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Weekly Activities: Week 1

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Activities: Week 1

(These activities are not described in detail in our Yahoo Group messages.)


1. Post an introduction for yourself. In the introduction, give your name, gender, location, time zone (+/- GMT), and tell a little about who you are and what you do. Also, list the IDs (Yahoo, MSN, Skype, Twitter, etc.) that  you use for online communication.
2. Upload a photo of yourself to the Photos folder shown in the left-hand sidebar menu. Choose 2009 Participants within the Photos folder.
3. Complete the online Preassessment Survey for this seminar. You can find it here:

4. Please sign the guestbook on the FrontPage of this wiki.

Read and watch the following:

Seminal Reading:
The New London Group (1996). A pedagogy of Multiliteracies. Harvard Educational Review.


Seminal Viewing:
Michael Wesch: A Portal to Media Literacy: a talk on Web 2.0 and Learning Environments presented at the University of Manitoba June 17th, 2008.


Answer the following questions in the comment area on this page:

— After reading the Siemens article, what is/are multiliteracies, from your point of view?


— What do you think of Michael Wesch's video?
6. Complete the activity described on the Week 1 Partipants page.
7. Complete the Extra Activites for Week 1.
8. Take a look at additional readings posted for Week 1.
9. Note that we will have two live events this week (see the event schedule below).


This Week's Event Schedule





04:00 GMT     to 05:00

Informal conversation with Kim Cofino in Elluminate to discuss
"Making the Shift Happen (Always Learning, Feb 24, 2008).

Read about it here.


Listed on Webheads Events Calendar




noon GMT to 14:00
Webheads weekly meeting for two hours—noon to 14:00 GMT at http://www.tappedin.org




14:00 GMT to 15:00

Informal conversation with Vance Stevens in Elluminate to discuss developments since :Revisiting Multiliteracies in Collaborative
Learning Environments: Impact on Teacher Professional Development (TESL-EJ, Volume 10, Number 2


Listed on Webheads Events Calendar






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