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Verification Handbook: homepage

Verification Handbook: homepage | Metawriting | Scoop.it

Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.


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flea palmer's curator insight, February 10, 2014 5:55 AM

Excellent book, easy to read as presented as a series of case studies.

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 12, 2014 8:59 AM

What we need to think about in our daily info overload

dawsonloane's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:37 AM

fascinating reading about UGC

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This collection reflects my interest in writing pedagogy, agency and efficacy, and teaching with technology -- as a rhetorician and researcher as well as writer, teacher of writers, and teacher of writing teachers.
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Is It Plagiarism or Collaboration?

Is It Plagiarism or Collaboration? | Metawriting | Scoop.it

Perhaps instead of focusing our concerns on technology as a wonderful aid to plagiarizers, we should focus on its ability to foster creativity and collaboration, and then ask ourselves (we are the clever adults here) how we can incorporate those elements into our formalized assessments.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 1, 1:03 AM

Some good thinking.

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Thought-provoking and offering each of us a challenge...

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#WhyIWrite - I Write Because I Must - Metawriting

#WhyIWrite - I Write Because I Must - Metawriting | Metawriting | Scoop.it
TweetSumoMe TweetI write because I must. I must write assignments and lessons, comments to my students, models for them too, emails to my colleagues, and reports too many to name. I must blog, because I have so much to say about writing, teaching, and especially teaching writing. I must create poems, essays, and more, because »more
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Notable Notes: Considering the Literacy Narrative - Metawriting

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The Digital Writing Process

The Digital Writing Process | Metawriting | Scoop.it

Now, with nearly 20 years of middle and high school teaching behind me, I still respect the writing process approach and its benefits. I also recognize that the nature of writing has changed tremendously over those two decades due to the significant influence of digital tools and sources. Of course, today’s composers still must meet the commonly accepted conventions of the genre in which they are engaged, but our visual digital culture creates different demands than did the primarily print text-based world.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 4, 2015 4:52 AM

Interesting approach to digital writing.

Digital Communication Students's curator insight, December 4, 2015 7:00 AM

"The nature of writing has changed tremendously over those two decades due to the significant influence of digital tools and sources". We completely agree with this phrase. Our way of writing is changing more than we notice. I figure that adults notice this more than young people, because this last group were born with the Internet. Nevertheless, its very important to learn how to write properly, this article provides the tools and the practice we need.

Annenkov's curator insight, December 5, 2015 9:14 AM

Algorythm SOARS:
    Survey
Organize
    Address:
Revise:
    Survey Again:

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Starting The Year Off Write - Metawriting

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TweetSumoMe TweetHow do you start things off with your students? I used to dive into the horribly, tedious syllabus review session on the first day. Big mistake! Not only is it boring for everyone, but it also makes a terrible first impression. I don’t want my students to think my class is all about rules...
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I Am A Writing Evangelist - Metawriting

I Am A Writing Evangelist - Metawriting | Metawriting | Scoop.it
There has been intense discussion in my circles, both on- and off-line, of late about whether or not everyone is a writer (inspired by Rachel Toor’s “Scholars Talk Writing”). For the record, I believe everyone is a writer and everyone should write, and that may be why I was struck by a term I heard recently – Technology Evangelist – used to describe a person who promotes a particular product or technology with the zeal commonly associated with religious evangelism which describes the promotion of a particular set of beliefs (see Wikipedia). That is when I had the epiphany that I am a writing evangelist.

The act of writing itself is a technology and it uses a variety of technologies ranging from the low technology of using a stick to etch into mud or to the high tech of typing words on a computer screen. Writing can be a simple tool we use to note appointments or remind us to buy milk. Writing can be a private tool we help to remember the details of important milestones and think through important ideas. Writing can be a public tool to connect and communicate. Writing can be a weapon wielded to change the world or a spotlight to shine in dark corners. Writing can be majestic and magical or mundane and minute or every point in between. We all have the power to use writing for these purposes and this makes us all writers.

Sadly, too many voices have been silenced by red-inked swords and the scar tissue left in their wake. These writers forget that the only opinion that matters is their own. Unfortunately, too many writers have crumpled their words and tossed them away because they cannot compare to Hemingway or Angelou or Gonzales. These writers forget Hemingway was not always Hemingway and Angelou discarded more words than she shared. Even famous, published Writers (with a capital “W”) do not perform every writing task with equal panache. Even struggling novice writers can make angels weep. We are all writers even though at any given moment, and on any given task, we perform on a broad spectrum.

I pity those whose own self-belief must be built on the bones of others’ despair. There is not a limited pool of writing talent. Conceding that others might possess ability does not diminish yours. Helping other writers does not threaten you. I despise those who want to guard the gates to the ivory tower home to all Canonical Writers with ridiculous rules and an insurmountable moat. The truth is that any writer at any time has the power to inspire and to move any audience. We are all uplifted when writers are given free rein to write.

That is why I am a writing evangelist. I soothe balm on scarred and damaged voices. I celebrate the magic these voices bring to my life. I stand between these voices and the naysayers and doubters. I believe that nurturing voices is my gift to the world and by doing so I have made the world a better place for all of us. Are you a writing evangelist? Do you believe everyone can be a writer?
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Notable Notes: What does it mean to be a writer? - Metawriting

Notable Notes: What does it mean to be a writer? - Metawriting | Metawriting | Scoop.it
TweetSumoMe TweetOne of the most popular links on my Twitter feed lately has been a post by Melissa Donovan of Writing Forward. Her post, “Thoughts on Becoming a Writer,” explores the journey of becoming a writer and what it means to be a writer, but what really resonated with me was the simple statement: “stop...
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Encouraging Nonfiction Reading and Writing - edu Pulse

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Students’ self-published books teach Common Core State Standards. I @scholasticadms
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Why Argument Writing Is Important to Teach

Why Argument Writing  Is Important to Teach | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Knowing how to respond to counterclaims while developing their own claims in argumentative writing helps students in school and beyond. Educators Leslie Skantz-Hodgson and Jamilla Jones report on t...
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Notable Notes: Why Blog? - Metawriting

Notable Notes: Why Blog? - Metawriting | Metawriting | Scoop.it
TweetSumoMe TweetI love blogging. I have blogged for years and have used blogging as a classroom tool for years. I have even blogged about blogging (see Why Blog? and Why My Students Must Blog). For myself and for my students, blogging is a reflection tool as well as a tool to share what we are...
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Making Words Dance - Language Magazine

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Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderley explain why we need to read and write more poetry in (and outside of) the classroom
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Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education | Journal of Interactive Media in Education

Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education | Journal of Interactive Media in Education | Metawriting | Scoop.it
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In today’s hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use. Communication educators, armed with a host of free, easy-to-use online tools, have the ability to create dynamic approaches to teaching and learning about information and communication flow online. In this paper we explore the concept of curation as a student- and creation-driven pedagogical tool to enhance digital and media literacy education. We present a theoretical justification for curation and present six key ways that curation can be used to teach about critical thinking, analysis and expression online. We utilize a case study of the digital curation platform Storify to explore how curation works in the classroom, and present a framework that integrates curation pedagogy into core media literacy education learning outcomes.
DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/2013-02

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Notable Notes: Writing as Thinking - Metawriting

Notable Notes: Writing as Thinking - Metawriting | Metawriting | Scoop.it
two interesting strategies to promote thinking through writing
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Teacher’s Guide: Five ways Minecraft (and other video games) can boost student writing skills by Liam O'Donnell

Teacher’s Guide: Five ways Minecraft (and other video games) can boost student writing skills by  Liam O'Donnell | Metawriting | Scoop.it

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Breaking the Ice with an Argument - Metawriting

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TweetSumoMe TweetThis week my first-year college students got to know each other better through argumentation thanks to my adaptation of Dave Stuart’s idea for an icebreaker that also introduces argumentation. In previous classes, we spent time getting to know each other through six-word stories and sharing our superpowers and kryptonite. Then students created Digital Untros...
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Notable Notes: Starting The Year Off Write (Reprise) - Metawriting

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TweetSumoMe TweetIn my last blog post, Starting The Year Off Write, I noted some of my favorite ways to kick off the school year or semester using writing to break the ice and set the stage for the work we will do together. This post will share some great tips from my professional learning network...
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10 Must Have Tools for BYOD Classroom

10 Must Have Tools for BYOD Classroom | Metawriting | Scoop.it

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Sergei Polovin's curator insight, November 14, 2015 9:54 AM

Interesting sites.

RESENTICE's curator insight, November 14, 2015 4:44 PM

GOOGLE classroom, Nearpod, SOCRATIVE teacher and student, Classdojo, TODAYSMEET and POLLeverywhere : applications utiles dans le cas de l'utilisation des équipements personnels des élèves en classe

Tony Guzman's curator insight, November 18, 2015 11:49 AM

This article shares a list of 10 tools/apps to consider for use in the BYOD classroom.

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CristinaSkyBox: Writing - The Space Between

CristinaSkyBox: Writing - The Space Between | Metawriting | Scoop.it

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Students can write: Making writing tasks relevant and personal can bring out hidden skills.

Students can write: Making writing tasks relevant and personal can bring out hidden skills. | Metawriting | Scoop.it

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A Guide to Producing Student Digital Storytellers

A Guide to Producing Student Digital Storytellers | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Everyone tells stories: journalists, politicians, scientists and entrepreneurs. Conveying information in a coherent and compelling way is vital to success in the real world, and it’s our job as educators to prepare our students to share their ideas in effective ways.The emphasis is on empowering st

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Five Resources To Charge Up Your Writing Conferences

Five Resources To Charge Up Your Writing Conferences | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Knowing what to teach is just as important as knowing how to teach. Here are five resources that will help with the what. Bonus: some are free!
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7 Rules for Teaching Writers - Metawriting

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TweetSumoMe TweetI have been blogging away diligently for more than two years and it should be no surprise (on a blog titled Metawriting) that more than half the posts written to date have focused on writing. About half of those have been discussions about a specific assignment or activity to support writing, but the other...
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On @Tejucole and #Prompts – Lingua Franca - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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10 Of The Best Tools For Creating Infographics

10 Of The Best Tools For Creating Infographics | Metawriting | Scoop.it
The invention of fire and the wheel – nice. But from the first cave paintings to the beginnings of logographs, and then of course the alphabet, human achievement has been tied closely with how we put our thoughts across. Come to think of it, we are still learning how to communicate. Twitter and Facebook are…

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peterlakeman's curator insight, August 15, 2015 6:47 AM

Infographics maken met je leerlingen is zeebeer leerzaam. Laat ze bijvoorbeeld eens een infographic maken over het geleerde als een assessment.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, August 20, 2015 6:08 AM

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