Digital Writing Workshop


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Denver Writing Project Demonstration 2013

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  • @hickstro Thank you for the feedback. I will add some student work as soon as I have adequate permission. Please feel free to use the presentation however you would like. Your book has helped me so much! This was a tough year with adjusting to 1:1 iPads in my classroom, and you provided me with a lot of really great ideas and resources, both at CCIRA and through your book. I am looking forward to reading Crafting Digital Writing too!
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  • Thanks for sharing your teaching demo on the digital writing workshop. It looks like your students are doing great digital writing, and it would be helpful to see, hear, and read some examples! Would you mind if I linked this on my wiki for the book?
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Digital Writing Workshop

  1. 1. Digital WritingWorkshopMaking It Work for Students and for YouJoin the conversation at:
  2. 2. Our Objectives• Define what constitutes digital writing.• Look at what it means to be a digitalwriter.• Explore tools and resources for digitalwriting.• Share information and ideas.
  3. 3. What is Digital Writing?Define digital writing in your own words.Share your thoughts at:
  4. 4. What Does the CommonCore Say?• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.2a Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organizeideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings),graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publishwriting and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as tointeract and collaborate with others.• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digitalsources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source;and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism andfollowing a standard format for citation.• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.2 Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse mediaand formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social,commercial, political) behind its presentation.• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.5 Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentationsto clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs,photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.9 Compare and contrast the information gained fromexperiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading atext on the same topic
  5. 5. What role doestechnology play inyour writing process?In your writingclassroom?Turn and talkTurn and talk
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  7. 7. Read the Traits of Effective and Ineffective DigitalWriters. Show your thinking on the page.Writedown two questions you had while reading andone Aha!
  8. 8. The Digital Writing Process• Brainstorming - mindmapping apps: and• Drafting - Google Drive(collaboration and digitalconferencing)• Revising - managing the workin progress• Editing - Grammarly!• Publishing -
  9. 9. Beyond the EssayBeyond the Essay• Screenplays (The Beating andSlenderman)• Podcasts (Caden and ??)• Public Service Announcements• Blogs and Wikis
  10. 10. Managing the Digital PaperTrail• Email folders• Google groups• Spreadsheets• Evernote
  11. 11. Tools for Teachers• (requires at least two devices)- ticket out, quick response, tests (willgrade multiple choice)• NearPod - interactive slide shows controlled by teacher• Google apps•• Spreaker DJ or - record podcasts, create playlists etc.• iMovie• Wikispaces• Media Education Lab (great resource for Fair Use information!)• Grammarly•
  12. 12. Respond• Write your thoughts about thedigitization of classrooms on Padlet.Include how your thinking has changedor solidified based on the presentation.• Follow this link to the response wall:•
  13. 13. More Information• You can access my presentation at• I highly recommend Troy Hick’s book The Digital Writing Workshop(published by Heinemann 2009) and his website www.hickstro.organd• Information on Fair Use: