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1 Using Digital Technology to Engage Writers and Encourage Student Voices

2 #WalkMyWorld Twitter Twitter 10 weeks 10 weeks Post once a week Post once a week Inspiration: watch, play, connect, create, curate Inspiration: watch, play, connect, create, curate Everyone is invited Everyone is invited https://sites.google.com /site/walkmyworldproje ct/home https://sites.google.com /site/walkmyworldproje ct/home

3 How do we make writing FUN? https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=2lXh2n0aPyw

4 Writing Prompt for 3 rd grade Using your knowledge of social studies, write a well-organized essay about transportation in different communities around the world. In your essay, remember: Tell how people within different communities around the world travel. Include an introduction, body & conclusion. Include an introduction, body & conclusion. Include details, examples, or reasons to develop your ideas. Include details, examples, or reasons to develop your ideas. Use the information from the documents in your answer. Use the information from the documents in your answer.

5 Linguistic Mode 3 rd Grade Essay Social Studies

6 Words are just voices on paper. What does your writing say? Audio Mode

7 Multimedia images, video, animation, music, recorded narration, text, transitions 3 rd Grade Essay Social Studies

8 Discussion What multimodal environments have you already established? What multimodal environments have you already established? How could you use Animoto in your classroom as an entry point into multimodal composition? How could you use Animoto in your classroom as an entry point into multimodal composition? Why would a tool like Animoto be effective in teaching multimodal composition? Why would a tool like Animoto be effective in teaching multimodal composition? Power Point Slideshow Movie Maker Photo Story iMovie VoiceThread.com Animoto.com

9 Why do we need to teach Multimodal Composition CCSS has changed curriculum: CCSS has changed curriculum: RL.5.7 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone or beautify of a text (e.g., multimedia presentation of poem). RL.5.7 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone or beautify of a text (e.g., multimedia presentation of poem). W.5.6 Use technology to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting. W.5.6 Use technology to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting. SL.5.5 Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations SL.5.5 Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations Technology has changed the: Technology has changed the: definition of literacy definition of literacy composition process composition process

10 Digital Native Access does not equal knowledge

11 Multimodality new vs. old digital vs. print

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13 Create a common language Multimodality allows the author the flexibility to use modes (images, moving animation, sound, text) in accurate and creative ways. Duel role of writer and designer Who is my audience? What is the most effective way to communicate my message?

14 Linguistic Mode 3 rd Grade Essay Social Studies

15 Develop a Critical Lens How do the images and words work together? How do they work against creating meaning? Which mode creates the best meaning for this message? Are there other modes that might convey a clearer message? cEzvBbBgDEbWkUagUg cEzvBbBgDEbWkUagUg

16 4b9NgatQgesZUjihpcKwQ 4b9NgatQgesZUjihpcKwQ How do the images and words work together? Develop a Critical Lens

17 Shift Responsibly Before - Pique their curiosity Introduce yourself or a concept Introduce yourself or a concept During - Grab their attention Practice order of operations Practice order of operations After - Tutor support (QR Codes) Review a class, text, or a unit Review a class, text, or a unit

18 After the Lesson https://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=t03w9gY d_b0

19 Station for Exploration Reading – book trailers, vocab, retelling, summarize, visualize setting, Reading – book trailers, vocab, retelling, summarize, visualize setting, Writing – prompts, process writing (how to wash hands), build an argument, digital poetry, digital story telling Writing – prompts, process writing (how to wash hands), build an argument, digital poetry, digital story telling History – timelines, biographies, amendments, bill of rights, regions of the us History – timelines, biographies, amendments, bill of rights, regions of the us Math – order of operations, solve a problem, present a new formula, word problems Math – order of operations, solve a problem, present a new formula, word problems Science – weather, experiments, scientific method, periodic chart, chemical vs physical changes Science – weather, experiments, scientific method, periodic chart, chemical vs physical changes Teacher – introductions, back to school night, field trips, class trips, highlight student achievements Teacher – introductions, back to school night, field trips, class trips, highlight student achievements

20 Multiple Pathways Linear: linguistic, audio, visual Linear: linguistic, audio, visual Browser: digital images, videos Browser: digital images, videos Recursive: moving back and forth Recursive: moving back and forth

21 Show & Tell

22 Assessment How are students combing these modes for effective communication? Duel role of writer & designer

23 BenefitsBenefits Free Easier than iMovie Cloud storage Novel way to convey meaning by combining text with visual, audio, and spatial modes Differentiate process and product to meet a wide range of learning profiles Facilitate critical thinking, collaborations, and research skills Increase media literacy Challenges Time to learn software Access Music & pictures aren’t always relevant Can’t control time between slides Need permission if using student pictures Time to process video

24 References Curwood, J. and Cowell, L. (2011). iPoetry: Creating Space for New Literacies in the English Curriculum. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. 55(2), 110 – 120. Dalton, B. (2012). Multimodal Composition and the Common Core State Standards. The Reading Teacher, 66(4), Morgan, H. (2013) Technology in the Classroom: Creating Videos Can Lead Students to Many Academic Benefits Childhood Education (January 2013), 89 (1), pg Spires, H. A., Hervey, L. G., Morris, G., & Stelpflug, C. (2012). Energizing Project ‐ Based Inquiry: Middle ‐ Grade Students Read, Write, and Create Videos. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 55(6), Wickline, K (2011). Bringing Lessons to Life with Animoto. development/strategy-guides/bringing-lessons- life-with html

25 Inquiry-based Learning 1. Problem or question 2. Small group exploration 3. Tool Demonstration 4. Practice the task

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