Reinventing Writing

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Writing has been reinvented. Instead of paper-based writing, we now have simple online equivalents we should be using in every classroom. Based upon Vicki Davis' Fall 2013 book, Reinventing Writing

Writing has been reinvented. Instead of paper-based writing, we now have simple online equivalents we should be using in every classroom. Based upon Vicki Davis' Fall 2013 book, Reinventing Writing

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  • One drop is a drop of water. Many drops of water together make rain. Rain makes the grass grow. One person writing is one workbut multiple people make change. Change can improve our world.

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  • 1. Reinventing WritingWritingVicki A. DavisTeacher, IT Director@coolcatteacherCo-founder, Flat Classroom™ ProjectsAuthor, Flattening Classrooms, Engaging MindsThe Essential Collaborative Writing GuideBookEye on EducationDecember 2012
  • 2. John Seely Brown,Visiting Scholar, University ofSouthern California“…you can’t just drop newinnovations into a classroomand hope that the instructorwill invent effective ways touse them.To fully utilize anew teaching technology, youoften need to invent newteaching practices as well.”Flat Classroom Conference 2011Beijing, China“Web 2 Kung Fu” speedsharing invented
  • 3.  Fosters community (Elbow 373) Helps see problems from multiple viewpoints (Howard 10) Co-authoring impacts the writing of individual authors (Aghbar) Improves Learning Experiences (wolf 2010) “Ideal model for constructing, reorganizing and acquiring newinformation” (Janssen et all 2010) Global collaboration is essential in today’s workplace (Friedman) Shorten time required to solve pressing world problems (Tapscott)Benefits of Collaborative WritingHong Kong 2011Students edit wiki with virtual partners
  • 4. WHAT IS “THE CLOUD?”A location on the Internet where common files are stored.
  • 5. http://tinyurl.com/kindle-notecard
  • 6. The Collaborative Writing Cloud 9WikisCollaborativeWriting AppsBlogsSocialBookmarkingGraphicOrganizersCollaborativeNotebooksePaperCartooningCloudSyncing
  • 7. Common Core in the CloudWritingVicki A. DavisTeacher, IT Director@coolcatteacherCo-founder, Flat Classroom™ ProjectsAuthor, Flattening Classrooms, Engaging MindsThe Essential Collaborative Writing GuideBookEye on EducationDecember 2012