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Atia 2014 final


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Atia 2014 final

  1. 1. Writing Instruction that Meets the Common Core for Struggling Students Rick Weinberg
  2. 2. Contact Information • Rick Weinberg cell # 814.598.1280 • • Twitter @rickweinberg
  3. 3. A Little About Me • I work for Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES • I actually live in Pennsylvania • I have presented at many local, state and national conferences • I have dyslexia
  4. 4. Articles I Have Published Text
  5. 5. Why Teach Writing? • • • • The act of writing generates ideas. Solve Problems, Identify issues and construct questions Reconsider something someone has already tried Try out a half-baked idea National Counsel of Teacher of English
  6. 6. Why Teach Writing Continued • According to Marquette University, “the primary basis upon which your work, your learning, and your intellect will be judged--in college, in the workplace, and in the community."
  7. 7. Let’s take it to the next level • For students who need an augmented communication device and can’t use their own voice to speak, should you help them program their device with swear words?
  8. 8. We need to enable our students with the tools that will allow them to express their ideas, their understandings and their new thinking. Technology for a student with a learning disability is not a luxury but a fundamental human right.
  9. 9. Let’s Check
  10. 10. The Common Core • Argument • Informational/Explanatory • Narrative • Research Project
  11. 11. How can we teach writing to struggling Students?of students • Continued and ongoing support by teachers • • Ongoing and effective professional development for teachers Get ride of all the stuff (Letter formation, grammar, spelling etc...) • Use Assistive Technology
  12. 12. How are authors and artists alike?
  13. 13. What makes this man an artist? QuickTime™ an d a decompressor are need ed to see this p icture .
  14. 14. Technology is just the tool...The thinking is always inallows for others to see their head • The technology the authors thinking. • The technology allows for the creation of artifacts. • The artifact allows the author, artist, dancer share their thinking with an audience.
  15. 15. Writing : Ideas :: mobility : cognitive growth
  16. 16. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are neede d to see this picture.
  17. 17. iPad vs Computer • Much of what I show today can be done on both
  18. 18. Assistive Technologies For Writing
  19. 19. Voice Recognition • Siri • Dragon Dictation • Evi • Google Voice Search
  20. 20. If you have a newer iPad • You can use Siri
  21. 21. You can use Dragon Dictation
  22. 22. How about Evi
  23. 23. Google Voice Search
  24. 24. Word Prediction • Free App called Better Speller
  25. 25. Organizing Ideas
  26. 26. Poplet
  27. 27. Have you ever been in a class like this?
  28. 28. LiveScribe Pen QuickTime™ and a decompressor are neede d to see this picture.
  29. 29. Thank You
  30. 30. Contact Information • Rick Weinberg cell # 814.598.1280 • • Twitter @rickweinberg