Transform Student Writing

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Transform Student Writing

  1. 1. Transform Student Writing<br />Jon Orech <br />Instructional Technology Coordinator<br /> South High School, Downers Grove, IL<br />
  2. 2. Housekeeping…<br />Delicious: jorech, tagged: writing<br />jorech@csd99.org<br />Twitter: jorech<br />Blog: jonorech.blogspot.com<br />
  3. 3. Writing and Technology are inextricable.<br />
  4. 4. Thinking beyond the tools<br />How does the tool promote a fundamental literacy?<br />How does the technology extend the learning experience?<br />What pedagogy will ensure the success of 1 and 2?<br />
  5. 5. Today…<br />NCTE<br />Clive Thompson<br />The Stanford Study<br />
  6. 6. Writing for AUTHENTICAudience and Purpose<br />What is an “authentic” audience and purpose?<br />
  7. 7. For the sake of students, teachers MUST have a web presence and a functioning PLN.<br />
  8. 8. “School-bound”Authentic<br />Book Reviews<br />“Biopedia”<br />Jigsaw/ SG assessment<br />Peer response<br />Wiki Solutions Manual<br />Alice Project<br />
  9. 9. “Life”Authentic<br />“25 days to make a difference”<br />Spanish translations(audio)<br />Wikipedia article<br />“Hire Me”<br />
  10. 10. Assessment<br />“Authentic”<br />Blog format for feedback<br />“Forensic” feedback<br />
  11. 11. Successful teaching today requires:<br /> Experimentation.<br /> Co-creation of content.<br /> Relinquishing control.<br /> Tolerance [encouragement] of failure.<br />Siemens and Titterberger<br />

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