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Writing 4 History

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Writing 4 History is an ongoing writing project for Mr. Titzel's 8th grade American Cultures class at Hershey Middle School. Students use their mini-laptops, Google Docs, and Lulu.com to publish their best work for anyone to buy. All proceeds go to charity.

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Writing 4 History

  1. 1. Writing 4 History <ul><li>Empowering students to think beyond the school walls </li></ul>
  2. 2. 3 Who dreamed beyond the school walls. . .
  3. 3. Mark Zuckerberg <ul><li>Created an online version of popular game Risk </li></ul><ul><li>at 14 ! </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>at 19 ! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Stevie Wonder <ul><li>Blind from birth: </li></ul><ul><li>Recorded first major musical hit </li></ul><ul><li>at 13 ! </li></ul><ul><li>First movie hit </li></ul><ul><li>at 14 ! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Michael Dell <ul><li>Began tinkering with computers </li></ul><ul><li>at 15 ! </li></ul><ul><li>Began his computer company </li></ul><ul><li>at 18 ! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Playing School!
  7. 7. Thinking Beyond the School Walls
  8. 8. W4H <ul><li>Students THINK </li></ul><ul><li>Students COLLABORATE </li></ul><ul><li>Students WRITE </li></ul><ul><li>Students EDIT </li></ul><ul><li>Students DESIGN </li></ul>
  9. 9. W4H <ul><li>Students: </li></ul><ul><li>PUBLISH </li></ul><ul><li>HISTORY </li></ul><ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>CHARITY </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tools <ul><li>Mini-Laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Lulu.com </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Asus EeePc Mini-Laptop
  12. 13. Google Docs Collaborative Writing Process
  13. 14. <ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Writing is like </li></ul>
  14. 17. Lulu.com Online Self Publishing
  15. 19. Creates Conversations about… Copyright Who owns content? What is our responsibility? What is legal?
  16. 21. Creates Conversations about… Marketing What is a target audience? How can we reach them? What tools do we use?
  17. 23. Provide Students Opportunities BREAK DOWN THE SCHOOL WALLS and CONNECT TO THE REAL WORLD
  18. 26. Is currently <ul><li>Check for Updates: </li></ul><ul><li>Writing4History Group on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Our Class Blog— Viva la Historia </li></ul><ul><li>http://dtsdapache.hershey.k12.pa.us/c3e3/amcultclassblog/ </li></ul>
  19. 27. GOT QUESTIONS??? Ask Alyssa Hazel Mark Melissa
  20. 28. Learn about Hershey Middle School’s Laptop Program Session J: Wednesday 9:45—10:45 Session Number:JL02 A Journey to Improve Teaching and Learning Room: Crystal A

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