Friday, September 21, 2007


I have been inspired and informed by Al Upton and his minilegends after getting the link through Sue Waters on Twitter I think!

If you read this blog you will know I have been working on Twitter based literacy activities, using mobile phones to post, and to be displayed on a blog or wiki via twitterbadges or Apollo Twittercamp. These activities are for the purpose of engaging young people who have so far not had positive experiences of learning in institutions.

This fantastic slideshare below by Angela Thomas has it all, I love slide two - types of digital fiction , slide 14 Mobile phone fiction, slide 29 SMS Text Poetry and slide 30 TwitterMicroFiction! Yes! Yes and Yes! This is exactly what I am on about. Perfect. Thank you Angela!

So the idea has morphed from TwitterVerse, as it was seen as too demanding for the available literacy levels of the learners. Then we thought about TwitterFiti, or twitter that reported graffiti from around the place, but seemed a bit limited, then TwitterTag, but again didnt seem to give enough opportunity for literacy development.

Then Al Uptons blog, complete with instructions for six word stories, he used this with 8 - 9 year olds, we will use it with young teenagers and I am sure the content of the six word stories will reflect this. So, thank you to Sue Waters networking on Twitter, and Web2.0 for Al Uptons blogare, and Angela sharing through slidesh we will be able to go ahead and do this!

Will let you know how it goes!

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