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Lifting Literacy

  1. 1. Lifting Literacy Etools and approaches to engage, develop and extend our learners
  2. 2. What were the main stimuli during yourpreschool development years?How does this affect braindevelopment?
  3. 3. And what of today’s kids . . . ?
  4. 4. 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?
  5. 5. Consumers Creators Tool Learning  Focused:focused LEARNING  
  6. 6. What etools/apps are you currently using to activate/ develop/deepen student literacies? Wallwisher here:
  7. 7. 21st  Century  •  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.    
  8. 8. •  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
  9. 9. 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  
  10. 10. 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
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  12. 12. Etherpad andRecipes for writing  hQp:// phyllisjohnston.asp      
  13. 13. To  tantalise  our  tastebuds  to  write…  
  14. 14. Etherpads:  6-­‐8  per  pad.    hQps://  hQps://  hQps://  hQps://  hQps://  hQps://  hQps://  hQps://  hQps://  hQps://      
  15. 15. 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  
  16. 16. 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 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.
  17. 17.  Five  Card  Stories  
  18. 18. Story-­‐starter  ideas  h@p://  
  19. 19. Twi@er  •  CollaboraIve  Note  taking  around  text/ learning  •  Flipping  the  classroom  and  asking  students  to   tweet  in  from  home.    
  20. 20.  Digital  Stories  Let’s  take  a  look  at  a  few  that  have  been  created  by  other  students….  The  NaI  Awards  and  another  example    My  loose  tooth    The  Bully  
  21. 21. Let’s  hear  from  a  school  that  used  an  online  tool  called  StoryBird  to  create   their  own  digital  stories…      
  22. 22. Publishing  your  Digital  Stories  
  23. 23.  E-­‐Pals  
  24. 24. Quad  Blogging  
  25. 25.  Book  Reviews  
  26. 26.  your  own  School/Class   Newspaper  
  27. 27. 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  
  28. 28. 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?    
  29. 29. 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  
  30. 30. ebooks and book reviews  
  31. 31. Book reviews  «
  32. 32. Linking with QR - CodesPlacing QR codes onto Library booksGreat also for Wide Reading - Secondary
  33. 33. iPad Apps
  34. 34. Voicethread    Examples  of  its  use  in  Junior  and  senior  classes  And  others  
  35. 35. hQp://­‐Online/Community-­‐discussions/ICTs-­‐in-­‐English    
  36. 36. hQp://    
  37. 37. Key  messages:    *  Modify/scaffold  the  use  of  these  tools    *  Make  it  relevant  to  your  students  and    their  environment.    *  Choose  one  relevant  thing  to  begin  with    and  give  it  a  go!