Composing to Create
 a Digital Identity

           BLC 2010
      Session 2 Workshop

        Sara Kajder
        Virgini...
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The Kids in Period Four...

Marcus             Ashley                 Joe
Reading on 5th     “Accelerated reader”   Readin...
“Toe Holds”
Research on identity
and literacy.
On Literacy and Identity
• “Literacy is a culturally mediated and practice infused
   activity that constantly pulls on th...
“Toe Holds”
Research on identity
and literacy.

Knowing the “rocket
fuel” behind leading
students to generate
and share li...
“Toe Holds”
Research on identity
and literacy.

Knowing the “rocket
fuel” behind leading
students to generate
and share li...
Purpose
Mode
       Audience
                                               “Literacy artifacts
                          ...
A scaffold began to emerge...
                     • Full class “invitations” (and “training wheels”)
Learning together


...
A scaffold began to emerge...
                     • Full class “invitations” (and “training wheels”)
Learning together


...
“I am choosing how and when and
what to tell. I didn’t think that
counted as English. Are you sure?”

              - Marc...
“Learning... is a process of
becoming a member of a sustained
community of practice... Developing
an identity as a member ...
We shall not cease from our exploring
  And the end of all our exploring
 Will be to arrive where we started
And know the ...
Resources:
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BLC - Composing to Create a Digital Identity
BLC - Composing to Create a Digital Identity
BLC - Composing to Create a Digital Identity
BLC - Composing to Create a Digital Identity
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  • BLC - Composing to Create a Digital Identity

    1. Composing to Create a Digital Identity BLC 2010 Session 2 Workshop Sara Kajder Virginia Tech
    2. Resources: Wiki - tiny.cc/kajderblc Backchannel - tiny.cc/kajderchat Google Doc - tiny.cc/composeid Contact Info: Email - skajder@vt.edu Twitter - skajder Skype - skajder
    3. The Kids in Period Four... Marcus Ashley Joe Reading on 5th “Accelerated reader” Reading above grade grade level imprint level. “Dormant” reader “Resistant” reader “Speed” reader Skateboarder/You Annotated map Podcasted radio show Tube developed for youth with large number of group. subscribers”
    4. “Toe Holds” Research on identity and literacy.
    5. On Literacy and Identity • “Literacy is a culturally mediated and practice infused activity that constantly pulls on the personality of the speaker, the writer, or the reader.” (Pahl & Rowsell, 2005, p. 98). • “A Discourse is a sort of identity kit which comes complete with the appropriate costume and instructions on how to act, talk and often to write, so as to take on a particular role that others will recognize.” (Gee, 1990, p. 142) • “Students can use artefacts - images, symbols, discourses, etc. - to modulate their cognition enough to overcome negative social positioning.” (Bartlett, 2005), p. 3).
    6. “Toe Holds” Research on identity and literacy. Knowing the “rocket fuel” behind leading students to generate and share literacy artifacts.
    7. “Toe Holds” Research on identity and literacy. Knowing the “rocket fuel” behind leading students to generate and share literacy artifacts. Students’ willingness to co-construct literacy practices and “be seen.”
    8. Purpose Mode Audience “Literacy artifacts prove particularly Genre Discourse important for those whose literacy performances are under particularly Literacy is a highly situated close scrutiny.” event, practice, or activity in - Bartlett (2007) p. 64 which people read and write in certain ways to be part of particular communities.
    9. A scaffold began to emerge... • Full class “invitations” (and “training wheels”) Learning together • Being purposefully transparent about my learning (and emerging footprint). • Individual or small group contributions to full class sites/environments. • Individual composing and intentional crafting of digital footprint (and eportfolio)
    10. A scaffold began to emerge... • Full class “invitations” (and “training wheels”) Learning together • Being purposefully transparent about my learning (and emerging footprint). • Individual or small group contributions to full class sites/environments. • Individual composing and intentional crafting of digital footprint (and eportfolio)
    11. “I am choosing how and when and what to tell. I didn’t think that counted as English. Are you sure?” - Marcus, pd. 4, June 2009
    12. “Learning... is a process of becoming a member of a sustained community of practice... Developing an identity as a member of a community and becoming knowledgeably skillful are part of the same process.” - Lave & Wenger (1991) Situated Learning
    13. We shall not cease from our exploring And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. - From “Little Gidding,” T.S. Ellot
    14. Resources: Wiki - tiny.cc/kajderblc Backchannel - tiny.cc/kajderchat Google Doc - tiny.cc/composeid Contact Info: Email - skajder@vt.edu Twitter - skajder Skype - skajder

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