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Presentation from the Silverstone Blogging Masterclass Conference held on the 7th December 2011.


  • 1. Key Skills in Digital Literacy Bill Lord @Joga5 Bill Lord @joga5

2. DefinitionsDigital literacy is the ability tolocate, organize, understand, evaluate, and analyze information using digitaltechnology. It involves a working knowledge of currenthigh-technology, and an understanding ofhow it can be used. 3. DefinitionsMultiliteracies (New London Group.) The world is becoming smaller,communication between othercultures/languages is necessary to anyone.The usage of the English language is alsobeing changed. The second way to incorporate the termmultiliteracies is the way technology andmultimedia is changing how wecommunicate. 4. something as simple as fun is theeasiest way to change peoples behaviour for the betterBill Lord 5. This slide was a call back to the 1990s when we all had Paul Johnsons How to MakeBooks in Primary schools and used them to get children writing. The issue was that, alltoo often, the quality of the books outweighed the quality of the writing contained inthem. 6. Children need to have writing modelled to them (on paper or electronically)Children need to, at times and where appropriate, feel uncomfortable about the writingprocess BUT TO FEEL SUPPORTED AT ALL TIMES The Writing Commandments Bill Lord @joga5 7. Key Questions What do you want from blogging? What do you perceive as the benefits for thechildren in your class? What will be the focus of your blog? Diary Collection of work Entirely text based? Using Web 2.0 materials 8. Potential unrecognised.School Reports Tolstoy: Both unable and unwilling tolearn. Louis Pasteur: A mediocre pupil in hisbaccalaureate. Roald Dahl: English composition. The boyis an indolent and illiterate member of theclass. 9. The teaching of writingMaking explicit theinternal conversationwhich takes placein a writers mind. 10. Teaching how to write on a blog Which skills are needed? Oracy Planning Drafting Editing Reviewing 11. Reading blogs Modelling Timing Maintaining 12. Commenting on blogs Who comments? What is the language of comment? Is there a meta-language? 13. The able writer may. Possess a strong awareness of audience Show an interest in the craft of writing Be capable of writing at length while maintaininga sense of audience, purpose and organisation Write in original ways and experiment with styles Summarise succinctly Show a dislike of repetition and closed tasks Apply reading experiences to writing tasks 14. Vocabulary choices How do you develop Fluffy girls versus non-descriptive boys 15. Training backwards 16. Some success stories 17. Book Reviews Bill Lord @joga5 18. Removing Barriers to Literacy Expectations Speaking and listening Sequence, sequence, sequence