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  • 1. Digital Writing: Collaborate, Reflect, and Publish Presented by: Catlin Tucker Mary Barefoot ECOMP 6203
  • 2. In an era of texting, tweeting, Facebook updates, and blogging, digital writing is a necessary skill to success beyond the classroom.
  • 3. The Way We Communicate is Changing http://balooscartoonblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/post-office-cartoon.html
  • 4. ?? Pay Phones ?? http://www.partoons.net/bio.html
  • 5. Many of our studentsnow have never sent a letter in the mail orwritten a formal letter.
  • 6. Educators have to adapt their practices to new technologyhttp://jobmob.co.il/blog/texting-shorthand-job-search/
  • 7. Our Digital WorldRequires Digital Writing
  • 8. http://kshema-distancelibraryservices.blogspot.com /
  • 9. “It is a game-changing moment forteachers of writing. The very notion of what it means to write is shifting…” Sharon WashingtonDirector of National Writing Project.
  • 10. Technology ToolsCollaborateReflectPublish
  • 11. Collaborate Tools for for writing Collaborizeclassroom.com took the place of a lot of the pen and paper homework assigments. Students collaborate, debate respectfully.
  • 12. Googledocs get real time collabrating ondocuments. Students can chatwhile they work on the Life Chat.
  • 13. TitanPad.comvery similar to googledocs and has the live chat features.
  • 14. Reflect Penzu.com online journal – ability to share orlock entries. Insert images, share entries.
  • 15. Ohlife.comsimple introduction of blogging for kids (upper elementary).Ask questions and student can answer
  • 16. Linoit.com group reflections with groupsdoing the same type activitiesand helping students figure outwhat went well and what needs more attention.
  • 17. Publish Easy to publish to a global audienceWe can empower students bygiving them a voice and teachstudents how to communicate online.
  • 18. “When students know other students will see their work, they want it to be good.When students know teacherswill see their work, they want it to be good enough.” Rushton Hurley
  • 19. Pen.io simple way to publish writing.Easy URL creation. Very good for upper elementary.
  • 20. Storybird.compair writing with artwork. Take writing beyond and include images.
  • 21. Storyjumper.comstudents can upload their own images.
  • 22. Wix.comcreate easy websites
  • 23. A few ways to use this information: You don’t need to grade everything Students are valuable resources More writing leads to better writing Grades are not the most motivating factor Technology creates more visibility & accountability.
  • 24. Digital Writing: Communicate, Collaborate & Create Catlin Tucker English Teacher, Curriculum Design Specialist & Author Blended Learning in Grade 4-12Leveraging the power of Technology to Create Student-Centered Classroom