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Taking the Fast Track in Literacy by Using Technology. Kathleen A. Gormley, PhD Peter McDermott, PhD Presentation at NYSRA Meeting, March 7, 2010. Why digital literacy matters?. Literacy expanded Interactive, multimedia world Communication Problem solving Collaboration

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taking the fast track in literacy by using technology

Taking the Fast Track in Literacy by Using Technology

Kathleen A. Gormley, PhD

Peter McDermott, PhD

Presentation at NYSRA Meeting,

March 7, 2010

why digital literacy matters
Why digital literacy matters?
  • Literacy expanded
  • Interactive, multimedia world
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Collaboration

Source http://www.usfst.com/media/focus-area-images/FSTUS/issues-9-1/Technology_management_LG_FOC.png

keyboarding
Keyboarding

Why does it matter?

  • N0 cheap voice activated
  • Focus on keyboard and nnot

not message (Gormley &

McDermott, 2010)

  • Erase entire to ‘fix’ error
  • Inefficient composing
researching and collaboration
Researching and Collaboration
  • Social Bookmarking
    • Much more efficient than bookmarking
    • Tags allow searching of virtual library
    • Sharing to groups
    • www.diigo.com

diigo

researching and collaboration1
Researching and Collaboration
  • Google.docs
    • Collaborative work—Word, PPt, Excel
    • Asynchronous
    • Teacher—group member
    • gmail account
research collaboration
Research & Collaboration
  • Zoho Writer http://writer.zoho.com
    • Collaborative word processor
    • Sharing
    • Presentation software
    • Best used in groups of 2-3
improving fluency
Improving Fluency

Multiple reads!

Online books

“Read like a teacher!”

vocabulary
Vocabulary
  • Comics: http://www.toondoo.com/
word clouds
Word Clouds

http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/1688486/known_as_math

  • Wordle
  • Tagul
  • ABCya
  • Wordsift
  • Word Mosaic

Source: http://www.wordsift.com/visualize

comprehension
Comprehension

Digital literacy incorporates

  • Understanding;
  • Thinking;
  • Decision Making;
  • Preplanning;
  • Multiple Literacies!

Teacher is KEY!

Modeling

Sharing

Releasing responsibility

composing
Composing
  • StoryJumper
  • Kindle
  • Email
  • Pimpampom (using Flickr pictures)
  • PPt
      • With narration
      • Without narration
      • As a book
part of recent journal entry 5 th grade boy urban school
Part of Recent Journal Entry (5th Grade Boy, Urban School)

I also got a kindle for my birthday. It was $260. I had to wait 2 weeks to get it because it was a lot of money. I was texting on my ipod (sic) and phone and I was texting on my computer also on facebook.

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Dear SXXXXXX,

What did you do on your vacation ? I Went to the hospital because my sister twisted her arm. I like Christmas. What is your favorite subject in school?

Love,

MXXXXXXX

Email

first grader s email 2 22
First Grader’s Email (2/22)

Dear bxxxx ,

Can we play hide and go seek? I like to play with my dogs. Do you want to pet my hampster?

love

Fxxxx

first grader s response
First grader’s response

Mar 1, 2010

Dear  Fxxxx,

yes I   would   like       to                           come   over   and     pet    your hamster  thank   you for  inviting   me. Do you love to play board games?

Love,

XXXXX

pimpampom
Pimpampom

Source: http://www.pimpampum.net/phrasr/?id=22255

video and screencasting
Video and Screencasting
  • Jing (5 minutes)
  • Screencast-o-matic (10 minutes)
  • ScreenFlow (paid, educator’s discount)
lf 10 middle school
LF 10 – Middle School

Source: http://lf10.wordpress.com/category/character-vs-nature/

glogster gl
GlogsterGl
  • Text

http://edu.glogster.com/

online books
Online Books
  • Children’s International Library
  • Tumblebook Library
  • TarHeel Library
  • Many choices!
our advice
Our Advice
  • THINK BIG!
  • Start Small!
keeping in touch
Keeping in Touch
  • Kay will start a NYSRA Group, if you sign up
    • Join diigo.
    • Kay will invite you to join “NYSRA” diigo group.
    • Share with each other!
email us
Email us!

gormlk@sage.edu

mcderp@sage.edu

Kay Gormley

Pete McDermott