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14 Digital Literacy Activities

Following a PD session I was involved with yesterday on creating  Digital Literacies I have compiled 14 activities with both student and teacher guidance notes included focussing on four aspects of digital literacies.  Still Images, Digital Sound, Moving Images and Digital Text.  These activities are aimed at students from years 5 - 9 but you could easily adjust them to suit the needs of older and younger students.

These activities can be set as either an independent task or as a whole class activity.

Still Images

Design a Robot  This digital learning object allows you to build robots for specific purposes

Cartoon Capers  This cartoon shows what many people thought about Labour leader Kevin Rudd during the 2007 federal election campaign.

The Riddle of the Black Panther  This is a series of three interactive learning objects which focus on a rumour that a black panther is loose near the town of Flotsam.

Digital Sound

Soundscape  Listening to sound effects and drawing on experiences to represent them as pictures.

Happy Little Vegemites  This is the famous Vegemite advertising jingle, ‘We’re Happy Little Vegemites’ heard on radio and television throughout the 1950s and 60s.

Sydney Harbour Bridge The song about the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge was published as sheet music, on piano roll and as a record in 1931 just before the completion of the long-awaited bridge.

Moving Images

Meat Pies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars This television advertisement for Holden cars is from the mid-1970s and features Australian images.

Making a Scene Learn about how and why advertisers select characters, sidekicks, settings, sounds and music to make sure their advertisement engages their target audience.

Black Balloons  This 2006 television advertisement shows black balloons coming out of household appliances and floating up into the sky.

Playgrounds then and Now  This is an extract from a 1925 silent black-and-white documentary film entitled 'The rising generation'.

Digital Texts

Haiku  This is a website of haiku poems displayed with Japanese-style black ink paintings.

Making a Scene  Learn about how and why advertisers select characters, sidekicks, settings, sounds and music to make sure their advertisement engages their target audience.

Design a website This digital learning object requires you to order jumbled websites, matching content to the correct one of three websites

Radio Waves This digital learning object requires you to order jumbled websites, matching content to the correct one of three websites.

 

I hope you enjoy them and look forward to hearing from those that have given these activities a shot.