After watching the video with examples of transliteracy I realized I've done quite a bit in my classroom. First, at the beggining of the year we were reading a story about a girl who used sign language. During this time, we brought in a former teacher who knows sign language to teach the students how to sign. They learned the alphabet and some basic words like "please" and "thank you". In the video that gives examples of transliteracy, two of the students were talking about how they had read a book and wrote a book review on the book. They then used Voice Thread to share their book review. In my class for my driving question and data collection last trimester. I did something very similar. I used Voice Thread to have students retell a story that they read in class. First, they had to plan it out using a graphic organizer. Then they worked in a group to create a voice thread to retell the story. It was interesting to see that another teacher did something similar to what I did. I actually wish I could see other uses of Voice Thread because I really enjoyed using it. I also just recently started a Google Classroom and started to use Edpuzzle. I found a video of the story that we were reading in class being read on the video and then added in questions for the students to answer. I am really attempting to use transliteracy within my classroom. Now my last step before the school year is over is to add in another website called storyboardthat.com. After hearing about this website I tried it out and decided to have students use it to retell a story in class. I'm excited to see how creative they can be with this program.
After reviewing the TPACK video one thing stuck to my mind. At the beginning of the video he shows a picture of a dripping faucet to show how people use to receive information and then men holding a powerful fire hose spewing out water rapidly to show how people are receiving information now. This video, only being 5 minutes, give a lot of information and it helps stick to your brain because of the visuals that come along with it. As we have been learning in Baggio pictures help us remember and they stick in our brains longer. There were some words in the presentations but very little and they enhanced the video rather than made it hard to understand.
I Googled "prototypes" and found a website called lucidchart.com. I was playing around with it and found it really easy to use. It reminded me of a Google document, so I used it. I planned out what I would like to do in order to conduct my research further. Now this is where I wasn't sure. While I created it, I'm not sure if that's exactly what I was supposed to do. For some reason I am still having trouble wrapping my brain around creating a "product" and "prototype" for the Capstone project. I think I'll get there eventually, but right now I'm still moving along week by week.