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Digital Writing, Digital Teaching - Integrating New Literacies into the Teaching of Writing

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By Troy Hicks

 

The author's deatailed notes and reflections on his co-leaderhip of a 3-day workshop on Historical Thinking and Argumentative Writing, in which his focus was the argumentative writing. Zotero was used as the multimedia tool.-JL

 

"Beckie and Tim asked me to bring a focus on argument writing, with the clear goal of integrating credible, web-based sources and, to the extent possible, digital writing with multimedia tools beyond slideware. When we first met, we immediately began constructing a working agenda via a wiki, and I knew that Zotero would be a key component of our teaching and learning. While somewhat fearful that the topic would be one that teachers would find mundane, Tim helped guide us through thinking about Truman’s decision to drop the bomb as a time-period appropriate dilemma that we could use to teach historical empathy and argumentative writing.

 

"Thus, we decided on two main tasks for the teachers to complete over the three days by engaging in a digital writing workshop that would involve lots of research, collaboration, and development of both a written individual essay and a group multimedia presentation from one of three perspectives: Truman’s advisors who supported the bomb, those in his cabinet who were against it, and the scientific community. As Tim led the group through many exercises on historical thinking, DBQ (document-based questioning), and historical empathy, I took the lead on teaching the argument writing."


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Teaching with Apps: Top 10 Writing Apps For the iPad

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Edmodo exec: New $25M funding is just the beginning of spike for ...

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“It's an exciting time to be involved in both Higher Ed and K-12,” she said on a phone call, adding that the company's success getting into so many classrooms bodes well for edtech in general. Hutter told me that Edmodo ...
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WAC Links - Teaching Writing

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Excellent collection of links by the Writing Across the Disciplines Clearinghouse. I have highlight the page the contains links for teaching writing. Many of these are quite outstanding. -JL


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A cure for bad teaching of writing

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Many teachers don’t understand good writing. Those who do lack the time to teach it. Here is a way to fix that — courses that give teachers time to edit in the student’s presence.

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Engagement is not a goal it's an outcome

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You often hear people talk about how technology is so “engaging” for kids. But that misses the point. It’s not the technology that’s engaging, it’s the opportunity to use technology to create something that is valued by the community and by yourself. Yes, a new device can be entertaining for a while, but when the novelty value wears off, what are you left with?


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