The Digital Writing Workshop Written by Troy Hicks By: Megan Brennan, Jodi Bouchey, David Durkee
Troy Hicks Troy is an excellent professor at Central Michigan University. He teaches some of the best classes available to the school. He is a pioneer at using digital media in his writing courses. He often integrates online resources when creating writing workshops for his students.He is happily married and has a “Brady sized”family. He is currently auditioning for thenew, modern day, “Hicks Bunch”.
Blogs, Wikis, and Collaborative Word Processors for Conferring Purposes Conferring with students one-on-one takes up too much time that needs to be spent on whole-class instruction Teachers aren’t rushed to give feedback immediately Responses given are more permanent Revision process is available step by step for students to assess their own writing process
Blogs & Wiki’s Continued…. . The learning doesn’t stop just because writing workshop time is over Literally a lighter load for teachers BE SENSITIVE! Allows for collaboration between peers as well
Really Simple Syndication RSS Feeds Can be added to blogs, wikis,and bookmarked. Automatically updates the reader with articles published.Megans Wiki PageMLiveTechnical Writers Blog
Social Bookmarking Similar concept as Dropbox.com Users are able to bookmark a webpage and then retrieve it on another computer. Diigo.com is an excellent tool for social bookmarking Diigo Tutorial Students are able to bookmark materials and use them at a later time.
Publishing Digital Writing “It is important for them (students) to learn how to contribute to their communities as digital writers…” –Troy Hicks Respond/Responded to
Digital Portfolios Wiki (Hey, that’s what we’re doing!) Student Links Blogfolios Creating Links Documenting Work Permanent Archives Tagging work to view development Similar to Googledocs
Class Anthologies A collection of a class’ work over a period of time. Typically printed and shared. You can use technology with Wiki’s
Audio Anthologies Hardware/Software Students record work Formally Informally Choose how to share the Anthology Distribute
Concerns or Aspects to Ponder Copyright Student Safety
Troy Talking about The Digital Writing Workshop Troys Youtube Video
Resources Diigo.com Wikispaces.com Wetpaint.com Edublogs.com Classblogmeister.com Google Docs Hicks, Troy. The Digital Writing Workshop. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2009. Print.