From Joyce’s blog:
Yancey suggests students who use Web 2.0 tools
•get the power of networking,
•their ability to contribute,
•their ability to reach audience.
Educators must take responsibility for imagining new ways to channel
students’ energy for writing for more serious and more worthy
We should acknowledge new types of composition with new energy
develop a new composing agenda.
Too many boxes in our schools
remain closed too tight.
Banned Book Week
Students as Moderators/Organizers
Eli Lesser, Annenberg Center, Chris Crutcher, Sonia Sones
Book discussion with author
About the learning:
8th graders moderated 6 schools with author George Harrar
– How do we appropriately introduce an author in one minute?
– How do we create a frame for discussion from multiple sites?
– What do we need to know about obsessive compulsive disorder to be
able to discuss
the protagonist’s conflict?
– How can we do it better next time?
– Next year more cross-school discussions
Son of Citation Machine
• credit their sources,
• check their facts,
• admit when they discover they have made a mistake,
• avoid harming others,
• disclose their biases
Social responsibility & wikis?
• Class-generated guidelines for negotiating content
• Using discussion to explain rationale?
• About page serving as charter for behavior, trust,
accountability, and contribution.
• Even in an open authorship environment, participants should
see both their freedoms and responsibilities to the
Hope is the Thing with Feathers
quot;Hopequot; is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I've heard it in the chillest land
And on the strangest sea,
Yet never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.