Literacy – Ict Applications

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  • 1. Literacy ICT Applications

2. Word-processing 3. Text type swap - poetry to prose and vice versa - story to playscript 4. Two documents 5. Thesaurus 6. Thesaurus surfing 7. Reading without expression 8. Find and Replace 9. Comments 10. Audio Comments 11. Audio Comments 12. Multimedia

  • Clicker, PowerPoint, IWB software, PhotoStory3, Windows Movie Maker, 2Create a Story and others
  • Combine
    • Sound & video clips into PowerPoint
    • Written PowerPoint slides into PhotoStory
    • Audacity into all!

13. Record Voice 14. Save as .jpg 15. .jpgs in Folder 16. 17. Tea break? 18. More Audio

  • MP3 commentary
  • Description: Produce audio commentaries to be played back by an individual on a portable audio device as they move around a particular location.
  • Examples: - a guide to an art exhibition in which artists describe their pictures and sculptures; - a guide to accompany a local history walk with descriptive and explanatory speech pertinent to specific points on the walk

PhotoStory3 19. Podcast

  • Description: Take any digitally recorded audio outcomes from pupils' work and share with a wider audience via the Internet. For example,as part of the Y6 journalistic writing unit pupils may produce a radio news bulletin and augment it with interviews, adverts and other types of text appropriate to the medium of radio. Audio files may be simply uploaded to a website so that they may be downloaded manually by listeners. Alternatively,if regular episodes are to be broadcast,have a podcast feed set up so that listeners may subscribe and have episodes delivered to them automatically. For example,a regular radio podcast through which a single class share examples of poetry, audio plays, interviews, stories, reports/recounts, advertisements etc.

20. Radio drama

  • (audio enactments of narrative text)
  • Description: Produce drama conforming to the conventions of radio plays. Digitally record dialogue, edit and add music and sound effects. Share outcomes with a wider audience via the Internet.

21. Audacity

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22. Where next? 23. Types of screen texts Computer Applications e.g. Word, CD ROMS , Websites Blogs Social networks Wikis Other 2 way applications including Chatsites The Internet Presentation software e.g. Interactive Whiteboards 24. Communicating InformationWeb 2 Allows users to write to as well as read pages on the InternetRead Download Consumer Keep to yourself Watch Static pages that dont change Locally Installed application Work on your PC Web 1 Write Upload Publish Share Participate Dynamic pages that change Web based application Work on the Internet Web 2 25. On screen texts

  • Awareness of the range of examples of on screen reading available to children and the different conventions that go with them
  • Able to identify skills and strategies for on screen reading
  • Validating and evaluating information on the Internet

26. Implications for shared, guided and independent reading

  • Explicit discussion of reading pathways and factors that influence a readers choice
  • Modelling reading pathways with children
  • Drawing on children's own pathways
  • Explicit teaching of page design as an indicator of authorial intent


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