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Reflections on readings in regards to project tomorrow
Students are so involved in the way they communicate with each other, the pop worlds text messaging and myspace. Students have so many ways and avenues to communicate.
Notes about Chapter 4
Tagging is all about using words to categorize and describe content. As a result of fact, a new term, folksonomy, was coined as a result of the practice of tagging in an online environment.(Braun) Tagging enables personal response to content.

This is also a good way for students to go back and refer to previous things that they have done.

Folksonomy combines folk and taxonomy to describe the way the information is categorized, through tagging on the web. (Braun)
Keywords are also used in this process, so that anyone can add a tag.
These are just a few ways in which literacy and writing has changed on the internet.
Flickr is one of the most well known tagging sites? Flickr allows users to upload photos and describe those photos with tags. (Braun)
A concept called Tag clouds helps teens become more proficient searchers.

Notes Chapter 5
Gaming-the player is immersed into the situation. (gaming)

Gaming techniques incorporate; postings on discussion boards, character studies, messages in chat sessions with fans, game related poetry, modifications to a game story.
Games are more challenging these days.

It seems that most games these days are actually made for adults and older kids. It is almost a subculture. ESPN actually has a TV show devoted to Madden created by EA sports.

Technology plus literacy=Social Networking
Literacy has changed over the years due to the way teens communicate on the internet and the way they communicate with technology.

There are varying levels of community in how teens communicate and gain information on the internet.
My-space –a virtual community in which teens communicate. It has a strong focus on Pop culture.

In order to do this, there is a heavy reliance on literacy skills.
There a good ways for teens to communicate.
Friendster is another method to communicate.
Building social networks at the library and in class?

Within an educational context, Flickr provides significant opportunities for helping students understand literacy concepts related to the description of content.


Frequently, writing is now no longer the central mode of representation in learning materials.

The digital media, rather than textbooks are used more.
The corpus consist of multimodal, hyper or interrelated texts.

Representation as Social and Semiotic Practice

In a social semiotic account of meaning making, producers as well as users of learning resources-visual artists, editors writers, teachers, elements or sign makers.

Interests-of the producer of learning is twofold: rhetorical. Pedagogical and epistemological.
Meaning and situated use:

Mode- a socially and culturally shaped resource for making meaning. Image, writing, layout, speech, moving image are examples.

Site of display
If we take a sheet of a4 paper, we can write an announcement on it and pin it on the wall.

Frame and genre
Genres are the semiotic obverse of the social event.

Transductions are constantly made of meanings made in one mode of an ensemble odf modes.

Examples of transduction
From artifact to image writing
The material substance is 3 dimensional shape.
From action to image and writing
Recontextualization-readers from a book cannot readily alter the text they read, other than in their inner remaking. This does not become effective in the social worlds.
This is the process of moving meaningful material; from one contect to another.

Must talk about the arrangement of materials.

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