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1 Words, wrds, wdz What is the digital environment doing to our language? Melanie Hughes AIS NSW

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5 What’s happening to our language? New forms of language New text types Blurring of medium, purpose and audience Neologisms

6 Neologisms.. Pop Culture – Google (noun, verb) – McMansion – #Fail Nictionary Nicki Minaj – barbs Advertisers – Upsize – Post-it – Tupperware

7 Meme gone viral #hashtag

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9 Cell Phone Novels

10 Twitter fiction/ Twitterature

11 Nano fiction/ Micro fiction *7 word (or less) Title *a setting *one or more characters *conflict *resolution *no more than 55 words long

12 Hint fiction CURE Triumphant, Dr Masuyo held the frail child. After years, he finally had a cure. Outside, the sun warmed Hiroshima. And then he saw the flash. by: Kevin Hosey

13 Thx 4 Listnin L8r peeps! Melanie Hughes Education Consultant – Technology across the curriculum AIS NSW Phone:

14 What impacts can you alert your students to? Which do you see as being most important?

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16 Purpose, audience and content…. Purpose Content Audience Imaginative Persuasive Informative

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18 Social Media and Persuasive Text

19 Workplace Texts

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21 Social meets workplace blurry boundaries….

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