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Write About » Learn

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Write About was built to be a part of the writing process in classrooms, helping students find an audience and teachers give personalized feedback. Social publishing and writing pedagogy are part of the same conversation, and these resources and lessons will help your class make the transition to digital writing!
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Here's a startup with some energy and ideas to help writing teachers. Investigate! 

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Teaching Students to Be Multimedia Storytellers | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Teaching Students to Be Multimedia Storytellers | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning.


We wanted to point Spotlight readers to a new, powerful collection on the National Writing Project’s Digital Is website. Reading and Writing Transmedia is curated by Laura Fleming, a library media specialist in River Edge, N.J., who blogs regularly about the connection between transmedia and education. - See more at: http://spotlight.macfound.org/blog/entry/teaching-students-to-be-multimedia-storytellers/#sthash.qJ3N34bC.dpuf


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How Blogging Can Help Reluctant Writers - Edudemic

How Blogging Can Help Reluctant Writers - Edudemic | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Blogging is an excellent way of motivating students to develop a lifelong love of learning. Writing is a process, and when they learn this they will be able to apply the skills to other aspects of their schooling.
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Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, September 10, 2013 9:27 PM

An article on the use of blogging to motivate students to write. 

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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, September 11, 2013 10:49 AM

Reflection is vital for students in IB programs, blogging provides that platform for them to be open with themselves about what they are learning and how it impacts them as individuals. 

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Hero's Journey - an interactive tool for story telling patterns | ReadWriteThink

Hero's Journey - an interactive tool for story telling patterns | ReadWriteThink | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

A writing wizard to guide students through becoming familiar with the attributes of the classic story form of the hero's journey. Based on the work of Joseph Campbell. -JL


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Digital Storytelling and the Common Core

A presentation connecting digital writing with standards-based assessments...

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You are very welcome dear Gust Mees :)
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DigitalKWriting - Digital Writing Resources

DigitalKWriting - Digital Writing Resources | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

A multiplicity of resources, including 

- Why digital writing matters- according to Common Core ELA standards

-Storykeepers

-TeachersFirst - Digital storytelling

-Center for Digital Storytelling

and much more.


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8 Great Sites for Reluctant Writers

8 Great Sites for Reluctant Writers | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
1. Storyjumper


Storyjumper allows you to create online books using a plethora of characters, scenes, and props. Teachers can, for free, create classes to register students so they each have ...

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Educade | Lesson Plans | CREATE A NARRATIVE-DRIVEN SCAVENGER HUNT WITH AURASMA

Educade | Lesson Plans | CREATE A NARRATIVE-DRIVEN SCAVENGER HUNT WITH AURASMA | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Aurasma can encourage learners to go beyond the classroom to connect and enhance what they learn by pulling resources from the physical and the digital and then sharing those augmented reality scenes with others.


Learning Objectives:

  • Write a multi-part fictional narrative that logically ties in with actual locations on the school campus.
  • Create an engaging narrative experience for the reader through expressive and provocative narration, animation, and/or images.
  • Evaluate and deconstruct the narratives of others through class-wide discussion and reflection of own narrative.
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I can imagine taking my class of middle schoolers on a virtual reality scavenger hunt. This one lights me up. It's something I'd build a writing unit around. 


Why don't you?

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Mike Dilger's curator insight, December 25, 2014 4:03 PM

Augmented Reality will impact on education in the future If not already. Get on board and explore the possibilities.  Very exciting.  Can be tough at first but worth pushing through the pain.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 2015 12:11 PM

Ah the things we can do with mobile phones and big net tech. A project using Aurasma could make your school year sing. 

Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 27, 2015 9:26 AM

I am using this and enjoy it.

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Teaching Composition with Interactive Fiction, Part Two - TECHStyle

Teaching Composition with Interactive Fiction, Part Two - TECHStyle | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

These differences add an additional dimension to the range of possible writing assignments.  You can ask the students to write about (or through) the games just as they would with a more conventional literary form, but you can also assign IF-specific investigations, asking the students to think about how the genre challenges traditional notions of authorship, audience, persona, narrative, and so on.  For instance, I use Adam Cadre’s short and bruta9:05 for an assignment on the uncomfortable fungibility of the IF player (what does it matter who is typing?), leading students to write about how texts can actively construct and reconstruct their own audiences in other genres as well.  (I should probably clarify this point by telling you how 9:05 smashes players’ assumptions, but I don’t want to spoil the twist for you.)


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Joe Pereira's curator insight, September 16, 2013 9:08 AM

This is a great post in a series on how parser-based IF is being used to teach English students in higher education.

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Inkle Writer

Inkle Writer | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

This site provides a easy to use platform to create branching stories. Add a new story thread at the touch of a button and you can even add images from the web. Preview your story as a map, publish online and share with the link with others.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English


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Playfic: A free tool for creating text-based, choose your own adventure stories

Playfic: A free tool for creating text-based, choose your own adventure stories | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Playfic is a tool for creating text-based, choose your own adventure stories. Playfic is based on Inform7 which use "if, then" logic to allow anyone to create their stories. When authors plan and write their stories they can include multiple paths for readers to pursue as they progress through their stories. Readers navigate through the stories by entering directional commands such as "go north" and "go south."


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Embracing the storyteller within

Embracing the storyteller within | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

I’ve long believed that everything we write is a form of storytelling. A memo is the story of an outcome you would like to see. A letter to your child who’s away at camp is the continuation of your family story. A text message to that cute girl is the story that may lead to a first date. Even your grocery list is the story of what you will eat for dinner this week. Embracing the storyteller within makes writing easier, because who among us doesn’t tell stories every day?


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Digital Storytelling 2.0

Session given at RCAC 2009 Symposium, focusing on what I believe is the direction DST is heading...

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