsibility but get the support I need to get better• Where I can see and measure my own progress
What is o.k? • CollaboraIve wriIng • Borrowing ideas from others • EdiIng wriIng on a computer • Spell check • Grammar check, thesaurus • GeLng inspiraIon, moIvaIon & ideas from pictures or illustraIons • DigiIsing stuﬀ • Publishing work
Many students have had years of working on their own, faced withpaper and pen, and lacking in motivation and ideas. It’s time for achange.• Bouncing ideas around• Opportunity to “borrow” some ideas in order to get started• Richer vocabulary• Greater engagement• Part of a great piece of writing• Audience and interaction
Recipe for writing: 1. Decide from what perspective you will be writing.2. Set the scene as though a silent camera was sweeping across the landscape.3. Introduce sound into the scene 4. Introduce character to the scene 5. Introduce tension 6. Add climax/drama that needs resoluIon 7. Add resoluIon and closure to the story
For juniors: e.g. I sor a betel.Think of an animal It is going• What is your animal? under a lef. It• What is it doing? had a big stip on it bak. It is• What does it look eeting the lef.like? I don’t like• What does it eat? betels. They• How did you feel stink.about it? Note the variation in tense – something to model work on for editing.
Apps & Online tools for WriIng • E-‐books for reading and wriIng • My Story • LiQle Story Maker • Apple iBooks Author • Skitch • Inkﬂow • Popplet • Storybird • LiQle Bird Tales
21st Century Reading • Is it not that students aren’t reading; is it more that they are reading diﬀerently… and we just haven’t noIced? • To what extent are we teaching transferable skills and processes vs knowledge?
Think of a reluctant reader; what happens when we put a digital/mobile device in their hand? – Searching – SelecIng – Synthesising – Inferring – Discussing/chaLng – UIlising mulI-‐literacies