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Engaging and Motivating Reluctant Writers

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Here are the bare bones of my presentation. Its just a list of tools to get students engaged in the writing process. Tools don't teach, teachers do.

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Engaging and Motivating Reluctant Writers

  1. 1. Reluctant Writers Quinns Beach TDS Engaging A lifetime to DREAM, EXPLORE, DISCOVER with Digital Tools Bhavneet Singh
  2. 2. Why you need a digital identity?
  3. 3. Explicit Teaching
  4. 4. Engagement
  5. 5. Ideas! Structure! Vocabulary! Language! Purpose! I haven’t got anything to write about! I don’t know how to write it! I don’t know how to make it sound interesting? I don’t know what words to use! Why should I? I don’t want to write.
  6. 6. Ideas
  7. 7. Purpose
  8. 8. Audience
  9. 9. Role of -Writer -Authors -Publishers
  10. 10. Celebrating
  11. 11. Feedback
  12. 12. Ideas ★ Give them something to write about ★ Provide scaffolds - writing frameworks, personal experiences, images, etc ★ Read and reflect on good pieces of writing
  13. 13. Vocabulary ★ Exposure ★ Use different tools ★ Teach about language features in fun way ★ Quick short activities ■ Vocabulary games ■ Sentence structure games ■ Punctuation games ■ Spelling games Worlde Tagxedo Visual Thesaurus
  14. 14. Audience & Purpose ★ Different forms of communication ★ Who is the target audience? ★ Writing for a blog, movie, puppet show, website, etc
  15. 15. Digital Tools
  16. 16. Piclits ★ Images ★ Vocabulary ★ Use any Visual Prompts to get the imagination going
  17. 17. Pinterest - Flickr ★ visual prompts ★ ideas
  18. 18. www.literacyshed.com www.lendmeyourliteracy.com www.readwritethink.org www.100wc.net
  19. 19. Storybird Storyjumper photopeach
  20. 20. Microsoft Moviemaker Microsoft PhotoStory
  21. 21. Be Creative ★ Build your wild self ★ Create a car ★ Create a monster ★ Create a Superhero
  22. 22. Other fun tools www.powtoon.com www.voki.com www.animoto.com www.glogster.com (edu version)
  23. 23. Other Apps ★ Book Creator ★ Explain Everything ★ Educreations ★ HaikuDeck ★ Prezi ★ Showbie ★ AudioBoom ★ Grafio Lite ★ Story Buddy 2 ★ Adobe Voice ★ My Story ★ Glogster ★ iMovie ★ Stopmotion ★ Superimpose ★ Greenscreen ★ Inkflow ★ Inspiration ★ Popplet ★ Thinkglink ★ VoiceThread ★ QR Code Creator ★ Montaj ★ Piccollage ★ Aurasma ★ Voice Photo ★ Sock Puppets ★ Puppet Pals ★ Puppets Edu ★ Tellagami ★ FlipGrid ★ Balloon+
  24. 24. Publish Website builders ★www.weebly.com ★www.wix.com ★Wordpress ★ Edublogs
  25. 25. Feedback ★ Interactive feedback - VoiceThread ★ Digital Feedback - Adobe, WOrd…. ★ Tweet the link to the published work ★ Invite parents and community

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