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Activist Literacies: Inspire, Engage, Create, Transform-- JOLLE@UGA Conference-Call for proposals

Literacy in the 21st century no longer refers only to reading and writing; rather there is an increased emphasis on multiple, new and digital literacies. Our theme this year, “Activist Literacies: Inspire, Engage, Create, Transform” draws on this evolving nature of literacy with a particular focus on addressing issues of importance to schools and communities. This theme extends to multiple and multimodal literacies, arts-based, performance-based, and digital literacy, broadening and connecting literacy across traditionally separated disciplines and borders. ... We want to frame the inaugural JoLLE@UGA conference in a new way, one that is action-oriented, informed by research and practice, and also inventive and creative at its very core.

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Digital Underlife and the Writing Classroom | DMLcentral

Digital Underlife and the Writing Classroom | DMLcentral | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

"In a 1987 paper, Robert Brooke argued that instructors needed to pay attention to the ways that students didn't pay attention, like passing notes in class or whispering conversations. Building on the work of Erving Goffman, Brooke argued that these behaviors represented a writing "underlife" that was a means for students "to show that their identities are different from or more complex than the identities assigned them" in the classroom or school as a whole (p. 230).

Fast forward to now. In a recent paper, Derek Mueller argues that the underlife needs to be reexamined, as mobile technologies have transformed classroom spaces and presented teachers with new ways of thinking about the positive learning outcomes that can be produced through students' "digital underlife."


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Why Digital Writing Matters in Education

Why Digital Writing Matters in Education | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
Jeff Grabill (@grabill on Twitter) is a Professor of Rhetoric and Professional Writing and Chair of the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Department at Michigan State University.
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Shaz J's comment, July 30, 2012 1:07 PM
I really love the first point - "Digital writing challenges what counts as writing and reveals the gap between how writing works in the world and how we teach it in schools." It's always good to keep a critical eye on one's own work.
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Google Docs in Plain English | How To Make

Google Docs in Plain English | How To Make | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
Create and share online documents, spreadsheets and presentations. It's free. You can: 1) Access your documents online from any computer with an internet connection. 2) Add collaborators to your document and Docs will ...
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Research + Google Docs = Efficiency

Research + Google Docs = Efficiency | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
In order to help make people more productive, Google Docs has a new feature called Research. Say you're developing a flyer for a new product and need to know if a quote you've just used is accurate. Normally you'd have to ...
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The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human-Book

The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human-Book | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

The universe is made of stories, not atoms,” poet Muriel Rukeyser memorably asserted, and Harvard sociobiologist E. O. Wilson recently pointed to the similarity between innovators in art and science, both of whom he called “dreamers and storytellers.” Stories aren’t merely essential to how we understand the world — they are how we understand the world.


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Transforming digital writing on Monday (and Someday) < Richard Olsen's Blog

"Occasionally, I get accused of being 'too big picture' and not practical enough. I’ve decided to start blogging about how these ideas might look in the classroom. I’ll tag these posts with 'For Monday.'"

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Machine Scoring of Student Writing | Charlie Moran & Anne Herrington

Machine Scoring of Student Writing | Charlie Moran & Anne Herrington | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

"Programs that purport to read and evaluate student writing are heavily marketed to schools and colleges—to administrators, teachers, and directly to students. We have assembled this collection so that teachers may know the territory and, when and if their school system considers adopting one of these machine-reading services, they may act appropriately. We believe ourselves that machine-scoring fundamentally alters the social and rhetorical nature of writing—that writing to a machine is not writing at all." 

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Who owns your files on Google Drive?

Who owns your files on Google Drive? | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
Dropbox and Microsoft's SkyDrive allow you to retain your copyright and IP rights to the work you upload to the service, but Google Drive takes everything you own. Read this blog post by Zack Whittaker on Internet & Media.
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Goodbye Google Docs, hello Google Drive: Hands on with Google’s all-encompassing cloud storage

Goodbye Google Docs, hello Google Drive: Hands on with Google’s all-encompassing cloud storage | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

"Google Drive is equal parts confusing and efficient. Its relationship with Google Docs might translate to some early hiccups, but hopefully we're poised for some smoother sailing."

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Common Core: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Common Core: The good, the bad, and the ugly | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

Karen Fasimpaur on the Common Core:

"This weekend I was a part of a panel presentation at National School Board Association called 'New Opportunities Presented by the Common Core: Deeper Learning, Open Educational Resources, and Increases in Long-Term Student Success'.”

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Journal of Writing Research - JoWR

"The Journal of Writing Research is an open access peer-reviewed journal that publishes high quality papers covering the broad spectrum of writing research."

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Getting the Picture: Writing in a Parallel Pedagogy Classroom

Getting the Picture: Writing in a Parallel Pedagogy Classroom | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
It has been a while since Joel Malley provided the following video in preparation for a congressional briefing on digital literacies. However, after a couple of months of conference attendance, &he...

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WriteGirl: Empowering girls through mentorship and self-expression.

WriteGirl: Empowering girls through mentorship and self-expression. | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
WriteGirl partners women writers in Los Angeles with teenage girls (ages 14 - 18) for creative writing workshops and one-on-one mentoring.
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Books on How to Teach Writing | The Mercenary Writer's Guide to the Universe

"Someone asked me for recommendations about books on teaching people to write. I had to laugh a little bit about this. I have a Master’s degree in writing education, I’ve taught writing for over 15 years, and I have a whole bookcase on books about writing (that I’ve read and annotated). I’m STILL on the lookout for good books about how to teach people how to write."  

(via @writerswriting)

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Why Google Docs Thought 'Congresswoman' Was an Error

Live by the algorithm, suggest sexist changes by the algorithm.
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Sourcefabric

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Booktype is a free, open source platform that produces beautiful, engaging books formatted for print, Amazon, iBooks and almost any ereader within minutes. Create books on your own or with others via an easy-to-use web interface. Build a community around your content with social tools and use the reach of mobile, tablet and ebook technology to engage new audiences


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BRIVAS TECHNOLOGIES: Phishing with help from Google Docs

BRIVAS TECHNOLOGIES: Phishing with help from Google Docs | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
Phishing with help from Google Docs: It's child's play to create a Google account, and use the Google Docs facility to host an online form. But scammers are exploiting Google Docs to phish for passwords and sensitive ...
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Student Publishing Using the iPad

Full recording of  90-minute Webinar presented by Lea Anne Daughrity. Numerous links added by participants at bottom of homepage. LiveBinder of reading and viewing selections provided by the presenter, also on the homepage.

 

This is a comprehensive presentation of ideas and techniques by a skilled practitioner. -Jim Lerman


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Wiki, Wiki, What?-- Assessing Online Collaborative Writing

An English teacher describes her experiences teaching a large-scale, book-club wiki project she designed for her students.

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Hands On With Google Drive: Cloud Storage for Google Loyalists

Hands On With Google Drive: Cloud Storage for Google Loyalists | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
One of the worst-kept secrets in the technology space, Google Drive, is finally here -- live and yours to explore, if you're game.But if you...
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Google Drive: Google Docs Meets Dropbox

Google Drive: Google Docs Meets Dropbox | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

"Google Drive is finally here, but it's not a completely new service. It's not just a new name for Google Docs, it also brings a different vision: your files are always in sync. Google Drive offers 5 GB of free storage, up from 1 GB, and lets you download desktop and mobile apps that synchronize your files."

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DigitalKWriting - Digital Writing Resources

A multiplicity of resources, including 

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

-Storykeepers

-TeachersFirst - Digital storytelling

-Center for Digital Storytelling

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The Citation Project

The Citation Project | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

"The Citation Project is a multi-institution research project responding to educators’ concerns about plagiarism and the teaching of writing. Although much has been written on this topic and many have expressed concerns, little empirical data is available to describe what students are actually doing with their sources."

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How to Bring Screenwriting into the Classroom

How to Bring Screenwriting into the Classroom | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
A frequent presenter on reading and writing at local, state, and national conferences, Jennifer Ansbach, NBCT, teaches English at Manchester Township High School.

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