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Using social media to teach writing and to correspond with larger writing assignments.

Using social media to teach writing and to correspond with larger writing assignments.

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  • Writing with Social Media Katherine Lashley AFACCT 2014
  • Facebook
  • 6 word stories  Focus on brevity  http://www.sixwordstor     ies.net/about/ Students write their own 6 word story The story can match their essay Students post it on FB Student comment
  • 6 word stories  https://www.facebook. com/groups/55686911 1020555/  https://www.facebook. com/groups/2435472 65688240/
  • Chalk the Sidewalk  4 word message  Related to essay  Focus on brevity, argument, mai n topic  Write in chalk on pavement
  • Chalk the Sidewalk
  • Blogs
  • Blogs: Essay Chunks  Students select a small section of a graded essay to revise  Students post it on their blog  Focus:  Topic sentence  Concluding sentence  Revising  Audience
  • Blogs: Journals  Students read and revise journal entries  Focus:  Revision  Time between drafts
  • Twitter Tweet about blog posts
  • #hashtag  #keywords for essay  #keywords for research  Search Twitter for the #hashtag and read what’s trending
  • Pinterest Save images, memes, and website links for your class
  • YouTube  Videos of authors  Movie clips  Students create videos connected to essays  Content  Organization  Presentation
  • New Ideas  Skype  Facetime  Instagram  Prezi
  • Advice on Using Social Media  Find a good balance  Too much can overwhelm you and your students  Introduce in the first 2-3 weeks of the semester  Do not introduce this late in the semester  List it in the syllabus