Incorporating New Literacies into the K-6 Curriculum Through Inquiry and Choice

WONDERING

EXPLORING
  • Connecting With Experts:
  • Locating: Using search engines and reading search engine results
  • Learning: Using Internet Workshop to determine key ideas, evaluate sources, and consider online reading strategies - read more at Leu, 2002 Internet Workshop: Making Time for Literacy
  • Read what other schools are doing to explore the Internet and digital tools with TryCuriosity.com (Information Literacy for Young Digital Citizens)

RESPONDING
  • Sharing with an audience for a real purpose
  • Foundational components of Digital Writing Workshop (Troy Hicks, 2009) include choice & inquiry*, conferring*, author craft, publishing*, and assessment
  • To explore some online tools and resources for getting started with your Digital Writing Workshops, click here.
  • Several ideas about responding from a teacher's blog, Teaching in the 21st Century.

MATTERING

How are students using online tools in ways that matter? Post your ideas at this Wallwisher board (for Group A) to share with others. (Group B - Use this Wallwisher).

If you're ready to start your own inquiries with your students, some starting places: