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Cope & Kalantzis: Literacies (from their site, Newlearningonline.com)

‘Literacies’ presents a contemporary approach to literacy learning and teaching, developing and extending ‘Multiliteracies’ theory and practice. This site presents supporting material for the book by Mary Kalantzis & Bill Cope, published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. The website supplements traditional ideas of literacy in the singular—learning to read and write—by expanding the area of focus to cover ‘literacies’ in the plural.

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Johnny Cash: Documentary & Personal Narrative

This lesson plan is designed to be used with the 1969 documentary, Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music, which shows a collection of scenes from Cash's life and a number of concert performances. Since Cash's songs frequently reflected his life experiences, classrooms can use his music to inspire personal narratives.

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Digital Writing: Diggin' Through the Digital Dirt

Digital Writing: Diggin' Through the Digital Dirt | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

ELA teachers Marsha Boyd & Maya Woodall created this wiki to help "teachers of all grade levels find meaningful & authentic ways to integrate technology into instruction...."

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Sparking a love of writing in a grade schooler | EdNews Parent

Sparking a love of writing in a grade schooler | EdNews Parent | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
A dad who loves the written word wonders how to spark that same passion in his fourth grade daughter. An expert provides some excellent tips.
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With New Google Docs Presentations, Why Use PowerPoint?

With New Google Docs Presentations, Why Use PowerPoint? | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
Google Docs takes another bite out of expensive Microsoft Office software today with a complete do-over of Presentations. Google Docs slideshows can now be edited live and simultaneously with a team.
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Teaching With Infographics | Language Arts, Fine Arts and Entertainment

Teaching With Infographics | Language Arts, Fine Arts and Entertainment | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
Charts, graphs, interactive maps and other visualizations that can help students understand key issues and topics in ELA/ELL, arts and entertainment, travel and sports.
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Petition to Google: don't kill Google Reader

RT @Nafjan: http://t.co/7Hq25j17 #OccupyReader...
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Digital Storytelling: Engage Students in Collaborative Creative Wri...

Powerpoint deck for Catlin Tucker's Discovery Education Virtual Conference: Digital Storytelling: Engage Students in Collaborative Creative Writing in Class & O (RT @Collaborize: Here is the PPT Deck for Digital Storytelling Engage Students in Collaborative...
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Digital Literacies for Writing in Social Media | DMLcentral

Digital Literacies for Writing in Social Media | DMLcentral | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
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Technology and Teaching

By Steven J. Corbett
"Is it a given that technology enhances the acts of writing, as it does the arts and sciences of film-making, design, engineering, data collection and analyses, and so fort..."

 

Interesting & in-depth thoughts about teaching writing with technology

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Syncdocs - Easy Google Docs file sync and backup

Syncdocs - Easy Google Docs file sync and backup | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

"Syncdocs keeps your desktop files in sync with Google Docs. Use Google as your g-drive. Sync multiple PCs. Open MS Office files in Google!" $19.95 for the year to synch unlimted files; use a single licence on as many PCs as you desire.

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30 Ideas for Teaching Writing - National Writing Project

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30 Ideas for Teaching Writing - National Writing Project http://t.co/fVvQASwX...
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Digital Is | NWP Digital Is

Digital Is | NWP Digital Is | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

The NWP Digital Is website is a collection of ideas, reflections, and stories about what it means to teach writing in our digital, interconnected world. Read, discuss, and share ideas about teaching writing today.

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Using Twitter in High School Classrooms - The Tempered Radical

Using Twitter in High School Classrooms - The Tempered Radical | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
One of the best professional experiences I've had in a long time happened at my Teaching the iGeneration workshop in Cincinnati this week. You see, I had the distinct pleasure of working with a super motivated team of teachers from...
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Troy Hicks - The Digital Writing Workshop

Troy Hicks, author of the Digital Writing Workshop (Heinemann, 2009), offers an overview of the five principles guiding writing instruction in the 21st centu...
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A Review of Rubrics for Assessing Online Discussions (CAA Conference 2010)

Current practice in the assessment of online forums, with tips for developing "good" rubrics.

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Digital_Storytelling Livebinder-Dean Mantz

Collection of Digital Storytelling resources, projects, and collaborative sites.

Via Peggy George, Shawn Hinger
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Creating Infographics with Students | Langwitches Blog

Creating Infographics with Students | Langwitches Blog | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

Great post on how to create infographics with your students.


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The Teacher’s Guide To Using Posterous Spaces - Edudemic

The Teacher’s Guide To Using Posterous Spaces - Edudemic | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
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Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Top 10 Sites for Creating Digital Comics

Technology Tidbits: Top 10 Sites for Creating Digital #Comics http://t.co/ROyRQX7L #pepous #literacy #technology...
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Teaching the New Writing: Technology, Change, and Assessment in the 21st-Century Classroom (Language & Literacy Series) (Language and Literacy Series)

Teaching the New Writing: Technology, Change, and Assessment in the 21st-Century Classroom (Language & Literacy Series) (Language and Literacy Series) | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

"Teaching the New Writing (TNW) is collection of practical how-to essays from 16 teacher authors who have attempted to tackle the emerging challenge of teaching writing in the digital age. This 'intersection of technology and writing' is proving to be a challenging task for educators across the country." from an Amazon review by Troy Wilson.

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15 Little-Known Ways Google Can Help Teachers And Students - Edudemic

15 Little-Known Ways Google Can Help Teachers And Students - Edudemic | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

Tools that will help in a classroom. Of special interest: great stuff on designing a custom search engine.

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Teachers and Principals Talk about Google Docs

http://www.google.com/educators/docs Teachers, principals, and students tell us how and why they use Google Docs in their schools.
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TechRadar: 50 time-saving Google Docs templates

TechRadar: 50 time-saving Google Docs templates | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
Get your life in order with a selection of these nifty Google Docs templates...
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