Talks about using computers for writing but also using tools, like crayons and markers, to help with the writing process. Geared toward college students, but reminds me that paper writing can start with paper and pen (or markers) first.
Assistive technologies, research-based literacy programs and intervention resources to improve students' writing skills in a guided step-by-step writing process with programs that provide support for reluctant writers, ESL, students with learning...
The digital age has changed more than how we learn. It’s changed what we need to learn.
Personally, I've seen some disconnect between the differentiated instruction that goes on in elementary schools and the lecture format of some HUES courses. I prefer discussing topics and fleshing out meaning, which, thankfully, has happened in all of my EDUC courses. Anthropology and history courses were a different story.
In one of my previous post entitled what every teacher should know about google. reference was made to the notions of the 21st century learner and how these learners depend wholly on media and social networking to live in this fast_paced world. In today’s post i will present two short videos that will hopefully change what some think about teaching. The following videos are among the top educative videos online .
"Teachers love how easy it is to collaborate with their students, not having to worry about losing the file and all the other bonuses that using Docs brings, but tracking down assignments can be a nightmare. I've covered this before from the teachers perspective and the students perspective here, but I'll run through how I do it step by step."
Via Karen LaBonte
Nuggets of insight and wisdom from Lucy Calkins, developer of the Writers Workshop. Now that we're about to embark on writing the narratives for our Capstone Projects, I thought it would be inspiring for everyone in the class to hear her speak.
Some favorite quotes:
"Read your writing like it's gold."
"Listen to your writing. Listen to your classmate's writing, and you'll make a world of difference."
The most dreaded word in school reading for students: book reports. Teachers assign them, viewing them as a necessary component of assessing reading comprehension. Book reports can be a contributing factor to 'readicide'.
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