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RocketFueled
E. Eastman June 2015Houston ISD HUB Camp
The Power of Digital Communication & Collaboration
Presentation Reso...
Digital21st Century Skills Global connections
Collaboration
Ideas
Word Choice
Writing Fluency
Writing
Amplify Audience
Dig...
• Voices of student writers are fueled and amplified by the power of digital communication and
collaboration.
• Use stages...
Standards - TA-TEKS K-2
1e. demonstrate keyboarding techniques for operating the alphabetic, numeric, punctuation, and sym...
Our writing shows our understanding of…
digital citizenship?
 Always be positive, kind and respectful.
 Share thoughts a...
Commenting Guidelines:
Give the writer a compliment.
I like how you wrote about...
Make a connection to the writer. Add ne...
Read, Write, Create, Connect,& Share!
3 Platform Examples:
Safe, Flexible, Collaborative!
Kidblog
Comparison Chart
Tool Cost Platform Registration Assignments & Settings Digital Elements
Free:
Unlimited books!
Pro:
29.75...
a visual storytelling community
Storybird
Writing starts with images and "unlocks" stories inside. Students can create
unl...
Getting Started with Storybird:
1. Go to : storybird.com/educators
2. Choose Educator/Teacher and create an account profil...
Add Students & Find Class Code
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1. Login and choose ‘Create.’ Then
explore the images until you find an
artist that you like.
[Or you can search image tag...
2. Tap the ‘Use this Art’ button to select
a set of artwork.
3. Select a book format.
[longform book, picture book, or poe...
•In the editor, use the white space to write your book and drag-and-drop any images you want onto the page.
[Use the (+) s...
When books are published,
students will view, read, and
comment on one another’s
work on ‘Class Library’ tab.
Sharing book...
• Teachers can create and
customize specific assignments in
‘Assignments’ tab.
• Instructions, format, media, and
due date...
Safe & simple publishing platform
for students to share their voice
with an authentic audience
Kidblorg.org
Kidblog
Image from: http://kidblog.org/home/#why-kidblog
Why Kidblog?
Getting Started with Kidblog
1. Go to http://kidblog.org/home/
2. Choose Educator/Teacher & create an account profile.
3. ...
Options:
• Get class registration codes.
• Manually enter students’ account info.
• Bulk upload in .csv file.
Choose ‘User...
Settings
Manage privacy settings, users,
connections to your classes &
categories for blog assignments.
Privacy Settings
• Choose audiences to make accessible to your students
• When teacher provides feedback, option is availa...
Dashboard:
Here you can get a quick view of
both you & your class’s blog
activities.
New Post+
This button allows you to b...
Class Connections:
Connect to classes in same school or to classes across the globe to expand audience.
http://quadbloggin...
Draft → Revise → Edit
 Express your ideas! Show and use traits of good writing--organization,
voice, conventions, word ch...
Feedback & Quality Comments
Critical thinkers have ongoing discussion and reflection about what
makes a quality constructi...
http://goo.gl/XUsdDC
Research ∙ Create ∙ Present
Biteslide
Use Biteslide to research, write & create. Publish and present
slidebooks - an innov...
1. Go to http://www.biteslide.com/
2. Choose Register/Teacher & create an account profile.
3. Activate through email and c...
Add Class &Students
1. From Biteslide Dashboard,
click purple + to add a class.
2. Next, add student account information i...
Add a Project
3. Next click blue + to add a project
(Edit title & description for your students)
Build a Slide Template
4. You may create a slidebook
template that students can
copy to provide structure and
guidance.
In...
Extras: Find
backgrounds,
borders & stickers
Bites: Virtual
‘backpack’ for
digital elements
of slidebook.
Slidebook Storyb...
Save Draft1. To save work on a slidebook click the 'Close' button & ‘Save’ when prompted.
2. Move the ‘I'm working' slider...
Comments
1. Type a comment into the text box below the Slidebook and click 'Comment'
2. Reply to other comments on the Sli...
Settings
Plans
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The Power of Digital Communication & Collaboration
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Rocket Fueled Writing - Summer 2015 Houston ISD HUBcamp Session

  1. 1. RocketFueled E. Eastman June 2015Houston ISD HUB Camp The Power of Digital Communication & Collaboration Presentation Resource Flyer: bit.ly/rfwriting
  2. 2. Digital21st Century Skills Global connections Collaboration Ideas Word Choice Writing Fluency Writing Amplify Audience Digital Citizenship Conventions Inspire Student Voice CreativityCommunication Motivate & Engage Writers Organization
  3. 3. • Voices of student writers are fueled and amplified by the power of digital communication and collaboration. • Use stages of writing process to reflect and improve, to narrate, to inform, and to present new knowledge from research projects and from classroom learning across curriculum. • Move beyond passive consumption to creating digital content. • Audience expands when connected to each other’s ideas in online dialogue and exchange of comments about their shared work. • Support safe, smart, responsible decision-making and digital citizenship through online creation and social interaction. • Connecting writers through digital platforms creates ownership & motivation for writing and impacts 21st century literacy development. Connected Writing Community
  4. 4. Standards - TA-TEKS K-2 1e. demonstrate keyboarding techniques for operating the alphabetic, numeric, punctuation, and symbol keys as grade-level appropriate 4. Communication and Collaboration: The student collaborates and communicates both locally and globally using digital tools and resources to reinforce and promote learning. The student is expected to: 4a. use communication tools that allow for anytime, anywhere access to participate in group projects involving or interacting with multiple cultures; 4b. format digital information including font attributes, color, white space, graphics, and animation for a defined audience and communication medium; and 4c. Select, store, and deliver products using a variety of media, formats, devices, and virtual environments. 6. Creativity and Innovation: The student uses creative thinking and innovative processes to construct knowledge and develop digital products. The student is expected to: 6a. create original products using a variety of resource Standards - TA-TEKS 3-5 4. Communication and Collaboration: The student collaborates and communicates both locally and globally using digital tools and resources to reinforce and promote learning. 4a. individually and collaboratively draft, edit and publish products in different mediums; 4b. use font attributes, color, white space, and graphics to ensure that products are appropriate for multiple communication mediums including displays, web, and print; 4c. collaborate effectively through personal learning communities and social networking; 4e. communicate product results using technology; 4f. evaluate the product for relevance to the assignment or task. 6. Creativity and Innovation: The student uses creative thinking and innovative processes to construct knowledge and develop digital products. The student is expected to: 6a. create original products using a variety of resource
  5. 5. Our writing shows our understanding of… digital citizenship?  Always be positive, kind and respectful.  Share thoughts and ideas, stories, reflections, projects, and interests. Do not share any private information.  Our writing has a learning purpose. Treat this blog like all classroom assignments–do your best work!
  6. 6. Commenting Guidelines: Give the writer a compliment. I like how you wrote about... Make a connection to the writer. Add new information or ideas to what the blogger has shared. This reminds me of... Ask the writer at least one question. (I wonder...) (Why...?) (How...?) Always go back and re-read your comment to edit or revise your writing.
  7. 7. Read, Write, Create, Connect,& Share! 3 Platform Examples: Safe, Flexible, Collaborative! Kidblog
  8. 8. Comparison Chart Tool Cost Platform Registration Assignments & Settings Digital Elements Free: Unlimited books! Pro: 29.75/35 students Web-based & Mobile-friendly across devices Lark: Poetry app Class code registration, or bulk upload .csv, or enter individual student accounts Comment moderation & Assignment customization Writing starts with images and "unlocks" stories inside. Students can create unlimited art-inspired picture books, long-form stories, and poetry. [images/text only] Free for 3o days 29$/year Web-based & Mobile-friendly across devices Class code registration, bulk upload .csv, or enter individual student accounts Comment moderation, audience sharing levels, classroom connections Safe & simple publishing platform for students to share their voice with an authentic audience. Included are images, audio/video, hyperlinks & Google Drive integration. Free: 35 students Basic: 300 st. $8/mo. Pro: Unlimited $59/mo. Web-based Enter individual student accounts or Class code registration [no bulk-upload with free account] Open or close comments and set audience sharing levels. Teacher templates can be created & detailed project examples are shared. Research, write & create. Publish and present in slidebooks - an intuitive and innovative blend of images, video, and text. (no audio or hyperlinking)
  9. 9. a visual storytelling community Storybird Writing starts with images and "unlocks" stories inside. Students can create unlimited art-inspired picture books, long-form stories, and poetry. Privacy is protected & social interactions are classroom-contained.
  10. 10. Getting Started with Storybird: 1. Go to : storybird.com/educators 2. Choose Educator/Teacher and create an account profile. 3. Activate through email and complete account profile information.
  11. 11. Add Students & Find Class Code cv cv
  12. 12. 1. Login and choose ‘Create.’ Then explore the images until you find an artist that you like. [Or you can search image tags] Making books with Storybird:
  13. 13. 2. Tap the ‘Use this Art’ button to select a set of artwork. 3. Select a book format. [longform book, picture book, or poem] 4.Then the artwork will load into the editor. Book formats
  14. 14. •In the editor, use the white space to write your book and drag-and-drop any images you want onto the page. [Use the (+) sign at bottom right to add pages and rearrange on storyboard along black stripe at bottom] •Use the Menu to ‘Save and Close’ a book that's unfinished. •Select ‘Publish’ only when you're done & ready to share with our classroom space.
  15. 15. When books are published, students will view, read, and comment on one another’s work on ‘Class Library’ tab. Sharing books within class:
  16. 16. • Teachers can create and customize specific assignments in ‘Assignments’ tab. • Instructions, format, media, and due dates can be integrated. Creating assignments
  17. 17. Safe & simple publishing platform for students to share their voice with an authentic audience Kidblorg.org Kidblog
  18. 18. Image from: http://kidblog.org/home/#why-kidblog Why Kidblog?
  19. 19. Getting Started with Kidblog 1. Go to http://kidblog.org/home/ 2. Choose Educator/Teacher & create an account profile. 3. Activate through email and complete account profile information. 4. Select ‘Create New Class+’
  20. 20. Options: • Get class registration codes. • Manually enter students’ account info. • Bulk upload in .csv file. Choose ‘Users’ under Settings. Adding Students
  21. 21. Settings Manage privacy settings, users, connections to your classes & categories for blog assignments.
  22. 22. Privacy Settings • Choose audiences to make accessible to your students • When teacher provides feedback, option is available to make those comments private or public to students.
  23. 23. Dashboard: Here you can get a quick view of both you & your class’s blog activities. New Post+ This button allows you to begin a new post for your readers. Review Posts: • Grid view • Excerpt view • List view • Member Blogs Kidblog Navigation Tips
  24. 24. Class Connections: Connect to classes in same school or to classes across the globe to expand audience. http://quadblogging.com/
  25. 25. Draft → Revise → Edit  Express your ideas! Show and use traits of good writing--organization, voice, conventions, word choice and awareness of audience and purpose.  Indent paragraphs and use your best knowledge of capital letters, usage, punctuation and spelling.  When done with all typing, you can add media, hyperlinks, photos, or videos.  All media must have a caption crediting the source. Publishing Options: ↗ Save Draft: You can come back later and work on it. ↗ Preview: See what your post will look like to your audience. ↗ Submit for Review: You are ready to publish and want teacher to approve it for others to see.
  26. 26. Feedback & Quality Comments Critical thinkers have ongoing discussion and reflection about what makes a quality constructive comment and how we can help each other revise and improve our content, organization, word choice and writing conventions. In what ways are comments we write for learning different than ones we write for fun?
  27. 27. http://goo.gl/XUsdDC
  28. 28. Research ∙ Create ∙ Present Biteslide Use Biteslide to research, write & create. Publish and present slidebooks - an innovative blend of images, video, & text.
  29. 29. 1. Go to http://www.biteslide.com/ 2. Choose Register/Teacher & create an account profile. 3. Activate through email and complete account profile information. Getting Started with Biteslide
  30. 30. Add Class &Students 1. From Biteslide Dashboard, click purple + to add a class. 2. Next, add student account information in ‘Manage Students’ or provide students registration code to join the class themselves.
  31. 31. Add a Project 3. Next click blue + to add a project (Edit title & description for your students)
  32. 32. Build a Slide Template 4. You may create a slidebook template that students can copy to provide structure and guidance. Instructions that are editable from ‘COPY’ version can be embedded. Students will see your template on their dashboard inn project page.
  33. 33. Extras: Find backgrounds, borders & stickers Bites: Virtual ‘backpack’ for digital elements of slidebook. Slidebook Storyboard: Add or delete slides. Embedded Search: Google Images, YouTube, & Flickr Text & Background: Add and revise text styles and slide background colors. + Editors: Add editors for collaborative slidebooking http://www.biteslide.com/tryitnow/trialslidebook Create!
  34. 34. Save Draft1. To save work on a slidebook click the 'Close' button & ‘Save’ when prompted. 2. Move the ‘I'm working' slider above the slidebook to ‘I’m finished.’ 3. Your teacher will now see a green banner across your slidebook's thumbnail to show that you're finished. Publish
  35. 35. Comments 1. Type a comment into the text box below the Slidebook and click 'Comment' 2. Reply to other comments on the Slideobook by clicking 'Reply to comment'. Note: teachers can disable slidebook comments in the project settings .
  36. 36. Settings
  37. 37. Plans
  38. 38. RocketFueled Writing: The Power of Digital Communication & Collaboration Presentation Resource Flyer: bit.ly/rfwriting Find me:  eeastman@houstonisd.org  @elizbtheastman  edtechreflections.com Share!

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