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Rebranding Teachers: a new visual vocabulary reflecting the multidimensional role of the teacher

Rebranding Teachers: a new visual vocabulary reflecting the multidimensional role of the teacher | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

Teachers are currently represented by uninspiring, childish visual imagery. Images like apples, chalkboards, and the ABCs neither revere the profession of teaching nor do justice to the intellectual and creative development teachers help guide in students of all ages.

 

WNYC's Studio 360 asked us to create a new visual vocabulary that reflects the multidimensional role of the teacher. Listen to our interview with Kurt Andersen on Studio 360 and check out our full presentation.

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Review: Developing Writers: Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age

"What does it mean to learn and develop as a writer? What is a multimodal text? How is writing different in the age of the internet and mobile phone, particularly in relation to teaching, assessing and researching writing?
Drawing on UK and US research and case studies, Richard Andrews and Anna Smith set out to explore these questions and to develop a new model of writing development that is relevant for the digital age. This is a bold enterprise indeed and, although some chapters present complex arguments in their overview of existing research and theories (for example, those exploring distinctions between product-related and process-related models), the authors are largely successful in this aim....
And as befits a book about writing in the digital age we are invited to continue the conversation at www.developingwriters.org. I have a feeling this book will become a key text for those wishing to reflect on their practice as teachers of writing or as teachers as writers."


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Touchable Dreams 1 | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Poetry, music, & video: a recording of the British Council Seminar.

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Google Sites School

Google Sites School | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

A place for educational articles regarding HTML and gadgets in Google Sites, on Mori79's excellent site. (Lots of examples & how-tos.)

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Designing and Assessing Video Composing Assignments

Presentation: Designing and Assessing Video Composing Assignments Jason Palmeri (Miami University)


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QR Codes as Storytelling Tools

QR Codes as Storytelling Tools | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

Jason Boog: "Can QR codes actually help you tell a story? On the Morning Media Menu today, one filmmaker outlined his efforts to promote a mind-bending movie" ...


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Chippewa River Writing Project - 2012_Open_Institute

Chippewa River Writing Project - 2012_Open_Institute | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

In this course, consultants from CMU’s Chippewa River Writing Project will lead participants through a one-week open institute focused on the integration of a genre-based, technology-rich approach to [[#|teaching writing]] in an era of the Common Core Standards. During the week of June 25-29, 2012 -- with additional interactions online both before and after the institute -- participants will [[#|work]] with CRWP [[#|teacher]] consultants to better understand the expectations in the CCSS, explore useful digital writing tools, and engage in their own personal writing.

 

~Great stuff! [klbz]

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The Best Google Features You're Probably Not Using

The Best Google Features You're Probably Not Using | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
Google is a vast machine with all types of apps, programs, and tools. A lot of these—like Gmail and Google Docs—are clearly useful and beloved by many.
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Teacher: One (maddening) day working with the Common Core

Teacher: One (maddening) day working with the Common Core | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
A high school English teacher and colleagues spend a day working with an “exemplar” from the Common Core standards and are distressed at what they found.
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Blogging is the New Persuasive Essay

Blogging is the New Persuasive Essay | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

By Shelley Wright "As an English teacher, I’ve had numerous conversations with college professors who lament the writing skills of their first year students. But not all writing. Most students are capable of solid expository writing. It’s their skill with persuasive writing that’s the problem. Specifically, they’re weak at writing a thesis statement that can be argued."

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How to Use Google Docs Offline in Two Steps

How to Use Google Docs Offline in Two Steps | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

Google Docs now works offline on your laptop or desktop if you have Google Drive installed. You can now create and edit documents offline then have them sync to your Google account when you reconnect to the web.

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The Multiple Selves Within: Crafting Narrative Personae in Literary Memoir by Michael Steinberg | TriQuarterly Online

"This is the last in a series of three nonfiction craft essays adapted for TriQuarterly Online from the panel “The Persona in Personal Narrative: Crafting the Made-Up Self,” originally presented at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference on March 2nd, 2012."

 

Steinberg writes: "In his recent book The Made-Up Self: Impersonation in the Personal Essay, Carl Klaus maintains that “‘the person’ in a personal essay is a written construct, a fabricated thing, a character of sorts.” I agree in spirit with Klaus’s view. Where we differ (though only slightly so) is that I see narrative personae not as made-up selves but rather as several different selves."

 

 

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Digital Rhetoric Collaborative —

Digital Rhetoric Collaborative — | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

Sweetland’s Digital Rhetoric Collaborative (DRC) aims to serve the digital rhetoric/computers and writing community by publishing a book series with the University of Michigan Press;

hosting a curated blog where participants can discuss issues and innovations and participate in blog carnivals;
sharing resources for instructors interested in teaching digital media and rhetoric;
sharing ideas, events, and information on its Collaborative page;
providing reviews of the annual meetings of Computers and Writing (and other related events) in order to make proceedings accessible to a wider audience;
hosting a wiki where the histories and futures of digital rhetoric can be discovered and discussed.

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The Twitter Essay | Digital Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

The Twitter Essay | Digital Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

"...I would argue that we are at a moment in the history of the English language where the capacity for something wondrous is upon us. This isn’t to say that there haven’t been other wondrous moments in the evolution of human language, but there has not (and may never be again) a moment just like this one, a moment where the very fabric of how we speak and how we express ourselves through language has become so tenuous that every new textual utterance threatens to either devolve into gibberish or reinvent the very way we speak and write."

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New Literacies: What are They and What Does This Mean for Writing?

What are new literacies? How do new literacies differ from old ones? How does this affect how we write and how we teach writing?
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Touchable Dreams 2 | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Touchable Dreams 2 | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

Making Dreams Touchable: Poetry, Music and Language learning

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Mobile “Help! For Writers”

Mobile “Help! For Writers” | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

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“Help!” is Poynter’s first app, its construction the work of a cross-departmental team drawn from Poynter.org staff and our online learning group at News University. It is available for $1.99 from the iTunes store. Think of it as a congenial writing coach for your pocket or purse." via @scmorgan

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NewLits.org

NewLits.org | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

"NewLits.org is a wiki space created to collaboratively develop a rich range of specialist resources for middle school language arts/literacy educators (typically Grades 5 to 8). These resources focus variously and broadly on new literacies and digital technologies.

“'New literacies' in the sense used here are literacy practices mediated by digital technologies (e.g., blogging, gaming, social networking), or that are newly recognized as literacies due to their increased ubiquity as a practice (e.g., fanfiction writing, live action role-plays)" More...

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PhD in Googling [Interactive Infographic] | makeuseof

Created by OnlinePhD.org 

 

Exxcellent graphic preentation about Google searching. You'll want to direct your students to this as a useful introductory or review guide. -JL


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Writing Without Networks | DMLcentral

Writing Without Networks | DMLcentral | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

"...Networks have permeated culture, changing not just where and how we write, but, like Nietzsche and his typewriter, taking part in the formation of our thoughts...."

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Teaching the Core: Blogging through the Common Core State Standards and Beyond..

Teaching the Core: Blogging through the Common Core State Standards and Beyond.. | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

 The intentions of this website are:

To motivate me to learn and apply the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), particularly in my teaching of high school English and World History.
To serve as a useful online resource for me and anyone else interested in the CCSS and how to apply them to teaching.
To force me to explain the CCSS standards in practical, understandable terms, rather than vaguely referring to them (e.g., “Well, I’m teaching the way the Common Core says to teach! I just can’t prove why! But I am!”)
To practice commitment. It is going to take a lot of work to discuss and learn all of these standards.
To face my twin demons of standards and curriculum-writing.
To provide reliable, informative, and organized information about the CCSS.

 

The goals of this website are:
Study the CCSS to the extent that I can help my peers with understanding them.
Do my best to answer every comment and question that is asked of me as soon as I can.
Find out the best resources for implementing the CCSS and share them with you,.
Be a place where teachers can go to find support, encouragement, and equipment.

 

This website is NOT:
An official Common Core State Standards, National Governor’s Association, or Council of Chief State School Officers website or an affiliate thereof. I am in no way endorsed by any of these groups or organizations. I’m just a teacher trying to learn and teach.

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Writing with Google Docs: Foster Collaboration & Creation (While Addressing Common Core)

Writing with Google Docs: Foster Collaboration & Creation (While Addressing Common Core) | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
At ISTE, I had the pleasure of presenting in the Google theatre on Writing with Google Docs. It was a short presentation aimed at demonstrating how educators can use Google Docs to foster writing in its various stages.
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Evernote as Portfolio

Evernote as Portfolio | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
The story of using Evernote as a portfolio in my k-12 school...
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alternative option: using Wordpress as portfolio, using curating sites such as Scoop.it to feed it.
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Brevity: the only journal devoted exclusively to concise literary nonfiction.

Brevity: the only journal devoted exclusively to concise literary nonfiction. | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

Fascinating resource for teachers looking to integrate so-called "nonfiction*" into their writing instruction. (CCSS)

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Meacham Writer's Workshop Mini Lessons

A great collection of minlessons


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