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  1. 1. HARD COPY <ul><li>Transforming online writing into enduring collections as books </li></ul>http://hardcopy.wikispaces.com
  2. 2. Past challenges of writing <ul><li>Writing was in isolation. </li></ul><ul><li>Writing at school rarely had an audience apart from the teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Peer review was a limited activity. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Past challenges of publication <ul><li>Collation of written work was a mammoth task. </li></ul><ul><li>Publication involved organizing printing, collation, binding. </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution was time-intensive and involved collecting statistics (names/numbers) & money. </li></ul><ul><li>If you lost your copy or missed out, then there was no way to access the book/writing. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Present Possibilities <ul><li>Writing can occur online in open, collaborative environments </li></ul><ul><li>Peers can naturally read and peer edit </li></ul><ul><li>Students can find a real-world audience both online and in print </li></ul><ul><li>Collation of student writing can be centralized online in wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Ordering, printing & distribution of books can be completely outsourced </li></ul><ul><li>Books can be reprinted...and offered to wider audiences </li></ul>
  5. 5. Writers Task Space Process Collation& Format Publish THE BASICS OF PUBLICATION
  6. 6. 1. Writers
  7. 8. DEVELOPING WRITING TEAMS...
  8. 9. Task, Space & Process
  9. 10. SPACE: wikis
  10. 11. www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers
  11. 12. Start with the basics! Modular Writing Projects
  12. 13. 8esol.wikispaces.com ...to be continued...
  13. 14. Wiki Demo...
  14. 15. Don’t forget to articulate task requirements ;-)
  15. 16. Stepping it up a notch... Collaborative Writing Projects
  16. 17. 8writing.wikispaces.com Self-contained collaborative project
  17. 18. Go Global! Join a global collaboration project
  18. 19. burrell9english.wikispaces.com Local projects that plug into global publication
  19. 20. 1001flatworldtales.edublogs.org Currently blocked in China ;-P Could these projects become books?
  20. 21. Writers Task Space Process Collation& Format Publish THE BASICS OF PUBLICATION
  21. 22. Formatting & Preparation
  22. 24. What kinds of books or products can be produced?
  23. 27. What does it cost?
  24. 29. Keeping costs down <ul><li>Different types of books have minimum page requirements. Use the guidelines carefully </li></ul><ul><li>A self-published book will allow you to have more control over price </li></ul><ul><li>A book with a ‘distribution package’ (with an ISBN & the possibility for retail release) usually demands a higher price point </li></ul>
  25. 30. How is the layout done?
  26. 32. <ul><li>All lulu.com layouts are ‘distilled’ into Adobe PDFs </li></ul><ul><li>IF you’re an expert, then you can use leading desktop publishing software to create your layout. </li></ul><ul><li>IF NOT... </li></ul><ul><li>Download one of the templates BEFORE you start to edit and stick to it. </li></ul>TIP!
  27. 34. Can I work on multiple projects at once?
  28. 36. Can I change/revise the book after I upload a manuscript?
  29. 38. PUBLICATION!
  30. 39. stores.lulu.com/yourname
  31. 41. So what are you waiting for? SET UP A FREE WIKI: www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers CREATE AN ACCOUNT AT LULU: www.lulu.com STAY IN TOUCH AND ACCESS INFO: http://hardcopy.wikispaces.com

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