The Writing’s on the Virtual Wall... On-Line Tools for Writing Cheryl Russell-School District 10
Story JumperCheck out the classroom edition forstep-by-step instructions!http://www.storyjumper.com/main/classroom
What’s awesomeFree for Educators including multipleclasses.“Safe” and easy for teacher tomonitorAccessibleVariety of Options for WritingCan be shared in multiple ways
Suggestions for use: Have students complete drafts, storyboards (provided), or graphic organizers first. Send students to StoryJumper for ideas.
What it might look like...fictional narrativesinstructions for new students comingto your schoolcollaborative writing projects withinor outside your buildingsummaries of units, to be used forformative assessment purposesWrite-to-self, Read Aloud
Bit Strips for SchoolsLearn how to set up your classroom byfollowing this link: http://help.bitstripsforschools.com/s/help/m/1016/l/8552-Creating-a-classroomIf you prefer video, try this: http://www.bitstripsforschools.com/webinar
Why it’s awesome..All students can animate!Variety of avatar options and pagelayoutsteaching activities providedvariety of ways to sharesafe and moderated environment
Suggestions for use: Check out the assignments already provided on a given topic again, make sure it’s about the writing first
What it might look like...Skype in animators like Mike Francisfrom Target Lock Studio and Dan Rothfrom the School of Animation inFredericton.creating an instructional booklet“role play” situations dealing withpositive school environmentstell your side of a controversialissue
Empower Students. Engage them.Make their voice heard.
Thank you for your time!Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org: @russechd
A few more resources..Tech 20 Tuesdays - A great place tolearn in 20 mins. Lots ofpresentations are already stored here:http://tech20tuesday.wikispaces.com/Story Jumper: http://teachweb2.wikispaces.com/Storyjumperhttp://teachweb2.wikispaces.com/Bitstrips#http://teachweb2.wikispaces.com/Bitstrips