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The Willy Wagtail Tale: ICT, multiliteracies and community connections

Hesterman, S.ORCID: 0000-0001-7491-5527 (2010) The Willy Wagtail Tale: ICT, multiliteracies and community connections. In: AARE 2010, 28 November - 2nd December 2010, University of Melbourne, Melbourne.

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Young students pull chairs into an enclosed patio area adjacent to their classroom for a morning meeting. Much to everyone’s delight two Willy Wagtails fly into their midst, loud chirping communications interrupting conversation. One student suggests to the class that they hang a long tree branch from the patio eaves so that birds can have a place to rest. A week later, as if by magic, the birds accept the children’s invitation and commence nest building on the suspended limb. To support students’ interest, the class teacher decides to video the birds’ activity from an aerial perspective and initiate multimedia communications. In so doing, opportunities to interconnect and build relationships throughout the school and the wider community were intiated.

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