Seeing the Thinking Behind
the Writing
Patrick Higgins, Jr.
Schedule
9:00-10:00 Setting the Stage:

10:00-10:30 Google Account Setup and
Play

10:30-11:30 Immersive work in Google

1...
Username: pworkshop
Password: pworkshop
http://
todaysmeet.com/
 camdenwriting2
Site for Today with Resources




 https://sites.google.com/site/
writingandthinkingcamden/home
Who is this guy?
“The first object of any act
of learning, over and beyond
the pleasure it may give, is
that it should serve us in the
futur...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dno1967/3296369980/in/faves-14579369@N04/
Like Oxygen: Ubiquitous, Invisible,
           Necessary



                   http://www.flickr.com/photos/dno1967/3296369...
Trust Me, Trust You, Trust Them
                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41894165897@N01/288090300/
Essential
Questions
How can we both
  develop student
confidence as writers
and give them timely
    and effective
     feedback?
What formats are the
most fitting for student
   writing styles?
Which technologies fit
  well into my idea/
purpose behind getting
  students to write?
Who are They?




                http://i.imgur.com/IVA1N.jpg
Who are They?

Deceptively Native




                     http://i.imgur.com/IVA1N.jpg
What's the point of asking
learners to write? What's the
     endgame? Is there one?
            Should there be?
One minute
  power writing,
then let’s answer
  in our Chat at
   Todaysmeet.
What's the point of asking
learners to write? What's the
     endgame? Is there one?
            Should there be?
A Literacy Revolution
                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/photograham/311323441/sizes/l/
“...we're in the midst of a
literacy revolution the
likes of which we haven't
seen since Greek
civilization,"
         --P...
Why do we give
 feedback?

     http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenpoff/3091258409/in/photostream/
How do we give
  feedback?

     http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenpoff/3091258409/in/photostream/
Does it have to look like this?
                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nics_events/2349632625/
Breakout
42 Eyes
What writing do you do in your daily
               lives?
What writing do you do in your daily
               lives?

       Where do you do it?
What writing do you do in your daily
               lives?

       Where do you do it?

        Why do you do it?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/2966535155/in/faves-14579369@N04/
We have to
   work as a
faculty to create
 novel problems
If we expect to
  help foster a
 generation of
novel problem
    solvers.
Things we analyzed


           http://www.flickr.com/photos/puntodevista/112911490/in/faves-14579369@N04/
Transfer
  wasn’t
happening
Analysis,
 Synthesis,
and Creation
Writing with
   voice
An expanding
 definition of
   literacy
Literacy...




http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_television/3812964711/in/faves-14579369@N04/
Allowed us to provide
students with access
to skills that Colleges
   are clamoring for.
Kill the Mothership
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jongorr/203440092/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/3318904030/
34 Gigabytes
Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pointofdesign/2371903317/
x4




Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pointofdesign/2371903317/
Codes
Codes
Codes
traditional?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/austinevan/1225274637/
New?


http://teachpaperless.blogspot.com/2010/03/this-is-
                our-classroom.html
Authentic Writing
    Spaces
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  1. 1. Seeing the Thinking Behind the Writing Patrick Higgins, Jr.
  2. 2. Schedule 9:00-10:00 Setting the Stage: 10:00-10:30 Google Account Setup and Play 10:30-11:30 Immersive work in Google 11:30-11:50 Break 11:50-12:00 Questions and comments 12:00-12:50 Authentic Writing for Real Audiences 12:50-1:00 Finishing up and Survey
  3. 3. Username: pworkshop Password: pworkshop
  4. 4. http:// todaysmeet.com/ camdenwriting2
  5. 5. Site for Today with Resources https://sites.google.com/site/ writingandthinkingcamden/home
  6. 6. Who is this guy?
  7. 7. “The first object of any act of learning, over and beyond the pleasure it may give, is that it should serve us in the future.... In essence, it consists in learning initially not a skill but a general idea which can then be used as a basis for recognizing subsequent problems.... Bruner, Process of Education p. 17 http://www.flickr.com/photos/lovehate/3061895133/in/faves-14579369@N04/
  8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dno1967/3296369980/in/faves-14579369@N04/
  9. 9. Like Oxygen: Ubiquitous, Invisible, Necessary http://www.flickr.com/photos/dno1967/3296369980/in/faves-14579369@N04/
  10. 10. Trust Me, Trust You, Trust Them http://www.flickr.com/photos/41894165897@N01/288090300/
  11. 11. Essential Questions
  12. 12. How can we both develop student confidence as writers and give them timely and effective feedback?
  13. 13. What formats are the most fitting for student writing styles?
  14. 14. Which technologies fit well into my idea/ purpose behind getting students to write?
  15. 15. Who are They? http://i.imgur.com/IVA1N.jpg
  16. 16. Who are They? Deceptively Native http://i.imgur.com/IVA1N.jpg
  17. 17. What's the point of asking learners to write? What's the endgame? Is there one? Should there be?
  18. 18. One minute power writing, then let’s answer in our Chat at Todaysmeet.
  19. 19. What's the point of asking learners to write? What's the endgame? Is there one? Should there be?
  20. 20. A Literacy Revolution http://www.flickr.com/photos/photograham/311323441/sizes/l/
  21. 21. “...we're in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven't seen since Greek civilization," --Prof. Andrea Lunsford, Stanford University
  22. 22. Why do we give feedback? http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenpoff/3091258409/in/photostream/
  23. 23. How do we give feedback? http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenpoff/3091258409/in/photostream/
  24. 24. Does it have to look like this? http://www.flickr.com/photos/nics_events/2349632625/
  25. 25. Breakout
  26. 26. 42 Eyes
  27. 27. What writing do you do in your daily lives?
  28. 28. What writing do you do in your daily lives? Where do you do it?
  29. 29. What writing do you do in your daily lives? Where do you do it? Why do you do it?
  30. 30. http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/2966535155/in/faves-14579369@N04/
  31. 31. We have to work as a faculty to create novel problems
  32. 32. If we expect to help foster a generation of novel problem solvers.
  33. 33. Things we analyzed http://www.flickr.com/photos/puntodevista/112911490/in/faves-14579369@N04/
  34. 34. Transfer wasn’t happening
  35. 35. Analysis, Synthesis, and Creation
  36. 36. Writing with voice
  37. 37. An expanding definition of literacy
  38. 38. Literacy... http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_television/3812964711/in/faves-14579369@N04/
  39. 39. Allowed us to provide students with access to skills that Colleges are clamoring for.
  40. 40. Kill the Mothership http://www.flickr.com/photos/jongorr/203440092/
  41. 41. http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/3318904030/
  42. 42. 34 Gigabytes
  43. 43. Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pointofdesign/2371903317/
  44. 44. x4 Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pointofdesign/2371903317/
  45. 45. Codes
  46. 46. Codes
  47. 47. Codes
  48. 48. traditional? http://www.flickr.com/photos/austinevan/1225274637/
  49. 49. New? http://teachpaperless.blogspot.com/2010/03/this-is- our-classroom.html
  50. 50. Authentic Writing Spaces
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