Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Here is the paper...I had hoped to revise and make it less academic and more reader-friendly but it wasn't happening so this is better than not participating at all: Downloading Multiliteracies into the EAL Classroom
As a follow up, I haven't used Fan Fiction with my students. I am not too worried about making it "uncool" by presenting it to students. I am certainly a cool enough person to get them excited enough to participate. In fact, I might give it a try this semester with the students in my higher level literacy class. Up to this point, my struggle with trying something like Fan Fiction has been the students' lack of fluency in writing and in computer skills. Attempting simple blog posts have literally taken a couple of class periods and constructing a written piece let alone typing it out on the computer is extremely time consuming for students new to the language. As a result, I concluded that a reasonable amount of technological literacy was a pre-requisite to attempting such a task and have kept it in the back of mind as something that I would still like to try someday.
I realize there were some thought provoking questions to ponder on the #ETMOOC blog and I may get around to a couple of those yet but I've got a thesis to work on and it's calling my name...and that voice is becoming increasingly louder as each day passes. Hence, I will contribute as I can to this community and you can be sure that no blog post from this day forward will be as thorough as today's. :-) Enjoy.
Posted by Trudy at 10:32 PM