Purpose: To explore multimedia texts, write in digital spaces, connect with students and educators across the globe, be able to examine digital identity through daily events in an environment where the author feels valued and safe to take risks.” Julie Wise, University of Delaware.
As part of our whole class literacy program and to foster strong digital citizenship skills we will be taking part in a global multimodal 10 week research project called #walkmyworld. The project this year is organised and facilitated by Mrs Kate Booth and the following people: Ian O’Byrne & Laura Krenicki: University of New Haven/Colchester Public Schools; Sue Ringler-Pet: Iona College; Stephanie Loomis & Ryan Rish: Kennesaw State University; Bill Kist & Lisa Testa: Kent State University; Greg Mcverry: Southern Connecticut State University; Julie Wise: University of Delaware
Each week participants will have prompts that require them to interact with the text, digital tools and community. Our overarching theme for 2015 was Identity and Belonging. For 2016 the theme is still in its planning stage. This is a wonderful project that will encourage students to explore and navigate new texts, develop understandings and concepts of what multimodal texts really look like, and learn how they can publish responsibly online within a global context to a worldwide audience. All parents and community are most welcome to participate as well 🙂
Click here to go to the last years project website: #WALKMYWORLD 2015 and you can search for 1KB’s work by typing #walkmyworld into the search box located in the top right corner.
See who is participating on the Google Map.
1KB Final Storify
Mrs Kate Booth
EN1-4A draws on an increasing range of skills and strategies to fluently read, view and comprehend a range of texts on less familiar topics in different media and technologies
- use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to analyse texts by drawing on growing knowledge of context, language and visual features and print and multimodal text structures (ACELY1660, ACELY1670)
EN1-1A communicates with a range of people in informal and guided activities demonstrating interaction skills and considers how own communication is adjusted in different situations
- identify, reproduce and experiment with rhythmic, sound and word patterns in poems, chants, rhymes and songs (ACELT1592)
- engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questions (ACELY1656)
EN1-8B recognises that there are different kinds of texts when reading and viewing and shows an awareness of purpose, audience and subject matter
- discuss possible author intent and intended audience of a range of texts understand concepts about print and screen, including how different types of texts are organised using page numbering, tables of content, headings and titles, hashtags, navigation buttons, bars and links (ACELA1450)
- respond to a range of literature and discuss purpose and audience
EN1-10C thinks imaginatively and creatively about familiar topics, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts
- recognise the way that different texts create different personal responses
- recognise and begin to understand how composers use creative features to engage their audience
- recreate texts imaginatively using drawing, writing, performance and digital forms of communication (ACELT1586)