Module F: Poetry, writing and ICT

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‘Part of the spell of poetry is the rhythm of language, used by poets who understand how powerful a factor rhythm can be, how compelling and unforgettable. Almost anything put into rhyme is more memorable than the same thing in prose. Why this is, no one knows completely, though the answer is surely rooted far down in the biology by means of which we exist; in the circulation of the blood that goes forth from the heart and comes back, and in the repetition of breathing’ (James Dicky, http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=13eb080d8a315477042e0d5b1&id=2e145f41fc&e=a7002115c7)


Technology can be used to make access to a diverse range of poetry easier for all students, and enable students to publish their original poems.

Poetry Sites







Luka Lesson "Antidote"


Paul Kelly






Natalie Merchant - social commentary



Sustainability rap

Dear Future Generations, Sorry.

Posted by Prince Ea on Monday, April 20, 2015




Create Poetry Online
Glossary of Poetic Terms

Writing and ICT

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Why use ICT to enhance writing? It fosters:
  • Confidence: Spell check; typing; models and exemplars
  • Inspiration: The ideas and getting started!
  • Planning: Mindmaps
  • Craft to artistry: The writing process becomes a focus
  • Vocabulary: Find synonyms and access exemplar texts
  • Refinement:Self and peer editing
  • Collaboration and reflection: Wikis, Blogs, Voicethread, Google Docs - jointly construct text

Digital Texts
In producing digital stories, students address concepts which are common to both print and film – character, setting, genre and narrative structure – drawing on their wider cultural knowledge. This generation of students is drawn to the visual. Garth Boomer stated that "Stories are the lifeblood of our nation."

One way to focus on the craft and artistry of writing, and tap into the creativity of your students is to get to create digital narratives using technology. They can add the images, voiceover, sound and even video clips. If you restrict it to 300 words and get them to focus on: powerful verbs, imagery and even include a motif such as a mirror and a concept such as duplicity, then the students refine their writing skills and 'play' with words and syntax. They will find voice, confidence and structure in their writing.
  • A digital timeline
  • Choose your own adventure in powerpoint or slideshow
  • A podcast
  • A digital poem
  • Alternative perspectives
  • A news report
  • A travel tale in Google Earth

Sites

Short Stories



Imaginative writing and creativity