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Principles from Collaborative Writing in the Cloud a book to be released in Winter 2012 from Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher published by Eye on Education.

Principles from Collaborative Writing in the Cloud a book to be released in Winter 2012 from Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher published by Eye on Education.

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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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  • WritingCommon Core in the Cloud Vicki A. Davis Teacher, IT Director @coolcatteacher Co-founder, Flat Classroom™ Projects Author, Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds The Essential Collaborative Writing GuideBook Eye on Education December 2012
  • “…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.”John Seely Brown, Visiting Scholar, University ofSouthern California Flat Classroom Conference 2011 Beijing, China “Web 2 Kung Fu” speedsharing invented
  • Benefits of Collaborative Writing 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 new information” (Janssen et all 2010) Global collaboration is essential in today’s workplace (Friedman) Shorten time required to solve pressing world problems (Tapscott) Hong Kong 2011 Students edit wiki with virtual partners
  • The process of writing, editing, and producing with a group of people.WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE WRITING?WHAT IS “THE CLOUD?”
  • The Collaborative Writing Cloud 9 Cloud Syncing Wikis Blogs Cartooning Graphic ePaper Organizers Collaborative Collaborative Social Writing Apps Notebooks Bookmarking
  • Reality Check Questions to ask about Technology Tools• Can each student have a • Can you easily set up a lot of • How easy is it to monitor? distinct username? users? • How much control can you• Does the website track • Can you duplicate pages or have over editing, profile data on the students? websites easily? commenting, and viewing?• Can you set it up without an email address?User Setup Scalability Management• Does the site allow • Does the site have good help • How secure is data shared on embedding? files? the platform?• What are the capabilities of • Does the site have an active • How private is data shared simultaneous editing? community of educators that on the platform?• Can the document be edited is well supported by the • What are the intellectual on multiple platforms? company? property rights associated • What if you are mandated with what you share on the the tools you can use? platform? Privacy, Security,Interactive Community and Intellectualfeatures Property Rights
  • PlanSet UpResearch &DraftContentEditingAssessmentLegacyKaizen
  • Community of Practice• “communities of practice are formed by people who engage in a process of collective learning in a shared domain of human endeavor.” (Lave and Wegner)
  • "Global standards create a positive userexperience. They help to satisfyconsumers expectations thattechnology products will work togethereasily."—Justin Rattnerhttp://www.intel.com/standards/execqa/Justin_Rattner.htm
  • What kinds of things interface in today’s classroom? TextbooksStudents Apps /eBooks Computers Schools Teachers Websites
  • Common Core Writing Standards Summarized • W.x.1 Write arguments Text types and • W.x.2 Write informative/ explanatory texts. purposes • W.x.3 Write narratives Production and • W.x.4 Production and distribution Distribution of • W.x.5 Develop and strengthen writing Writing • W.x.6 Use technology Research to • W.x.7 Conduct research projects build and • W.x.8 Gather relevant information present knowledge • W.x.9 Draw evidence • W.x.10 Write over varied time frames for a varietyRange of Writing of tasks, purposes and audiences http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards/english-language-arts-standards
  • Relationship to Common Core Decide your text type & purpose,Plan determine timeframe, production & distribution methodSet Up Reality check to select tool and set up. W.x.7 Conduct research projectsResearch & W.x.8 Gather relevant informationDraft W.x.9 Draw evidenceContentEditing See content editing cycle.Assessment Summative & formative throughout.Legacy W.x.10 Write over varied time frames for a variety of tasks,Kaizen purposes and audiences
  • W.x.7 Conduct research projects Revision W.x.8 Gather relevant information W.x.9 Draw evidence Citation and Discussions & Permission Feedback Content Editing Cycle W.x.4 Production and distribution W.x.5 Develop and strengthen writing W.x.6 Use technology Monitoring & Troubleshooting Engagement
  • W.x.7 Conduct research projects Revision W.x.8 Gather relevant information W.x.9 Draw evidence Citation and Discussions & Permission Feedback Content Editing Cycle W.x.4 Production and distribution W.x.5 Develop and strengthen writing W.x.6 Use technology Monitoring & Troubleshooting Engagement
  • Planning a sample Project W.x.2 Write informative/ explanatoryPlan texts with other classrooms.Set Up Wiki.Research & Diigo GroupDraft Standard TagsContentEditing See content editing cycle.Assessment Summative & formative throughout.Legacy Wiki included in student efolio. Feedback surveyKaizen Celebrations
  • Reality Check Wiki Google Docs BlogsCan each student have a distinct Yes, if set up Yes. Typically but there are exceptions.username? properly. Mandatory.Does the website track profile data on Depends on Yes. Typically but there are exceptions.the student? the websiteCan you set up without an email Yes, on some No. No but there are exceptions.address? sites.Can you easily set up a lot of users? Depends. Not typically. Depends.Can you duplicate pages or websites Yes. Yes. Typically.easily?Are changes tracked and viewable? Yes. Yes, but No, blogger must use strike sometimes throughs and disclose edits on her cumbersome. own volition.How much control can you have over Control by Control for One level of control for the wholeediting, commenting, and viewing? individual each site in most cases. page. document.
  • Reality Check Wiki Google Docs BlogsDoes the site allow embedding? Yes. Only pictures. Yes, in most cases>Is simultaneous editing possible. Still glitchy. Yes. N/aCan the document be edited on Yes, using web Yes, using Yes, depending on the bloggingmultiple platforms. browser, no browser and platform some apps are available. apps. some apps.Can you message users privately? Yes. Via email Maybe.Community of practice Depends on Somewhat Depends on website websiteCan you compare revisions. Yes. Yes. No. Cumbersome sometimes.Are you able to discuss content on a Yes, via Yes via Instant Depends on the blog.page? discussion messaging and tabs. comments.Intellectual Property rights, privacy, Most let you Google TOS See TOS and check other points.security. select a copyright. Check other points.
  • Wiki Permission Planning Template Flat Classroom® ProjectTask Non Members Members AdministratorsDiscussionsEditing (the default)Editing Exceptions Calendar / Instructions Home PageViewingViewing Exceptions Teacher meetings
  • You boost pre-writingcapabilities if you select a site that allows The embed embedding button
  • Planning a sample Project W.x.2 Write informative/ explanatoryPlan texts with other classrooms.Set Up Wiki.Research & Diigo GroupDraft Standard TagsContentEditing See content editing cycle.Assessment Summative & formative throughout.Legacy Wiki included in student efolio. Feedback surveyKaizen Celebrations
  • W.x.7 Conduct research projects Revision W.x.8 Gather relevant information W.x.9 Draw evidence Citation and Discussions & Permission Feedback Content Editing Cycle W.x.4 Production and distribution W.x.5 Develop and strengthen writing W.x.6 Use technology Monitoring & Troubleshooting Engagement
  • Be transparent with your students Suzie Nestico @nesticos
  • Look for scalability
  • Templates will save you time
  • Harness the power of peers
  • Remember!Keep what worksImprove what doesn’t.
  • The Collaborative Writing Cloud 9 Cloud Syncing Wikis Blogs Cartooning Graphic ePaper Organizers Collaborative Collaborative Social Writing Apps Notebooks Bookmarking
  • WritingCommon Core in the Cloud Vicki A. Davis Teacher, IT Director @coolcatteacher Co-founder, Flat Classroom™ Projects Author, Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds The Essential Collaborative Writing GuideBook Eye on Education December 2012