Saturday, July 8, 2017

Words of Wisdom: crafting digital texts creatively and collaboratively

Words of Wisdom - a workshop at the AATE/ALEA national conference Hobart 2017

Workshop outline
How does literacy and learning differ in classrooms where students have access to personal devices and online tools? What are the pedagogical implications for digital writing instruction? In this workshop we explore how teachers can support students to effectively craft multimodal digital texts appropriate to audience and purpose.

It will be argued that teachers need a deep understanding of the creative workflows for planning and producing digital texts. Furthermore they need to establish a participatory culture, utilising online tools such as Edmodo and Google apps, to promote collaboration and maximise student creativity and critical thinking.

This workshop draws on recommendations from the “iLearn Anywhere Project”, a longitudinal study (2014-2016) in which 500 primary students utilised iPads as a personal learning tool.

Participants will investigate classroom case studies, including the ‘Words of Wisdom’ project, for evidence of the pedagogical strategies and supports used to facilitate the digital authoring process.

iLearn Anywhere project background
In 2014, eight Catholic Education primary schools engaged in a 1-1 ipad trial to support their learning, particularly in Literacy and Numeracy.  The iLearn Anywhere website documents the project and provides the supporting resources.

Words of Wisdom workshop presentation slides

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Words of Wisdom

The Board Game project


iLearn literacy, numeracy and religious education in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom video

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