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‘This an exciting publication that offers authentic approaches for educators to meet challenges of the literacy that students need in our evolving digital landscape.’ Maureen Walsh, Adjunct Professor, Australian Catholic University and Honorary Professor, The University of Sydney ‘In this significant new text, Cathy Burnett and Guy Merchant foreground the affective, embodied and emergent nature of making meaning with new media.’ Teresa Cremin, The Open University The rise of new media technologies has changed the ways in which children engage with texts and this has implications for literacy provision in schools. Drawing on research exploring new media practices within and outside school, this book explains and encourages classroom activity that makes purposeful and appropriate use of these literacies and is underpinned by a set of ...

Create Opportunities to Work With the Provisionality of Digital Media
Create Opportunities to Work With the Provisionality of Digital Media

Although the school curriculum privileges the individual creation of fixed or final products, digital texts are often provisional, allowing them to be easily added to, reworked and remixed. Such practices have the potential to generate rich opportunities for children to reach new audiences, to give and receive feedback and to remix what others have done in ways that are both critical and creative.

This chapter will:

  • explore the provisionality of digital media, i.e. the ease with which digital texts may be reworked
  • investigate remix in popular media
  • consider the potential for creativity and criticality generated through building opportunities for remix into literacy provision
  • explore possibilities for reaching different audiences for ...
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