Writing in Cyberspace: Technology  That Anyone Can Use  <ul><ul><li>(Even you!) </li></ul></ul>
What are some options? <ul><ul><ul><li>We usually think of... </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul...
What are some options? <ul><ul><li>But there are others, like... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs  </li></ul></ul>...
Blogs: What are they?
Blogs: Who has them?
Blogs: Who has them?
Blogs: Who has them?
Blogs: Who has them?
Blogs: Who has them?
Blogs: Who has them?
Blogs: It's all about the comments!
Blogs: It's all about the comments!
Blogs: Why would you want one? <ul><li>Blogs are a great way to  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish community within a class ...
Blogs:  How do you get one? <ul><li>There are many free blog hosting sites.  Check these out: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:/...
Edublogs.org
Signing up at edublogs
Signing up at learnerblog
Wikis: What are they?
Wikis: Who uses them?
Wikis: Who uses them?
Wikis: Why would you want one? <ul><li>Wikis are useful tools for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>professional research </li></ul><...
Wikis: Where can you get one? <ul><li>Free Wikis can be maintained at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wikispaces.com/ </...
Online Word Processors <ul><li>Do you ever here these excuses? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The dog ate my homework. </li></ul></...
Online Word Processors <ul><li>No more excuses! </li></ul><ul><li>Your document is always available and can be accessed fr...
Google Docs
Google Docs
ThinkFree
ThinkFree
Writeboard
Where can I find an online word processor?  <ul><ul><li>http://docs.google.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.thin...
Online Citation Tools
Online Citation Tools
Online Citation Tools <ul><ul><li>http://www.citationmachine.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.noodletools.com </...
So next time you are trying to think of some way to motivate your students to write, consider some of these options.
And don't forget about your own writing!
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  • Technology has gotten so easy to use and is so readily available, that it is really a shame if we don&apos;t at least investigate some of it to see if there is something that might work for us, to make out lives easier or better.
  • Writing in Cyberspace

    1. 1. Writing in Cyberspace: Technology That Anyone Can Use <ul><ul><li>(Even you!) </li></ul></ul>
    2. 2. What are some options? <ul><ul><ul><li>We usually think of... </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Text Messaging </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. What are some options? <ul><ul><li>But there are others, like... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Word Processors </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Blogs: What are they?
    5. 5. Blogs: Who has them?
    6. 6. Blogs: Who has them?
    7. 7. Blogs: Who has them?
    8. 8. Blogs: Who has them?
    9. 9. Blogs: Who has them?
    10. 10. Blogs: Who has them?
    11. 11. Blogs: It's all about the comments!
    12. 12. Blogs: It's all about the comments!
    13. 13. Blogs: Why would you want one? <ul><li>Blogs are a great way to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish community within a class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate with parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get kids (and ourselves) writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become part of a professional community </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Blogs: How do you get one? <ul><li>There are many free blog hosting sites. Check these out: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.blogger.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://edublogs.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://learnerblogs.org </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Edublogs.org
    16. 16. Signing up at edublogs
    17. 17. Signing up at learnerblog
    18. 18. Wikis: What are they?
    19. 19. Wikis: Who uses them?
    20. 20. Wikis: Who uses them?
    21. 21. Wikis: Why would you want one? <ul><li>Wikis are useful tools for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>professional research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>student information gathering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>classroom management </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Wikis: Where can you get one? <ul><li>Free Wikis can be maintained at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://pbwiki.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wikidot.com/ </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Online Word Processors <ul><li>Do you ever here these excuses? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The dog ate my homework. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I left it on the printer at home. </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. Online Word Processors <ul><li>No more excuses! </li></ul><ul><li>Your document is always available and can be accessed from any computer with Internet access. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Google Docs
    26. 26. Google Docs
    27. 27. ThinkFree
    28. 28. ThinkFree
    29. 29. Writeboard
    30. 30. Where can I find an online word processor? <ul><ul><li>http://docs.google.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.thinkfree.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.writeboard.com </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. Online Citation Tools
    32. 32. Online Citation Tools
    33. 33. Online Citation Tools <ul><ul><li>http://www.citationmachine.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.noodletools.com </li></ul></ul>
    34. 34. So next time you are trying to think of some way to motivate your students to write, consider some of these options.
    35. 35. And don't forget about your own writing!

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