The New Literacies Backchannel Transcript

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Document, go back, re visit, remix and add value LEANNE – 29 minutes ago

Capture, save and share LEANNE – an hour ago

Try

Pre, During, Post documentation can be done through reflections? YKIM – 2 hours ago

Start by documenting your own learning journey. Through that experience we will grow more aware and versed in how we document as learning, of and for learning. (predoc/during doc and post doc. )
Aga – 3 hours ago

Replying to: Shireen: The culture of the school is a key factor in implementing change.

Our professional choices and actions build school culture. Walking the walk. Aga – 3 hours ago

Layers of documenting student learning: who does the documenting and what for.
Aga – 3 hours ago

Replying to: Flavs : Twitter is a start.

PYP Educator groups on Facebook are a great place too. Aga – 4 hours ago

Replying to: Maheen: Change is moving faster and faster, and hence taking baby steps isn’t adequate to keep up with that change

Twitter to access current event YKIM – 4 hours ago

Replying to: Flavs : Twitter is a start.

pyg

Blogs
Flavs – 4 hours ago

The leadership team need to prioritise, make it part of action plan and find a way to encourage / support those who want to learn or those who don’t Shireen – 4 hours ago

Replying to: Natasha: If we want to find out what is happening in the world, we look at the news. Is there something that we can look at to keep up with the now literacy? Is that social networks or is there something else we should be monitoring regularly to keep up?

Twitter is a start. Flavs – 4 hours ago

The culture of the school is a key factor in implementing change. Shireen – 4 hours ago

Replying to: Flavs : PD where we share best practices.

We should expand it to learning from each other and our practices at IGB. Between primary/secondary. We are/will be teaching same students. Consistency/alignment?
Ola – 4 hours ago

If we want to find out what is happening in the world, we look at the news. Is there something that we can look at to keep up with the now literacy? Is that social networks or is there something else we should be monitoring regularly to keep up?

Natasha – 4 hours ago

PD where we share best practices. Flavs – 4 hours ago

Will Richardson of modernlearners.com talks about the the skills of the future being the unlearning, re-learning and reinventing yourself.
Aga – 4 hours ago

learn to be flexible and learn to adapt to change Rhona – 4 hours ago

Teachers’ mindset needs to be reinforced and supported by administrators. YKIM – 4 hours ago

How to persuade teachers who might be “stuck in their ways” – constantly modelling it
Maheen – 4 hours ago

Modelling can spark change. Flavs – 4 hours ago

Replying to: Natasha: I would write it as an email. Provide pen pals.

penpalschools.com

Flavs – 4 hours ago

You start with your content and objectives and you amplify it through how you teach it.
Flavs – 4 hours ago

Replying to: Shireen: What do we keep / throw out. Does anyone write a letter any more?

I would write it as an email. Provide pen pals. Natasha – 4 hours ago

What do we Keep, throw out and upgrade LEANNE – 4 hours ago

What do we keep / throw out. Does anyone write a letter any more? Shireen – 4 hours ago

Replying to: Natasha: I think there needs to be a balance. We need to expose

students to a variety of techniques and ensure we are also incorporating the now literacies.

Change is moving faster and faster, and hence taking baby steps isn’t adequate to keep up with that change
Maheen – 4 hours ago

It should also be relevant, rather than stand alone Ola – 4 hours ago

Replying to: Rhona: Should we teach how to use the NOW literacies – how to write for Twitter for example – and should we move away from teaching genres of letter writing, narrative etc?

I think writing narratives is still a good skill, maybe we can teach writing/communication for different purposes and letting kids experiment how to communicate on different platforms
Maheen – 4 hours ago

Replying to: Rhona: Should we teach how to use the NOW literacies – how to write for Twitter for example – and should we move away from teaching genres of letter writing, narrative etc?

I think there needs to be a balance. We need to expose students to a variety of techniques and ensure we are also incorporating the now literacies. Natasha – 4 hours ago

Replying to: Rhona: Should we teach how to use the NOW literacies – how to write for Twitter for example – and should we move away from teaching genres of letter writing, narrative etc?

I think we should expand our list of genre, instead of substituting – enrich. Aga – 4 hours ago

students as teachers/students as learners LEANNE – 4 hours ago

Should we teach how to use the NOW literacies – how to write for Twitter for example – and should we move away from teaching genres of letter writing, narrative etc?
Rhona – 4 hours ago

Your aim shouldn’t be being perfect, but sharing your passion. Flavs – 4 hours ago

Encourage students to share the ideas and that making mistakes is okay – growth mindset
Maheen – 4 hours ago

Actively experiment with different types of media/ social networks. Flavs – 4 hours ago

Know “thyself”/ how do you learn? – reflecting on our own literacies and learning toolbox.
Aga – 4 hours ago

Identify how we learn LEANNE – 4 hours ago

Finding information through people. Flavs – 4 hours ago

Don’t google only things, search people, search for primary sources (e.g. via crowdsourcing).
Aga – 4 hours ago

Some interesting questions to consider: Did I have a global audience in mind? Did I connect outside my classroom? Did I take other perspectives into consideration?
Flavs – 4 hours ago

Stranger – “danger”? Ola – 4 hours ago

Amplifying your voice as an educator Ola – 4 hours ago

Mind shift to start thinking that your voice can reach the world. But why should we go viral?
Natasha – 4 hours ago

Now literacies lens include: global, network, basic, information, media, digital citizenship
Maheen – 4 hours ago

Being able to communicate and access information through a medium Will – 4 hours ago

Push yourself out of your comfort zone to try new things “get over it”. Natasha – 4 hours ago

Natasha: Literacy is changing and it changes depends on your audience

Natasha: Literacy is changing and it changes depends on your audience

Now Literacies engage all of us in reading, viewing and presenting across media. We are all curators of information/thinking/learning.
Aga – 5 hours ago

traditionally – literacy = read, write and understanding
NOW literacy = anything help you learn about new things can be considered as literacy
Ella – 5 hours ago

being able to read, write and understand a content or information, but now literacies ‘ how to upgrade and amplify our way to learn and make it visible, document it and share it to others.

NADIA – 5 hours ago

Alex said that literacy is communicating in all its forms. LEANNE – 5 hours ago

Literacy is interpreting, using and sharing/responding. (Leanne) Alex – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Maheen: Literacy used to mean just reading and writing, but is now expanded to be able to read in different media. Literacy isn’t just written, but also visual and oral and learning how to navigate through different media and write for different audiences/purposes.

As an educator, we feel illiterate because we don’t know the language of twitter or other platforms, can exclude you from a large amount of information.
Maheen – 5 hours ago

Definition of Literacy
it’s about comprehension – being able to find information , organise it and be able to draw information together from different media.
Rhona – 5 hours ago

(generation), purpose. Ola – 4 hours ago

Redefine the literacy: how do we build a bridge from traditional literacy to 22nd centuary literacy?
Ting – 5 hours ago

Literacy used to mean just reading and writing, but is now expanded to be able to read in different media. Literacy isn’t just written, but also visual and oral and learning how to navigate through different media and write for different audiences/purposes.

Maheen – 5 hours ago

Partner: To try, shape, reshape, express ourselves (art -sharing and creating), enhance lessons through literacy.
Natasha – 5 hours ago

Being able to make sense of the written and spoken world Shireen – 5 hours ago

Being able to communicate effectively in all forms and media Rachel – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Maheen: I think we’d have to look at the whole set of notes afterwards and choose the main points. Although as this is note taking and the ongoing conversation, I can see that as being a difficult task

used last year for SDL KWHLAD Ola – 5 hours ago

Replying to: NADIA: you are not alone!haha

Just a thought about using this tool for those whose first language is not English, might be very challenge at the beginning, since it takes longer for them to figure out what to write on here..
Nancy – 5 hours ago

Upgrade KWL chart to KWHLAQ (know, want to know, how will you find out) Natasha – 5 hours ago

An essential component of literacy has to include digital literacy. The consequences of being digitally illiterate are increasingly more worrying. Flavs – 5 hours ago

Participatory learning! Non- linear learning. Push yourself outside your comfort zone.
Rhona – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Maheen: The menu on the side allows for a scratchpad where you can draw or write equations, so it might be useful to contribute not just through writing something down

You can save transcripts. Flavs – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Aga: As educators we have a responsibility to grow our repertoire of tools available, so as to know what can we offer as choice to our children. We also share a responsibility to grow more discerning of which of the tools will truly redefine learning and add value to it.

I think we also have a responsibility to allow students to learn how to responsibly use these chats for educational purposes rather than “chat”. Natasha – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Maheen: Perhaps more administrator control as a teacher?

I think it has definite value as an in-class tool in DP/university settings to ensure everyone gets all the information from a lecture – everyone can access backchannel faster – maybe some people don’t have WhatsApp or WeChat K_aran – 5 hours ago

As educators we have a responsibility to grow our repertoire of tools available, so as to know what can we offer as choice to our children. We also share a responsibility to grow more discerning of which of the tools will truly redefine learning and add value to it.

Aga – 5 hours ago

we need to use it and
play with it to see if it adds value Rhona – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Will: Is there an advantage to dedicated backchannels over say WhatsApp or WeChat?

Perhaps more administrator control as a teacher? Maheen – 5 hours ago

Is there an advantage to dedicated backchannels over say WhatsApp or WeChat?
Will – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Aga: What else can we use this backchannel for other than note- taking?

The menu on the side allows for a scratchpad where you can draw or write equations, so it might be useful to contribute not just through writing something down
Maheen – 5 hours ago

There should not be an expectation for all children to use this tool – but that they should be exposed to it and have the opportunity to participate with it. Rhona – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Shireen: I didn’t hear the question because I was writing something down. Please could someone write down Flavia’s questions.

What else can we use this backchannel for other than note-taking? Aga – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Shireen: I didn’t hear the question because I was writing something down. Please could someone write down Flavia’s questions.

From Magnus: Do you have any experience how this might work in a class setting for note-taking?
Maheen – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Ola: how to use tools meaningfully and add quality to learning

I think we’d have to look at the whole set of notes afterwards and choose the main points. Although as this is note taking and the ongoing conversation, I can see that as being a difficult task
Maheen – 5 hours ago

The importance of evidencing learning, ” if you just say something” how will it impact the learning of others. Being able to write things in different languages, at your own pace, helps give access to children/learners who are not naturally verbal. It makes us also reflect on the thinking of others.

Aga – 5 hours ago

I didn’t hear the question because I was writing something down. Please could someone write down Flavia’s questions.
Shireen – 5 hours ago

write it don’t say it Shireen – 5 hours ago

Do you have any experience how this might work in a class setting for note- taking?
magnusd – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Ting: This is a valid question. I want to know too

It’s more a goal that Id set or question I’d ask myself before using a tool Ola – 5 hours ago

Using new tools – practice, discuss, reflect on it. I also think a good way to learn new technology is just to experiment/play around with it
Maheen – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Ola: how to use tools meaningfully and add quality to learning

This is a valid question. I want to know too Ting – 5 hours ago

how to use tools meaningfully and add quality to learning Ola – 5 hours ago

Crowdsourcing on Twitter: posting your question on your feed with # targeting groups that can potentially answer it for you #pln #plc #pyp #pypchat etc.
Aga – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Shireen: The back channeling is interesting… I am worrying more about what to write / not write rather than focussing on the content of the ‘lecture’. Don’t feel I have anything to write. It is a distraction.

you are not alone!haha NADIA – 5 hours ago

SAMR model, this was referred to yesterday. Natasha – 5 hours ago

It makes notetaking less stressful because you are sharing Rhona – 5 hours ago

lhhbkhl

I feel the same way too. But I am trying not to care. haha Ella – 5 hours ago

crowdsourcing – how small contribution can lead into big change. NADIA – 5 hours ago

Crowdsourcing – ask people to contribute resources – e.g. each person donating a dollar. “How are we embedding this into our learning?” Natasha – 5 hours ago

The back channeling is interesting… I am worrying more about what to write / not write rather than focussing on the content of the ‘lecture’. Don’t feel I have

anything to write. It is a distraction. Shireen – 5 hours ago

webucation is when people are willing to be vulnerable to share their learning no matter they succeed or fail
Ella – 5 hours ago

Holly Clark – more info about her at hollyclark.org Maheen – 5 hours ago

Documenting what we’re doing, our passions and interest and sharing with others so that we can take part in this educational exchange of “taking and giving”.
Aga – 5 hours ago

Great job so far, everyone! Flavs – 5 hours ago

Webucation is only possible due to educators documenting learning experiences and sharing them through the internet
Maheen – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Shireen: The back channeling is interesting… I am worrying more about what to write / not write rather than focussing on the content of the ‘lecture’. Don’t feel I have anything to write. It is a distraction.

Webeucation – learn things on your own using the internet like Youtube. This is the bases of the flipped classroom and a blended learning environment which automatically differentiates your content.

d5h

magnusd – 5 hours ago

Webucation- Learning how to learn anything you are passionate about. Ting – 5 hours ago

you can self-learn yourself with internet. NADIA – 5 hours ago

Webucation – the implication for self directed learning and passion projects is endless
LEANNE – 5 hours ago

Webucation – learning things online Shireen – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Maheen: Now that we have access to so much information through the internet, we also need to be more careful of what are valid sources of information, and be more critical when analysing any biases and limitations of the information.

Sorry Aga! Meant this as a new message, not as a reply! Maheen – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Aga: I think you could look for resources on twitter, facebook groups, pintrest and following creators or different groups and boards.

Now that we have access to so much information through the internet, we also need to be more careful of what are valid sources of information, and be more critical when analysing any biases and limitations of the information.
Maheen – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Ting: Being able to find things, how to search for things is an important skill to master.

There are so many ways to reach out and look for information. Without internet, I die..
NADIA – 5 hours ago

The Internet expands our horizons enormously. Flavs – 5 hours ago

Use Spotify to teach research using bibliographies of on paper or Wikipedia to

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go to another paper and so forth. magnusd – 5 hours ago

Importance of time-management and self-management when browsing and viewing or searching for new ideas and inspiration.
Aga – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Maheen: You can’t search for something you don’t know, however you can find items you don’t know about through the relationships with the item you do know. Ex Spotify recommending similar artists. How can we translate this to other mediums – finding research articles by looking at collaborators?

I think you could look for resources on twitter, facebook groups, pintrest and following creators or different groups and boards.
Aga – 5 hours ago

Being able to find things, how to search for things is an important skill to master.
Ting – 5 hours ago

You can’t search for something you don’t know, however you can find items you don’t know about through the relationships with the item you do know. Ex Spotify recommending similar artists. How can we translate this to other mediums – finding research articles by looking at collaborators?
Maheen – 5 hours ago

Amplifying our knoweledge and understadning through “search chains” – searching for things we did not originally set out to search for.
Aga – 5 hours ago

analogy for educators: how can we learn from each other near and far: social media, getting inspired by other educators
Ola – 5 hours ago

So important to understand the non linear nature of the new literacies…one spark or interest can take us to 1000’s of different places.
LEANNE – 5 hours ago

Seven degrees of Kevin Bacon on Spotify Rachel – 5 hours ago

Spotify suggests songs and artists you have never heard of. You can listen to a

Spotify suggests songs and artists you have never heard of. You can listen to a

Replying to: Flavs : I’m loving it already!

Replying to: Ola: Monday meeting wz Cait?

Replying to: Rhona: Do we take our notes here instead f on google docs?

curating playlists – the mix tapes of the 21st century Aga – 5 hours ago

yes, all the notes are taken here. Flavs – 5 hours ago

Monday meeting wz Cait? Ola – 5 hours ago

test
Nancy – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Ola: yes Rhona

Ta chuck
Rhona – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Aga: Flavs will love her new role, I’m sure. Be gentle and kind to us, dear moderator.

I’m loving it already! Flavs – 5 hours ago

yes Rhona
Ola – 5 hours ago

Do we take our notes here instead f on google docs? Rhona – 5 hours ago

few seconds and if you like it you can add it to your playlist. It opens up a new world of music.

Rhona – 5 hours ago

Flavs will love her new role, I’m sure. Be gentle and kind to us, dear

moderator.
Aga – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Peiyee:

good morning
Purple Lily – 5 hours ago

Replying to: Shireen: Hola!

Replying to: Natasha: Salut!

Hola, chica!
Flavs – 5 hours ago

Salut, Natasha draga! Flavs – 5 hours ago

Peiyee – 5 hours ago

Purple Lily – 5 hours ago

Ting – 5 hours ago

Buenos Dias
Rob – 5 hours ago

Guten Morgen Rachel – 5 hours ago

Ceau!
Flavs – 5 hours ago

Salut!
Natasha – 5 hours ago

Доброго ранку

Ola 5 hours ago

Ola – 5 hours ago

Hallo, Wie gehts? magnusd – 5 hours ago

GIDDAY
LEANNE – 5 hours ago

ni hao!
Ella – 5 hours ago

Salam
Maheen – 5 hours ago

Hola!
Shireen – 5 hours ago

Moin
Will – 5 hours ago

Selamat pagi =) NADIA – 5 hours ago

Buna dimineata! Flavs – 5 hours ago

‘neata!
Alex – 5 hours ago

Xin Chao
Rhona – 5 hours ago

Hello
Ting – 5 hours ago

Namaste 🙂
K_aran – 5 hours ago

Czesc!
Aga – 5 hours ago

Hi, everyone! Flavs – 6 hours ago

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