Friday, 28 March 2014

Digital Literacy, Fakebook & Twister

For the last couple of weeks I've been trawling through the internet looking for resources, articles and research around the topic of digital literacy (or should it be digital literacies?) Lots of good things out there and I now just need the time to sit down and go through what I've gathered. Much of what I find is being curated on this page which maybe useful for those of you wanting to find out a little more about this area. This morning I landed upon a page titled A Guide for Social Media in the Classroom. What particularly caught my attention was a link to Fakebook and Twister. In my opinion these look like a good opportunity to talk to pupils about issues around e-safety and the use of social media. But it also looks like another useful literacy tool to help pupils communicate information about a class topic or area of research. Watch the 90 sec video showing the making of a Fakebook page for John Lennon. The Twister page also includes many examples of Tweets (Twists?) from famous people in history. Here are a couple of history examples I've just quickly made.

Fakebook Example

Twister Example