IASL 2012 Conference, 11 to 15 November 2012
By taking part in the GiggleIT Project your students will have opportunities to develop a range of skills and demonstrate a number of learning outcomes. You can use these as a guide, but add your own to suit individual programs and different teaching-learning contexts.
think objectively, critically and creatively about written texts;
further develop oral and written communication skills;
further develop information research skills;
expand their use and knowledge of language in a number of contexts;
work collaboratively in a team environment and independently as a responsible team member;
work collaboratively with students from other cultures/countries; and
develop understandings about how people from other cultures use language for communication.
Students use language to understand, develop and communicate ideas and information and interact with others (West Australian Curriculum Framework).
Students will develop critical literacy skills:
understand that the way language is used and varies according to context;
devleop creative writing skills;
use a drafting/editing/publishing process;
explore different types of literature – poetry, school yard rhymes, limericks, sayings, jokes/gags, short stories;
use a range of language and build vocabulary; and
use correct language conventions appropriate to audience, purpose and context.
Students recognise when and what information is needed, locate and obtain it from a range of sources and evaluate, use and share it with others (West Australian Curriculum Framework).
Students will develop critical information literacy skills:
they will develop mindmaps and graphic organisers as tools to develop critical thinking and comparative skills;
they will locate/research, collect, group and collate, evaluate and deconstruct meaning from a range of information sources;
they will discuss and redefine information and reconstruct it to make meaning within a new context; and
they will examine and compare different types of literature from their own and other countries to develop cross cultural understandings about information.
Students select, use and adapt technologies (West Australian Curriculum Framework).
During the course of the project, students will have opportunities to use a range of technologies (email, digital mindmaps and graphic organisers, electronic portfolios, Wordprocessing and desktop publishing, the Internet/World Wide Web, digital data projectors, computers, and digital cameras). They may adapt these technologies to produce their formal presentations, discussion tasks and creative writings.
Students will develop critical technology skills:
to locate and explore information;
research using a variety of formats and delivery modes, through research of national identity as found in humorous national literature;
managing, collating, reconstructing information, referencing using a range of technologies;
evaluation of electronic resources and student publications, progress and process; and
to communicate using appropriate conventions with others around the world.
Students will develop critical social cultural understandings and skills:
Students will not only explore the language and humour of peoples from other countries, but they will also find out where they live, information about the participating students, how they live and how they see themselves.
Students value and implement practices that promote personal growth and well being (West Australian Curriculum Framework).
The GiggleIT Project is a partner with the International Children's Digital Library
Last updated May 2013 (ER)